Diamond Select is undergoing a huge undertaking with their line of Ghostbusters figures. The line will eventually consist of 15 figures total and there’s a special reason to get all 15. Each of the figures will come with a separate piece of a rooftop diorama from the first film that will create the temple of Zule! Now we are going to cheat and show you below how the scene looks when fully constructed and let’s just say it is filled with Ghostbuster awesomeness! But to start with today we are going to look at the first three released in the line Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, and Louis Tully.
Ray Stantz features and incredible likeness to star Dan Ackroyd. Gentle Giant nailed it perfectly! The 7” figure has 16 points of articulation. The details and accessories on the actual team members are fantastic. Stantz comes with 5 sets of interchangeable hands, 3 normal and 2 pairs of gloved hands. His outfit features incredible detail. Pouches, patches, belt clips, hoses and cables, goggles, proton pack and gun with proton stream, shows that Stantz is ready to do battle with the supernatural!
The Winston Zeddemore figure is only ok when it comes to the likeness to actor Ernie Hudson. Not bad but not perfect by any means. Like Stantz, he comes with 5 sets of interchangeable hands including two sets of gloved hands. His belt is just slightly different which is cool and shows Gentle Giant didn’t just carbon copy each outfit. He also has a proton pack and gun along with walkie talkie. Zeddemore also has a ghost containment unit instead of goggles. He has 16 points of articulation.
Finally there is hapless nerd Louis Tully. His figure has a nicely done likeness of actor Rick Moranis. This is Tully after he has become possessed by The Keymaster and looks appropriately crazed and disheveled. Tully comes with no accessories at all but I guess there’s not much he would come with. I don’t see a benefit giving him stuff just go give him. He does have a larger piece of the temple than the other two figures.
I do want to put in a disclaimer. On the packaging to these figures it states that there are 12 planned figures in the line and to collect to build the temple rooftop scene. However on Diamond’s website for the line it says there are 15 figures. At this point, only the first two series have been released and the third announced for this Fall. That’s 9 figures so far. The listings for the series 3 figures still mention that the line will be 15 figures total so that is what I am going with based on the most current information.