AFi First Look – Mattel’s #Ghostbusters 2016 Collector Figure Packaging
April 30, 2016

Back in February at Toy Fair 2016 we got a look at some of the collector line for the 2016 Ghostbusters film during the collectors preview night (you can see images of that here in our gallery) and we got to see some of the kids line products at the regular Mattel show room (pictures of that here in THIS gallery).


Then last week this picture of what appears to be a massive Ghostbusters product display somewhere at Sony Studios surfaced and made it’s way around on line:


So we can SORT of see what the package will look like…

But then one of our AFinsiders found these cases of new Ghostbusters products out and about with the boxes marked with a May 1st street date…

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But how you you know what to look for when you hit the stores on May 1st?

We are here to help you with that with the first CLOSE UP look at the packaging for the new 2016 6″ Movie Masters collector line:

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Now you might notice on the picture of the display at Sony above on the bottom shelf it looks like there are some re-issues of the CLASSIC Ghostbusters figures.   Our spies tell us those figures will be exclusive to Walmart.   The line will be of the 4 classic Ghostbusters, with their proton packs, we don’t think they will have any other accessories, but they do have a new Collect-and-Connect figure of the “No-Ghost” logo.

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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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