Magical ink allows cold Ecto Cool to appear as its been slimed!
Earlier in the week I received my order of Ecto Cooler cans (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 13, 2016) from Amazon. I thought the following day I’d have my first taste of real (in packaging/branding) Ecto Cooler in at least 25 years. Compared to when I was 8, a few decades later I felt I should wait at least one more day. Both Wednesday and Thursday prior to lunch I was out. When I came back my beverage priority was Coca~Cola.
Today I washed a Coke glass from the era and opened a can of Hi-C Ecto Cooler! :O
Towards the end of April, Hi-C launched their on-line marketing campaign (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 25, 2016) for Ecto Cooler return. With a tentative release date on May 30, 2016. Tentative as chain grocery retailers still might not have received the infamous juice box. While many of us, including myself have yet to see the “drink of childhood” in stores, cans are a different story.
Ecto Cooler in its 11.5 ounce can is available at Cinemark, as they seem to be the official move theater for Ghostbusters (2016). If a Cinemark location requires an overnight for you, ghostheads can order from Amazon, (if you’re a prime member) northeast US chain Shop Rite, H-E-B, and coming soon Walmart.
Ghostbusters premiered to us regular folks (non celebs) on June 8, 1984. In recent years unofficially and officially the date has become Ghostbusters Day. Naturally its even more official during a milestone year for the Ghostbusters franchise. As ghostheads, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and their partners honor and celebrates not only Ghostbusters past, its present as well.
What can we all be part of for Ghostbusters Day this year? Sony Pictures Entertainment has a handy press release.
Over at GBI in the Ghost Corps Mattel Display (GBI Blog Post, April 16, 2016) on May 1, 2016 in the comments section I added the new toys with pricing if I knew them. Today thanks to Matthew Jordan who oversees the Ghostbusters Wiki and David Boozer we now have further information.
May 1, 2016
Ghostbusters (2016) 6″ Figures
- Abby Yates
- Erin Gilbert
- Jillian Holtzmann
- Patty Tolan
- Stay Puft Balloon Ghost
- Rowan The Destroyer
Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis: 3-Pack
- Abby Yates 3-Pack
- Erin Gilbert 3-Pack
- Jillian Holtzmann 3-Pack
- Patty Tolan
- Ecto Minis
Ghostbusters (2016) Role Playing Toy
Ghostbusters (2016) One Off
Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Ghosts
- Rat Ghost
- Splitting Ghost
Ghostbusters Hot Wheels
- Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 2-Pack
- Ecto-1 and Ecto-1A 2-Pack
Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis
- Mystery Box (One Character per box, 12 (or
13?) to collect) *Amazon is selling them. Amerang Uk has a 24 pack of
them listed. Confirmed May 1st release date on Ebay.
Exciting news today as ghostheads found out (thanks to GBNJ member Kenneth) not only is Hi-C Ecto-Cooler coming, the marketing campaign has started! Though I suppose before we get into the fun stuff, (my past kid self disapproves) let’s take a brief look at the business side.
Why are we getting Ecto-Cooler in 2016? Charles Torrey, Vice President, Minute Maid/Hi-C Brands, Coca-Cola North America has the answer.
“Hi-C Ecto Cooler fueled a pop culture phenomenon that is well remembered and beloved by fans to this day,” said Charles Torrey, Vice President, Minute Maid/Hi-C Brands, Coca-Cola North America. “Sony Pictures was extremely enthusiastic about bringing it back for this special occasion, and the timing of the upcoming Ghostbusters film made this the exact right time.”
Related: More business like stuff: BusinessWire Ecto Cooler article.
Sony Pictures Entertainment premiered Ghostbusters (2016) trailer, (GBI Blog Post, March 3, 2016) followed by the first official international trailer. (GBI Blog Post, March 10, 2016) Since then additional international trailers have been released. I’ve been adding them to GBI’s blog post about them. Including the much shorter Japanese trailer.
The second US version of Ghostbusters Stay-Puft marshmallows.
You may remember in October I wrote a few posts about Ghostbusters confectionaries. (Ecto-Containment Tag) That is if you live in either the UK or a country where they can be shipped to. Since I imagine the cost of shipping candy which will either melt or expire could be very costly for an international company, in North America we either wrote about them or dealt with our emotions. Or both. 😀
One of those confectionaries, Stay-Puft Marshmallows. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 13, 2015) Continue reading