Ghostbusters is one of the most merchandised of pop-culture franchises. Fans of the original two movies, and The Real Ghostbusters, have enjoyed collectibles based off of the four ghost-busting heroes since the late 80’s. In 2016, the film series is still going strong and the legacy will surely continue with Paul Feig’s all-new Ghostbusters out this summer. With the new film featuring an all female led team, many have wondered about what kind of collectibles we’d get, especially in lite of many debating Star Wars‘ Rey and general lack of female representation in toy form. While writer and director Paul Feig has confirmed via his Twitter a line of action figures from Mattel, along with Lego sets, we now have official confirmation courtesy of Diamond Select Toys of a continuation of the Ghostbusters license!
“Ghostbusters is one of our favorite film franchises here at DST,” says Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira. “So we’re excited to be part of the first new film in decades, and we look forward to adding a new cast of characters to our previous Ghostbusters product lines, as well as continuing to release products based on the classic films.”
“We’re excited to collaborate again with Diamond Select Toys to bring more exciting Ghostbusters products to market this summer,” said Mark Caplan, Senior Vice President of Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “They have continued to innovate, helping us develop this amazing franchise property forGhostbusters fans of all ages.”
Starting around the release of the film, Diamond Select will have a full assortment of Minimates mini-figures, including all four Ghostbusters, supporting cast of characters and also ghosts. Each Minimates mini-figure will measure approximately 2 inches tall, with up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. A series of vinyl banks based on the main characters will start up shortly afterwards.
Diamond Select Toys’ current lines of classic film-based products will move forward with more Select-scale 7” action figures, 1:15 electronic vehicles, glassware and new Minimates mini-figures and vehicles.
The film is directed by Paul Feig and produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal. It is written by Paul Feig & Katie Dippold, based on the film “Ghostbusters” written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Diamond Select Toys
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Created to design unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a wide variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a diverse range of products, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visitwww.diamondselecttoys.com and www.minimates.com.