Magnetic Die-cast Licence Plates

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  Designed for Stage 3 (plus future rear bumper issue) of the Build the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 by Eaglemoss. View build planner

Made from solid metal, these 1:8 scale die-cast magnetic licence plates feature improved, screen accurate designs, raised lettering, silver fixing and hole detailing and highly detailed print.

Each licence plate is handmade, high-quality and screen-accurate, and includes magnetic or permanent fixing options.

The Afterlife plates are individually hand weathered, painted and sealed, so each plate is completely unique.

Front and rear plates are provided with each kit, both differing in design slightly, with their fixing and hole detailing accurately matched to the real plates on the Ectomobile.

Magnetic or permanent fixing options

You can fix the plates to your model using either the magnetic kit (making the plates interchangeable), or alternatively, if you would prefer to fix a single plate permanently to your model you can use the provided 3M self-adhesive backing sticker. Both options are quick and easy to install, with step-by-step instructions provided for each.

Tip: The permanent fixture will give your plates a slightly lower profile as there is no magnetic backing behind the plate; however, you will lose the ability to swap your plates.

How do they differ from the Eaglemoss plates?

These plates differ from the Eaglemoss plates in a number of ways, including general design corrections, corrected font colour and element positioning. All plates are closely matched to the originals seen in the Ghostbusters movies.

The font colour should be New York State blue rather than black. The fixings on the plates are also more accurate, with correct positions and the right fixing missing on the front ECTO-1 plate, exactly how it appeared in Ghostbusters. The rear plate was attached to the car using the top two fixing points, again replicated in this set.

Together with these design improvements, I also have additional designs such as the Afterlife and Ecto-1A plates, which aren’t available with the model.

Also, being magnetic, these plates allow you to instantly switch between different versions of the front plate and future plates I have planned for this model.

The cropped front plate

The front plate, with its cropped left and top border, imitates how the plate appears in the iconic Ghostbusters scene where the Ecto-1 is first revealed. Similar to the Eaglemoss plate, you may think, but together with other design and colour corrections, this plate will allow you to correctly angle and position it on the front of the car, into the top-left corner – unlike the plate provided with the model which is fixed incorrectly and permanently into the centre of the licence plate surround.

Why is the border cropped on this design? Whilst it’s difficult to see, the original ECTO-1 licence plate in Ghostbusters does actually have a full border surround, but is part-hidden on the top and left sides behind the chrome licence plate surround. A version of the front plate with the full border is also available if you would prefer it to look ‘right’.

Kit options:

A) ECTO-1 Cropped – Cropped front plate and full border rear plate
B) ECTO-1 Full – Full border front and rear plates
C) AFTERLIFE Cropped – Cropped front plate and full border rear plate
D) AFTERLIFE Full – Full border front and rear plates
E) ECTO-1A – Front and rear plates
Collector’s Edition – All 8 plate designs, front and rear.

What’s included:

Standard kits include:
  • 2 x Die-cast licence plates – Front and rear
  • 1 x Magnetic kit – Allowing interchangeable plates
  • 2 x Permanent 3M self-adhesive backing stickers – For optional permanent fixture of a front and rear plate
Collector’s edition includes:
  • 8 x Die-cast licence plates – Including all front and rear designs
  • 1 x Magnetic kit – Allowing interchangeable plates
  • 2 x Permanent 3M self-adhesive backing stickers – For optional permanent fixture of a front and rear plate

Magnetic kit components:

All sets include everything you need to make the plates magnetic and convert the Ecto-1 to take magnetic plates, including:

  • 2 x 3M self-adhesive magnetic insert for the licence plate housing on the front and rear of the Ecto-1 (to attract the plates)
  • 2 x 3M self-adhesive magnetic backing for the die-cast plates 
  • 1 x 3M self-adhesive magnetic backing to convert the Eaglemoss ECTO-1 plate to magnetic (if you wish to still use it) 
  • 1 x Guitar pick (for quick and easy removal of the licence plates)
  • 1 x Illustrated set of instructions
All other model parts and accessories shown in the photos outside of the ‘What’s included’ list above are not included and are shown purely for demonstration and application purposes.
  Designed for Stage 3 (plus future rear bumper issue) of the Build the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 by Eaglemoss. View build planner

Made from solid metal, these 1:8 scale die-cast magnetic licence plates feature improved, screen accurate designs, raised lettering, silver fixing and hole detailing and highly detailed print.

Each licence plate is handmade, high-quality and screen-accurate, and includes magnetic or permanent fixing options.

The Afterlife plates are individually hand weathered, painted and sealed, so each plate is completely unique.

Front and rear plates are provided with each kit, both differing in design slightly, with their fixing and hole detailing accurately matched to the real plates on the Ectomobile.

Magnetic or permanent fixing options

You can fix the plates to your model using either the magnetic kit (making the plates interchangeable), or alternatively, if you would prefer to fix a single plate permanently to your model you can use the provided 3M self-adhesive backing sticker. Both options are quick and easy to install, with step-by-step instructions provided for each.

Tip: The permanent fixture will give your plates a slightly lower profile as there is no magnetic backing behind the plate; however, you will lose the ability to swap your plates.

How do they differ from the Eaglemoss plates?

These plates differ from the Eaglemoss plates in a number of ways, including general design corrections, corrected font colour and element positioning. All plates are closely matched to the originals seen in the Ghostbusters movies.

The font colour should be New York State blue rather than black. The fixings on the plates are also more accurate, with correct positions and the right fixing missing on the front ECTO-1 plate, exactly how it appeared in Ghostbusters. The rear plate was attached to the car using the top two fixing points, again replicated in this set.

Together with these design improvements, I also have additional designs such as the Afterlife and Ecto-1A plates, which aren’t available with the model.

Also, being magnetic, these plates allow you to instantly switch between different versions of the front plate and future plates I have planned for this model.

The cropped front plate

The front plate, with its cropped left and top border, imitates how the plate appears in the iconic Ghostbusters scene where the Ecto-1 is first revealed. Similar to the Eaglemoss plate, you may think, but together with other design and colour corrections, this plate will allow you to correctly angle and position it on the front of the car, into the top-left corner – unlike the plate provided with the model which is fixed incorrectly and permanently into the centre of the licence plate surround.

Why is the border cropped on this design? Whilst it’s difficult to see, the original ECTO-1 licence plate in Ghostbusters does actually have a full border surround, but is part-hidden on the top and left sides behind the chrome licence plate surround. A version of the front plate with the full border is also available if you would prefer it to look ‘right’.

Kit options:

A) ECTO-1 Cropped – Cropped front plate and full border rear plate
B) ECTO-1 Full – Full border front and rear plates
C) AFTERLIFE Cropped – Cropped front plate and full border rear plate
D) AFTERLIFE Full – Full border front and rear plates
E) ECTO-1A – Front and rear plates
Collector’s Edition – All 8 plate designs, front and rear.

What’s included:

Standard kits include:
  • 2 x Die-cast licence plates – Front and rear
  • 1 x Magnetic kit – Allowing interchangeable plates
  • 2 x Permanent 3M self-adhesive backing stickers – For optional permanent fixture of a front and rear plate
Collector’s edition includes:
  • 8 x Die-cast licence plates – Including all front and rear designs
  • 1 x Magnetic kit – Allowing interchangeable plates
  • 2 x Permanent 3M self-adhesive backing stickers – For optional permanent fixture of a front and rear plate

Magnetic kit components:

All sets include everything you need to make the plates magnetic and convert the Ecto-1 to take magnetic plates, including:

  • 2 x 3M self-adhesive magnetic insert for the licence plate housing on the front and rear of the Ecto-1 (to attract the plates)
  • 2 x 3M self-adhesive magnetic backing for the die-cast plates 
  • 1 x 3M self-adhesive magnetic backing to convert the Eaglemoss ECTO-1 plate to magnetic (if you wish to still use it) 
  • 1 x Guitar pick (for quick and easy removal of the licence plates)
  • 1 x Illustrated set of instructions
All other model parts and accessories shown in the photos outside of the ‘What’s included’ list above are not included and are shown purely for demonstration and application purposes.

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