By Sam(The Horror Man)
” Don’t cross the streams”.
Everybody and there mother is all in a tizzy over Mattel’s Masters of the Universe line. First off Prince Adam was a fruit in a leotard for crying out load! I personally don’t see the big deal. Mattel re-released these figures in 2001 with the same exact body cast people!
Anyway before I get all vaklempt over this anymore, were here to talk GHOSTBUSTERS, and so lets get started.
Mattel has finally opened a subscription for there Ghostbuster Classics line called Club Ecto-1. Here’s the skinny:
How Club Ecto-1 Works
- Purchase a membership to Club Ecto-1 for $20 and you are guaranteed to receive all six of the 6” Ghostbusters figures released during the year. You also receive a club-exclusive figure — Marshmallow Mess Ray Stantz™!
- About every other month in 2011, starting in January, you’re automatically shipped the 6” Club Ecto-1 Figure, for a total of 6 throughout the year. Each figure is $20, plus shipping costs and applicable fees/taxes.
- Exact figures are announced approximately two to three months from each on-sale date. The figure for January is Winston with Slime Blower and Courtroom Peter arrives in March.
- Figures begin processing (meaning they are billed and shipped) approximately two (2) business days prior to the official on-sale date. Along with guaranteed figures and the club-exclusive figure, this is one of our members’ favorite benefits because they usually start getting their figures sooner than non-members!
- The special club-exclusive figure will be shipped sometime around the first quarter of the year. The figure is included in the cost of the membership ($20), however applicable shipping and taxes/fees will be charged at the time of shipment.
- Special convention items, reissues, stands, or other accessories, are not included.
- All figures EXCEPT the club-exclusive figure will also be available at MattyCollector.com around the 15th of each month without the membership. You will have the option to buy additional figures, but availability isn’t guaranteed and the purchase limit is ten (10) per person.
- The only way to purchase the club-exclusive figure through Mattel is to buy a membership to Club Ecto-1. This item will not be sold separately on MattyCollector.com!
- Memberships are available for purchase from 7/21 at 4 p.m. PT through 8/4 at 4 p.m. PT here on MattyCollector.com. They can also be purchased at the Mattel booth (#3029) located at San Diego Comic-Con during the convention.
- Once the enrollment period has ended, memberships cannot be purchased until the following year.
- Memberships are $20 each, plus the cost of the figures, shipping, and applicable taxes/fees.
- Your total commitment per membership is $140 (6 figures at $20 each = $120, plus $20 membership fee), plus shipping costs and applicable fees/taxes.
- You may purchase as many memberships as you want during the on-sale period. There are no limits.
- Once purchased, memberships may not be cancelled.
- When you purchase a membership, your credit card will be pre-authorized for the cost of the membership plus the first month’s figure. Your credit card will then be automatically charged every other month approximately two (2) business days prior to the official on-sale date of each figure. For more information about pre-authorizations, please visit the shop FAQs.
- Applicable taxes and fees apply and are billed as figures are processed. Please visit the shop FAQs for more information about domestic and international taxes and fees.
- Shipping costs apply and will vary depending on the destination, weight of the package, and the shipping method chosen. These costs are billed as figures are processed.
- If you purchase more than one membership at the same time, all figures purchased in a single transaction are shipped together to the “ship to” address given at the time of purchase.
- Should your card expire during the membership period, you’ll be able to update any credit card information. You can also change your billing and/or shipping address.
- Other figures purchased outside the membership (MOTU, additional Ghostbusters™, etc.) are charged and shipped separately.
Remember, Club Ecto-1 subscriptions are only available for a limited time. The 2011 membership subscription purchase period ends on August 4th at 4 p.m. PT, so get yours now before they’re gone!
Now we get to all the awesome stuff being released by Mattel in the coming months.
Aug 2010: “Ready to Believe You” Ray Stantz with Subway Ghost
Sept 2010: Egon Spengler with PKE and vertically stacked books.
Nov 2010: Unslimed Peter Venkman.
Dec 2010: Ghostbusters 2 Four Pack, available at Toys R Us (Price $50).
Jan 2011: Club Ecto-1 Exclusive “Marshmallow Mess” Ray Stantz with Blast Effects.
Jan 2011: Ghostbusters 2 Winston Zeddemore with Slime Blower and Tripod Trap.
March 2011: Courtroom Peter Venkman with Nunzio Scoleri.
May 2011: Louis Tully (5.5″ Tall) with Multiple Heads (Possessed, and Terror Dog)
Aug 2010: Winston Zeddemore with Building Blueprints, Twinkie and Wanted Ad.
Feb 2011: Winston Zeddemore and Peter Venkman 2-Pack with Multiple Outfits and Accessories.
On to the pictures!
Yep that’s Winston with the tri-pod trap from GB2! and the slime blower.
These Retro Ghostbuster figures will be available in the fall exclusively through Toys R Us.
Yes that is one of the Scoleri brothers and Ray with a proton stream!
The boys in there GB2 uniforms.
Now I am super excited about this line!