Sunday, 19 April 2015

Lego Ghostbusters by Xinh; set number 108 - 111

If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood

Who ya gonna call?

(Ghostbusters!)


If it's somethin' weird an' it don't look good

Who ya gonna call?

(Ghostbusters!)


source: google


I'm an 80's kid so this movie (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) are my favourite. I even still remember some scene from their animated series. Gosh, those little things that bring back memories. I missed my old Ghostbuster toys.. my favourite is the marshmallow man =(.

Its 2015 now. Almost 30 years later, now we can have these guys in Lego! Have you bought their Lego vehicle Ecto-1 set number 21108? Its still new, Lego released this set in 2014.

source: http://legogenre.com


The very first imitation of these figures are made by Xinh. I don't have the box because my friend who did the order decide to save on shipping cost lol. I got this set of 4 at RM10 (USD3).

source; aliexpress

This is how i got em'. Each figure with their Lego parts sealed in individual packaging.


Before we continue to the Lego figure, let me introduce to you the main character of Ghostbusters:
From left: Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Peter Venkman,  Ray Stantz

The assembled figures. Their initials are printed on the front torso.


You can build 4 proton pack using parts supplied with the minifigures, 2 radios, 4 neck brackets and a ghost trap. 


Assembled figures with weapon/accessories: (I lost one of the radios when i took this photo)... thanks to little gremlin in da house - my 2 little kidos)


Let's compare them with original Lego on the right:

 1. Peter Venkman


2. Egon Spengler


3. Ray Stantz


4. Winston Zeddemore

The printing is great, and the plastic is good. Fitting of the hair piece, head, arm, hip and legs are excellent (except my Winston Zeddemore because his head is a little bit loose). 

Hey, do you notice the head is dual sided faces just like Lego? OMG. Now, it's not only Decool who make dual sided faces. Other Lego set that Xinh imitate are those buildable figures of Super Heroes, Chima and Hero Factory. So these average Lego size minifigures are their debut. I found their catalog. This is not their first imitation. [i will upload the catalog later]

Other thing you might notice now is their name printed at the back of the torso. Xinh purposely print different name from the original figure (I doubt there's printing error because those words are very clear) and they even change the Ghostbuster logo. Does this mean Lego or owner of Ghostbuster cannot take legal action against Xinh because of these difference? Smooth...





What's next, Xinh? Back To The Future Lego figure maybe?

[update] someone ask me how's the proton pack compared to the original build by Lego. Turned out Xinh is being too stingy with lego parts. >_<. In this set, they only give parts for lower part of the proton pack. The original Lego proton pack should look like this:

Inset: Proton Pack by Xinh


So, to have the exact same build with Lego, you need 3 more parts: 

  • 2x Black Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with Clip on Top  - code 92280
  • 1x Black Tile, Modified 1 x 2 Grille with Bottom Groove / Lip  2412b




You may download the instruction at lego.brickinstructions.com or refer to this printscreen:

…and here's the instructions given by Xinh on their pamphlet for your reference:


29 comments:

  1. Yessss, ghostbusters ! I have the original too but I don't want my son to play with the minifigs. I can order this set and give him. Thanks dude ;-)

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    1. hi @alternabricks =).

      yeah, in Malaysia, some people sell these figures at half price of the complete original set. that's usd30. the difference is soo obvious (their name at the back and the logo) but im sure my kids wont mind them.

      hey i notice you mentioned about series 2 bozhi on your blog. have you ordered those?

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    2. I found 2 sellers on aliexpress. 20usd for 1 complete serie. I will place my order next week. The keywords to find them : 2015 minifigure spartan .
      I also bought the new ninjago set. With tournament robe.

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  2. oMG...dah keluar ke kat local market???

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    1. macam belum. tumpang order dengan friend lol

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  3. Hi bro, mind sharing please if you know how your friend managed to buy from China Taobao and shipped without boxes? Always wanted to have that but usual seller just won't bothered and shipped the full set with boxes to MY, end up the cost per each minifig is much lot higher. Thanks very much.

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    1. Hi there, my friend gave me this link when i asked him the source:
      http://shop61062143.taobao.com

      he said the seller is quite good with english so its easy to communicate

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    2. try to ask the seller if he/she can be contacted via whatsapp. It's faster..

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    3. Hi bro, thanks so much for the info shared.
      Apparently I bought my Ghostbuster set from this seller too but shipped in full set with boxes.
      Will try to ask seller for his/her whatsapp and not to ship the boxes in future purchase from this store.

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  4. We should group together and order stuff from Taobao. Some stuff I want (like Disen SWAT set) never makes it to Msia. And we save on shipping.

    Bro its time you expand your blog. You need a forum man :D

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    1. Hey @apodistagon, thanks for the support =).

      I'm speechless. ahaaha

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    2. nice idea bro...

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  5. beautiful figures! a must have when it is around.... ;)

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    1. As long as you can get it at reasonable price, why not? =)

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  6. How does the proton pack compares with original

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    1. hey buddy. i just update my post above regarding the proton pack. additional 3 parts needed to make it 100% like Lego.

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  7. Only Venkman has the ghost trap. Wish all four minifigs have the ghost trap.

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    1. lucky it's only 3-piece parts but the color is diff from Lego.
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/KxSL9gj.png[/img]

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    1. hehe... me too. i love all kind of lego =)

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  9. I wanted to thank you for putting up the instructions for the Xinh figures - I bought mine off of Ebay and they did not send instructions. Its a great set and I enjoy them. Wonderful post :) Thanks again.

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    1. hi there. im glad i could help =). yeah, most seller post the item without the instructions and cards. to save on shipping cost they say heheh

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  10. Hi Bro just to confirm with you , the fake is only on the minifigures or the car set 21108 too ?

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    1. hi @unknown. The fake is only the minifigures. but still it's soooo distinguishable. Until now there has been no imitation of 100% whole set 21108 :)

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  11. Video Presentation : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wanyEHFpTmM

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  12. Video Presentation 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAUxwJlJL0

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  13. And 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z18Wtwqv4jQ

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  14. Hai,do you have stock for these 4 mini figures of Ghostbusters?

    How to buy?

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  15. Hai,do you have stock for these 4 mini figures of Ghostbusters?

    How to buy?

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