AFi 10th Anniversary Scoop Week Day Two, Reveal One – #Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 1 from @CollectDST
April 21, 2015

Welcome to day 2 of AFi’s 10th Anniversary!

Today we get to reveal the third figure in Diamond Select Toys first wave of Ghostbusters figures.   We saw Winston and Ray debut at Toy Fair back in February, now the last figure in the first assortment can be announced and shown.

I’ve said several times on a couple of post-Toy Fair podcasts that I didn’t think it was possible for DST to make me want to re-buy the Ghostbusters characters an inch taller than the Mattel collection that I already own…. but dog-gone if those fantastic sculpts they debuted at Toy Fair didn’t make me eat those words.   Then you add on the fact that they will come with great bases that will fit together to form the end battle rooftop and they just sucked me in for 12 sales (for the 12 planed figures in the line).   Great articulation, great likenesses, great accessories and bases make for a great expansion of the Select scale of action figures from DST.  And, as you well know, “bustin’ makes me feel good.”

With the solicitation information below we know the first five figures of the twelve that are coming.

The official solicitations for this first wave will be live later this week so be sure and place your order for wave one at your local comic shop for you don’t miss out on this first assortment.

Now let’s get to the reveal:

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Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 release planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

Coming in Series 2: Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler!

Action Figure                        SRP: $24.99/ea.

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And now the world premier first look at the third figure in wave one:  Louis Tully !

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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10 Comments »

  • Action Figure Fan says:

    Good likenesses on Dan and Eddie. Rick Moranis’ action figure looks more like Clint Howard.

  • Blanka says:

    Oof. That is a rough likeness on Louis…

  • Jim Abell says:

    I probably wouldn’t have thought of that myself, but it does look like Clint Howard. Unless something changes drastically by release time Mattel wins this round.

  • Rolo says:

    When will this figures be available? Highly interested though I already own the entire Mattel 6″ Ghostbusters series.

  • Paul says:

    Those look absolutely terrible, especially the Louis Tully! Looks nothing like him!
    I’ll pass

  • John says:

    I’m surprised they’d release a photo of him without glasses on? That’s odd. He probably looks better with the glasses on. Also… Mattel’s sculpt was a lot better in the same outfit, I’m surprised they didn’t do something a little better or different for Louis?

    …still excited for this series though!

  • Ryan Smith says:

    When are these action figures coming out for purchase

  • demoncat_4 says:

    interesting looks like they went with louis when he got freed from being one of the demon dogs. bet they had to like mattel pay a fortune to get the liknesses

  • Supdon3 says:

    The Ray scult looks dead on, Winston is a little off. Hopefully Louis comes with some accessories like glasses and the colander. But this is great! 12 confirmed figures! And it builds the rooftop scene! We know we’re getting Peter, Egon and Dana. That leaves six other figures. Maybe Gozer and the terror dogs to complete the scene. What does that leave? Slimer? Janine, Walter Peck, Stay Puft? The Mayor??

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