As part of Lee’s Toy Review Issue #184 from February 2008, Lee’s had a guide to collecting The Ghost Busters (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, February 26, 2017) and Ghostbusters toys that included up to that time Ghostbusters 20th anniversary.
I may have a vague recollection of seeing this at Borders, as I wasn’t really collecting at the time and didn’t read Lee’s Toy Review, I didn’t buy a copy. Since then I had mostly forgotten about it.
Recently David Boozer, who runs The Ghostbusters Vault scanned his copy for ghostheads. I’ve lightly cleaned the scans and made a PDF copy. The just Ghostbusters content with covers is 11 pages and comes in at 152 MB.
What’s somewhat interesting to me is that Lee’s didn’t have or couldn’t find some photos for Kenner‘s The Real Ghostbusters toys in 2008. It’s possible even with search engines they didn’t necessarily have permission to publish said photos. Or product photos weren’t on-line.
Lee’s Toy Review (Ghostbusters Firehouse PDF) has been added to Ghostbusters Firehouse The Magazine Rack.
Inside Editions is publishing a new Ghostbusters hardcover for an October release. Ghostbusters Ectomobile is a technical manual for Ghostbusters vehicles and equipment. Written by ghostheads Troy Benjamin and Marc Sumerak.
At least six months ago as Halloween was approaching I was busy at times getting ready to go on vacation, between future day and a couple days before Halloween. I knew I wanted to write about (then) Halloween Ghostbusters gift bags. In somewhat of a backlog clean up I’ve thought Ghostbusters gifts bags don’t just have to be for Halloween parties and trick-or-treaters.
From the creative and professional Artsy-Fartsy Mama comes the Ghostbusters® Halloween BOO bag.
So 5 days ago I scanned my physical copy of Empire UK from June 2016. As in my search beforehand I didn’t come across a free digital version. My scans were the covers, inside content, and thankfully just the Ghostbusters articles. After converting the files into pretty high-res and very large PDFs they were added (Ghostbusters Firehouse Blog Post, April 15, 2017) to Ghostbusters Firehouse.
Unbeknownst to me and I’m guessing most ghostheads the real, full PDF from Empire UK, June 2016 had been added to some archive of internet. I only found that out after Paul R. from Spook Central sent me an email.
Ghostheads usually can improve on what’s already been done.
Recently after writing about UK fast food franchise Wimpy and their Ghostbusters II kids meal commercial (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, March 31, 2017) I was wondering if ghostheads had a digital copy of UK magazine Empire from June 2016. That also had me thinking about MAD Movie Classics (Ghostbusters Firehouse Blog Post, February 7, 2015) special. I asked at Ecto-Containment’s Facebook page if someone had a digital copy of either publication. While their hasn’t been an exact match yet, ghosthead Alex Newborn shared scans from one of his Facebook albums.
Within the one album were scans of Ghostbusters articles from People Weekly, Cracked, and MAD magazines. With Alex Newborn’s permission I’ve saved the files, cleaned them up some where necessary and made PDF files of just the Ghostbusters periodicals.
Six new magazines have been added to the Magazine Rack. (Ghostbusters Firehouse) Where I’ve organized magazines, comics, a coloring book, and more by month and year. Some exceptions apply with Ghostbusters: The Video Game. (Ghostbusters Firehouse)
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
Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis: 3-Pack
- Abby Yates 3-Pack
- Erin Gilbert 3-Pack
- Jillian Holtzmann 3-Pack
- Patty Tolan
- Ecto Minis
Ghostbusters (2016) Role Playing Toy
Ghostbusters (2016) One Off
Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Ghosts
- 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.
After writing about Inside Editions’ Ghostbusters journal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 18, 2016) I found two additional Ghostbusters hardcovers are coming this year, from Ghostbusters licensee Factory Entertainment. Continue reading