Ecto 1 Goggles

Made famous by the film Ghostbusters, Ecto Goggles are a must
have for any avid collector or fan. The original goggles made for                           BeFunky_download (2).png
the film were made from military night vision goggles: model
AN/PVS-5a- with the lenses changed out for more appropriate
look for the film. The new Mattel Ecto Goggles based on the
original design have also been made to interact with other
Mattel Ghostbusters items such as the PKE meter. This
feature allows you to see the library ghost. You can also
cause an animatedslimmer to appear on the display and the
quicker you twist the dial the faster the animation is
played.

How Much?

Mattel will be releasing their new Ecto Goggles prop replicas in summer 2013 after showcasing
them in the New York Comic Con. They are set to retail at $110 “day of price” however, there
is a lot of confusion over what this term means. The exact date of release is also unclear
at this time but is now said to be June 15th
.

.Who would buy Ecto Goggles?

Aimed at fans who are looking to collect props based on the Ghostbusters movies. Or at people who
enjoy dressing in character for events such as Comic Con. These aren’t you average run of the mill
products that just anyone would buy. Designed specifically for fans and collectors they have been
made to look as much like the original as possible. Things people like Recent photos released by
the company have had fans craving a pair of these Ecto Goggles. Some of the earlier photos had
complains about the colour being too bright however it seems that as they work on the project
they’ve changed the colour to a one almost exact to the original.

Things people don’t like

Due to this model not yet having been release its unclear what faults there may be or what
people will not like. Previous Ecto Goggles have sometimes been uncomfortable to wear and
so it is hoped that they have made these more comfortable. They also can’t be worn with
regular glasses underneath.

Is it worth the money?

Set to cost $110 feelings are mixed on whether they are going to be worth the money. When in comparison though with home made Ecto Goggles people have made, and then sold online they are definitely cheaper as prices for these can be around $300. The price is especially good when compared to the $500-$1000 for real night vision goggles. So although the price may seem steep it is clear that they are relatively cheap compared to other options.

Where can I buy Ecto Goggles?

As yet you can’t buy them anywhere. Once they have been released though you will be able to buy them from the Mattel website. They will also most likely be available on collectors’ websites and in specialist toy shops.

What customers are saying
“When you really think about it, compared to a pair of Ecto Goggles that are made with high
quality ingredients that are going to cost around $250-300 and the resale of the
MattyCollector pairs will be around $150-200, $110 isn’t really thatbad for a pair of
licensed, pretty accurate goggles. It’s expensive for the components that go into it, of
course, but that’s just the market.” At this point opinions on the Ecto Goggles are divided,
between those who love them and those who don’t. Due to the fact though that they have not
yet been released they may still make changes to the goggles that would win the doubters over.
It won’t be until they are released that a lot of people make up their minds.

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