New in the AFI Archive – Ghostbusters II Courtroom Battle Peter Venkman
January 19, 2011

 From the ‘better late than never’ department…

Whenever I get samples from Mattel I always try to rush and show you the items coming up in the next sale as soon as possible before the other stuff.  I’m a little late on this one as I just got the sample yesterday and the figure went on sale this morning.  If you didn’t already sign up for Club Ecto 1 or didn’t pick up the figure yet today here’s a look at what you will be getting. 

 This is the 3rd Peter Venkman figure in the regular line (4th if you include the Peter from the GB II Toys R Us holiday boxed set).  This is the first figure in the regular line from ‘Ghosbusters II" and they have changed up the package on the front and back to reflect that. 

This figure uses a lot of the suit parts from the Walter Peck suit figure, so he’s a bit taller than the other Venkman figures.  The proton pack is not removable from his back. He uses the same head sculpt as the un-slimed Peter from last year.  (He does NOT come with the proton stream shown in the picture to the right.)

This time the bonus ghost/accessory is more like an extra figure in the line. He’s about 5" tall and has articulation at the neck, shoulders and ankles.  There’s not a lot of articulation at the neck or ankles, but a bit.  Even though the hands are molded as separate pieces I couldn’t get the ones on mine to turn.  He comes with two pairs of feet in standing and "flying"stances.

You can see all of the pictures of this set here, in the AFi archives.

The set is available right now on

This sample was provided by Mattel.

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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