DST sez nothing slated for GB Minimates in 2012

From the latest Ask DST Blog;
Hello again. I only have one question this time: with the release of the Real Ghostbusters BoxSet #3 is this the end of the Ghostbusters Minimates line, or is there some planned for 2012? As always, thanks for answering my questions. Justin B

DSTChuck: Justin, for now we have no more plans for GB but we’re not ruling out doing more in the future.

Ghoul tidings: A Ghostbusters Gift Guide

Last minute gift shopping can be tricky but, this Ghostbuster shopping guide should be able to help you out.

Here is a small of list of items out there that you may add to the holiday shopping (or Santa) list.

Amazon.com

The Real Ghostbusters animated series. One of the best animated series of the 1980s (if not all time) is now available and helps bring you back to your childhood. I guess it’s time to dust off those old Kenner toys.

Proton Pack, the backpack. Who knew a thrower could hold a cell phone and pens? This nifty item is $39.99 on Amazon and is hard to find in stores.

Slimer Sours. Why not add some retro looking candy to that stalking?

Ghostbusters Slime Pants: Open presents in style.

Spencers

No Ghost Pint Glass. Don’t you wish you could drink ecto-cooler in this?

Trap with logo skinny tie. Be dressy and nerdy at the same time.

Ghostbuster key caps (in-store only). Cover that Cadillac key!

“3D” Stay Puft belt buckle (in-store only).

Stay Puft pillow buddy (in-store only).


Thanks to Joseph Mays for the pics!

iTunes

Gift the movies for electronic download right on their iPad, iPhone or computer.

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles

Stay Puft Bank. Pretty much the coolest bank I’ve ever seen.

Minimates. LEGO, watch your back.

Toys R Us

The Real Ghostbusters retro-action figures.

Posters.com

Movie poster. Add some slime to that empty wall. You can even have it shipped framed.

80stees.com

Baby blue logo shirt. Just like the one people wave at the end of the first film.

Inflatable Stay Puft lawn decoration. Because it’s just damn cool.

MattyCollector.com

You can’t go wrong with anything made by MattyCollector. From realistic action figures to movie replica PKE Meters and traps, Matty makes some really good stuff. Check out their store for many cool toys.

To be fair, there are a lot more items out there. These just happen to be some of my favorites. Feel free to share yours in the comments section below.

Happy Shopping.

Diamond releases first look at RGB Minimates exclusive 4 pack.

While Minimates Ray, Egon, Janine, and a host of Real Ghostbusters ghosts will be out in Toys R Us two-packs at the end of June, Diamond Select revealed today that Peter, Winston, Louis, and Mr. Stay-Puft (yes, another one) will be available as a specialty store exclusive (meaning, you have to buy it through your local comic shop or any other store that buy through Diamond’s Preview Catalog… meaning comic shops, mostly) four-pack!

A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts Following up on the hit Ghostbusters Movie line, DST now continues the line based on the ’80s cartoon series, The Real Ghostbusters! Based on the character designs from cartoon, this specialty market exclusive four-pack includes Peter Venkman in his uniform, Winston in uniform, Staypuft (evil), Janine Melnitz, and the set exclusive Lewis Tully! Each Minimate stands 2.5″ tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories and is packed on a blister card.

Look for these to be out by the end of September 2011.

[VIA TNI and GBFans]

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Art Aslyum shows off TRU RGB Minimate packages

Art Asylum has posted pack shots for the first wave of their Real Ghostbusters minimates, due on June 24th – the art on the back of the two-packs reveals that some small changes were made, such as making Slimer transparent instead of opaque (though he doesn’t keep his familiar, snaggletoothed mug from the cartoons.)

Toys R Us are currently taking online pre-orders on the Janine/Slimer and Ray/Egon packs, but not the Exclusive packs with the famous Real Ghostbusters ghosts (Samhain, Boogeyman, Egyptian Ghost, and Energy Terror Dog… ok, those last two aren’t famous RGB ghosts – cool, but not famous in the cartoon, compared to the other two.)

Janine (in GB jumpsuit) and Slimer

Ray and Egon

No word yet on what will become of secretary Janine, as she first appeared in early prototype shots.

Art Asylum shows off upcoming Best Of ghost 4-pack

The soon to be released Best Of 4-pack, featuring the favorite ghost Minimates from the previous sets, now has a box we can stare at longingly;

For the first time in Ghostbusters Minimates history all of the favorite ghosts from previous releases are available in one 4 pack. This set includes Vigo the Carpathian, Titanic Ghost, Jogger Ghost, and of course, everybody’s favorite ghost Slimer! Look for it at a specialty store near you.