Ghostbusters Fans News Feed The Latest News Stories and Site Updates from Ghostbusters Fans. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II items to be auctioned at Profiles in History 2018-11-16T18:48:55-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />The catelogue for <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Profiles In History<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/url]</e></URL>'s <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s>Hollywood Auction 96<e>[/url]</e></URL> has gone online, and amongst the collection of movie memorabelia, two items from <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I>, and one item with ties to <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> are set to go under the hammer:<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>1659. Ghostbusters “Stay Puft Marshmallow Man” large display figure with some production made costume components.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I><e>[/b]</e></B> (Columbia, 1984)<br/><br />Vintage original monumental display figure constructed of resin coated foam torso, arms, and legs, with creature suit head and integral hat, hands, and feet of cast skinned polyfoam. Hands and feet appear to be production made. Expertly studio painted with blue and white sailor flap, hatband with button crown, and red neckerchief and hat streamer. Measuring a large 82 x 60 x 31 in. In the original Ghostbusters film, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is created during the climax of the movie when evil god-like “Gozer” the “Destructor”, deigning to use the Ghostbusters first thought to manifest and destroy the world, catches “Ray's” (Dan Aykroyd) glancing thought. This seemingly benign creature is the result. But this affable figure turns malevolent, unleashing King Kong-sized wrath on New York City until our heroes cross their Proton Pack energy streams to turn him into a river of melted fluff. Exhibiting age, production wear, cracking to resin coating on the main body, some paint scuffing and soiling. Mounted standing on a 45.5 x 48 x 4 in. wooden base. In vintage good to very good condition. <B><s>[b]</s>$6,000 – $8,000<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>1660. Ghostbusters II Van Horne model miniature subway sign.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I><e>[/b]</e></B> (Columbia, 1989) <br/><br />Vintage original model miniature subway platform sign constructed of rigid polyfoam and resin, expertly studio painted and distressed to resemble the tiled elegance of closed off sections of New York’s underground rail system. Measures 21.25 x 6 x 1.5 in. Highly visible in the scenes featuring the underground river of pink slime. Exhibiting minor production wear, right corner has been chipped, left side exhibits repairs, back side has remnants of glue from production display. In production used vintage very good to fine condition. <B><s>[b]</s>$600 - $800<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>1661. Ghostbusters 2 utility belt.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I><e>[/b]</e></B> (Columbia, 1989)<br/><br />Vintage original prop utility belt constructed of black and silver nylon webbing, metal grommets, rings, hooks and clasps, black plastic buckle. Accessorized with a yellow plastic “LifeGard II”device, a black leather holster for the “Belt Gizmo”, and a steel plate with v-hook for securing a “ghost trap”. Multiple belts like this and others are worn by all the principle Ghostbusters throughout the classic film. Measuring 41.5 x 3 in. Highly visible in the movie. Exhibiting studio distressing and production wear and handling. In production used vintage very good to fine condition. <B><s>[b]</s>$2,000 - $3,000<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br /><br/><br />Check out <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><URL url=";t=45006"><s>[url=;t=45006]</s>the topic<e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B> for higher-resolution photos of the auction lots.</r> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:48:55 +0000 Plans unveiled for refurbishment of Firestation 23 2018-11-13T15:45:20-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br />It's been just over eight years since a troupe of Ghostheads got the chance to <URL url=";t=20863&amp;"><s>[url=;t=20863&amp;]</s>tour Firestation 23<e>[/url]</e></URL>, and the subsequent years from the station's centenary haven't been as kind to the Los Angeles Firehouse as <URL url=";t=44537&amp;p=4906843"><s>[url=;t=44537&amp;p=4906843]</s>they have to its New York cousin<e>[/url]</e></URL>.<br/><br /><br/><br />However, it appears old L.A. #23 is set to have it's time in the sun. <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Curbed<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/url]</e></URL> reports that the long-delayed plan to convert the station into an arts centre may finally be gaining traction, with work anticipated to begin in February 2019.<br/><br /><br/><br />Architecture firm <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Brooks+Scarpa<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/url]</e></URL> is helming the redevelopment project, and has already released some visualisations of what the ground floor engine bay will look like following the restoration (view <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><URL url=";t=44996&amp;p=4910684#p4910684"><s>[url=;t=44996&amp;p=4910684#p4910684]</s>the topic<e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B> to check these out).<br/><br /><br/><br />We here at GBFans are excited at the prospect of a part of our culture receiving a much-needed rehabilitation. We hope to bring you more information as the project progresses.</r> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:45:20 +0000 Ghostbusters II Hero Trap appears in auction 2018-10-28T14:09:33-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />A <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s>listing<e>[/url]</e></URL> has popped up on the prop auction site <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Hake's<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> featuring the radio-controlled Hero Ghost Trap prop from <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> (most memorably seen during the <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>court room<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> and <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>ghost jogger<e>[/color]</e></COLOR> scenes), and the listing is a treasure trove of information.<br/><br /><br/><br />For the starting bid of $20,000, the lucky winner will get to take home:<br/><br /><br/><br />•Ghost Trap prop, complete with opening doors and internal electronics<br/><br />•Ghost Trap foot pedal prop<br/><br />•FP-series Futaba radio-control unit<br/><br />•1991 auction letter from Camden House Auctioneers, Inc.<br/><br />•1991 letter from Michael C. Gross<br/><br /><br/><br /><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>The auction is set to end on the 15th of November. For additional details about the prop, including photos, <B><s>[b]</s><URL url=";t=44950&amp;p=4910291#p4910291"><s>[url=;t=44950&amp;p=4910291#p4910291]</s>check out the topic<e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/b]</e></B>.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR></r> Sun, 28 Oct 2018 20:09:33 +0000 Playmobil Ecto-1A and upscaled figures appear at NYCC 2018-10-05T12:19:04-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br />Photo credit: <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br /><br/><br />In an update on our <URL url=";t=44805"><s>[url=;t=44805]</s>previous story<e>[/url]</e></URL>, toy manufacturer Playmobil has been showcasing it's new Ecto-1A set and 6-inch upscaled Ghostbusters figures at <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>New York Comic Con<e>[/color]</e></COLOR>.<br/><br /><br/><br />Those already familiar with the Playmobil Ghostbusters series are unlikely to be disappointed, as the reproduction of the car appears to be to the same high standard as its predecessor.<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Prices and release dates are still yet to be confirmed. More photos of the sets can be seen via the gallery at <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B></r> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:19:04 +0000 Playmobil to release Ecto-1A and 6inch figures 2018-09-21T12:09:31-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />It's been just shy of a year since Playmobil announced the <URL url=";t=43731"><s>[url=;t=43731]</s>first expansion<e>[/url]</e></URL> to it's <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> product line, and fans will once again be treated to more sets based on the boys in grey in the near future.<br/><br /><br/><br />A scan from a German copy of the Playmobil catelogue has revealed that the toy company will be producing a replica of the Ecto-1A, a box set containing all four Ghostbusters, and a set of individually-packaged 6inch tall (twice the normal size) versions of the four Ghostbusters - similar to Funko Playmobil figures released a few years ago. The figures and car are expected to be released in <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>May 2019<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B>.<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Details are limited at this time, we will update this story when more becomes available.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><B><s>[b]</s></B></B></r> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:09:31 +0000 Ghostbusters Fan Fest Priority Access Now Available 2018-09-17T12:15:11-04:00 AJ Quick <r><URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><LINK_TEXT text=" ... n-fest.jpg"></LINK_TEXT><e>[/img]</e></IMG><e>[/url]</e></URL><br/><br /><br/><br />Reservations for Ghostbusters Fan Fest Priority Access are now available! You can reserve your spot in line by placing a refundable deposit down and that will give you Priority Access when tickets go on sale. The deposit also goes toward the price of the tickets.<br/><br /><br/><br />Ghostbusters Fan Fest will run from June 8 - June 9, 2019 and will be a once in a lifetime opportunity on the Sony lot. <br/><br /><br/><br />Reserve your ticket here:<br/><br /><br/><br /><URL url=""></URL></r> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:15:11 +0000 Eaglemoss to produce "Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile" 2018-09-13T05:16:13-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Collectibles company <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Eaglemoss<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> has published a website featuring a new "<URL url=""><s>[url=]</s>Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile<e>[/url]</e></URL>" collection, similar to a replica of the <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><I><s>[i]</s>Back to the Future<e>[/i]</e></I> DeLorean<e>[/url]</e></URL> previously released by the company.<br/><br /><br/><br />The details of the model/collection are as follows:<br/><br />•1/8 scale - 31½ inches/80cm in length - 9.9 inches/25cm in width<br/><br />•The first issue is priced at £1.99*, the second at £4.99, the third issue (and each subsequent) will be priced at £8.99 - The issues will be released on a rate of four per month.<br/><br />•Illuminated lightbars, spotlights, beacon, headlights and taillights<br/><br />•Opening passenger doors and hood<br/><br />•Working windows<br/><br />•Removable Proton Pack gurney<br/><br />•Colour magazine with each issue, detailing the car and the people responsible for making the films.<br/><br /><br/><br />There will also be additional gifts for subscribers to the collection:<br/><br />•Free additional issue (with first installment)<br/><br />•Magazine binder (with first installment)<br/><br />•Ecto-1 replica licence plate (with third installment)<br/><br />•Ecto-1 baseball cap (with sixth installment)<br/><br />•T-Shirt (with eigth installment)<br/><br />•Mirrored display base (with tenth installment) - Which can be upgraded to include a transparent cover<br/><br /><br/><br />It should be noted that DeLorean kit from Eaglemoss was estimated to reach a final completion cost of around £1,168, placing the construction at roughly 32-months on the four-issue-per-month cycle. Fans looking to collect this series should prepare for a similar cost and gestation period. This model is also based on the car's appearance following the 2008 restoration.<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>An official date has not yet been released for the <e>[/color]</e></COLOR>Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile collection<COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>. GBFans will provide an update when it becomes available.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>*Details on whether the collection will become available in the United States aren't presently known, however it is likely it will be advertised at a later date, like the company's <I><s>[i]</s>Star Trek<e>[/i]</e></I> titles.<e>[/color]</e></COLOR></B></r> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:16:13 +0000 New Ghostbusters costume coming to 2018-09-13T04:20:27-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br /><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s><e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> has posted an update to its website featuring listings for a new Premium Ghostbusters costume, with versions designed for adults and children.<br/><br /><br/><br />The premium costume appears to include the following*:<br/><br />•Jumpsuit - A fair reproduction of the Nomex flightsuit, minus the pocket on the left arm.<br/><br />•Velcro-fastened elbow pads<br/><br />•Embroidered logo patch<br/><br />•Embroidered nametag - with a selection of the four Ghostbusters available.<br/><br />•Webbing belt<br/><br />•Proton Pack with detachable Proton Gun.<br/><br /><br/><br />The costume is similar to the <URL url=";t=41895&amp;hilit=grand+heritage"><s>[url=;t=41895&amp;hilit=grand+heritage]</s>Grand Heritage costume<e>[/url]</e></URL> sold by Rubies two years ago, however the Proton Pack has been simplified compared to the earlier effort, whilst the rest of the costume itself has been expanded upon - featuring more elements to recreate the iconic look.<br/><br /><br/><br />The adult costume is marketed to retail at $99.99 (£88.99), the child's costume is marketed to retail at $79.99**, a substantial saving on the Grand Heritage's current $299.99 pricetag.<br/><br /><br/><br />In addition to being marketed towards the United States market, the costume will also be available to the United Kingdom via <URL url=""><s>[url=]</s><e>[/url]</e></URL><br/><br /><br/><br />Visit <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><URL url=""><s>[url=]</s>The Topic<e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B> to see additional, higher-resolution photos.<br/><br /><br/><br /><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s>*Final details of the accessories included with the costume will be amended upon the release of further information from<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br /><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s>**The UK site for HalloweenCostumes didn't have a listing for the children's costume at the time of writing.<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR></r> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:20:27 +0000 Spencer's to release Proton Backpack 2018-08-01T18:49:05-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src=""><s>[img]</s><URL url=""></URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br />(Special thanks to Alex Newborn for the tip and providing visual materials)<br/><br /><br/><br />Scheduled for release in September, <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s><URL url=""><s>[url=]</s>Spencer's Gifts<e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR> (the company which presently owns <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s>Spirit Halloween<e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/color]</e></COLOR>) will be retailing a backpack version of their successful Proton Pack replica.<br/><br /><br/><br />The specifications are as follows:<br/><br /><br/><br />•Lights and sounds<br/><br />•Adjustable padded straps<br/><br />•Three pockets<br/><br />•Laptop sleeve<br/><br />•Zipper closure<br/><br />•Fully lined<br/><br />•22.7" high, 15.5" wide, 12" deep.<br/><br /><br/><br />The backpack is currently available for a reduced price of <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$74.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B>. The normal listing price is <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$149.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B>.</r> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:49:05 +0000 New Ghostbusters World footage surfaces 2018-07-26T08:57:53-04:00 Kingpin <r><YOUTUBE content="qZr-j--DQFs"><s>[youtube]</s>qZr-j--DQFs<e>[/youtube]</e></YOUTUBE><br/><br /><br/><br />San Diego Comic Con 2018 has proven fairly quiet on Ghostbusters-related properties, with the informal coverage of Spirit Halloween's new offerings proving the main development from the convention. However, a new video preview of <I><s>[i]</s><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Ghostbusters World<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B><e>[/i]</e></I>, revealed back in <URL url=";t=44158"><s>[url=;t=44158]</s>February<e>[/url]</e></URL>, showcases some of what we should expect from the app's gameplay.<br/><br /><br/><br />Some further details have also been revealed via <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><URL url=""><s>[url=]</s>/Film<e>[/url]</e></URL><e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B>, including:<br/><br /><br/><br />•The game will feature 150 ghosts (ranging from ghosts from every Ghostbusters property, to creatures that have been created by the IDW comic team exclusively for <I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Ghostbusters World<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I>).<br/><br />•Ghosts will need to be detected before they can be trapped, and will need to be worn down in a mechanic similar to 2008's <I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Ghostbusters: The Video Game<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I>.<br/><br />•The game features a character health system, which can be reduced by the ghosts during attempts at capture.<br/><br />•A multiplayer function will allow players to join up in order to take down larger bosses, such as the Stay Puft Marshamallow Man.<br/><br />•The game will feature a story mode, written and illustrated by the IDW comic team.<br/><br /><br/><br />There is still currently no word yet on a release date for <I><s>[i]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Ghostbusters World<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/i]</e></I>, but we will bring you an update as soon as a release is announced.</r> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:57:53 +0000