After eating and writing about new Ghostbusters breakfast cereals, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, July 16, 2019) yesterday it’s time to write and eat about new Ghostbusters candy.
In the past a company or two (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 13, 2015) made Ghostbusters candy, if you lived in the United Kingdom. What about the 327.2 million (as of 2018) US residents? Everyone loves Ghostbusters and candy.
I patiently waited (sure) and during Ghostbusters 35th anniversary Astor Chocolate produced not 1, but 2 Ghostbusters candy bars.
- Ectoplasmic Residue, Slimer themed.
- Stay Puft Marshmallow.
In 2019 for Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Funko made not 1, but 2 Ghostbusters branded cereals. The first, Ghostbusters Slimer Funko’s. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, July 16, 2019) The second and probably final Funko’s Ghostbusters cereal was in association with The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Corporation. Well, if it really existed.
In 1985 Ralston brought us Ghostbusters cereal. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) In 1990 after the Ghostbusters franchise went into a type of slumber, (also personally know to me as “the dark times”) our beloved cereal had disappeared.
Ghostbusters and its fandom would grow, anniversaries would see new merchandise, including things we could eat (GBI Blog Post, February 21, 2016) and drink. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 17, 2016) Sure, Twinkies are snack food. It isn’t breakfast. When would ghostheads be able to have not expired and inexpensive Ghostbusters cereal again?
Enter toy (and cereal maker?) company Funko. In 2018 the Pops! company whom had already made plenty of Ghostbusters figures, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, December 28, 2014) began producing Funko’s. Cereals based on licensed properties which probably already had a Pop! figure or 22.
The one Funko’s cereal that was missing, Ghostbusters. During a sorta off Ghostbusters anniversary, ghostheads had to maybe eat strange waffles instead.
What a difference a year makes. In 2019 Ghostbusters turned thirty five and decided it had a lot to do for this year and next year. To start a new day off right, it’s time for Funko’s. Ghostbusters. Slimer. Cereal!
Iconic angry face version of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man! Press the plushy (not made of actual marshmallows) tummy to hear Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters! Each plush measures approximately 9-inches tall. “When there’s something strange, in the neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Plush comes from a smoke free and pet free residence.
In 2011 Matty Collector went beyond our childhood nostalgia, recreating (Real) Ghostbusters figures based on the kind of figures kids had in 1970 something.
I had all 4 Retro-Action The Real Ghostbusters. I sold Retro-Action Peter, Egon, and Winston in previous years. Retro-Action Ray, “the heart” of the Retro-Action Real Ghostbusters could make a great addition to a collection or for a ghosthead in the 21st Century to play with.
“Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Travel back in time with the Retro-Action Ghostbusters Figure Collection Character styling based on the popular animated TV series “The Real Ghostbusters,” from the 1980s Captures the look and feel of nostalgic soft-body figures from the ’70s and ’80s Features 8″ nostalgic action figure in authentic cloth retro-styling with signature Ghostbusters accessory.” Thin card has some shelf wear. Figure comes from a smoke free and pet free residence.
Retro-Action Janine Melnitz & Retro-Action Samhain are the only Matty Collector Retro-Action figures from series 2. They were released in 2011 as a “2 pack.” Eventually appearing at Toys ‘R Us. Which is where I bought this set. Retro-Action Janine Melnitz & Retro-Action Samhain hasn’t been opened. Includes a “to scale” Slimer, Proton Pack, Ghost Trap, P.K.E Meter, Specter Detector, and 22″ Firehouse Diorama! Figures come from a smoke free and pet free residence.
I’ve added a new item (link removed as EGBs Ecto-1 has been sold) to the Ecto-Containment Store. Around 2012 I bought an Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto-1 sealed in box, until 2015.
Now, during Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary, it was for sale.
ø Firing Pop-Up Missile Launcher! ø Blazing Lights & Action Sounds! ø Awesome Action Ghost Trap! ø Fits All “EGB” Action Figures! I’ve owned this Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto-1 in box since around 2012. It was sealed in box until I opened it in 2015 for review on Ecto-Containment. EGB Ecto-1 comes with original packaging and includes accessories. Please see photos and review for more about Extreme Ghostbusters Ecto-1! Vehicle comes from a smoke free and pet free residence.
In the first attempt (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, February 13, 2018) at having an on-line store, things didn’t go as well as I would have liked. That came down to not having a real/direct way through Ecto-Containment to process payments.
More Matty and other Ghostbusters collectibles to be added. Thank you for checking out the Store. If you have a question or are looking for something, please comment or email me at: spengs @ ecto-containment . com.
With recent updates to Ecto-Containment it has a more personal and preferable layout. It includes more space with additional features, is free from ads*, (no more hopefully medical ads!) and finally allows for me to sell directly at Ecto-Containment.
*I can monetize ads. I haven’t really looked into it. I may try it, I’m not sure I want ads.
If you’ve visited Ecto-Containment, Ghostbusters International, multiple other Ghostbusters sites I had a hand in, or my former personal site iRich you know that it’s a lot of sites which had or has a lot of Ghostbusters content, and I had kept non Ghostbusters content to just iRich.
That was changing and has changed. Ghostbusters will always be at the center of Ecto-Containment. I have other interests and occasionally like to write about them. At times to me they didn’t quite fit into the feel of Ecto-Containment. This week I “finally” figured that out. I made new, old blog posts and updated Ecto-Containment to reflect the changes.
When Ghostbusters was celebrating its 24th anniversary I began to preserve out of print Ghostbusters content, adding it to then Ectocontainment. Trivia: I’m pretty sure it was The Real Ghostbusters Jumbo Coloring Book. (PDF file) I didn’t even have a physical copy of it! In 2011 I did have plenty of physical Real/Ghostbusters out of print materials to preserve. Mainly my legacy with The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s) and NOW The Real Ghostbusters comics. They were originally hosted at Ectocontainment, later Ecto-Containment. The digital files would evolve thanks to ghostheads Matthew Jordan and Paul Rudoff. From then to present day as I had or was given permission to share “newer” physical content I did and would.
Originally my files were so large I didn’t have enough space to host them all at Ecto-Containment. Even with a team effort and so I could host other files here I made the decision to move all the preservation files from the basement to upstairs. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 22, 2015)
All periodicals have been at Ghostbusters Firehouse for the last 4 years to this day. I’ve always wanted to bring it all back to Ecto-Containment. That was my plan. Today on my day off that’s exactly what I did. Read More
Various Actors From Original 1984 Film And Ghostbusters II To Make Rare Appearances At Live Event On Sony Pictures Studio Lot Celebrating Ghostbusters’ 35th Anniversary
CULVER CITY, Calif., April 22, 2019 — From actors who portrayed “Slimer,” “Gozer” and bit parts to stunt doubles and visual effects crew, 11 of the less heralded men and women who made Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II into the flagship films of one of cinema’s most beloved franchises have been added to Ghostbusters Fan Fest, presented by Wizard World, set for June 7-8 on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. In addition, Violet Ramis Stiel, daughter of Ghostbusters writer and actor Harold Ramis, and author of Ghostbusters Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis will attend.
The event, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the original film and 30th of Ghostbusters II, today announced that the following have confirmed attendance from Ghostbusters: actors Mark Bryan Wilson (“Slimer”), Billy Bryan (“Stay Puft”), Jennifer Runyon (“female student”), Timothy Carhart (“violinist”), Steve Tash (“male student”), Tom Morga (stunt double, “Dr. Egon Spengler,” others), Tony Cecere (stunts); crew: Steve Johnson (visual effects/sculptor). From Ghostbusters II, appearing are actors Robin Shelby (“Slimer”), Tim Lawrence (“Scoleri brother”) and Jim Fye (“Scoleri brother”).
The supporting cast and crew, who will participate in fan Q&As, join a lineup of celebrities headlined by Ghostbusters (1984) stars Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), director and producer Ivan Reitman and upcoming 2020 Ghostbusters film director and co-writer Jason Reitman, theme song singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr., as well as a non-stop series of interactive experiences, live music, costumes, meetups, impersonators, reenactors and more all day.
Other popular guests from the Ghostbusters universe scheduled to attend include William Atherton (“Walter Peck,” Ghostbusters), Joe Medjuck (producer, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, The Real Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: ATC), Sheldon Kahn (editor, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II), Maurice LaMarche (“Dr. Egon Spengler,” The Real Ghostbusters), Dave Coulier (“Dr. Peter Venkman,” The Real Ghostbusters), and Frank Welker (“Dr. Raymond Stantz,” “Slimer,” The Real Ghostbusters).
In 2011 I began preserving The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s) (Ghostbusters Firehouse section) from my physical collection. The project wouldn’t have started or evolved without Paul Rudoff (Spook Central) or Matthew Jordan (Ghostbusters Wiki). The project as I knew it has been completed long since Ghostbusters had its 30th anniversary.
“Five years later” as Paul completed his RGBs Magazine collection he contacted us about a regular cover for Fall 1989. (Ghostbusters Firehouse page) The physical issue I have and had scanned. Which I suppose is a variant cover. Best I can recall from childhood, I had the variant cover which advertised the included “Fun & Fitness” supplement.