NECA releases more figure pics.

NECA has posted some more pics of thier upcoming GB monster figs, including a big close-up of Gozer’s second, “calm” head (the figure comes with two interchangable heads, one calm, one angry.) They also put up a hostbusters product page (click “products” at the page-top to see all their product links, including Ghostbusters), which confirmed what Previews catalog couldn’t, namely that the string of Christmas style lights, with Slimer and the No-Ghost logo covers, are a NECA product. The lights were solicited two months ago, and should be in stores shortly, if not already.

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Wait for it…

According to the the Previews shipping lists for the next two weeks, issue #1 of the Ghostbusters: Legion comic series
won’t be out for a few more weeks. As February is apparently still the intended month of release, we’ll have to wait and see if they’re
coming out Wednesday, February 25th.

NECA clears up rumour.

Randy Falk is a stand-up kind of guy. He was nice and accessible at San Deigo Comic Con and even though he’s currently up to his eyeballs in prepartions for Toy Fair 2004, he found a moment to answer a few questions. First, the good news, as he confirmed that the first series of monster figures is slated for a mid-May release. Now the bad news;The UK Toyfair rumour that NECA has the likeness rights to the principle cast is just that – a rumour. Falk says he’s not sure where it started, but NECA does not have the likeness rights for the actors. I suspect that maybe the planned production of the Genome (blocky style) figures, which do include the boys in grey, just heavily stylized, led to some miscommunication on the matter. Good luck at Toy Fair Randy – we’re all rooting for the figure line.

Joyride Die-cast Ecto-1 still coming.

Boy, why couldn’t all this have happened four years ago when I had all the time in the world? Being a grown-up bites some times. Guyver got his hands on the Joyride catalog recently, which features a listing for the 1/18th scale die-cast Ecto-1 due to come out shortly – and as an extra surprise, the catalog features a series of hot-rodding, stylized cars, including cars from The Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky and Hutch, and Ghostbusters. The picture is just a concept illustration, but it certainly makes the eyes pop. Each car is listed as being 8 inches long.

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