Three years ago, almost to the day I wrote about my Hardee’s Ghostbusters II Banner. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, March 23, 2014) In my post I had shared a copy of Hardee’s Ghostbusters II commercial to my very basic YouTube channel. I eventually wanted to talk more about this Ghostbusters II fast food cross promotion.
Why now? Last weekend I sold a friend of mine the only Hardee’s Ghostbusters II Banner for sale that I knew of. I hadn’t been displaying this official piece of Ghostbusters II history. He probably will, maybe even at franchise events. That could be great for the “Official Ghostbusters II Headquarters” banner to have such a Ghostbusters purpose again.
I’m not sure why Hardee’s was chosen over other national United States fast food chains. I find it hard to believe there were more Hardee’s locations in the USA over McDonalds or Burger King. Perhaps it was financial or Hardee’s was closer to Columbia Pictures.
On a slight side note, McDonalds in Canada had at least Ghostbusters II tray liners/place mats.
As previously stated I was deprived of going to a fast food chain that celebrated Ghostbusters II. Other than what was my banner I can live vicarlously though Hardee’s blockbuster commercial.
In November 2015 Hollywood Collectibles Group just in time for Black Friday began selling their 1:4 Peter Venkman. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, November 27, 2015)
Less than two full years later Hollywood Collectibles Group has 1:4 Ray Stantz ready for pre-order to take up ghostheads display space.
This week two new Ghostbusters items to collect and experience are out in the expanded multiverse. Sony’s Playstation 4 VR game, Ghostbusters: Is Hiring, (GBI Blog Post, March 21, 2017) and IDW Publishing Ghostbusters 101. (GBI Blog Post, December 21, 2016)
It was a great opportunity for Germain Lussier of io9 to talk to Ivan Reitman about where Ghostbusters has been and where it may be heading.
As we get a little closer to Playmobil (US) releasing their Ghostbusters play sets, Playmobil has shared new, detailed photos of ECTO-1. Let’s go for a ride!
Tomorrow, March 19, 2017 members of Ghostbusters NJ and myself will be at the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show. This smaller show runs from 10AM-4 PM. JSCBs is in a regional shore area. One could even visit one of the area boardwalks afterwards. With games, oversized food, and beaches along the Atlantic ocean.
GBNJ will have our mobile HQ (tables) with hopefully enough equipment and ectoplasm. Along with feee Now Comics Slimer!
New for our mobile HQ for the very first time, (that I’m aware of) I’m selling part of my Ghostbusters collection. Items range from Matty Collector Ghostbusters figures, (not the 2016 releases) The Real Ghostbusters roleplaying toys, and some Kenner figures.
The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show is at the Toms River, NJ Elks Lodge. 600 Washington Ave.
Hope to see you there!
As we get a little closer to Playmobil (US) releasing their Ghostbusters play sets, Playmobil has shared new, detailed photos of the Ghostbusters Firehouse. Let’s take a tour!
This past weekend I began reviewing the theatrical version of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call. I realized without much planning for this one review, I couldn’t review a nearly 2 hour movie in a day, not even two. I’ve been watching Ghostbusters: Answer The Call on and off when I could for about the last five days. That seems a little much.
In the last two days as I had been reviewing Ghostbusters: ATC I was putting it on Ecto-Containment along with accompanying screen caps. Which thankfully for a multi-hour movie I didn’t have to create myself, as I normally would with animated episodes.
I reviewed Ghostbusters: Answer The Call in 4 pages. My original notes without pictures was at least page 17 halfway through. This review is similar to how I review The Real Ghostbusters episodes. I added or changed categories to fit Ghostbusters: Answer The Call.
At a later date I might talk about, not necessarily review the extended version. And in another update talk about the Blu-ray features.
Ecto-Containment Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Review
Photo Source: Fan Caps