Marshmallow Shooters Dressed up as the Ghostbusters – Happy Halloween!

Marshmallow Shooters and the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary – in Time for Halloween!
Vas The Stampede

Happy Halloween! Back at Toy Fair I saw that Marshmallow Shooters had managed to get the Ghostbusters license, and while I normally don’t like repaints, I thought the Ghostbusters scheme (Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and all) looked pretty great. It fit, with the lines and the shapes of the Shooters being very reminiscent of the Ghostbusters own proton pack.

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As it so happens, 2014 is also the 30th Anniversary of the original Ghostbusters film franchise, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis (rest in peace), Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson. Thirty years, a sequel, a cartoon series, a comic book, and many other forms of media later, the franchise still has a huge following and is even in talks to get a reboot for a new generation of Ghostbusters.

Marshmallow Blaster – MSRP: $28.00 (final price depends on vendor)

Marshmallow Shooters was kind enough to send along some samples of their “Stay Puft” Ghostbusters Shooters, and they look just as good as I remember. The Shooters are functionally the same, as they tend to be with every new skin. Same ranges anywhere between 30′-40′ depending on the shooter you have, whether it is classic, or the blaster. I’ve always enjoyed the satisfying “POP!” from shooting the blaster, personally.

Some new products are the orb “Slimeball” and the “Snap Dragon”

Orb “Slime Ball”- MSRP: $16.00

Snap Dragon (note, the ammo holder in the handle) – MSRP: $11.00

And I don’t remember seeing Straight Shooters before, but they’re blow gun type shooters –

Not pictured in Ghostbusters colors:

the Mini Bow, the Bow & Mallow, and the Double Shooter (I have a firing video of the original Double Shooter here).

Gameplay wise, I’ve used Marshmallow Shooters to great hilarity during games, usually resulting in someone running up and stealing my ammo for a snack or trying to catch my ammo mid-air (NOT RECOMMENDED.) And while I’ve found a lack of separately available hoppers/inline cartridges affecting my reload time (as I have to stop, detach, reload, and then keep firing) the Marshmallow blaster is probably my favorite (followed by the Snap Dragon) because it doesn’t require a tube to to load and fires pretty well. The Snap Dragon is not vulnerable to marshmallow build up (as happens with the breech loading shooters) interfering with the functioning of the blaster and the ammo holder is a really nice touch.

All the same, a great look from Marshmallow Shooters for the Ghostbusters. If you’re a fan of the movies (and even if you’re not and want Marshmallow Shooters) these would be a fun buy… now who ya gonna call?

Toy Fair 2014 Two-Fer: Marshmallow Shooters & Geospace Rockets

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So, there are some constants to New York Toy Fair, and Marshmallow Shooters is another one of those brands who keeps chugging along. Every year there’s something new, and this year they revealed a few things. Now, in my opinion they most famously have many repaints of existing models, but given the circumstances, I don’t mind in this case. They landed the Ghostbusters license, so the next round of Marshmallow Shooters are going to look fresh out of 1984 (Happy 30th Anniversary to “The Ghostbusters” and it’s a sad thing that Harold Ramis had to pass away this year. As a fan of his work, I couldn’t believe it when I first heard it. But that is a whole different blog post. If you missed out on the original Ghostbusters pop guns back in the day, maybe these will take the edge off. But at the very least, it’ll be for a new generation.

Ghostbusters paintjobs for Marshmallow Shooters

A concept image of an upcoming Marshmallow shooter. Think… scattergun. Scattermallows. Something like that.

A Beaver Blaster. Not only will it shoot Marshmallows, but it is supposed to also have a foam ball.

I’ll update this post with prices and info.

ALSO FOUND:

Geospace Rockets:

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A commonly seen push-pull style of rocket, but they also have a few other tricks up their sleeve:

These rockets glow in the dark.

Some of the smaller handheld launchers.