Mattel’s Updated Ghostbusters™ Release Schedule
May 23, 2011

Today Mattel gave Ghostbusters fans and members of their Ecto-1 subscription club and update on the schedule on the remainder of the the Ghostbusters releases for the rest of the year.

Ghostbusters™ Fans,

Thanks to you, loyal Ghostbusters fans, it’s been the line’s best year yet and it ain’t over yet! I’ve got great things planned for 2011, 2012 and beyond so you’ve got a lot to look forward to.

Now about the release schedule… Because the team wanted to do right by our Winston Zeddemore with Slime Blower figure, it made the schedules to slip a bit. But never fear… there will definitely be a total of six subscription figures released throughout 2011, plus, of course, the seventh: the Club-exclusive Marshmallow Mess Ray figure that shipped to subscribers in March! At press time, here’s what’s coming and when through October:

June 15
Ghostbusters 6" Winston Zeddemore w/ Slime Blower
   with Tripod Trap (Club Ecto-1 figure)

July 15
Ghostbusters 2 Movie Masters® Mega Figures 2-Pack with
    12” Winston Zeddemore & Peter Venkman

July 20 at SDCC
Ghostbusters SDCC 22" Stay Puft Figure

August 15
Ghostbusters 6" “Ready to Believe You” Egon Spengler
    w/Library Ghost (Club Ecto-1 Fig)

October 17
Ghostbusters 6" Ray Stantz with Cinema Ghost (Club Ecto-1 Fig)
Ghostbusters 2 Movie Masters® Mega Figures 2-Pack
   with 12" Ray Stantz & Egon Spengler
Something you’ve been waiting for that I can’t announce yet!

We still have one Ghostbusters 6" Club Ecto-1 figure to reveal for 2011. That figure will ship in December and be revealed at SDCC along with the first 2012 figure! Just keep in mind that like what happened with our original Zeddemore sale date, various issues (like a potential fourth reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants or a mass sponge migration, for example) can cause things to get switched up so the schedule isn’t final until, well, it’s final. I’ll be sure to keep you updated because there are tons more great toys coming!


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,,, 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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