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PostPosted: February 18th, 2018, 10:08 am 
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I never posted about this before? Yipes...

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And images now available at Toy News International

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Diamond Select definitely wants my money now.

Sometimes it's the little things, though...like them color coding the proton beams in the same colors as the beams with the original Series 1 figures in 1986. Very nice touch.

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PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 9:11 pm 
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The first wave of the RGB figures, the Ninth overall of the Diamond Select line, is now out in the wild. I saw them at my comic shop last week.

That first wave is Egon, Winston, and Slimer. The second wave (10th overall) will be Venkman, Ray, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Sadly, the demise of Toys R Us means there doesn't seem to be any cheaper versions that don't have the diorama pieces, which I don't need. I see some of the diorama pieces on sale on Ebay, so I'm apparently not the only one who doesn't need them :lol:

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PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 2:50 pm 
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We need a Janine figure, too. I'm trying to rebuild a long-disbursed collection, and only have one Janine so far, the Retro-Action one that really looks good. Of course, I have Egon, too. :)

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PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 3:04 pm 
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Miss Janine wrote:
We need a Janine figure, too. I'm trying to rebuild a long-disbursed collection, and only have one Janine so far, the Retro-Action one that really looks good. Of course, I have Egon, too. :)


Agreed. Some version of Season 1 Janine--whether it's in her "normal" outfit, or a flight suit (probably the "Janine's Genie" suit, though the "Mister Sandman" would work. The RGB#22 suit is probably too obscure. Thankfully, Season 1 Janine never wore the pink monstrosity.)

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PostPosted: January 8th, 2019, 5:12 pm 
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I've ordered Egon and Winston from Amazon; they keep saying they'll be here in about two weeks, but on the other hand they haven't shipped yet. Why did they put Slimer in charge of this?! :lol: :jacko:

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PostPosted: January 12th, 2019, 10:06 am 
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Amazon is giving me whiplash. After sitting in processing limbo for a week and a half, this morning it says "Shipped" and "Will Arrive Today" :roll:

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So...sure enough, later Saturday, an Amazon box arrived.

And inside:
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Egon
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Winston
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Closer-ups of the characters in the box, and Egon's equipment. They're the same for both: proton thrower (attached to the pack), PKE Meter, Ghost Trap, and four gloved hands
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The "bookends" of the boxes look snazzy together. I'm gonna save these so I can eventually put all four together:
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So, if you're one of those guys who is horrified by people actually opening up their toys because it spoils the resale value, well, look away now because it's about to happen.


Last chance.



Here we go:
Because I'm me, I opened Egon first.
The Ghost Trap's cable doesn't unfold well, and both PKE Meters had slightly bent prongs. That may improve with them out of the boxes; we'll see.
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There's a bag with an ad for DST's other Ghostbuster stuff, and instructions on building the Firehouse diorama. I put the extra hands and the proton stream in this bag. In a wonderful nod to the Kenner toys, the proton streams are the same colors as the proton streams in the legendary Series 1 figures from 1986: Red for Egon, yellow for Winston, with Venkman's to be green and Ray's to be orange.
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And here's the Professor with his PKE Meter:
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The Proton Pack with thrower attached:
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The Trap even attaches to the pack, just like in the show! But like I said, the cord on the trap is bent all weird for now:
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Here's Egon's diorama bits:
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And now for Winston, showing off his proton beam:
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DST knows their stuff--they gave us two of the clear plastic pieces that attach the beams to the throwers with each figure. Those things can be easy to lose.
I'm not as big on the gloved hands as some people on GBFans are, since they didn't use them often in the show, but here's Winston trying them out:
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:winston: --Jazz hands, Man!
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Ray is the only one I'll probably display in gloves most of the time, though.
Winston's diorama parts (along with this beam):
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And last but not least, one shot of half the team together, wondering where the other half is:
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My inner fifteen year old is seriously pleased with these guys.

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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2019, 6:46 pm 
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Based on the 1980s animated televisions series The Real Ghostbusters, Diamond Select Toys' Ghostbusters Select Series 9 Action Figures were December's best-selling toy product.


:D :jacko:

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2019, 9:10 am 
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Looks like Amazon is getting another order from me real soon. I was watching a YT video on the figures, and the issues with the ghost trap cable and PKE meter were mentioned there as well. He also mentioned the weirdness of seeing a 2D cartoon character done in a 3D sculpt. I was originally just going to get Egon, but now I want them all! :D But here's the big question-in or out of the packaging? I de-packaged the Retro Action ones so I could play with them (I only got E and J, and no, they didn't do anything naughty) (yet) *evil snicker* (My husband thinks I need to grow up a bit. He has no idea...)

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PostPosted: March 26th, 2019, 11:43 am 
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I do have Ray and Venkman on order, but Amazon is once again playing "We're gonna tell you it's gonna be a long time until they get here".
:venkman: :ray:

Whenever they do get here, expect more pictures.

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PostPosted: March 27th, 2019, 6:19 pm 
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Whoever did the sculpts did a fantastic job. All four guys were nailed (except, IMHO, Egon's glasses are too far up his nose), Peter and Ray especially. I'd love to see how they'd handle Janine.

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Miss Janine wrote:
I'd love to see how they'd handle Janine.


GBFans posted a cap of a Tweet from Diamond Select about the RGB figures saying "We're making more!"

I would think some version of Janine would have to be high on the list. I admit my dream figure would be of her in the RGB#22 flight suit, but the "Janine's Genie" suit (used in the Retro Action line) or the "Mister Sandman, Dream Me A Dream" suit or a "civilian" look would be more than acceptable. The pink flight suit...hell, I'd probably still buy it, but would complain about it.

After than, we're probably looking at ghosts. RGB Louis or Professor Dweeb I could pass on easily :lol:

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Well, almost a month after I placed the order, Amazon finally took my money for Ray and Venkman. :roll:

I really wonder why Amazon put Slimer in charge of this :jacko:

And apparently, according to people on GBFans, RGB Egon is getting really hard to find. Interesting.

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