Licensing International Expo – Sony targeting 2013 for third film.

The Licensing International Expo starts today and Sony, as always, is there. However, unlike previous years, that presented the Ghostbusters license in general terms, Sony is pushing Ghostbusters not only in terms of products for fanboys, but in terms of the long-gestating third film, which they are now talking about as a 2013 release.

This is semi-official. Sony Consumer Products has to deal as if the movie is coming and has to talk about it with a date in mind, but this is not the same as there being a greenlit date necessarily. Still, it’s a good sight that Ghostbusters continues to be an important property with Sony.

The date was mentioned in Sony’s full-page add in the tradeshow’s magazine, being handed out at the show.

[VIA Toys and Gadgets]

Kotobukiya sends over gallery of final Lucy pics.

Don’t forget, if you’re interested in owning the figure, you can pre-order it from GBFans.com. GBFans is selling them for $59.99, which is very likely on the low end of the SRP scale (meaning, you’ll find most other places will mark up higher than that), and is listed for an August 31st, 2011 release (Kotobukiya is only saying August 2011 so far, but AJ, being a buyer, likely has the skinny of ship date.)

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The Ghostbusters, New York’s very own paranormal investigators, are back in the headlines and this time around they have a new recruit, Lucy. This Ghostbuster-in-training is determined not to let any spook, specter or ghost get past her and she has the equipment to back her up. Outfitted in Egon Spengler’s proprietary Proton Pack and Ecto Goggles, she is truly a slime-eradicating force to be reckoned with!

Standing triumphantly over a ghost trap after bagging her latest catch, Lucy lets loose a smile of satisfaction over another job well done. She rests the wand of her proton pack on her left shoulder while her other hand sits calmly at her exposed hip. Her uniform has definitely seen better days as her pants are torn and tattered from this recent spectral encounter. The standard issue Proton Pack has thankfully remained unscathed exhibiting incredibly sculpted details such as the power cell, crank generator and Cyclotron.

Ghostbuster Lucy is the latest entry to the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) collection based on an original character design by master illustrator, Shunya Yamashita. Sculpted by Masahiro “Gill Gill” Takahashi, she stands nearly 9 ½ inches tall (in 1/7th scale) atop a specially designed base uniquely accented with a manhole cover donning the Ghostbuster logo. When supernatural activity is afoot, this is the gal you want to call!

UK ghostheads! Outdoor screening, May 29th! Sweet swag!

Pop-Up Screens, which organizes outdoor screenings of movies whenever the weather allows, will be showing Ghostbusters in Ravenscourt Park, Sunday, May 29th. Tickets are £7, but even cooler, they have created fantastic event posters (see below) which you can pick up for £10. T-shirts with the same design are available for £15. But if you can’t go or aren’t in the area, you can buy them online!

So, fans in the area, make a note of the date. Fans of cool Ghostbusters theme posters and t-shirts, make a note of the website.

Sanctum of Slime release day – Xbox Avatar swag!

It’s release day for Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (at least in North America, and even then only PS3 and PC), and people are starting to have fun – but don’t fret Xbox owners. The Avatar store has already been updated to include some sweet Ghostbusters swag!

Ecto-4WD remote toy – 320 MSP
GB Trucker hat – 80 MSP
Stay-Puft pet – 320 MSP
Slimer pet – 320 MSP
GB Jumpsuit – 240 MSP

Check out this quick clip of the PS3 demo opener, and then the Xbox Avatar store!