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.
Four years ago I wrote a four page, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, August 12, 2013) Ecto-Containtment feature about Kenner’s Ecto-Plazm, slime toy alternatives, and something I still enjoy, Nickelodeon Slime!
Like all good things, Gak and Slime! from Nickelodeon weren’t always going to be sold either on-line or in stores. I was a little surprised when I saw on Facebook in the last 4 months Nick brought back slime!, that glows and is shaped like a foreign germ. As opposed to the “secret of the ooze” canister version.
Their is also a secondary shape that reminds me of a frozen popsicle.
Before their could ever be a The Real Ghostbusters version of ECTO-1 from Kenner, their had to be a prototype and approval from guys in casual apparel.
An internal photo print of said prototype was posted by the Facebook group, Ghostbusters Incorporated Worldwide. This proto Ecto-1 is based off the The Real Ghostbusters promo. It still looks cool, feels delicate and doesn’t appear it would fit a single figure, let alone three. Remember a Real Ghostbuster of your choosing usually sat in the gunner chair up on the roof of Ecto-1.
I wonder if internal photos of proto first series hero figures are out there.
30 years ago today The Real Ghostbusters aired to the delight of ghostheads. Episode 1, the infamous Ghosts ‘ R Us is somewhat of a origin story and in 21 minutes explains why they’re The Real Ghostbusters!
For 7 seasons our animated Ghostbustin’ heroes went on adventures (along with originally that green guy) 6 days a week. The guys couldn’t do it alone. Janine not only ran the office, (equipment not standard at other offices) when the need arose was a Ghostbuster in her own right. With animated business mostly good on and off screen Louis would join the team to handle the fictional records. And continue practicing his Ghostbusters skills.
Lee Hall aka hallpaleo recently scanned (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, March 21, 2016) his Ghostbusters Firehouse/Station decal sheet. To follow was an original Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse instructions.
This morning Lee Hall provided scans of his instructions. For me it was like discovering an ancient scroll lost to time. I’ve cleaned the 6 page instructions up, converted them to a PDF file, and upload them to Ecto-Containment.
We’re now one step closer to completing Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters instructions.
Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Original Instructions PDF. (63 MB)
On Ghostbusters 29th anniversary I added a not so coincidental update to Ecto-Containment. The instructions (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 8, 2013) for Kenner‘s Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ/Station.
At the time I couldn’t share its decal sheet as the previous owner had applied them about a year earlier. Then over the weekend because a ghosthead needed a copy of Kenner’s Ghost Nabber instructions, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, May 28, 2013) a conversation began which leads to today.
Lee Hall aka hallpaleo scanned his Ghostbusters Firehouse/Station decal sheet, cleaned it up, and provided it for ghostheads. All I’ve basically done is made his scan a PDF file and added it to Ecto-Containment.
The high res file is somewhat on the large side, smaller then the files I downloaded.
Thanks so much again Lee Hall!
I had been keeping this under (shrink) wraps in part until I knew I could talk more about Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History. (Ghostbusters Inc. Blog Post, January 5, 2015)
During the summer I was contacted by PR By The Book, a public relations firm who represents Insight Editions. The discussion via email was about having a review copy and promoting the book. Which I’ve been doing at least since January. Unless I misunderstood I thought an abbreviated copy would be arriving. One day in August I’m heading out and there was a package.
I had to leave, I was excited to get back to open the box. Inside was a copy of Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Daniel Wallace. I did what most fans would do, look through the entire book. Then I did what most of us feel we wouldn’t need to do, take 40 photos. Continue reading