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When I was a kid the only place you could find Playmobil toys was as giveaways in McDonald’s Happy Meals.  But that was then.  A year ago Playmobil was promoting a high-end line of Ghostbusters tie-in toys along with a new DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future (check them out here).  With its latest releases of movie and TV tie-ins, Playmobil is upping its game.  That includes a giant Star Trek starship Enterprise playset chock full of figures (including the original series’ nicely detailed Mid-Century Modern Burke bridge chairs!).  It also includes James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5–the one from Goldfinger and brought back for No Time to Die And their van and figures from The A-Team is being promoted with a slick commercial that is not to be missed.  Check them all out below, including links to be the first to nab yours from Amazon or Entertainment Earth, with Amazon currently running a 25% discount promotion on the Enterprise playset.

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With a new Ghostbusters sequel coming to theaters this summer, expect the original Ghostbusters characters to get the spotlight from several different toy lines.  Plus, following up on individual figures released last year, Playmobil is finally rolling out the DeLorean time machine (including Marty, Doc, and Einstein the dog) from Back to the Future, coming this spring (pictured above).  Online toy store Entertainment Earth is the first out of the gates taking pre-orders for the time machine (check it out here), and it is also offering a special 1955 edition of the figures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown (check ’em out here).  As New York Toy Fair 2020 draws closer, expect to start hearing more about new releases from these two 1980s sci-fi properties.

Ghostbusters has already licensed several products to major toy brands, featuring their Ecto-1 Ectomobile, and characters Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore, all expected to pop up in Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters in July.  We found several sets available on Amazon to get kids (young and old) psyched up to revisit these characters, like the Playmobil Ectomobile, including Janine and Zeddemore (here), a set of all four Playmobil Ghostbusters (here), the Gargoyle Dogs with Venkman and Dana (here), and the Stay Puft marshmallow man with Stantz (here).  The best has also been released before but is coming back next month: the big Ghostbusters NYC Firehouse, which has lots of detail, includes five figures, the firepole, the ghost depository, and it has a garage for the Ectomobile (check it out here).

Funko has individual Pop! figures for Spengler, Stantz, Zeddemore, Venkman, and Slimer, as well as the Ecto-1 with Zeddemore set, Venkman with firehouse set, and Spengler and Venkman and the banquet ghost set.  And that’s not all.

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