Those who signed up for the ill-fated 2012 Ghostbusters Club Ecto-1 Subscription service from Mattel were told that they would be receiving a special gift after the subscriptions ended up being canned.
Those customers received an e-mail this week containing the above image letting them know that Mattel would be sending them a free Glow-in-the-Dark Slimer action figure.
It’s the same figure that was included with the first Egon figure back in 2009, but this time around he gets the GitD treatment. Mattel metnions that this figure will never be sold, so he is exclusive to those who attempted to subscribe.
Now this is what, the third Slimer figure in this line? And he’s just a GitD version of one most Ghostbusters collectors probably already have. But still, it’s hard to be upset about a free toy. Especially when it’s one that will be so limited. Chances are that, even though most folks have the original of this figure, this new GitD one will be sought after simply because of his low production numbers and limited release.
This whole Ghostbusters line from Mattel has really turned out to be kind of a bummer, though. I remember being so excited at the beginning of this line, and really enjoyed the first several figures. But as time went on and we got more and more variants of the fab four, and less and less of the other cool characters and ghsots we all wanted, interest in the line just really seemed to fizzle out. The most disappointing thing for me, still, is that they never went the route of making 6″ Real Ghostbusters figures like they initially announced they would be looking in to. I always held out hope for that.
Oh well. Come SDCC and the release of Dana, and once Mattel sends out this Slimer freebie, we can finally close the door on this toy line.