Ghostbusters Action Vinyls
The Loyal Subjects
Who would have thought we’d ever reach a point in time where there are too many Ghostbusters toy lines? As great as the Real Ghostbusters was, my kid self always wanted a true movie line with actor likenesses and all the ghosts. Now we have at least half a dozen of those in different shapes and sizes…and here is one of those unique sizes with the Loyal Subjects’ Action Vinyls line.
I’ve got a couple of their Masters of the Universe figures, and I have reviewed Hank from King of the Hill. This is more of the same: nicely sculpted and articulated, 3inch figures with oversized heads. I used to love “super D” or “deformed” figures back when they hadn’t been done to death, so I wasn’t exactly knocking down the door to get these at $11-12 each. However, I jumped on them at a local GameStop sale for $2! Two dollars! I would say they are at least worth $5, so that’s a steal! I even got to keep the display box.
Slimer has a ton of accessories…but, once again, no GB1 accurate butt crack. Wah waaa!
I was able to snag the four boys in gray, Janine, and Gozer in this sale. The others, according to the cards, are more rare. Good enough…but I kept my eyes peeled on EBay. I picked up Stay Puft from Amazon in the meantime. As a larger figure, he was separate from the assortment. Weeks later, one EBay seller had Slimer, the Librarian, and the ultra-rare Dana…at $10 each! Close to retail price, and I was actually able to complete the line.
Dana’s rarity pays off in the form of the most awesomely bright, glow in the dark feature I have ever seen! Are we sure the paint they used isn’t radioactive?
Sadly, I nor Loyal Subjects was able to complete a full lineup. Old Toy Fair images showed prototypes for Terror Dog, Louis Tully, the Cab Driver ghost, and even a pre-transformation Librarian. Short of the subway ghost, this could have been the first line to deliver a complete Ghostbusters roster! Sigh…
Anyway, they’re still fun to play with and look really nice with the too-small Plasma Series Ecto-1. Their big heads wont allow them inside (and their packs don’t come off, either), but they still size up nicely and give off a Sega Genesis Ghostbuster vibe. If you can nab them on sale, go for it!
On another Ghostbusters kick, I learned that Janine’s lucky coin from a deleted scene actually exists! Thanks again, EBay! If you haven’t seen this cut scene, it’s worth a gander: