Michael Gross talks Ghostbusters at SDCC

Jason K, at the GBFans messageboard, posted these two videos of a fan talking to Ghostbusters 1 & 2 producer, Michael C Gross, outside Mattel’s booth at the San Diego Comic Con, next to the restored Ecto-1. A real and genuinely interesting rarity to get to hear Mr. Gross talk about the films he helped shepherd into being.

Mattypalooza video online – check out what's coming for 2011! [UPDATE]

Mattypalooza, a Mattel specific panel to show off what they’ve got coming next for all their licensed toy lines, was today and video have started appearing online. This one is the clip that features the Ghostbusters license and their reveals for the upcoming year;

GBFans broke down the list, for those of you that don’t want to watch the video.

6″ Figures
Aug 2010: “Ready to Believe You” Ray Stantz with Subway Ghost
Sept 2010: Egon Spengler with PKE and vertically stacked books.
Nov 2010: Unslimed Peter Venkman.
Dec 2010: Ghostbusters 2 Four Pack, available at Toys R Us (Price $50).
Jan 2011: Club Ecto-1 Exclusive “Marshmallow Mess” Ray Stantz with Blast Effects.
Jan 2011: Ghostbusters 2 Winston Zeddemore with Slime Blower and Tripod Trap.
March 2011: Courtroom Peter Venkman with Nunzio Scoleri.
May 2011: Louis Tully (5.5″ Tall) with Multiple Heads (Possessed, and Terror Dog)

12″ Figures
Aug 2010: Winston Zeddemore with Building Blueprints, Twinkie and Wanted Ad.
Feb 2011: Winston Zeddemore and Peter Venkman 2-Pack with Multiple Outfits and Accessories.

Real Ghostbusters Retro Action
The 8″ Real Ghostbusters Retro Action figures will be released in early 2011 and will be made available at Toys R’ Us and at online retailers like the Ghostbusters Fans Shop. The first wave of figures will be Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore.

Prop Replicas
Dec 2010: PKE Meter for $50-$60.

They also have this sweet pic of the Marshmallow covered Ray – click to see the full size pic at GBFans.

[UPDATE] GBFans has this link to ToyArk, which has some amazing pics.

Mattel rolled out prototypes of 6″ (5.5″ in reality) Louis, Courtroom Peter, as well as sweet accessories coming with future releases of 12″ figs (most likely the ones they said they’re re-release – the cool new accessories explain how they’re going to make them attractive to collectors who bought the first figs) – GB1 and GB2 jumpsuits, road-work/subway exploring gear, SLIMER THROWERS, TERROR DOGS,cameras, boomboxes, DANCING TOASTERS, and more!

I just realized, the Terror Dog head is not for a figure, but is the statue “Who turned out the lights” head piece for Louis. Bloody hell.

Nothing is too arcane for the accessories, as they’re even showing off the prototype of what looks like Ray and Egon’s glass jar of pop-corn from the interview with Dana.

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12" Winston accessories rock! First three to be re-released!

Nomadixxx’s great Flickr gallery revealed some amazing details of the soon to be released (August 16th) 12″ Movie Masters Winston Zeddemore – besides an amazing looking, 1984 era Ernie Hudson, the figure comes with a pair of ungloved hands, a newspaper with the Ghostbusters job-listing circled, AND the very, very strange blueprints for the structural ironwork for Dana’s apartment building!

And as a bonus, the display confirms that Ray, Peter, and Egon will be re-released at a date to be decided! Whoo!