The sole announcement during Hasbro Pulse Con for the Ghostbusters Plasma Series 6 inch figures was pretty exciting to start with as the Hasbro team unveiled a Plasma Series ECTO-1.
As details then began to emerge, the news was less impressive.
The vehicle is a Target US exclusive, which wont be ideal for US fans considering recent issues with Target pre-orders from Hasbro and NECA. Here in the UK it won't be too much of an issue as its sold via the Fan Channel.
Then we got sight of the dimensions and an inscale image with a person holding it and it became clear that while Hasbro are marketing this in the Plasma Collection it will NOT scale with the 6 inch figures already released. This is both disappointing and also slightly frustrating that nowhere in the promo blurb released does it state this. I wonder how many will pre-order this and be disappointed on its arrival?
It is believed that the vehicle is part of a 3.75 inch subline of Plasma where the new film, Afterlife, will also have a 3.75 inch line and this ECTO-1 is decorated as seen in the new film. If there are accompanying figures, we assume these have been held back in line with the movie delay which is now listed with a March 2021 release date.
The Hasbro ECT0-1 will not feature any lights or sounds - something other ECTO-1 vehicles (Playmobil) have added successfully,
The price here in the UK is around £50 and that would be a steal for a 6 inch vehicle, it feels about right for the smaller scale. It will be released in January 2021.
When ghastly ghouls and spooky specters come looking to paint the town dead, the Ghostbusters are ready to answer the call! The reliable Ecto-1 has been with the Ghostbusters through thick and thin, always carrying the team and their gear on their ghost busting adventures!
Kids and collectors alike can imagine slimy struggles and eerie ecto-encounters from the Ghostbusters Universe with figures and vehicles from the Ghostbusters Plasma Series! Featuring premium design and detailing, this series embodies the quality and realism Ghostbusters fans are looking to trap. The Ghostbusters Plasma Series includes figures and vehicles from the Ghostbusters entertainment. (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
PREMIUM DESIGN AND DETAILING: Fans and collectors can display the Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ecto-1 vehicle featuring premium detail and design in their action figure collection
MOVIE-INSPIRED FEATURES: The Plasma Series Ecto-1 toy makes a great addition to any Ghostbusters collection, featuring doors that open, wheels that move, a blaster seat that swings out, and deployable RTV
THE GHOSTBUSTERS CAR: The reliable Ecto-1 has been with the Ghostbusters through thick and thin, always carrying the team and their gear on their ghost busting adventures
DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS: The Ghostbusters will face all sorts of ghastly ghosts and gruesome ghouls in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and the adventures continue with Ghostbusters toys from Hasbro (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
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