Playmobil is offering new Ghostbusters sets based on Ghostbusters 2, along with The Real Ghostbusters sets. We’ve previously reported this news earlier this month. Fans looking to purchase these can pre-order everything on Entertainment Earth. For Ghostbusters 2, Playmobil is offering each of the Ghostbusters in dark grey uniforms, along with a new feature that requires the use of a mobile app, your phone, plus the accessories in this box as described below, to create a 3D feature.
Bring ghosts to life with the Playmobil 9346 Ghostbusters Playmogram 3D Egon Spengler! Interacting with a special app on your smart device (not included), this figure includes a special Ghost Trap pyramid which can be placed on your device to bring 3D ghost projections to life before your very eyes! Includes figure, trap, Proton Pack, and accessories. Requires free app download to use Playmogram 3D features.
Thank you to Playmobil for providing their Ghostbusters Playmogram 3D Egon Spengler Figure for review.
Availability: February 2018
Egon Spengler is sculpted in the Playmobil figure style, and is painted in his dark grey uniform with pink ghost slime splattered on his chest and right leg. The uniform includes great detail painted over the grey, which of course includes the pink slime. In addition, the painted detail includes the belt, name badge, zipper, coat pockets with zipper, pants pocket with zipper, elbow pads, and the Ghostbusters logo on the right shoulder. Just like last years figures, Egon includes a proton pack with Neutrino Wand, PKE Meter, stackable silicone slime slashers (pink slime), and a Ghost trap. A Sticker sheet is also included for the PKE Meter and the Ghost trap.
The 3D feature requires the use the mobil app, that can be downloaded to your phone or another device as long as it’s compatible. The mobil app has a program that allows you to choose one of four different ghosts (one of which is Slimer), and the app includes sound effects such as the Ecto-1 siren as the Ghostbusters on their way to capture ghosts. After choosing which ghost you wish to trap, the app suggests to increase the brightness of your phone, as well as to make sure the room is dark enough to work.
Once the ghost begins to float, place the 3D pyramid on the screen and watch as the ghost floats before your very eyes. There is also a ghost trap featured on the screen, and once you press it, the ghost gets sucked into the trap. Press it again to release the ghost.
This 3D feature is a very creative way to showcase a hovering ghost, and the app includes a lot of sound effects as the Ghost trap is being used, plus screams or noises coming from the Ghosts.
Overall, Egon Spengler is an excellent figure and a great addition the Ghostbusters line. The 3D feature is a fun way to capture ghosts, and offers fun play features for kids and collectors alike. The downside here is that you won’t be able to display the hovering ghost on your toy shelf, as opposed to a plastic figure.