GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Action Figure Prototypes Revealed
Director Paul Feig has revealed the 6" action figure prototypes that Mattel has created for his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. The toys feature the new Ghostbusters team, which consists of Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones).
Apparently, the reason Feig showed off the action figures was because there was a growing concern that the female Ghostbusters would be underrepresented by toy companies just like the characters Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Black Widow from the Marvel films. The director tweeted:
"Fear not. Action figures of our Busters have already been in production for months. Several types and sold separately."
It never crossed my mind that this would be an issue. After all, this new Ghostbusters flick seems like it's going to be a girl power movie. Because of that, I never thought for a second they would get screwed over on the toys. There's no doubt my little girls will want to collect them all.