Yesterday I had some opinions about Spirit Halloween new Ghostbusters costumes. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, August 19, 2019) The post was long and I didn’t have the time before work to talk about Spirit Halloween other Ghostbusters merchandise. This is that post.
Full disclosure I don’t own any of Spirit Halloween’s Ghostbusters items. I use to own Matty Collector Prop Toys and still own a 19 year old Proton Pack replica. Should the time come and it makes “good financial sense,” whether it’s from Spirit Halloween or elsewhere I’d like to own similar items again.
See something strange in the neighborhood? Now you’ll know who to call with this Ghostbusters Walkie Talkie. Grab one for you and all your friends and start feeling like real ghost hunters.
Opinion: This is an interesting Ghostbusters accessory. It’s basically an 80s style Motorola walkie talkie replica. Fun name. Without their branding. The real deal can be expensive and believe it or not may still work with emergency personnel today.
If you’re putting together a costume…uh uniform and want to duplicate the look and a favorite scene from Ghostbusters, it’s great Spirit Halloween basically made a walkie talkie…with a sound chip.
That’s right, as an officially licensed product, it has 5 lines of dialogue from the only time in Ghostbusters when Peter and Ray (later a bit of Egon) talked over their walkie talkies. Depending on the volume, I feel at a con for example one may not hear the quotes. Also, like a pull string toy from childhood, the lines may get old quick without the rest of Ghostbusters.
I do like that ghost hunters, (really Spirit Halloween) have an included holster. The obvious “no ghost” logo hurts the realism of being a Ghostbuster.
You’ll be ready to handle any ghost in these official Ghostbusters gloves. When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, you’ll be the one who gets called.
Opinion: I’m not sure if these are new for 2019. I get why the costume company licensed “Ghostbusters gloves.” They’re just a kind of gloves right? The ones from Ghostbusters are basically chemical gloves. I have an old pair I bought in person at a hardware store in the 20th century.
The idea is sound, for the price, (before shipping and applicable taxes) real chemical gloves can cost less. Spirit Halloween usually offers discounts. If one was buying more than one item, these costume gloves could be an inexpensive Ghostbusters accessory to help complete a Ghostbusters uniform.
Your favorite Ghostbusters character is alive! This life-size Terror Dog replica will make all of your guests stare in fear and give them a thrill as its eyes light up a glowing red. Once the beast is unleashed, we suggest you run while you can! It could be too late once this demonic dog has you in its grip!
Opinion: As a ghosthead from a young age I never thought I’d see I guess a 1:1 (sorta) replica prop of a terror dog. How they never scared me as a child I’ll never know. Like other high end Ghostbusters collectibles one needs cash while possibly ignoring responsibilities, maybe an understanding family, and room for display. Also schedule time to dust this often.
Part of the problem with a terror dog replica, well their were 2 of them! Each one in Ghostbusters was a bit different. For an officially licensed static prop replica, it looks great. I wouldn’t want it sitting on my bed during a party I’m imagining.
Really Spirit Halloween, your description left out, “Okay, who brought the dog?” I sentence thee to watch Ghostbusters for 31 days.
Their will probably be one more Spirit Halloween post until or if I own any Ghostbusters merchandise from them.