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