Most Requested Figures: Ghostbusters Minimates

Sometimes as toy collectors, we can look across our displays and only see the toys that aren’t there. They are the missing figures. The characters toy companies never got around to, never thought were important enough, or worse – the figures companies felt the need to show us at comicon in the “We’re Never Gonna Make These” case. Saturdays are for these figures…

We here at ItsAllTrue.Net were happy to find Wave 2 at TRU over the weekend and the Ghostbusters shelf is filling up pretty quickly for such a relatively new toyline. We looked ahead to see which figures were still to come and were surprised to find that we're only six figures away from the "current" end of the line. And barely that, since two of the six are identical to ones we have, and three are different versions of characters we already have. That leaves Gozer, if you're counting with us.

Ghostbusters Video Game
Minimates (& SDCC Blank!)

Because this is primarily a toy blog, I don't get to show off my love for Ghostbusters as often as I'd like. For years, my Ghostbusters needs had to be satiated with stickers, buttons, t-shirts, etc. Well, thanks to Mattel and Diamond Select, that's starting to change. We're getting figures and minimates this year and it feels like we're at the beginning of two really solid Ghostbusters collections.

For minimates, not only have they released movie-based mates, but they delved into a few ghosts from the new video game as well. The game picks up a couple years after Ghostbusters II ended (and might bridge the gap to Ghostbusters III). Without spoiling too much, I'll let you know that the game is heavily tied into the events of both films. If you haven't played the game, you might not know exactly who these ghosts are, but you've seen some of their handiwork in the films...

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Coverage RoundUp

Do you find yourself back at work on Monday morning after a long toynews binge? Not sure if you might have missed something important while you were reeling from another panel's announcements? It' has you covered.

First, we'd like to thank everyone that kept checking in with us over the weekend and especially those of you that sent in links to let us know where to look. We also want to thank all the great sites who were able to attend the convention and beam us back those great images and the latest news (a list of them will follow at the bottom of this post). And finally, a special shout out to RTM and AFI who linked back to our coverage. We appreciate it! Here's a quick re-cap of the four days of coverage with links provided: