With a new Ghostbusters on the way this November, Hasbro is making the call by going all-out on a new line of toys.
Just last week, Hasbro revealed dozens of new action figures, not to mention an RC RTV Ghost Trap, Mini-Puft Popper, and even a Ghostbusters-themed “Clue”. Not included in the press release – and possibly because of spoilers – is a really cool ecto-plasm playset.
In the lab, you mix your own ecto-plasm, inject it directly into Muncher, and then squeeze.
A blob-like monster with six limbs, Muncher looks to be cut from the same cloth as Slimer, calling to mind the iconic ghost design while putting a new twist on it.
This is important because, well, Slimer is actually pictured directly on the front of the toy’s box. Even more interesting, Slimer is the ecto-plasm oozing out of Muncher!
While this by no means is any sort of confirmation that Slimer will appear in Ghostbusters: Afterlife this coming November, it does raise an eyebrow – Muncher’s inclusion indicates that the “Ecto-Plasm Lab” is an Afterlife product. Are they just using Slimer’s iconic and recognizable image to help sell this new product or will we find out that Slimer actually resides within Muncher in Ghostbusters: Afterlife? Hmm…