‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Gets a Spooktacularly Cartoonish Toy Line with a Blast from the Past

Last week brought the debut of Hasbro’s new detailed action figures inspired by the characters of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. But the toy makers are also taking a cue from the Ghostbusters toys of decades ago by bringing back the Fright Features line. These action figures are geared towards kids by giving them cartoonish versions of both […] The post ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Gets a Spooktacularly Cartoonish Toy Line with a Blast from the Past appeared first on /Film.

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Gets a Spooktacularly Cartoonish Toy Line with a Blast from the Past

Last week brought the debut of Hasbro’s new detailed action figures inspired by the characters of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. But the toy makers are also taking a cue from the Ghostbusters toys of decades ago by bringing back the Fright Features line. These action figures are geared towards kids by giving them cartoonish versions of both the classic Ghostbusters and the next generation from the upcoming Afterlife sequel. But that’s not all, because each of them comes with a unique ghost.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fright Features Figures

First up, the Fright Features line reaches back to the original 1984 film by giving us new versions of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore. They’re not modeled after the Real Ghostbusters Fright Figures versions of the characters. Instead, they look more like animated series versions from the movie, complete with the beige jumpsuits instead of each of them having unique colors. Each of them come with ghastly little ghouls.

But the original Ghostbusters aren’t the only ones heading into the hands of kids.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fright Features Figures

The second wave of Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fright Features figures will include the next generation of Ghostbusters: Phoebe, Trevor, Podcast, and Lucky. All the kids also come with their own ghosts, but unlike the ghosts in the first wave of the original Ghostbusters, each of their specters look much different from each other.

All of the 5-inch action figures come with their own proton pack and blaster, but that’s the only bustin’ accessory you’ll get with these more minimalist action figures. That’s not bad for $10.99 each though.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fright Features Figures

Of course, they wouldn’t be Ghostbusters figures if they didn’t have a vehicle to cruise around in. That’s why there’s a new Ecto-1 that fits the Fright Features figures. There’s even a gunner seat that we’ve seen in the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer, as well as the RTV (Remote Trap Vehicle). You can pick this vehicle up for $24.99.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fright Features Figures

But that’s not all, because Slimer, Muncher, and the Sty Puft Marshmallow Man are also getting new Fright Features figures, each with their own fright feature. Slimer’s jaw unhinges to show his insides, Muncher spits up junk from his tummy, and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man comes apart at the middle and looks goopy. Each of these spooks are $9.99.

The first wave of original Ghostbusters, ghosts, and the Ecto-1 are available now in stores and at online retailers. The second wave featuring the Ghostbusters: Afterlife characters will arrive sometime in the fall.

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‘LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales’ Halloween Special Will Journey into Darth Vader’s Castle

Following last year’s goofy, time-hopping, saga-mixing LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, Disney+ and the building brick company are teaming up for a different kind of holiday special. LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will be coming to Disney+ in October for the streaming services “Hallowstream” celebration. The new animated special finds Poe Dameron and BB-8 making […] The post ‘LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales’ Halloween Special Will Journey into Darth Vader’s Castle appeared first on /Film.

‘LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales’ Halloween Special Will Journey into Darth Vader’s Castle

Following last year’s goofy, time-hopping, saga-mixing , Disney+ and the building brick company are teaming up for a different kind of holiday special.

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will be coming to Disney+ in October for the streaming services “Hallowstream” celebration. The new animated special finds Poe Dameron and BB-8 making an emergency landing on the volcanic planet of Mustafar, where Darth Vader’s castle is being turned into an all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. If that’s not scary enough, inside they’ll hear three terrifying tales linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. Find out more below.

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales

Like the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales takes place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, and here’s the official synopsis:

Poe and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt who has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé.  Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.

Since the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special followed Rey and BB-8 on an adventure, it only makes sense that Poe Dameron finally gets a LEGO story with his own droid buddy. However, we can’t help but think it would have been more interesting if Rey ended up on Mustafar instead.

These specials are obviously geared towards kids, and there’s a certain charm to the goofiness that LEGO brings to a galaxy far, far away. Not only are there gags centered around the fact that these are LEGO characters, vehicles, and settings, but it allows for the kind of Star Wars playfulness that we could never have in the live-action movies.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Poe Dameron Level Pack

New and Returning Cast Members

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will feature a mix of familiar voice talents and a few new names. Jake Green is voicing Poe Dameron, Raphael Alejandro is Dean, Dana Snyder is Graballa the Hutt, Tony Hale is Vaneé, Trevor Devall is Emperor Palpatine, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn voices NI-L8, and Matt Sloan is Darth Vader. But perhaps the most interesting casting is Christian Slater as a character named Ren. Could this have anything to do with the Knights of Ren?

David Shayne is writing and executive producing the LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales special, and Ken Cunningham is directing. Both previously worked on the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. Also serving as executive producers are James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone and Jason Cosler.

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will start streaming on Disney+ on October 1, 2021.

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