Updated Ghostbusters Official Fan Club Membership Card

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On July 3, 1984 as The United States was celebrating independence, Mark Lister and Jim Garvey founded the official Ghostbusters Fan Club. (GBI Blog Post, June 8, 2014)

Related: Ghostbusters Official Fan Club. (Spook Central)

For about the price of a streaming subscription today, ($8.95 USD in 1984) ghostheads received a number of items, including a membership card. A high res version surfaced on February 2, 2018 thanks to Lance Dobersek. I wrote more about the original membership card (GBI Blog Post, April 28, 2018) at Ghostbusters International..

Since Lance Dobersek tweeted his scans I wanted to recreate the ID card as original as possible. The was the idea until I was looking at Pixelmator and was thinking if Mark Lister and Jim Garvey were creating the club today they would have more “tools and talent.” For practically free.

The original card is Ghostbusters history. That’s why I uploaded Lance’s scans and with very little touch up created a blank for ghostheads to fill in their own names.

With my thinking and 2018 in mind I created a version in the spirit of the original. With a lot of text it took time to “get it right.”

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Ghostbusters Celebrates 32 Anniversary

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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.

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Ghostheads: A Ghostbusters Documentary

I heard about Ghostheads in the last year. At the time I dismissed it. Hear me out. It was and is a great idea for a documentary. With the film exploring ghostheads, franchises, and Ghostbusters culture impact from around the world unless their was expendable income, to quote Ghostbusters, “Where we gonna get the money?”

Writer and Director Brendan Mertens (also a ghosthead himself) had a plan. Use a fund raising site where ghostheads could “actually make this happen.” Ok, so I paraphrased slightly. Continue reading “Ghostheads: A Ghostbusters Documentary”

LEGO Ideas Isn’t Moving Forward With Sergio’s Ghostbusters Firehouse

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LEGO has announced the product or products they’ll be moving forward with from LEGO Ideas. Unfortunately, not that surprising they didn’t choose Sergio Herencias’ Ghostbusters Firehouse. (GB Inc. Blog Post) If we’re not getting Ghostbusters HQ yet, what will LEGO Idea will they make?

LEGO Ideas #011 WALL-E

Big congratulations to Angus MacLane who created this blocky version of everyone’s favorite hopelessly romantic robot. MacLane is a Pixar animator and director, who actually worked on the WALL-E film. He created the model during the WALL-E production, and submitted it to LEGO Ideas in hopes of it becoming a set. Your hopes and dreams for WALL-E have come true, as the creation will become the next LEGO Ideas product.

Getting an official Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse isn’t over until Lego Wall-E cleans up a world full of colored bricks. Continue reading “LEGO Ideas Isn’t Moving Forward With Sergio’s Ghostbusters Firehouse”

The Real Ghostbusters Vintage Style Shelf Talkers

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Last month thanks to JBlake and originally Kenner I was able to share photos from The Real Ghostbusters Ghost Center. I didn’t think I’d be talking about anything ‘Ghost Center’ related within a month.

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Custom Ghostbusters Lego Fire House Featuring Containment Room

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Not sure how I missed this, in August 2014 (whoops) ghosthead bobewan posted pictures of his custom Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse. Its based on instructions found on the interwebs. Building a Ghostbusters Firehouse from LEGOs in itself is pretty great. When its a gift for his son at Christmas its brought to another level.

From bobewan:

Hello All, wanted to share pics of the LEGO MOCs I made my son last christmas. I found instructions for the Firestation online but tweaked it so it would be longer and have more room for interior play. these aren’t the best pics. I need to take better ones. let me know what you think.

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If Funko Were To Make The Real Ghostbusters Pops!

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I haven’t really wondered what The Real Ghostbusters figures could look like if Funko were to make them. I’ve been more concerned with trying to complete the actual Ghostbusters Movie Pops! (iRich) figures.

I did think by now we would have heard Funko could be releasing Janine, (Ghostbusters) Dana, (probably as Gatekeeper) and Louis. Again, probably as his Keymaster version.

While I’ve slowly been collecting Ghostbusters Movie Pops and thinking of more Ghostbusters Pops, ghosthead Austin Brooks was busy designing would be The Real Ghostbusters Pops!. Continue reading “If Funko Were To Make The Real Ghostbusters Pops!”