I think we’ve seen the bulk of the Mattel previews for the items on sale this month, wrapping it up with the 6-inch Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore. He comes with what is probably the coolest accessory for a toy this year – the ghost trap. And it will be even cooler next year when Mattel ships Walter Peck, since the trap will fit into the container unit accessory that will come with Peck.
Well, here is the thing, from a parts standpoint Winston is the same as previous paranormal investigators Egon and Ray from collar bone to toe – so you know what you are getting there. I know people have been commenting on the reuse, but I have said it before, they are all built similarly enough that it works for me. The importance comes in the difference though, and, of course, it is in his head sculpt.
I was thinking that I was a fan of the head sculpt when I saw the hand-painted prototype at SDCC and the early press pictures, and now that I have him in hand, my suspicions were correct. In fact, I think he is the best representation of any of the actors so far in the line. The 4H really caught the look of a young Hudson in my opinion and the paint on his face is great (as well as the rest of the figure), especially in the clean lines on his thin mustache. Some might disagree with the likeness, but I think it works really well.