Art Asylum shows off second round of "Best of…" TRU 2-packs

Continuing to give me excellent reasons to go to Toys R Us, Art Asylum posted pack shots of all the upcoming Best of Ghostbusters Minimate 2-packs, drawn from Series 2.

Do the ghosts ever give up?
Do the guys ever get a vacation?
Of course not! And that’s certainly apparent in our latest collection of the good guys vs. the bad guys 2-pks in Toys R Us!

The Series 2 2-pks consist of:

The TRU exclusive Gooey Ray Stantz & Expoding Stay Puft!
Poor Ray! He just can’t seem to get out of harms way. Well, I suppose that’s what you get when you try to think of the “most harmless thing”…

TRU Exclusive Courtroom Peter Venkman & Washington Square Ghost!
Peter’s snarky comments can’t help him out of this one! Good thing he’s got his Proton-Pack with him!

TRU Exclusive Dr. Peter Venkman & Energized Terror Dog!
Okay, who brought a dog to the party? Peter better watch out cause this one is ENERGIZED! Eep!

ANOTHER TRU exclusive Winston Zeddmore & Zombie Taxi Driver!
Oh Winston, you thought this was just a job to pay the bills! Boy, were you wrong. I suppose tho, who could really forsee NYC being overrun with ghosts?

Art Aslyum reveal secret second Stay-Puft bank – on sale now.

Way back in January, Art Asylum showed off pics of one of two new Stay-Puft banks. The one pictured was a normal looking Stay-Puft that glowed blue in the dark. The second was a secret. Well, secret no more; Art Asylum has posted pics of an angry red, glow-in-the-dark Stay-Puft! And the fit to burst Stay-Puft – they’re calling him “Exploding Stay Puft” is now sale now as a Toys R Us exclusive ($19.99USD – free shipping in the US)!

Big ups to John DiBiase for the TRU link!

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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!


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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