Oh Matty, I have such a love/hate relationship with you. Earlier this year, Matty announced Slime Blower Winston followed by an uproar from the Ghostbuster fan base. Below is a picture of the earlier prototype.
Why the uproar? Well this Winston isn’t exactly “screen accurate”. The slime blower itself is a lot smaller than in the movie. The tank should tower over Winston’s head. The body is the same as previously released figures, where as in the movie the slime blower is attached to a full chest piece. To most fans, it felt like Matty was trying to pull a fast one and make an easy buck.
Matty did the smart thing and pushed back the release of this figure and started from scratch on the chest. Below is a photo of the final product I received.
As you can see in the photo above, this is much more movie accurate. Bigger tank. No mustache. Basically an all knew figure (as it should be) instead of a recycled body scuplt. I’m pretty sure this is my new favorite Ghostbusters figure. Great quality and highly articulated… too bad it’s sold out.