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.
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
The official Ghostbusters Facebook page posted about an upcoming contest where 10 winners will receive signed copies of Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, July 12, 2015) That is if you’ll be at New York Comic Con. Continue reading
As 2015 was beginning the powers that be (um sure) announced that Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History (GB Inc. Blog Post, January 5, 2015) was being put together and will be available this September.
Daniel Wallace, who wrote Ghostbusters visual history and publisher Insight Editions were at SDCC to show off a sample of the book. Along with something big (not quite 100ft big) for a collectors edition. Continue reading
LEGO has announced the product or products they’ll be moving forward with from LEGO Ideas. Unfortunately, not that surprising they didn’t choose Sergio Herencias’ Ghostbusters Firehouse. (GB Inc. Blog Post) If we’re not getting Ghostbusters HQ yet, what will LEGO Idea will they make?
LEGO Ideas #011 WALL-E
Big congratulations to Angus MacLane who created this blocky version of everyone’s favorite hopelessly romantic robot. MacLane is a Pixar animator and director, who actually worked on the WALL-E film. He created the model during the WALL-E production, and submitted it to LEGO Ideas in hopes of it becoming a set. Your hopes and dreams for WALL-E have come true, as the creation will become the next LEGO Ideas product.
Getting an official Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse isn’t over until Lego Wall-E cleans up a world full of colored bricks. Continue reading
Last April we introduced Ecto-Containment readers to Brent Waller’s LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Stay-Puft. Since then Lego Cuusoo became LEGO Ideas, Brent’s Ghostbusters ECTO-1 set became a reality, Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary has come to pass, and Ghostbusters is really getting a new movie, uh we think.
While that may bring on new merchandising and marketing opportunities, it doesn’t mean more LEGO Ghostbusters sets are a sure thing. Continue reading