The recent Ghostbuster toys from Mattel, Mezco, and Diamond Select have been great, but it looks like the future of the Ghostbusters toy line will be heading over to Hasbro.
In a new report from THR, it’s been announced that Hasbro now has the license for not only the upcoming Ghostbusters film, but also previous films.
“As we build up to release our new Ghostbusters film next year, it was a natural choice to work with Hasbro to develop an all-new line of toys that not only celebrates the new film but also brings us back to the roots of the original film and toy line,” reads a statement from Jamie Stevens, executive vice president with Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “Hasbro has a proven track record of working with well-known IP to make a variety of high-quality toys and figures that appeal to people of all ages, and we are excited to leverage this expertise to bring new product experiences to Ghostbusters fans around the world.”
Hasbro senior vp Tom Warner added, “Ghostbusters is an iconic and beloved franchise and we are excited and honored to return to the brand as the global master toy licensee and bring new product to the next generation of fans. Drawing on Hasbro’s proprietary insights and culture of innovation, we are working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a dynamic new toy line that we can’t wait to share with fans around the world.”
Not mentioned in the announcement is whether the Real Ghostbusters cartoon toy license is included in the deal. DST is currently releasing some great toys from that line and we hope it gets a chance to continue. In the meantime, Ghostbusters 2020, hits theaters on July 10, 2020, and stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard