Ghostbusters Cereal To Return



If you believe Walmart, (cereal listing) Ghostbusters cereal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) is returning in time for GHOSTBUSTERS Afterlife. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) Which this year, would have been at the earliest June 11, 2021.

Recently Sony Pictures pushed Ghostbusters Afterlife to November 11, 2021. While some related toys and collectibles have been released, I feel a cereal tie in will be on shelves about the time of the to be determined theatrical release.

Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal is to be made by General Mills. By the (probably not final artwork) I hope the “Kix” balls are stawberry flavor. Which is what Funko Stay-Puft cereal should have tasted like.

If I can find/buy a box at a grocery store I’ll most likely review it.



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Ghostbusters Cereal Coupons


On December 14, 2020 Robert Maxwell Barbieri aka Bobby Eighties (Facebook) posted “vintage Ghostbusters scrapbook material.” Once I saw Bobby’s photos I had to ask about sharing his Ghostbusters Cereal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) coupons. After taking close up photos, editing, a new month, year, and a few cosmetic changes (so far) to Ecto-Containment, I’m happy to co-present 37 year old Ghostbusters cereal coupons in color!

Earlier in the twenty teens I had only seen black and white versions. They originally came from newspapers during the 1980s. Most likely shared by Matthew Jordan of Ghostbusters Wiki. I’ve been wanting to see and share these coupons as I believe I remembered from childhood.

Bobby’s coupons go beyond cereal. Premiums, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 20, 2014) Sweepstakes, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 25, 2014) Stay-Puft apparel, and Toys ‘R Us.

Ads and coupons are mostly in chronological order from dates listed.







Early proof Kraft should have licensed the Stay-Puft brand.


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Print Isn’t Dead, Just Digitally Preserved

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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. Continue reading

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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Mattel New Ghostbusters Toys Information

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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
  • Mayhem

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis: 3-Pack

  • Abby Yates 3-Pack
  • Erin Gilbert 3-Pack
  • Jillian Holtzmann 3-Pack
  • Patty Tolan
  • Ecto Minis
  • Ecto-1

Ghostbusters (2016) Role Playing Toy

  • Proton Pack Projector

Ghostbusters (2016) One Off

  • Slimer with Sounds

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Ghosts

  • Slimer
  • 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.

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NES Ghostbusters, Now You’re Playing With (Proton) Power

While I had a lot of fun with the families Atari, (and earlier game consoles that pre-date Ghostbusters, can’t even imagine) their was still more fun to be had with the Nintendo Entertainment System or as the cool kids still say (back in 1988) NES.

My earliest memories of Nintendo came from my downstairs neighbors. Their were two sons, one closer in age and was kinda my friend. One of those kid friendship kinda things. One day while visiting I guess him and his older brother (also in his kid hood) were playing their NES (the one that came with R.O.B!) and naturally (or it was coincidental) the game was Super Mario Brothers.

While I may have played Mario Brothers in an arcade, I had never experienced a Nintendo. They hadn’t popped up around my class (or school) like Piranha Plants. My gaming graphics were the blocks of Atari (the cover artwork was a thing of beauty) and the monochrome blocks of Intellivision from a much earlier childhood.

I don’t remember if I had to have one immediately. Even if I thought I did, my parents resisted until they couldn’t any more. 😀 I didn’t really need one, fortunately my then neighbors one house over who were more like family also had children. Their sons were even older, the one who was much closer to my age (he may have been almost a teen) had a NES (without R.O.B) and plenty of hours were wasted, um well spent developing all kinds of necessary skills for life.

In either 1987 or sometime in 1988 my parents finally would bestow upon me my very own Nintendo Entertainment System! This was the big gift, the kind of gift you pretty much would get for either a birthday or Christmas. I’m a little fuzzy on the exact month and year. I feel like it was a Christmas present because if I believe the internet my “action set” included the NES with controllers, NES Zapper, (which I still have) and Super Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt cartridge. If we all patiently waited I could have had a “Power Set” bundle instead. I blame Nintendo, even 26 years later.

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