Mattel Set to Launch Collectible Line for Classic Comedy Blockbuster “Ghostbusters”

by Jay Cochran
February 04, 2009
Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Mattel, Inc. announced today the development of a new collectible line of toys based on the world’s favorite poltergeist fighting team, the Ghostbusters, including an extensive cast of ghosts and ghostbusters – celebrating the 25th anniversary of the frightfully funny classic film “Ghostbusters.”

Mattel’s “Ghostbusters” collectible line debuts with 12-inch figures in June 2009, and will be available exclusively at Each figure will feature window box packaging and include authentic Ghostbuster equipment unique to each character. For the first time, Mattel’s line will include talent likeness of Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore. Select prototype figures will be on display February 6-8 at New York Comic Con and February 15 at Mattel’s New York Toy Fair Collector Preview Night (by invitation only).

”We have assembled a quality group of licensing partners to support and celebrate the anniversary for one of Columbia Pictures' most cherished properties. Mattel’s line-up of collector toys is the perfect complement to what will be a great selection of 25th anniversary product,” said Juli Boylan, Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products Worldwide.

“Ghostbusters” collectors can also look forward to 6-inch figures, with one debuting at San Diego Comic Con in July 2009. Sculpted by Four Horsemen Studios, the team currently working on Mattel’s popular DC Universe™ Classics and Masters of the Universe® Classics collectible lines, the 6-inch line will come complete with authentic “Ghostbusters” equipment and ghost.

“There haven’t been many comedic blockbusters over the past quarter century as memorable and loved as ‘Ghostbusters,’” said Tim Kilpin, GM for Boys, Girls & Games, Mattel, Inc. “We are honored to participate in the celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary by creating the most extensive line of ‘Ghostbusters’ collectibles ever.”

Mattel will also create characters and ghosts from the classic animated series, “The Real Ghostbusters,” to go along with the classic “Ghostbusters” film.
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Devil Bat - 2009-02-07 @ 9:05 am

I'm so excited. I just hope Bill Murray doesn't throw a monkeywrench into things by balking like I've heard he has so many times before on approving his likeness for toys. Man those look sweet. I can't wait. I wonder if we'll see an Ecto-1 vehicle as well?

Now if they'll only do Back to the Future toys, my life will be complete. (lol)

shokker - 2009-02-06 @ 8:55 pm

holy #$@#, i just saw them and they are so amazing. better then neca. at least the prototypes.

Cloud - 2009-02-05 @ 7:13 am

12" from Mattel usually just means 3 things: Great sculpt, limited articulation and over price.

CaptainTriumph - 2009-02-05 @ 3:55 am

I'm looking foward to what they look like.

mrluthor - 2009-02-05 @ 3:05 am

I hope the 12" are not like the Barbie Star Trek/Superman Figures. I can see it now Ken as Egon Spengler, Ken as Ray Stantz, Ken as Peter Venkman and Ken as Winston Zeddemore. Give us a non KEN type body and I will buy them too.

featofstrength - 2009-02-04 @ 9:43 pm

Ghostbusters!!! online exclusives? even better!!!

Wheeljack35 - 2009-02-04 @ 8:30 pm

I'm looking forward to the 6 inch versions

Leatusiv - 2009-02-04 @ 7:16 pm

All I can say is GHOSTBUSTERS!!GHOSTBUSTERS!!GHOSTBUSTERS!! it's about time....Obviously Neca dropped the ball but Mattel has picked it up and ran....And to think I was about to get rid of my Stay Puft Marshmellow man,Gozer ,Vince ,and Zuul figures.

TMNTFAN85 - 2009-02-04 @ 5:47 pm

o.0 are they even planning to hit retailers everywhere? or just online??

shokker - 2009-02-04 @ 4:09 pm

the ghostbusters. finaly. mattel you are my heros. i love yahh. and they will be on mattycollector? how wonderfull. keep them coming guys. first dcuc then motuc and now ghostbusters? awesome. i have no words how @propeller@ @jump# @bananna@ @purpbananna# #party# @yipee@ i am.

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