Monday, 29 August 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Ghostbusters Slime Tub (Mr. Stay Puft)


Earlier this year, Paul Feig released his reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. Despite heavy media attention and a large promotional campaign, the movie was critically panned and was considered a commercial failure.

 

To tie in to the new film, H. Grossman created the Slime Tub. The final figure in the series is Mr. Stay Puft. He comes on the standard card for all the Slime Tub figures.


The back of the card is exactly the same as other releases as well. All these slightly cheaper toys all have the same card backs.


The pack in figure this time around is Mr. Stay Puft. He stands around an inch tall, like the other figures in this collection. He's molded in white plastic with the details painted on. Due to the size of the figure, there aren't that many details on him and there's no STAY PUFT on his sailor cap. Like with the other figures, he has no articulation, so therefore is just a desk display.


He comes with that same barrel of slime that all the others do. Same warning stickers and same No-Ghost insignia on the top, This is that same slime we loved as kids, but were never allowed, because it would ruin clothes and carpets.


H. Grossman really knew how to capitalise on the nostalgia factor of these three figure sets. They retail for about £2 from most UK stores, but can be found online. They feel like they could have had a home in Kenner's Real Ghostbusters line. We'd have bought these in that line for £2 as well