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Funko calls in its new ‘Ghostbusters’ Pop! vinyl figures

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After teasing us in February at Toy Fair in New York, Funko has given the Ghostbusters a call, officially unveiling its line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on the franchise reboot.

The series consists of team members Patty Nolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jill Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Kevin the receptionist (Chris Hemsworth), Gertrude’s Ghost and Rowan’s Ghost.

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Nas announces ‘Ghostbusters’ clothing collaboration

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Rapper-turned-actor-turned-entrepreneur Nas has teamed with the Ghostbusters franchise for a fashion collection inspired by the hit movies.

Hypebeast has a first look at the line, from Nas’ HSTRY label, which will include long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hats that pay homage to the beloved supernatural-comedy franchise.

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Life-size ‘Ghostbusters’ replica is all the Slimer you could want

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Slimer is probably enjoyed best in small doses. But somewhere out there are Ghostbusters fans who love the little green ghost so much that they’d go to great lengths to have him haunt their homes, 24/7. This life-size Slimer replica is for those fans.

Part of NECA’s growing line of full-size foam replicas, this hand-painted 3-foot Slimer is recreated from molds from the original Ghostbusters — so you can’t get any closer to the real thing without getting covered in ectoplasm.

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Superman and Aquaman soar into ‘LEGO Dimensions’

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Superman and Aquaman can enter the fray — and the fun — in LEGO Dimensions with a new wave of expansion packs from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

With the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can introduce the Man of Steel and his wide range of powers — Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision and Super Strength — into the game. There’s also a Hover Pod, which can not only boost gameplay, but can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod.

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Funko offers a peek at ‘Suicide Squad’ and Spider-Gwen Pop! figures

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On the even of Toy Fair in New York City, Funko has offered a sneak peek at its booth that includes a first look at the Suicide Squad and Spider-Gwen Pop! vinyl figures.

You’ll also find photos of the company’s Suicide Squad Dorbz line, Pop! figures of Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and the Ghostbusters reboot (which includes a peek at two of the film’s ghosts and Chris Hemsworth’s nerdy secretary).

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New ‘Ghostbusters’ bust bricks in film’s first LEGO set

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The first wave of tie-in products for director Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” film have arrived and they are brick-tacular. The debut LEGO set for the film, which stars a quartet of female comedians as the titular team, includes the Ecto-1 car and Ecto-2 bike as well as minifigures for the ‘Busters as well as their receptionist Kevin.

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Original Ghostbusters are back in new ‘LEGO Dimensions’ trailer

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Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore strap on their proton packs in the new Ghostbusters trailer for LEGO Dimensions.

The Ghostbusters expansion pack for the toy-to-life game from WB Games and TT Games arrives today alongside the DC Comics Team Pack, featuring The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Joker’s Chopper and Quinn-mobile, and the Back to the Future and Doctor Who Fun Packs, containing Doc Brown and the Travelling Time Train, and a Cyberman and Dalek.

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Look inside LEGO’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse Headquarters

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If you were excited by the official announcement last month of LEGO’s Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, just wait until you take a peek inside.

A series of photos released this morning by the Danish toymaker offers not only a close-up look at all nine minifgures (plus Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost), but also a tour of of the fairly elaborate playset, which recreates the iconic firehouse from the beloved films. There’s reception, living quarters, a laboratory, a containment unit and even a bathroom. Plus, a fire pole, of course.

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LEGO unveils its ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse Headquarters set

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Following an online leak last week, LEGO has officially revealed its Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, set to arrive in stores in January.

Comprised of 4,634 pieces, the two-story firehouse boasts a laboratory, living quarters, a containment unit and a fire pole (naturally). LEGO didn’t skimp on the minifigures, either: There’s nine of ‘em — Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost – plus, Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.

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Watch ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ intro recreated in 3D animation

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As beloved as the first two Ghostbusters movies are, for many kids in the mid-1980s and early ’90s, the animated television series was effectively the “real” Ghostbusters.

Airing for a whopping seven seasons, The Real Ghostbusters continued the story of the original film, albeit with drastically different-sounding, and -looking, characters (Egon’s gravity-defying blond coif was a supernatural phenomenon all its own). The series also retained Ray Parker Jr.’s infectious movie theme, which was used for the cartoon’s minute-long premise-establishing opening credits.

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NYCC: Because Ghostbusters shoes make you feel good

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If you already own the signature khaki coveralls and indispensable proton pack, you may want to complete the ensemble with a pair of hand-made, limited-edition Ghostbusters sneakers.

Unveiled this week at New York Comic Con by Australian company Nookiee, the officially licensed shoes come in a handful of styles for men and women: there are those inspired by the Ghostbuster suit, complete with “elbow pads” on the heels and “Stantz,” “Spengler,” “Venkman” or “Zeddemore” stitched on the side; the “no ghost” variety, in black or white; and “Gozer.”

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Raphael, Slimer and other ’80s icons reimagined as classical sculptures

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Inspired by the Hellenistic period, ceramic artist Brett Kern has focus is ample talents on a series of sculptures of pop-culture characters in a parody of the classics. But these aren’t just any characters, they’re beloved ’80s icons: Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Slimer from Ghostbusters, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Alf from, well, Alf (also, Melmac).

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ reveals ‘Ghostbusters’ expansion packs

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Following fast on the heels of Wednesday’s “Adventure Worlds” trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have unveiled the Ghostbusters expansion packs for their LEGO Dimensions toy-to-life game.

Announced at GamesCom in Germany, they include a level pack, featuring a playable Peter Venkman playable minifigure, the ECTO-1 and a ghost trap, and two fun packs: one containing Slimer and the other the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

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IDW crosses the streams with ‘Ghostbusters: Get Real’

ghostbustersThe last time IDW Publishing’s Ghostbusters comic was involved in a crossover, it was a very weird pairing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For the new event, the Ghostbusters are teamed with a more natural, but perhaps weirder franchise: another version of the Ghostbusters.

Specifically, The Real Ghostbusters, the 1986-1991 animated series that spun out of the 1984 film and spawned a popular toy line two comic book titles. The oddly applied adjective “Real” came about to further distinguish these Ghostbusters from those that starred in a 1986 Filmation cartoon based on a mostly forgotten 1975 Ghost Busters TV series.

That’s why this series is called Ghostbusters: Get Real. Get it? (Now that I think of it, maybe the weirdest of all possible Ghostbusters crossovers would be one involving those from the ’84 film with those from the ’75 TV show.)

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Back to the past — and the Future — in today’s Shelf Porn

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today we feature a return engagement from one of my favorite Shelf Porn contributions from last year, Eric, who showed us his wonderful collection of homemade movie props. He’s moved his collection into a new area and has added several cool items since he last appeared here.

If you’d like to see your collection right here on Robot 6, you can find the details on submitting at the end of this post.

And now, once again, here’s Eric …

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