Monday, December 28, 2009

Mattel - "Stantz" in Ghostbusters Pt.2


This is Ray Stantz, a 1/6 scale Ghostbuster figure with cartoon style look. Not much details we can have on the face, only "normal" paint work done on the eyes and eye brows to differentiate them from the rest of the skin tone.

The quality of the outfit is pretty good. Even though the zippers on the jumpsuit are for showing off purpose, they still look realistic in its proper scale. The cloth straps with buckles that tighted to the particle accelerator work well too.

We can activate the light up feature of particle accelerator by pressing the button on the bottom. The four lights around the lower part of the equipment light up in a clockwise flashing pattern. I just love it!!

Look at the wires, warning labels and various parts of the particle accelerator - they are detailed made and the weathering on the equipment is nicely done as well. We can attach the proton gun or particle thrower to the side of the accelerator if we want. Mattel really impressed me for producing such a wonderful piece of work on those accessories and they are amazing!!

I like the little patch "Ghostbusters logo" on the right sleeve of the jumpsuit as it reminds me of the Ghostbusters soundtrack.

With proton gun in hand, Stantz is ready to capture any ghosts in the neighbourhood :P

As the neck joint is very tight, I only able to rotate a bit of the head. I have no problem with the rest of the joint articulation.

The additional accessories are goggles, portable trap, walkie-talkie and extra pair of skin coloured hands. Not forgetting the locker that holds the additional accessories can be used as a prop for diorama purpose.

Besides the amazing work done on the proton pack, the portable trap is well produced and it connected to the foot pedal with a rubber hose. I think the rubber hose connected between the trap and foot pedal can be longer. Both yellow with black stripes lids open when we press down on the red button of the trap. Overall, I am pleased with this figure and I highly recommend it to those who love cartoon style "Ghostbusters" figures. You may view the box packaging here.

16 comments:

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

not much a fan of the figure
but i do think the accessories look COOL.

cute figure. has the cartoonish vibe.

;-)P

LEon said...

THe locker was a surprise. Everything look great but the let down was more of the head. it look very plastic...

desmond said...

Yes Asrul, the proton pack is very detail and well made. That is also the reason I bought this figure..

desmond said...

Leon, what to do?! This is the usual paint work done by those big mass production companies like Mattel or Hasbro. But surprisingly, other things are pretty well produced.

saruman said...

quite a surprise from mattel... I think this 1/6 figure is well done specially the suit and accesories.. the proton pack is really cool and detail...the face might need some more work on it, but still a very very nice 1/6 figure nonetheless... i'll buy it if I found 1!

desmond said...

Ya Saruman, Mattel did an amazing job on all the accessories and outfit. Despite the cartoon face of the figure, everything is fine. It's really worth the purchase..

Little Plastic Man said...

Very nice...good thing I got it...LOL

desmond said...

Adrian, glad that it's also one of your favourite toys of the year..

Shaun said...

your photography is improving greatly bro, thanks for posting pix. I hope Mattel does a 1:6 Ecto-1 for you GB collectors. :)

astrogalaxy said...

This review is great! I find the backpack and accessories very detailed made!
I'm so tempted to get this one but this few months... no $$$ already! LOL! All spent on LEGO!

desmond said...

Shaun, I think the greater possibility for Mattel to produce Ecto-1 at the moment is the smaller scale for 7inch Ghostbusters series :)

desmond said...

Yes Astrogalaxy, this is a great figure with amazing accessories. I also will not be getting any new figures temporarily as I have spent a lot of money in this month :)

The Rebel said...

NICE haul bro!!!!

I think u're right, a 7" scale Ecto-1 is probably in the works rite now....with Matty having already released 3 of the 6" GB boys thus far....can't wait for Venkman to be released next May (such a long wait!)....then I'd be able to pose all 4 against my NECA Gozer!! :p

Rumours have it that next Matty's gonna produce action figures based on The Real Ghostbusters cartoon! Whoot!!!

desmond said...

Bro, we share the same view and thanks for your info :P

Sr. Hyde said...

the proton-pack is beautiful and the locker so funny hahahaha!! awesome! look, I have a Slimer :P http://otakutoys.blogspot.com/2009/08/toyreview-slimer-de-los-cazafantamas.html regards!!.

desmond said...

Yes Sr.Hyde, the proton pack is an amazing piece of work done by Mattel. I saw your slimmer. It's well painted and the food is very detailed made..Nice!! Thanks for sharing!!