Art Asylum shows off new Minimates 4 pack – SDCC / TRU exclusive?

Art Asylum has posted pictures of their upcoming Ghostbusters Minimates four-pack – these are the figures that were seen at the 2010 New York Toy Fair.

Surprisingly not included are all the accessories seen at Toy Fair – the set includes a PKE meter and “lab coat”, though it looks a lot like the blue coat Dana wears when she first visits the firehall. Both of these were seen in the Toy Fair picture, but now all the other cool accessories are gone – no spectral analyser, no sniffer, no stethoscope or video camera (with shoulder slung recorder.) Looking at the package, it’s hard to imagine where they’d go anyhow.

Officially called the We’re Ready To Believe You! Box Set (no series number given) the pack sports a San Diego Comic Con logo and Toys R Us Exclusive foil stamp. The only way to interpret this is that the set will initially be made available at SDCC this year, and then sold exclusively through Toys R Us afterwards – stay tuned in case that changes.

From Art Asylum;

Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?
Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?

Then call on “We’re ready to believe you” Ghostbuster Minimates!
The newest Ghostbuster Box Set contains the guys doing their famous TV Commercial!

The Set includes:

Ready to Believe Peter,
Ready to Believe Egon,
Ready to Believe Ray,
And the scared and slightly desperate Dana Barrett!

Toys R Us taking pre-orders on new exclusives – pics!

Toys R Us has listed their Series 4 exclusive Ghostbusters Minimates – the four pairs are $6.99 each and (you might want to sit down) will be released July 15th, 2010 (bit of a wait.) These sets include;

Janosz and Statue of Liberty
Mayor Lenny and Subway Ghost
GB2 Venkmen and Slimer
GB2 Ray (with Slimer Blower) and Theater Ghost

The third series is due out any time now. Big ups to the gang at GBFans for spotting this one.

Wave 3 Toys R Us exclusive Minimates available online

The Toys R Us website has listed their third wave of exclusive Ghostbusters Minimates – oddly, two pairs are Out Of Stock (not sure if they just haven’t come in stock yet, but I doubt they sold out already), but World of the Psychic Peter/Vigo and GB2 Egon/Titanic Captain are available.

Word is the Peter-Vigo set not only comes with Ira The Hairless Cat, but a slip-on demon face for Vigo – which means you can theoretically do possessed Ray too! Thanks John!

TRU exclusive glow-in-the-dark Slimer bank

Joseph Mays sent in this pick from this local Toys R Us where he found the Slimer piggy bank from Diamond Select Toys, as well as an “exclusive” glow-in-the-dark variant. The exclusive has less detail than the regular – not due to the mold, which is the same, but from the paint job, which is much more muted and smooth due to the glow-in-the-dark paint. Mays also sent in a picture, so you can have a look for yourself. Thanks Joseph!

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