Friday, May 20, 2016

The Women of GHOSTBUSTERS 2016!

Ghostbusters - 6" Action Figures - Jillian, Erin, Abby, and Patty - Mattel 2016

When I first heard rumors of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, I was pretty skeptical. I thought it couldn't possibly be real. And my doubts were only amplified when I thought about the potential for merchandise profit from such a reboot, but knowing that the toy industry would have no clue how to handle a line of female characters that aren't 1-per-case supporting roles. But then I heard the cast, and I suddenly started getting excited. (I still never expected toys). I saw the first images of this Mattel line right before Toy Fair in February and my mind was blown. Not only do we get highly-articulated 6" scale figures of the four main ladies, but the diversity of body type is almost unheard of. The only thing I don't love about these figures is a standard gripe about the execution of eyeglasses on action figures. It's pretty awful as you can imagine. But my issue is that we've seen it done right in recent years, so there's no excuse anymore. Oh well, I can deal with it. Let's check out the new Ghostbusters below!

Jillian Holtzmann

A nuclear engineer

Each figure comes with a Proton Pack which can be removed. The actual "gun" part of the accessory should really be made out of a sturdier plastic. As is, it's hard to pose them and not have it look like a bodybuilder bending a metal rod.

Erin Gilbert

A professor at Columbia University

See? She's bending her Proton Blaster like it was a limp noodle (I'm know I'm exaggerating a tad).

Patty Tolan

A NYC subway worker who stumbles across a supernatural threat and becomes a new member of the team

Abby Yates

A published author on the subject of the paranormal

Ughh. Those glasses are killing me. The plastic is just a millimeter or two too thick.

Each figure comes with a pieces to build a Rowan figure. I'm assuming he is the Ghostbusters logo come to life. I guess we'll know more details when the movie comes out. There is a very similar version of him released as a single figure as well.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!



  1. Oh man -- can't wait to get these! Where did you pick them up?? Are these close to the Walking Dead figures scale wise? Want to try a custom Denise Cloyd with the Abby figure! Cool review, as always! :)

    1. I found mine a few weeks ago at Toys R Us. But since then I've seen them at Walmart and Target as well. Sorry to disappoint, but Abby is a full 1.5 inches taller than the average Walking Dead figure. Maybe the new Walking Dead scale will be a better fit for customs, but I don't know i they are going to re-make all the existing characters in the new format.