Monday, June 22, 2009

Mini Ghost Busting

[Minimates: I guess you could call Gozer's bust a mini-bust]

It really is a Ghostbusters revival period going on - it's pretty clear that alot of franchises from the past are making a coming in the '09 with merchandise to boot.

Take of example the ever-lovely stylings of Art Asylum Design & Sculpts' Minimates: collectors are snapping these little babies up as if they were Temburong crocodiles and the Minimates were members of a corporate team-building expedition wading through the river. In short, Minimates are doing really well for themselves.

Match that together with the times of retro-years coming back (see: G. I. Joe, Transformers, etc.), and you've a whole bunch of new merchandise to spending all that bonus money on.

Diamond Select and Art Asylum relive the classics with a line-up of two waves so far on this debuting Ghostbusters line. Wave One includes; Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Louis Tully as Gozer's dog and the possessed Dana Barrett.

The second Ghostbusters Minimates release features the rest of the Ghostbusters team plus two of the most dangerous paranormal beings you'll ever meet! They also come complete with removable Minimate proton packs, neutrino wands and ghost traps, this set includes Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, the all-powerful Gozer and the infamous Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man!

More things for your cat to swallow by accident.

PS: I thought the Gozer possessed female was super-hot

Each Minimate set ranges in price but they average out at USD14 (or around BND33). Wave Two was just released this month.