Three weeks ago toy author and collector Matt George of Geeks Antiques (Instagram) posted photos of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters toys from Toy Fair in 1988. In a time before social media, not everybody could have been there or seen this kind of presentation. While this sweet event was in in progress, I was probably 11. It would have been awesome to have seen these photos in real life. In my 4th decade… Read More
Originally posted on January 2, 2020 at Ghostbusters International. Ghostbusters International and an affiliated franchise are most likely already in your city. And easily accessible through your internet or telecommunications provider. As its been a number of years since GBI as a company and club has had a domain name, the time is right for GBI to not just have a dot wordpress dot com url. It’s 2020, twenty twenty. Let that sink… Read More
Full Disclosure: I don’t own any apparel from Naked & Famous Denim. I basically wanted to talk about their licensed products with my opinions. On October 21, 201.. (different franchise) Canadian apparel company Naked & Famous Denim released their line of at times Japanese inspired (I think) Ghostbusters apparel. “That’s cool.” I had never heard of them and shrugged them off as another expensive brand kinda slapping Ghostbusters on their jean jackets. The… Read More
Maybe a coincidence. :p Reckless Abandonment Pictures produced and published their stop motion tribute (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2019) to The Real Ghostbusters. Ten days later in time for Halloween Playmobil has released their animation version (naturally in the Playmobil style/universe style) of the iconic The Real Ghostbusters opening. Like with Playmobil’s Ghostbusters animation, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, February 2, 2017) ghostheads wonder if Playmobil and Sony Pictures Animation will ever make a full length Ghostbusters/The… Read More
No cover art available at this time. Not to be outdone by Ghostbusters Legacy, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 11, 2019) another book publisher, Titan Books will be publishing an omnibus Ghostbusters novel. Before the internet was a kid, movies like Ghostbusters would have a novel attached to it. In the United States, the novelization of Ghostbusters was written by Richard Mueller. Mr. Mueller would also write 23 episodes of The Real Ghostbusters over the… Read More
This news isn’t completely out of left field. It makes sense with Ghostbusters 2020 aka code name Rust City on the spectral horizon that Sony and a publisher would put together a new making of Ghostbusters book. Nothing can replace Making Ghostbusters by Don Shay. It’s decades out of print, a physical copy can be pricey, and fortunately for ghostheads is available digitally…for free. (Spook Central PDF file) Their isn’t a making of… Read More
Kyle Roberts, from Reckless Abandonment Pictures sent over an electronic email to let me know about one of their stop motion videos. It isn’t any stop motion video, it’s a tribute to The Real Ghostbusters intro, “starring” Diamond Select Toys The Real Ghostbusters figures! Press Release: It’s that time for all things spooky, and we ain’t afraid of no ghosts! 💚👻💚Oklahoma City animation studio, Reckless Abandonment Pictures, got their start producing fan-made stop… Read More
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was officially remastered (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, September 6, 2019) on Friday, October 4. I know some ghostheads have already completed the Ghostbusters game which turns 10 this year! What if you’re stuck somewhere and need a helping hand, so to speak? Maybe need a gaming manual? Or also want to relive (maybe for the first time) the journey or reviews for Ghostbusters: The Video Game? Ecto-Containment has ghostheads covered.
Diamond Select Toys has revealed their New York Comic Con “Scared” Mr. Stay-Puft exclusive. Ghostheads would immediately recognize that while this figure is being marketed under The Real Ghostbusters brand, the only time Mr. Stay-Puft was scared is right before the Ghostbusters ruin Gozer’s night. Opinion: I don’t own the “regular” non exclusive version. I really like the idea behind this affordable toy and collectible. I’m not sure why (other then deceiving a fanbase) Diamond… Read More
Near Labor Day in the states Sony Pictures announced that GHOSTBUSTERS™ is returning to “select” movie theaters on October 6 and October 10. What makes these screenings different then just showing the movie is the added “unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes.” If you own the 35th Anniversary 4K/Blu-Ray, I presume the same content is featured on the discs. Press release after the break.
This wasn’t entirely unexpected news. As stated in the press release Hasbro and Sony are partners with the recent (not talked about by me yet) Ghostbusters Transformers Ecto-1 Ectrotron. Which is also part of the current Ghostbusters/Transformers comic book series from IDW Publishing. The fun part for ghostheads is Hasbro ties (sorta) to the original The Real Ghostbusters. Kenner was the “master toy company” for real Ghostbusters toys during 1980 something. Sometime after the series… Read More