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Heisler, I don't understand your post. The litigation to be concerned about is Wizards vs. Cryptozoic. 


Still, you're correct that *which* Ghostbuster rights the project has is important. I'm guessing that various Ghostbuster IP's would be: the images from the movie, the images from the cartoon series, the individual likenesses of the actors (that's why, iirc, Bill Murray's cartoon character doesn't look like Bill Murray), and the comic book. From the home page: " It features unique illustrations and figures based on original artwork and designs by Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW's Ghostbusters comic book series."  I guess it wouldn't hurt for backers to confirm that Columbia pictures has already approved of the renders?


Most of the pips of my Ghostbuster RPG die have worn off, but the logo and die is safely ensconced in my Arkham Horror game box. :lol:


Sorry, I was unclear. The characters are the pretty much the ones from the cartoon series, those are fine. I would like to see ghosts not giant bugs, so I'm not interested in the game. Since I'm not interested in the game any litigation associated with any company involved that might delay or cancel the kickstarter doesn't concern me since I won't be backing anyway,

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The ghostbusters look like they'd fit in nicely with zombicide

Taking a moment to look at it, I'm half inspired to create my own version of the game.


It would be half inspired by zombie board games, yes.


I'd actually be quite content with cardboard cutouts and tokens. Much cheaper too.

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I would be worried about the litigation if the components were more in line with ghostbusters. Those don't resemble anything I recall from the movies or the cartoon series, they don't even look like ghosts, more like giant bugs.



Crossover with Starship Trooper!!!!


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I would find this a lot more interesting if:

  • the characters were based on any other incarnation of the Ghostbusters (I don't like the IDW look)
  • the ghosts looked more like, well, ghosts
  • there was a Janine character (maybe that's stretching it?)
  • there was an actual chance to get a glow in the dark Slimer without finding a retailer in my country willing to go Kickstarter*


Oh well. I guess my wallet is happy somebody manage to give me an automatic successful will save on a product that I would've thought would be an automatic buy.


* that's not gonna happen

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I woulda been all over this too if it weren't for the price and monster selection. I thought it was initially based on The Real Ghostbusters cartoon/comic, which was one of my faves.

Also this is the first time I've seen a retailer exclusive.

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Re: Pieces:
The minis are 28mm scale single-piece phthalate-free injection molded PVC figures. All ghosts apart from the base game Stay Puft Marshmallow man will be translucent. The Ghostbusters, Stay Puft (not yet angry) and ECTO-1 will not be translucent. The game board squares are 1.5" x1.5 inches. The ECTO-1 will not "entirely" fill two game board squares but will be large enough to clearly take up space in two squares.





I would find this a lot more interesting if:


  • there was a Janine character (maybe that's stretching it?)


Maybe not:


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