Mattel’s upcoming Ghostbusters Neurtino Wand has hit a bit of a snag in regards to international shipping. Here’s what Toyguru posted over on the Matty forums earlier this week:
Due to country restrictions (which Mattel has no control over) the Neutrino Wand will not be able to ship to the following counties:
EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Torn between making as accurate of a wand as possible or complying with country codes, we went with the most accurate possible. Sorry for any inconvience, again, this is not something Mattel can control. To be compliant in all of these countries the Wand would have needed to look extremely different and that did not seem like the best service to fans.
Understandably this has left many GB fans (myself included) very disappointed indeed. We’ve been following Matty’s spook-tacular work ever since the line began and are saddened that it will be so much harder to get our hands on the collectible outside of the US.
Fortunately we did manage to get our hands on Matty’s last prop replica release – The Ecto Goggles – a review of which you can watch below.