Art Asylum focusing on RGB Minimates next year!

It was mentioned earlier in the year – well, unofficially hinted at really – that Diamond Select Toys would be releasing Real Ghostbusters Minimates in 2011. Well, it turns out it’s a bit more than that.

Contrary to some reports, Series 4, which will be available in limited amounts for a limited time (your best bet? GBFans.com will have some) is not the end of the line for the movie Ghostbusters Minimates. Rather, according to this week’s Q&A at Art Asylum’s website (which included some repeat talk about there being no Ecto-1 car planned for the Minimates and that a firehall is being considered, but is currently manufacturing problem with no good solution), in which it is said that the movie GBs are taking a rest for now, and MAYBE will be back later, but for all of 2011 the focus will be on The Real Ghostbusters.

Justin Huffman

Chuck, Marvel – Thanks for finally announcing the official line-up for Marvel Wave 38. I am particularly happy with this wave, as it includes quite a few characters I have been anxiously awaiting. That said, there are quite a few members of the Multiverse that are expressing their disappointment with this wave due to the character selection. Has DST given anymore thought to running a “Fan Poll” for an upcoming wave of Marvel Mates, similar to the Secret Wars/Captain America boxsets at TRU? This could really help generate some additional interest for the line, and would allow for an eclectic line of characters the fans really want. Ghostbusters – you recently Tweeted about the RGB line for next year, I can’t wait to see how these turn out! Are the GB Movie ‘mates finished? The 4th boxset was announced, and it is a re-release of some of the ghosts. This is great for those that missed them, but a little disappointing for die-hard fans that are still wanting a GB1 Janine. Will we ever see GB1 Janine in Minimate form? As always, thanks for your time.

DSTChuck: Well Justin I am glad you like the line up and I am of course sorry not every fans is happy, but honestly there is not much we can do. There is really no way to make each line up perfect for every fan. I do think the idea TRU has to go from maybe a list of 6 or 7 down to four works pretty well for them and it does give fans some say into what they will be buying. Even that system is not perfect, we get lots of feedback after those votes that we’ve got the wrong ones in there or that we must have stuffed the ballot box. I think yes for now we’re going to take a step back from the movie versions of Ghostbusters. Maybe we’ll come back to it at some point but as of now all new release for the next year will be RGB.

Steel City GBs get their day in court.

Sam and the Steel City GBs sent me some pics from Steel City Con, in which members of the group went as the Road Works GBs and Courtroom GBs from Ghostbusters 2.

Nice work guys! If anybody has a match for Egon’s tie that they’re willing to part with, contact the guys. You can check out all their pics at GBFans.com or on their Facebook page.

We're all rookies here! Sanctum of Slime website, facebook, and trailer go live!

After its bolt from the blue announcement last week, Atari and Sony have kicked promotion of the new Ghostbusters video game, Sanctum of Slime, into high gear, with their official press release, trailer, website, and Facebook page.

The trailer, below, is a nice watch, and I’m genuinely looking forward to being able to play this co-operatively with pals. It also shows four of the rookie characters you can play – without any of the original four Ghostbusters, players play as rookies. Information on the rookies is sparse, but there’s at least one female player option, as seen in the video. The press release however is also informative; besides confirming the 4-player multiplay of the game, it also puts the release officially at Spring 2011, barring disaster.

Big thanks to everyone that sent me the link to the trailer!

FIRE UP YOUR PROTON PACKS AS ATARI AND SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE GHOSTBUSTERS™: SANCTUM OF SLIME

Blockbuster Franchise Makes Digital Debut on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC Download in Spring 2011

Los Angeles, CA — December 7, 2010 — With the city quaking in fear and no help in sight, who ya gonna call? Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, is once again answering the call for gamers everywhere by delivering the first ever Ghostbusters digital title, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com, in Spring 2011.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players on a brand new paranormal experience. Players will suit up with their proton packs and assume the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish proportions.

The action-packed gameplay progresses as players complete jobs as fearless rookies who explore a series of haunted environments that must be cleared of any ectoplasmic threats. The gripping adventure rages on as players encounter gigantic bosses that require a concentrated effort to defeat using a medley of highly destructive weapons including the Proton Stream, Plasma Inductor, and the Fermion Shock. Rookie Ghostbusters will face the dangers of the eerie world alone or with a ghostbusting team of friends both locally or online through the game’s multiplayer capability.

“Following the success of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, we are committed to continuing the lore of the Ghostbusters franchise with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,” says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “In Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, we are introducing an entirely new look and gameplay experience on digital platforms that will impress new and loyal Ghostbusters fans alike.”

“We are more than pleased to see Ghostbusters continue to thrive in the video game space with the upcoming release of Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President Interactive, Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “Atari has been an incredible partner in helping us re-establish this beloved film franchise.”

Developed by Behavior Studios, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available in Spring 2011. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com or www.atari.com/gbsanctumofslime/