Catching up on some of the figures that have been coming in with our newest gallery. Today we check out the McFarlane Toys – Stranger Things Ghostbusters 4-Pack. This set of figures includes Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson and Will Byers all in their homemade Ghostbusters Halloween Costumes from Stranger Things Season 2. The set is a GameStop Exclusive (you can order it Here). Each figure includes a unique Proton Pack and a figure stand. Dustin includes a Ghost Trap and a baby Dart, while Will Byers also includes a camcorder.
Our friends at McFarlane Toys sent along the set for us to check out. After the jump, see all of our photos and review of the set.
Stranger Things Ghostbusters Deluxe 4-Pack by McFarlane Toys
- Excellent overall sculpts
- Likenesses are pretty good
- Decent articulation
- Each proto pack has a unique look
- Ghost trap opens and Dart fits inside
- Proto packs are easily removable
- Paint work is mostly strong
- Lucas face paint seems a bit off
- Knee joints tend to be paint locked
- Hard to stand without using included stands
The deluxe set comes packaged in a large window box. The packaging design features assorted art from the Stranger Things promotional images. The back showcases the included figures and accessories, as well as additional figures that are available. The figures sit in a plastic tray, held in by plastic bands which you will need to cut (I recommend nail clippers). It’s a nice looking overall package, and is a perfect display if you decide to leave them sealed.
The Stranger Things line has been one of McFarlane’s most improved lines. While the first two releases in Eleven and Hopper felt a little lacking, subsequent releases have done a great job of capturing the spirit of the show. This set may end up being the best release in the entire line. Sculpt wise, they did a nice job of capturing the homemade look of the costumes, and captured the likenesses of each of the actors. Will and Mike are especially lifelike in their resemblance to the actors. Each suit looks to be individually sculpted, with realistic folds in the jumpsuits. The shoes, while they look impressive, are maybe a bit too realistic. The soles of the shoes aren’t quite flat enough to support many standing poses. A small stand is included, and I suggest using them if you pop these onto a shelf. Like the sculpt, the paint work on the figures is (mostly) great. There is some heavy paint application here, with almost no exposed plastic visible (aside from the joints themselves). Lucas’ paint work on the face feels a little less refined than the others, as the eyes look to be misaligned a bit. Everywhere else, though, the paint work is impressive.
The included proton packs share much of the same sculpt, but have subtle differences that make them unique to each figure. Dustin’s features the biggest differences, as his pack has a walkie talkie and a ghost trap attached to it. The proton guns look just like vacuum attachments, and can be holstered on the side of the proton packs. The trap itself can open, and the small Dart that’s included can be hidden inside. The included camcorder is a nice addition as well, but it’s a bit hard to get a natural looking pose with it.
Articulation is above average for a McFarlane figure, and is more in line with what you would see on a DST Select figure, especially in the hip design. I would recommend having a hairdryer handy, as the knees on each of the figures were completely paint locked on mine and took some real care to loosen them up. Elbows, shoulders, hips and ankles were all fine however.
For fans of the show, this set is going to be hard to resist. I was quite surprised they were able to secure the proper licenses to include the Ghostbusters name and symbol on the packaging, and that makes it all the more worthwhile. You can see some select photos below, and the full gallery after that.