Kenner Ecto-Goggles Instructions

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I’ve been looking for Kenner Instructions I didn’t have (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 6, 2013) since at least 2013. Number 1 on the list, Kenner Ecto-Goggles & Ecto-Popper instructions. While four years later I haven’t found or been contacted about the original US instructions, we’re all a little closer to some kind of instructions.


If you have a US or English version of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Ecto-Goggles & Ecto-Popper instructions that can be scanned to share, please leave a comment or email me at spengs @ ecto-containment dot com.


I recently asked on the Ghostbusters Collectors Facebook group about these instructions. Ghosthead Nikos Milonas from Greece shared the one page, (front and back) “instructions” from his collection.

From my memory, the US instructions were much closer to how say ECTO-1 instructions were. A multi-page booklet detailing both the goggles and popper. The French version barely qualifies as instruction. Was Kenner trying to save some money on printing costs in Europe?

The back page is Kenner really caring in multiple languages. As I’ve waited 4 + years for Kenner Ecto-Googles instructions I’m appreciative of Nikos sharing the instructions. As they were from photos, the multi-language customer service page wasn’t as clear as the “instructions.” I used one of Kenner US versions for the 2 page PDF file.

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Matty Collector PKE Photos

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In December 2010 Matty Collector began getting into producing functioning Ghostbusters “props.” Which I’ve called prop toys in comparison to ghostheads who have the “tools and the talent” to build their own. I’m not one of those ghostheads. I was probably happy to be able to buy the first Ghostbusters tool we see used in Ghostbusters.

December 2010 was technically before Ecto-Containment existed. I wasn’t writing first impressions or Rich Reviews. With Matty Collector prop toys I wouldn’t for at least a couple more years. By then I didn’t see a need to review this P.K.E Meter. I did want to share photos on Ecto-Containment.

In July 2017 as I was moving and selling parts of my collection, I took a dozen photos. Nearly seven years later to its release I’m getting around to sharing photos.

Photo Source: Ecto-Containment HQ

Haynes Insight Ghostbusters Ectomobile Manual

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Earlier this year I wrote that Inside Editions would be publishing (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 29, 2017) a Haynes (UK) Ghostbusters workshop manual. Written by Troy Benjamin and Marc Sumerak. Illustrations by Ian Moores.

Related: Ectomobile Workshop Manual To Be Published. (GBI Blog Post)

I was born long after the 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Miller-Meteor was built. I wouldn’t have seen a Haynes (US) manual in stores for any 1950s Cadillacs, let alone an Ectomobile.

Nearly 60 years later, Haynes, Insight Editions, Sony/Ghost Corps, and ghostheads had the foresight to add to the Ghostbusters franchise. Covering multiple Cadillacs along with vehicle equipment. While that could be enough Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner’s Workshop Manual also delves into Ghostbusters gadgetry.

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New Kenner Collection Write Ups

When I began collecting real Ghostbusters six years ago I eventually wanted to write about them all and include photos. The way I did collect, wanted to write about them, and real life didn’t always allow for that.

Before I moved in July and sold some of my Kenner The Real Ghostbusters collection I took some new photos of toys I hadn’t photographed in previous years. This month I took new photos, some which also hadn’t been photographed. I didn’t necessarily plan to write about them now, that’s what I’ve mostly done.

If I still have the toys I’ve taken new photos, added a new Ecto-Containment “watermark,” and replaced them with older Ectocontainment photos.

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Playmobil US Ghostbusters TV Spots

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I haven’t had satellite in more than a year. Even if I did I wouldn’t have been watching a network of cartoons. Paul R. from Spook Central (Facebook) was and saw a TV spot for Playmobil (US) Ghostbusters sets.

A bit odd, the US version isn’t on Playmobil (YouTube) channel. Although the UK version is. Paul found the US version at iSpot.

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Geeky Monkey 010

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On July 15, 2016 Ghostbusters: Answer The Call premiered to US theaters, adding to 32 years of Ghostbusters history. If you weren’t on this etherial plain or too young between 1984-1997 and are looking for Cliffs Notes about the evolution of Ghostbusters, UK magazine Geeky Monkey has ghostheads covered.

In July 2016 I had never heard of Geeky Monkey. At the time driving just to the Barnes & Nobles locations near the old place wasn’t practical. I wouldn’t have been looking for imported UK magazines anyway.

Related: Empire Ghostbusters Magazine PDFs (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 20, 2017)

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Better Quarters Way Off Campus

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It’s been less than two months since I moved. If you followed a little of the progress through Ecto-Containment’s Facebook page you know that I moved out of Jersey, had to wait for movers to deliver things, hook up internet, and I’ve been watching 1990s professional wrestling.

That didn’t mean I wasn’t reading, listening, and sometimes watching “news from the world ‘o Gozer.” I’ve been wanting to get back to Ecto-Containment so I can write about Ghostbusters and add new content.

If you’ve been here since before July it’s noticeable I updated Ecto-Containment with a new and updated layout. Including updated Ecto-Containment logo and new (in a long time) site browser icon.

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