‘Ghostbusters’ Action Figures Immortalize Paul Feig’s Leading Ladies

     January 8, 2016


We’ve yet to see the protagonists of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters in action via any sort of teaser or trailer, but soon you’ll be able to make your own ghostbustin’ scenarios at home thanks to the release of new action figures from Mattel. Feig himself shared an image of the Ghostbusters 6″ prototypes over Twitter after fans inquired about whether or not there would be toy versions of Kristen WiigMelissa McCarthyLeslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon’s characters.

The good news for collectors is that there will be plenty of options and opportunities to pick up these new Ghostbusters toys. Fans were understandably concerned that all four of the title heroes wouldn’t be available, citing recent toy-based trauma with the lack of Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy), Black Widow (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) action figures being made available. Rest easy, Ghostbusters fans; Feig, who’s also a collector, is on the case.

Check out the first look at the new Ghostbusters action figures below, courtesy of Feig’s Twitter:

Feig also dropped some tidbits about other upcoming toys from his new Ghostbusters film:

And a bonus Tweet from Jones!

For some additional character info, take a look at this handy breakdown:

  • Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior.
  • Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler.
  • Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, a paranormal researcher, supernatural scientist, and entity trapper.
  • Leslie Jones is Patty Tolan, a ghost tracker, municipal historian, and metaphysical commando

Also starring Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, and Cecily StrongGhostbusters opens in theaters on July 15, 2016. For more on Ghostbusters, be sure to check out some of our recent coverage provided at the following links:


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