Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ghostbusters - DANA!

Ghostbusters: Plasma Series Wave 1 - Dana Barrett - Hasbro 2020

Poor Sigourney Weaver. She's a beautiful woman with striking features. But all the advanced toy technology in the world can't seem to get her likeness right. The various Ripley figures from NECA come pretty close, but it's nowhere near the realistic quality that they seem to achieve with other actors. It's such a shame too, because Sigourney has one of the most toy-worthy filmographies out there (Aliens, Avatar, Galaxy Quest, and of course Ghostbusters). In the past eight years we've seen the first three Dana Barrett action figures from three different companies. And while this newest Plasma Series figure from Hasbro is arguably the best, it still isn't quite right.  I'm half tempted to see if it's just a matter of touching up the face paint, because the actual sculpt seems pretty accurate. (Although sculpting wild hair like hers often results in a poodle effect). I don't mean to be a total naysayer, because this figure is a great improvement over previous attempts and I love having her in my collection. Let's check out Dana below!

Dana comes with the Torso of of the Build-a-Figure Terror Dog.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Dana with the Plasma Series Gozer.

From Left to Right: Mattel 2012, DST 2016, and Hasbro 2020.



  1. She is very cool, but wow...that dress seems waaaay too red.

  2. This is amazing in the same way Star Wars figures are... You have these movies that came out in the 70s and 80s, and ALL these decades later, they still haven't been able to make faces / hair look like the intended actors. All. This. Time. Later. A few decades, and they just can't do it? Insanity.