Spirit Halloween Ghostbusters Props


Yesterday I had some opinions about Spirit Halloween new Ghostbusters costumes. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, August 19, 2019) The post was long and I didn’t have the time before work to talk about Spirit Halloween other Ghostbusters merchandise. This is that post.

Full disclosure I don’t own any of Spirit Halloween’s Ghostbusters items. I use to own Matty Collector Prop Toys and still own a 19 year old Proton Pack replica. Should the time come and it makes “good financial sense,” whether it’s from Spirit Halloween or elsewhere I’d like to own similar items again.


See something strange in the neighborhood? Now you’ll know who to call with this Ghostbusters Walkie Talkie. Grab one for you and all your friends and start feeling like real ghost hunters.

  • Officially licensed
  • Product Saying:
    • “Venkman! I saw it! I saw it! I saw it!”
    • “It’s right here, Ray. It’s looking at me. He’s an ugly little spud, isn’t he?”
    • “I think he can hear you, Ray. Don’t move, it won’t hurt you.”
    • *Slimer charging Venkman*
    • “He slimed me!”
  • Dimensions: 9.38″ H x 2.75″ W x 1.85″ D
  • Battery Type: 2 AA (not included)
  • Material: Plastic
  • Care: Spot clean
  • Imported
  • Note: This is a prop and not a functioning walkie talkie

Opinion: This is an interesting Ghostbusters accessory. It’s basically an 80s style Motorola walkie talkie replica. Fun name. Without their branding. The real deal can be expensive and believe it or not may still work with emergency personnel today.

If you’re putting together a costume…uh uniform and want to duplicate the look and a favorite scene from Ghostbusters, it’s great Spirit Halloween basically made a walkie talkie…with a sound chip.

That’s right, as an officially licensed product, it has 5 lines of dialogue from the only time in Ghostbusters when Peter and Ray (later a bit of Egon) talked over their walkie talkies. Depending on the volume, I feel at a con for example one may not hear the quotes. Also, like a pull string toy from childhood, the lines may get old quick without the rest of Ghostbusters.

I do like that ghost hunters, (really Spirit Halloween) have an included holster. The obvious “no ghost” logo hurts the realism of being a Ghostbuster.

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Matty Collector Neutrino Wand On Sale: Ectocontainment Poll


During the 2013 SDCC, Matty Collector and Epic Movie Creations, an adult brand of Mattel announced an official Ghostbusters Neutrino (Nutrona) Wand. Neutrino was approved by some Sony department. At the end of last week, it went on sale to early access subscribers, where Mattel as always noted it could sell out before its launch date to the general public. Ghostheads and anyone else (without an early access subscription) can buy a Neutrino wand beginning today. At some point these will “sell out,” the unanswered question is will they return? Especially if Matty Collector and Epic Movie Creations design and produce a Proton Pack.

I wasn’t that on the fence about it and have felt for its features, the price is fair. I won’t order one until at least tomorrow. I will most likely review it, like I have with the Ecto-Goggles. I’m not 100% sure I’ll have it in time for Christmas. If you’d like to see two reviews, Pixel Dan and AJ Quick have reviewed their Ghostbusters Neutrino Wands.

If you live outside the United States and Mattel can’t sell direct to your country of origin, AJ Quick has been selling them in the Ghostbusters Fans shop. Other sites, such as Big Bad Toy Store may sell internationally as well. I would definitely recommend reading the fine print, particularly on Matty Collector before placing a order.

I’m taking an informal poll to see if ghostheads have, are or will be buying these. The poll will be open for the next week at least.

Photo Source: mattycollector.com

Matty Collector News: Nutrona Wand Prop Toy


Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters and besides a 30th Anniversary licensing banner from Sony, nothing “30th anniversary” had been announced. Despite reputable quotes in recent interviews from both Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman ghostheads still don’t know if their will be a Ghostbusters III.

Without a new movie or something else that would push the Ghostbusters franchise forward, Mattel stopped making new Ghostbusters figures and were slowly working on what many fans thought would be the last prop toy, the Ecto Goggles.

Before this week it would have been a safe bet to say that ghostheads were looking forward to hearing more about those at this years San Diego Comic Con. While ghostheads like myself have discussed possible Matty Collector prop toys going forward (this was when before everyone knew the Ecto Goggles would be next) most fans couldn’t have suspected Matty Collector, an adult collector’s division of Mattel was going to show off a new prop toy that almost or does overshadow the Ecto Goggles.

Neutrino (really, Nutrona) Wand

The Nutrona Wand as any ghosthead knows is the part of the proton pack that when switched on can trigger the confinement streams to catch the slimers. Matty Collector’s version can sorta do that, in your imagination.

Straight from Mattel

“Negative vibrations from ectoplasmic entities bumming you out? Give them a positive blast with your Neutrino Wand! Developed with Sony Entertainment, this authentically detailed wand delivers vibrations and a force kickback when blasted, light-meter animations on the base that ramp up or down depending on how high you’ve adjusted the proton stream setting, and an extending tip that lights up with orange, red, and yellow LEDs (does not actually shoot a beam).”

“The wand’s buttons and switches are loaded with lights and sounds sampled directly from the Ghostbusters™ films, including the main power on/off switch and the proton stream on/off switch, length-adjuster knob, and “blasting” button. And if total protonic reversal is your thing, then you’ll want to cross the streams and see what happens! Fire two Neutrino Wands at each other and watch the lights change color as the light-up meter transforms to a unique pattern and new sounds and vibration are triggered.”

Mattel’s version of the Nutrona Wand has some inaccuracies from screen used versions. However, at $130 the bells and whistles are priced fairly right. The Nutrona (Neutrino) Wand is currently scheduled for a Fall 2013 release.

If having just a Nutrona Wand wasn’t enough Matty Collector has been displaying a mysterious Ghostbusters item that has ghostheads asking what’s under the black covering? Smaller version of the Proton pack? Mini ECU? Ghostbusters III prototype toys? Belt Gizmo™ prop toy? I speculated from the lines its similar to the “crate” packaging Matty Collector uses with its Ghostbusters prop toys.

Either way we’ll all know sometime today when Mattel is supposed to unveil this new Ghostbusters collectible!

Photo Source: Ghostbusters News