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79+ Delayed

I did not receive a shipment of the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 last month or this month. I called Customer Service today and was told that stages 87-90 are out-of-stock with no ETA. It turns out I was on a 12 stages-per-shipment schedule and that was holding up the next two issues because the third was unavailable. I have dropped it down to 8 stages-per-shipment, so hopefully I will get stages 79-82 and 83-86 here shortly.

UPDATE Jul 17, 2021: Stages 79-86 have arrived and should be up shortly!

Free Gift #5

When you sign up for the subscription-based Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 partwork build-up, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first four gifts were a Collector’s Binder, a License Plate, a Baseball Cap, and a T-Shirt. For the fifth and final gift, I received this Display Base which arrived with Issue 13 (Stages 43-46).

The Display Base consists of a mirrored surface (under a protective film I am told, I am waiting to this remove later) inside a wooden frame. The frame is finished with a matte lacquer paint and the corner seams are filled pretty well. It is huge; more than 37″ long! At the front, there is a glossy faceplate with the Ghostbusters logo in full color (also under a protective film in this image):

This design is slightly different than what is shown on the Eaglemoss website, but it is very close and perfectly acceptable:

 

Free Gift #4

When you sign up for the subscription-based Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 partwork build-up, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first three gifts were a Collector’s Binder, a License Plate, and a Baseball Cap. For the fourth gift, I received this T-Shirt which arrived with Issue 8 (Stages 23-26).

This T-Shirt is black cotton and has a two-color silk screened imprint on the front (nothing on the rear or sleeves). I received a size XL, but I did call Eaglemoss in advance to make sure I got the right size. It is a nice gift and that will surely get used.

Special #2

Throughout the subscription build of models like this Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1, the publisher typically includes ‘Special Offers’. These items are automatically sent, and are billed in addition to the monthly subscription. If you do not wish to receive them, you must notify Eaglemoss in advance via phone at (800) 261-6898 or via email at customerservice@eaglemoss.com.

Special #1 was the four Proton Packs and a Ghost Trap. This time around, it is a limited-edition 12 x 16″ color-printed poster. Each poster includes a unique numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by artist the artist, Brian Williamson. Eaglemoss will charge us $42.95 for these items.

Sadly, I have already reached out to Eaglemoss and turned this offer down. I am not paying that much for a little poster I know I will not use.

Header image by Eaglemoss.

 

Free Gift #3

When you sign up for the subscription-based Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1 partworks build-up, you will receive five FREE gifts along the way. The first gift was the Collector’s Binder, the second was a License Plate, and this third one is this Baseball Cap. This gift arrived with Issue 6 (Stages 15-18).

This Baseball Cap is a cloth stitched cap with an adjustable strap at the back. The logo on the front is a multi-color silkscreen effect:

This is not the same hat as the one advertised on the Build the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 website:

It is a decent hat, but I don’t wear hats, so there is not much I will do with it. I ended up giving it away to a friend.