I don’t care if the Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be as iconic as the 80s flick that started it all because, this new collectible/toy from Hasbro is just way too cool. Or did the promotional images made it look cool? Nah. It can’t be. I mean, it is the Ecto-1 that we are talking about. Well, the 2020 version, that is.
Hasbro has announced that the Ghostbusters Plasma Series Ecto-1 will be joining its Plasma Series which already include the delightful Spengler’s Neutrona Wand and several 6-inch figures. I must say this toy is looking pretty awesome, right down to its packaging which is very collectible-like.
It is loaded with details, including the wear and “rust” we will be seeing on the big screen. The patina is an obvious hint of it being the Ecto-1 in 2020 (or 2021?). It is the same Ecto-1, but older.
Features include opening doors, rolling wheels, a blaster seat that swings out and deployable RTV. Sweet. There’s one caveat though. You know those 6-inch figures from the Plasma Series? Well, they won’t scale with this new toy. The Ghostbusters Plasma Series Ecto-1 is 1/18th. Awww. What a bummer.
Then again, those figures are based on the 80s characters, so we let it slide that isn’t 1/6th scale. Also, if it’s 1/6th scale it wouldn’t be as affordable, at US$49.99.
The Hasbro Ghostbusters Plasma Series Ecto-1 is set to arrive on January 1st, 2021. It was available for pre-order on Target.com, but it has since sold out.
Not surprising at all. These days, everything seems to get sold out pretty quick, don’t they? But do not alarmed. It was the pre-order that has been sold out. Hopefully, more stock will drop when the release day come. Fingers crossed.