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Saturday, October 22, 2016
31 Days of Toy Terror Lives: Ghostbuster from Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 7 by Fisher-Price
Height: 2 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel wrists, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Proton pack, PKE meter, and ghost zapper.
Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars
* Again, I'm always happy with the quality and the articulation on these little guys. While they're only about 2 7/8ths inches, they remind me a lot of some of the various toylines of the 1980s and 1990s due to the random character selection, the durability, and the accessories.
* Rather than being clad in a tan flight suit, this Ghostbuster is wearing a mustard yellow suit with tan gloves and boots. It looks pretty good although I wish there were some sort of logo on the shoulders. That would have been a neat place for the Imaginext "i" logo.
* This Ghostbuster comes with a proton pack with a shoulder harness and attached Ecto Goggles. Those Ecto Goggles look amazing, don't they? They really elevate the overall appearance of the figure and look darn cool. They can be pulled down over the Ghostbuster's eyes with a little finagling. I also dig the walkie-talkie on his left shoulder strap.
The "Proton Pack" looks really cool. I'm totally digging the mixture of colors and the paint apps. Plus, there is a place to store the PKE meter. It looks like a mixture of the standard Ghostbusters proton pack and the slime blowers from Ghostbusters II.
* This PKE meter is really, really impressive. Look at how well Fisher-Price captured it's likeness. I honestly think it's better than the accessory from the vintage Real Ghostbusters line (the one that came with the Screaming Heroes Egon Spengler). I could see collectors of the vintage line picking these up to outfit those older toys with really cool PKE meters.
* My biggest negative with this figure is simply that the Imaginext figures really aren't designed to hold a weapon like this. The gripping handle is in the middle but the larger trigger can't be held by the figure. It looks OK at rest but is awkward when trying to do an action pose.
* Here's another weird thing about this figure: He doesn't stand flat on his feet. I've never seen this on an Imaginext figure before but the feet are uneven and both can't rest on the ground at the same time.
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