Lee’s Toy Review Issue 184

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As part of Lee’s Toy Review Issue #184 from February 2008, Lee’s had a guide to collecting The Ghost Busters (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, February 26, 2017) and Ghostbusters toys that included up to that time Ghostbusters 20th anniversary.

I may have a vague recollection of seeing this at Borders, as I wasn’t really collecting at the time and didn’t read Lee’s Toy Review, I didn’t buy a copy. Since then I had mostly forgotten about it.

Recently David Boozer, who runs The Ghostbusters Vault scanned his copy for ghostheads. I’ve lightly cleaned the scans and made a PDF copy. The just Ghostbusters content with covers is 11 pages and comes in at 152 MB.

What’s somewhat interesting to me is that Lee’s didn’t have or couldn’t find some photos for Kenner‘s The Real Ghostbusters toys in 2008. It’s possible even with search engines they didn’t necessarily have permission to publish said photos. Or product photos weren’t on-line.

Lee’s Toy Review (Ghostbusters Firehouse PDF) has been added to Ghostbusters Firehouse The Magazine Rack.

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Ghostbusters II Selects Series 6 Pre-Orders

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Pre-orders for Diamond Select Toys Ghostbusters Series 6 are available to pre-order on-line.

From Big Bad Toy Store:

A Diamond Select Release! It’s the 15th-anniversary of the Select action figure format, and DST is continuing one of its most successful Select lines to date! With the 15-figure Rooftop diorama completed, DST is starting a new diorama-building series of Ghostbusters movie action figures, based on 1989’s Ghostbusters 2!

Series 6 will include Ray Stantz in his gray jumpsuit and gear, Louis Tully in his tan jumpsuit and gear, and Vigo the Carpathian. Plus, each figure includes pieces from a new diorama so fans can start to build the sign and doors from the Ghostbusters’ fire house headquarters!

Fire house parts will be inluded with the 15 figures total in Series 6-10, and these diorama pieces are exclusive to the speciality market. Each figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Series 6 features Ray Stantz, Louis Tully as a Ghostbuster, and Vigo are expected to be available sometime in November 2017.

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Playmobil Ghostbusters IDs

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Although kids and thirty somethings could Playmobil (US) Ghostbusters without an ID, we all know IDs are fun. Especially Ghostbusters ones.

That’s why Playmobil created a mostly automated Ghostbusters ID generator. (English Language) You or kids (please get permission) can use your own photos or a choice of Playmobil Ghostbusters figures. Once an ID or two have are to your liking, you can even print it out!

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Dinosaur Species Named After Zuul

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Get ready for part of a fictional essay I could have written in 3rd grade. And if Ghostbusters II had been around in 1985. Dinosaurs use to look like big lizards. Zuul, called a dog is “some kind of big lizard.”

Long before Ghostbusters and afterwards scientists/paleontologists have discovered more details about different species of dinosaurs. While some looked like something the Ghostbusters could have battled I never would have thought a race of dinosaurs would look “close enough” to a Terror Dog to be named after the minion of Gozer.

An armored dinosaur species, technically an ankylosaur once roamed present day northern Montana eating plants like there wouldn’t be a tomorrow.

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Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2017 Ghostbusters Logo

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This years Las Vegas Licensing Expo is the week of May 23-25. In preparation of movie studios such as Sony Pictures attending, an image surfaced featuring the above new Ghostbusters “no ghost” logo. Which as ghostheads have pointed out gives off a 1980s Kenner vibe. Does that mean Sony and Ghost Corps (Facebook) has some retro toys up their flightsuit sleeves? Subliminally could this be about the upcoming Ghostbusters animated movie and/or animated series?

Believe it or not two years from now the time will be upon us all when the Ghostbusters franchise celebrates 35 years of being “ready to believe you.” 2019 is also significant as Ghostbusters II turns 30.

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Ecto-Containing Laser Video

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At the very end of January, Paul R. from Spook Central shared a Ghostbusters video in part as ghosthead Lanny White had asked him for it. Prior, I had a lesser quality copy which I had kinda forgotten about.

SFX Museum Vol. 1 is part of a feature that’s on the Japanese Laserdisc version of Ghostbusters. I don’t personally know if was featured on any North American Ghostbusters Laserdiscs.

The SFX feature is in English with Japanese subtitles. The four interviews in the feature talk about Ghostbusters special effects with Ivan Reitman, Michael C. Gross, Richard Edlund, and John Bruno.

With permission I’ve uploaded SFX Museum Vol. 1 to Ecto-Containment’s YouTube channel. It’s also under the newly created Lasers page.

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