The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as you know is one of the main enemies in the ghostbusters film. He’s the manifest of Ray Stantz memories and comes to life thanks to Gozer the Gozerian in the first film. He later ends up befriending the Ghostbusters during the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. Well as Diamond Select Toys has been putting out an amazing line of Ghostbusters figures it was only natural the make a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bust to go along with the other fantastic busts they have been churning out as of late.
Mr. Stay Puft is all here in his scared glory. Just like the films, and cartoons he’s decked out in his sailor outfit complete with red neckerchief. I love the wide scared expression on the face. It’s a simple black mouth with just a hint of white shaded into the side to give it a bit of depth. The cheek bones are puffed out under his eyes which are perfect black circles made slightly larger to give it a surprised look of fear. The eyebrows, although the same color are molded up and sticking out to give the piece a three dimensional look. His little Stay Puft hat is sitting to the left of his head. The lettering in the little hat is almost three dimensional, “Puffing” out if you will. I like how the eyes are not only a bit sunken in.
Moving down a bit you can see the sailor bib. A deep blue with the white outline. Almost a perfect square if you will. It matches the film version perfectly. In fact at the same time it matches the cartoon version perfectly as well. It even have the little red sailor tie directly under the bib. The tie is a deep yet bright red. You can see it has very faint black shading throughout it to give it a more detailed look. One thing that I want to point out is how this is a white marshmallow. There is no other way to describe it. But adding not only the faint blacks, but the elements of faded blue for shading put it on an entirely different level. This looks fantastic.
The base is the iconic “Spook Central”, the Shandor Apartments, 550 Central Park West. Its where the climactic battle between The Ghostbusters, and Mr. Staypuft took place. This is incredibly detailed to say the least. You can see every window, every pillar, every little dent, crack, and opening. It’s a perfect match for the film. It’s the top level so its done in two sections. Mr. Staypuft is resting on the top half. You can see all the pillars, and even the walkway below the top where his chest is mounted. I really like how the little red tie hangs down from the bib almost making it look like its more so part of the apartment as opposed to the outfit itself. Almost like its gift wrapped. It’s a great touch and really does add color to the piece.
This is a must have for Ghostbusters fans. Resin so trust me when I say it’s a very heavy piece. It looks fantastic sitting on my desk in my office. Cartoon like in nature, yet just a bit menacing, exactly like in the films. One thing though, Only 1000 of these have been made so if you want one you better act fast. Get one today if your able to.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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