Ghostbusters Artbook To Be Released In May 2020


To help celebrate Ghostbusters legacy (and an upcoming movie, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) Printed In Blood is producing the above Ghostbusters Artbook.

Printed in Blood is proud to present Ghostbusters: Artbook—an exclusive, fully illustrated celebration of the iconic film franchise, featuring hundreds of unique art pieces from creators all over the world.

Celebrating the legacy of the pop culture classic, Ghostbusters, this deluxe, hardcover art book features an ectoplasmic jackpot of brand-new, exclusive artwork inspired by the most iconic paranormal investigators in cinematic history. Bringing together brilliant artists from animation, comics, fine art, and beyond, Ghostbusters: Artbook showcases incredible artwork inspired by the iconic 1984 film. Filled with unique interpretations of fan-favorite characters such as the Ghostbusting team, Slimer, Gozer, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, this deluxe art book shows that decades later there’s still only one team to call—Ghostbusters!

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Ghostbusters Limited Edition Loot Crate


In May the box subscription service  Loot Crate announced a new Limited Edition Crate. One that would celebrate the Ghostbusters film franchise for both the 20 and 21 centuries. With Ghostbusters (2016) on the horizon from Columbia Pictures, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, new and “classic” merchandise could mean an all Ghostbusters crate was indeed possible.

Last month around Ghostbusters 32 anniversary ghostheads were able to place their orders. Personally I don’t subscribe to any subscription box services. For a limited edition all Ghostbusters collectibles, I wouldn’t normally need to give buying  a second thought. I did as with Ghostbusters (2016) being the shiny new Ghostbusters movie I knew their could be more Ghostbusters (2016) collectibles then GHOSTBUSTERS ones.

I decided if their was one or more items I didn’t want I could sell hopefully for a small profit. I took a plunge into a river of Ghostbusters collectible. Which shipped in early July and arrived from California a little earlier this week.

Before I talk about the items and show 22 additional photos I will provide the following:

Handy Disclaimer

If you ordered this Limited Edition Loot Crate and either haven’t received your order yet and would like the element of surprise to have your own enjoyment, you may want to read my reviews of other Ghostbusters collectibles. They can be found under iRich.

Possible spoilers ahead.

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Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter Art


Last August mobile gaming company Beeline brought ghostheads, Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, August 20, 2015)

Earlier this month a couple of the artists, Joel Hartman and Dan Francis shared their Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter art through their respective sites.


Jackson Gee & Ross Hughes RGB Art

Calgary artists Jackson Gee and Ross Hughes created this piece of The Real Ghostbusters art.

It feels like his inspiration came of course from the series with a mix of comic art from Legion which was penciled by Steve Kurth and inked by Serge LaPointe. Original website text in French.


Here’s what Jackson said about the piece:

The Sandman was kinda scary. This cartoon was one of my faves of all time. Pen and ink by me colour done by the Ross Hughes.

Photo Source: Jackson Gee

Kenner ECTO-1A Original Box Artwork

Naturally on an important day for Ecto-Containment (because its about me :p) a Kenner and The Real Ghostbusters collectible surfaces. As Kenner held the license (would be cool to see that contract on-line) for basically every Ghostbusters toy of the era (just about would never happen today) and Ghostbusters II brought us a new vehicle (ECTO-1A) and equipment (Slime Blower) Kenner had the opportunity to design/update their ECTO-1.

As I’ve previously written about Kenner’s ECTO-1A is their ECTO-1 with new stickers. Something that bothered me if I thought too much about it at 12 years old. I’ve come to understand as an adult it might have been a financial drain for Kenner to design part of the new roof equipment. It wasn’t like the toys were suppose to be movie accurate. They’re toys, not the mostly over $100 USD collectibles we’ve had since.


Even if ECTO-1A had excessive new decals, it was a new product and new packaging requires art. I might have bought just a cardboard box back then that read “New Ghostbusters toy.” Adults won’t, as Kenner knew a lot better then me, their talented and creative associates came up with the above art/copy for the front of the box.

I think if the 86% of my brain dedicated to Ghostbusters remembers, this artwork was for sale on eBay during the late 20th Century. Most ghostheads haven’t seen it since, now in the twenty teens thanks to Kenner Collector‘s Dan Flarida, he’s written and posted detailed photos of this ECTO-1A original box artwork.

Photo Source: Kenner Collector