Ecto-Containment July Site Update

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July Updates

If you’ve stopped by Ecto-Containment in the last week, you probably noticed the black piano theme I’ve been using has been replaced. I’ve been wanting to change the layout again for sometime. I’ve been testing different designs. Depending on when you read this, the design in all likely hood has changed again. For personal, creative, and maybe technologic reasons.

While I’ve been doing that I’ve also been preparing a new content update. I haven’t written a single word of it yet. I have taken, organized, and prepared 23 photos. Which haven’t appeared on Ecto-Containment previously. Anticipation is building! :p

I also have a couple of other timely updates planned. One involves a new Ghostbusters collectible to my collection. The other, a new The Real Ghostbusters review.


From The World Of Ecto-Containment

If you live either in New Jersey or close enough to travel, members of Ghostbusters NJ and myself will be at the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show this Sunday, July 17, 2016. This smaller show runs from 10AM-4 PM. JSCBS is in a regional shore area. One could even visit one of the area boardwalks afterwards. With games, oversized food, and beaches along the Atlantic ocean.

GBNJ will have our mobile HQ (i.e.: 3 tables) with enough equipment, ectoplasm, activities, usually Ghostbusters S.W.A.G to give away, (“the kids love us”) with more to display and share. We also usually have multiple ECTOs right outside.

Source: Computer Technology from 2120.

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Hi-C Ecto Cooler Tasting

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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

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My Ghostbusters II Memories

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With the addition of Ghostbusters to Ecto-Containment, really the only piece of the Ghostbusters puzzle (you didn’t tell us their were going to more games) was to write my memories of Ghostbusters II. Which would be different from Ghostbusters. Because of age, The Real Ghostbusters, merchandise, and related experiences around Ghostbusters II premiere.

Photo Source: Ghostbusters International

Origins Of Being A Ghosthead

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When Ecto-Containment was only about The Real Ghostbusters I kept Ghostbusters content to either Ghostbusters International or during the twenty teens iRich, my personal blog/site. That’s where I wrote almost immediately (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, September 1, 2013) about being a ghosthead. A term coined by Norm Gagnon, one of the original fans.

When I expanded Ecto-Containment to be a more general, all purpose Ghostbusters site, a Ghostbusters page was needed. Early in 2016 we return to where it all began.

Photo Source: Ghostbusters International

Extreme Ghostbusters

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When Extreme Ghostbusters premiered on September 1, 1997 somewhere on my aging 13 inch Sharp TV I was officially an adult. I had graduated high school a little more then a year ago. Those responsible adult things had already been set in motion. I had finally gotten my license, taken a real vacation without my parents, bought a car, was in college, and I had my first not in high school job. Minimum wage, oh yeah!

The cartoons I grew up with, that shaped my ’80s childhood were part of my past. Stored in a clutter of awesome memory files. Even a new Ghostbusters cartoon wasn’t exactly on my radar. I’m fuzzy on the whole how I even found out about it. I do remember a friend of mine and I talking about it. Continue reading “Extreme Ghostbusters”

Ecto-Containment In The New Year

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If you’ve been visiting Ecto-Containment (then Ectocontainment) since 2011 you’ve seen the growth of the site technological wise and through its up and down periods. Which were also a reflection of what I was personally going through. As 2014 was nearing the end, (prior to the holidays) I was sorta waiting with Ecto-Containment before working on site content as The Real Ghostbusters (and Ghostbusters news) had slowed down from what it was.

For Ecto-Containment the renewal of the domain was coming up in December. I had briefly considered not renewing it so I could eventually merge Ecto-Containment with Ghostbusters Inc. What if I changed my mind, what if I never do that? I would have run the risk of losing the branding for this site. Continue reading “Ecto-Containment In The New Year”

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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