Afterlife toy with giant spoiler, funny text

Phoebe smiles and gets her hair blown back by the power of her proton pack and neutron rod.

Proton power!
Picture: Sony pictures

Ghostbusters: Afterlife finally premiered last Friday, earning more than $ 44 million over the course of its first weekend – far more than critics and its studio, Sony, had predicted. That does not mean the film better than critics sayof course, but that’s not why I brought you here today. We need to talk about a specific set of toy… and especially their packaging.

This action figure two-pack contains a large spoiler for the end of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, so be warned. If you’re worried about being pampered, this toy is it already in the shops, so either stay out of Target or watch the movie ASAP.

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Picture: Hasbro / Sony Pictures

The family that merges!

If you have not seen the movie and just did not care to be pampered, the character Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) is actually packed next to the ghost of her grandfather Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis, recreated in CG), who arrives in the end of the movie to give his late Ghostbusters a hand in defeating … you can probably guess who. This raises all sorts of troubling questions about the eschatology of the Ghostbusters universe, but the infinitely more disturbing idea is the hint that the Spengler family is merging because the verb “bust” has many meanings and the first on Slang dictionary is extraordinary inappropriate for a father-grandson duo.

Clearly, toy maker Hasbro means “the family there ghostbusts together, ”but you do not have to have your mind wedged in the gutter to be surprised after reading the line. Certainly, one in the massive array of people needed to get this box of toys on store shelves would have mentioned, “Uh, you know well that bust also means ‘having an orgasm’, right?” There are the people who wrote the copy for the packaging, the designers who had to incorporate the text on the packaging, the marketers who had to look at both the copy and the final packaging design, and then whatever it took to approve the thing. . It is a lot of people and you tell me no one thought: “This power misinterpreted, considering that half of the porn on the internet seems to be about incest scenarios today and also Ghostbusters has already canonically specified that bustin ‘makes people feel comfortable. “Obviously not.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is in the cinema at the moment.

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