Who ya gonna call? Cute Widdle Ghostbusters!
2009 is the 25th Anniversary of one of the films which shaped my childhood, a film with an iconic soundtrack, spinoff cartoons, an underwhelming sequel and the biggest cutest bad guy ever. The film is Ghostbusters and the bad guy; The “Staypuft Marshmallow Man” and now a full quarter century after its theatrical release we get so see the Ghostbusters as we have never seen them before…
Art Asylum have, in the past, brought us some damn cool toys including the beautiful “Silen Screamers” line which gave us toys of Silent horror films like “Nosferatu” and “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari“. These days their continually biggest selling line is their “Minimates.” Much like Medicom’s “Kubricks” they are small scale posable figures based on a huge variety of unusual properties. They are sold at a pretty reasonable price point and have covered properties which would probably not be deemed worthwhile of a large scale figure, series like Battlestar Galactica, Back to the Future and recently The Godfather!
Now Ghostbusters gets the “Minimates” treatment! These tiny little buggers constantly amaze me by their ability to capture the essence of a character with only a generic body shape, some well thought out accessories and fantastic artwork. Look past the lack of noses and you’ll see that “Egon” really does look like Harold Ramis Circa 1984! The “Terror Dogs” also look like a cute-ified version of the film’s iconic monsters and will no doubt look fantastic on top of my computer monitor!
The only question: Is this the only way to get a Rick Moranis action figure? And for that matter how long do i have to wait for a “Little Shop of Horrors” series?
All four Ghostbusters will be coming out along with a Staypuft Marshmallow man and of course SLIMER! check out more like this at Artasylum.com
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