A four-pack tailor-made for fans of the 80s cartoon THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS has just arrived! Diamond’s MINI-MATES recreate classic characters with a cute and cubic spin. It’s a market-exclusive item and includes all four Anti-Ghostbusters, the “spectral doppelgangers of the team that manifested in the wake of the Gozer incident”. Each one stands about 2.5 inches tall and features an impressive 14 points of articulation– pretty good for the teeny tiny size. The interchangeable parts and accessories make this one all the better as a collector’s item.
Those are the newest additions to our still-growing Iron Man collection: a pair of Mini-Mates renderings of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Romanova as they appeared at the Stark Expo in this year’s Iron Man 2.
The toys stand about 2 inches tall and are exclusives from Chicago’s C2E2 Comic book and media convention. So if you missed the big show, be sure to snag these!
And meanwhile, there’s actually more news from the Marvel Universe.
From The HD Room, here’s some info about what we might be able to see in the upcoming Avengers flick.
Ms. Marvel Joins Rumored The Avengers Movie Characters
Is Ms. Marvel going to appear in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers movie? How about the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier? The answer to both could be “yes” depending on how quotes from an insider are interpreted.
Director Joshua Wexler showed up at Saturday’s preview for his new 3D CGI animated film that is part of Madame Tussauds London Marvel 4D experience. Shadowlocked was on hand to ask the director about the film and grab some Avengers tidbits the same time.
“We worked with Marvel and did a lot of work here [in London] and in LA.,” Wexler said. “We had literally hundreds of people working on the development and the animation of the film solidly for the past six months. Certain things like the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier were made more modern than in the comics in order to fit in with designs they are working on for the Avengers movie.”
The S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier is a ginormous flying aircraft carrier. Can you imagine Iron Man taking off from that in a live-action film?
Sensing Wexler was open to discussing The Avengers, Shadowlocked asked the director pointblank if Ms. Marvel would appear in the live-action film. He responsed with an “unmistakably knowing ‘Maybe…'”
I do not profess to be fluent in the rich Marvel universe so off to Wikipedia I went for some Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel education. Turns out Ms. Marvel was born after a fusion of alien Kree and human genes. Kree.. the same alien species referenced a few weeks ago as potentially appearing in The Avengers movies as enemies of the invading Skrulls. It could be that Carol Danvers is introduced in The Avengers and goes through the fusion process to become Ms. Marvel in the final act.
If there’s to be an invasion from space that The Avengers need to take care of, what better way to patrol our skies than with the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier. Or a S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier with Carol Danvers aboard it.
Ant-Man, Wasp, Hawkeye and now Ms. Marvel. The more Avengers rumors that surface make it more likely that Iron Man, Thor and Captain America will have a lot of help come 2012.
I’m definitely excited about this one. It should be very interesting to see if they can pull off such a superhero-filled picture!
Okay, seriously. Look at this sweet bank.
Standing 10 inches tall, with each inch more awesome than the last, we just got in a shipment of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man banks that double as pretty decent figures. Ghostbusters’ gleeful behemoth comes direct from Diamond Distribution and makes a great addition to the toyshelf of any Ghostbusters fan–or maybe just anyone with nowhere to keep their spare change.
With all the excitement over the Ghostbusters video games and the potential for a third installment (it could still happen…maybe?), it seems that Ghostbusters figures and toys are making a necessary comeback and for the die-hards, that’s great news. We’ve got a bunch of new items in the Ghostbusters section of CmdStore, so be sure to check those out if you get the chance. If only to get your hands on something as awesome as that bank or maybe just this: