Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Women of Halloween Part 2 - GOZER!

Your Favorite Sumerian Deity from the 2004 Ghostbusters Series by NECA

When remembering the climactic final scenes of  Ghostbusters, everyone always remembers the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, the Terror Dogs, The Gatekeeper and the Keymaster (and all their Freudian intermingling).  But I can't even count how many times I've heard the reaction "Ohhhhh Yeah, I remember her!" when presented with an image of Gozer.  She was the main antagonist of the entire film, she was the reason everything happened, and she technically was the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, yet for some reason everyone forgets her.  She was definitely forgotten in the toy world until NECA produced this wonderful figure in 2004.  The likeness of actress (and Serbian model) Slavitza Jovan is very good.  She comes with an alternate head and a pair of alternate "lightning" hands. It should be noted that the sculptor, Sam Greenwell, produces some of the most dynamic and beautiful action figures.  Sometime in the near future I will start a sculptor spotlight feature and he will be one of the first.

Here she is with her alternate head and hands.

Like I often say when critiquing action figure faces, exaggerated facial expressions rarely translate well into plastic.  I really appreciate the effort, but I almost always prefer a somber "plain" face over anything dynamic.

Here is my favorite combination: Plain face with lightning hands.  Oh yeah, she comes with a small figure stand, too.  Although it's largely unnecessary.

The lovely Slavitza Jovan

Time for a comparison pic!



  1. Female figure in red suits name? (One With gun)

    1. That is Adora from the Masters of the Universe Classics line from Mattel. Just shown for scale, no relation to Ghostbusters at all.