Wow. From TNI:
Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Mattel, Inc. announced today the development of a new collectible line of toys based on the worldâ€™s favorite poltergeist fighting team, the Ghostbusters, including an extensive cast of ghosts and ghostbusters â€“ celebrating the 25th anniversary of the frightfully funny classic film â€œGhostbusters.â€
Mattelâ€™s â€œGhostbustersâ€ collectible line debuts with 12-inch figures in June 2009, and will be available exclusively at MattyCollector.com. Each figure will feature window box packaging and include authentic Ghostbuster equipment unique to each character. For the first time, Mattelâ€™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 Mattelâ€™s New York Toy Fair Collector Preview Night (by invitation only).
â€We have assembled a quality group of licensing partners to support and celebrate the anniversary for one of Columbia Pictures’ most cherished properties. Mattelâ€™s line-up of collector toys is the perfect complement to what will be a great selection of 25th anniversary product,â€ said Juli Boylan, Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products Worldwide.
â€œGhostbustersâ€ 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 Mattelâ€™s popular DC Universeâ„¢ Classics and Masters of the UniverseÂ® Classics collectible lines, the 6-inch line will come complete with authentic â€œGhostbustersâ€ equipment and ghost.
â€œThere havenâ€™t been many comedic blockbusters over the past quarter century as memorable and loved as â€˜Ghostbusters,â€™â€ said Tim Kilpin, GM for Boys, Girls & Games, Mattel, Inc. â€œWe are honored to participate in the celebration of the filmâ€™s 25th anniversary by creating the most extensive line of â€˜Ghostbustersâ€™ collectibles ever.â€
Mattel will also create characters and ghosts from the classic animated series, â€œThe Real Ghostbusters,â€ to go along with the classic â€œGhostbustersâ€ film.