It’s never been a better time to be a fan of the offerings from the Mego Corporation. From their return in 2018 to now, Mego has been ramping up their offerings in pretty much breakneck speeds. I’ll same some have been better than others but there is no denying that this little toy company that can sure is.
Following the considerably large roll out of horror themed figures exclusive to Walmart, Mego is already back out in front with another exclusive offer via a partnership with Hasbro. The Ghostbusters 4 pack looks fantastic for fans of the OG Ghostbusters (to all the Filmation purists who want to get into that old argument, get over it. The show was fun but didn’t feature these four fighters of frights. Although i will conceded that Tracy the Gorilla does add a level of cool that surpasses Slimer, but I digress). I’ll be honest though, in hearing word of these I was a little underwhelmed.
The reason for said lack of excitement had little to do with what is a great looking set of figures and a very fair MSRP. Instead it was my own apathy towards all the rehashing of 80’s licensing that every company is doing now. I get that in business its a far better risk in going with the known vs the unknown, new stuff but for me, the new stuff is so refreshing as it does what the old originally did: Inspire imagination. With that said though, the dual Mego / Ghostbusters fanboy in me couldn’t hold out too long. Checking the clock, I think I made it about 16 hours from when Mego made the announcement via their YouTube channel. For the sake of ease I’ll embed that video at the bottom of this post. What can i say? I’m a giver 😉
In all seriousness though this is another impressive offering from the Mego Corporation. This Ghostbusters 4 Pack is very cool in their execution from figures to packaging and I salute the Mego team in the work they’re doing to make action figure collecting fun and affordable. That’s a big double win for me.
Another quick note. As mentioned this was the second offering from the Mego / Hasbro team up. The first one being the GI Joe two pack with Snake eyes and Storm Shadow set that is still available for pre order now with shipping expected to begin in March 2022.
For the record, I’m still not a fan of the pre-order method of any kind of sales but that’s because I’m damn near fifty and still like like my impulse purchases to be impulse. But through the power of Mego, I’m sucking it up. Still, Get Off My Virtual Lawn and Go Play!