In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter it was announced that Hasbro has acquired the worldwide Master Toy License for The Ghosbusters! The first products will hit shelves in 2020, in time for the new Ghostbusters film. In the upcoming film, the surviving original Ghostbusters cast return along with some fresh faces. It serves as a direct sequel to the original two films and is due out on Jul 10th, 2020. Hasbro has been dabbling a bit in the Ghostbusters license with a few crossover Transformers figures earlier this year. As the master toy license holder, they will have access to the entire Ghostbusters catalog to pull from. an excerpt from the article:
“As we build up to release our new Ghostbusters film next year, it was a natural choice to work with Hasbro to develop an all-new line of toys that not only celebrates the new film but also brings us back to the roots of the original film and toy line,” reads a statement from Jamie Stevens, executive vice president with Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “Hasbro has a proven track record of working with well-known IP to make a variety of high-quality toys and figures that appeal to people of all ages, and we are excited to leverage this expertise to bring new product experiences to Ghostbusters fans around the world.”
While toys and figures from the new film are a given, there’s no word on what film Hasbro will choose to kick off their line. Up until this point, Diamond Select Toys had been producing a long running line of Ghostbusters figures. Their releases have spanned not only the original films, but also the fan favorite animated series. Their line has run 10 assortments, bringing fans two massive diorama displays in the Rooftop dio and the Firehouse entrance.
With New York Comic-Con 2019 coming in October, and Toy Fair 2019 coming up in February, it may not be too long before we see our first products. We’ll update as more info is released.