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Update: Director Assures 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Come with Female Action Figures, Reveals Mattel Prototypes

Update: "Ghostbusters" director Paul Feig has tweeted out the following image, which reveals Mattel's prototype 6" action figures for the film...

Our Mattel 6" prototypes. #TheresGhostbusters pic.twitter.com/utz2FZPBU0

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 8, 2016

Original story: Director Paul Feig has responded to the outcry from fans who feel there should be more female-centric merchandising for major genre films, after the lack of Black Widow and Rey toys for "The Avengers" films and "Star: Wars The Force Awakens," respectively. Feig confirmed that his female-led "Ghostbusters" flick will come along with plenty of female action figures. The upset among fans for the lack of female action figures has manifested in the #WheresRey, #WheresBlackWidow and #WheresGamora hashtags, which bring attention to the minimal merchandising for those key characters on Disney's part. Feig took to Twitter to hype the release of upcoming female "Ghostbusters" figures, featuring main cast members Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon, saying:  

Fear not. Action figures of our Busters have already been in production for months. Several types & sold separately. https://t.co/ucW3xdaLWx

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 7, 2016

Mattel, Funko, Diamond Select & others making over 20 figures in all sizes & styles. Tons of other stuff coming too. https://t.co/FnHpG43z62 — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 7, 2016

All four of them. We've been working on them since we went into production. I collect too & so it's important to me. https://t.co/1VlbeLtWi8

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 7, 2016

In addition to hyping Diamond Select, Funko and Mattel action figures for his "Ghostbusters" film -- which will include a set of 14 figures -- Feig instilled a lot of excitement by announcing LEGO tie-ins for the film:

Fun stuff coming from LEGO too. Just FYI. Sorry, bank account. https://t.co/qs1ZjVMXAX — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 7, 2016

From Columbia Pictures, "Ghostbusters is slated for a July 15 release.

(via Nerdist)

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