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Ghostbusters Day 2018: Ghostbusters Fan Fest http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44437 2018-06-08T13:25:07-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/xsDrXKW.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/xsDrXKW.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/xsDrXKW.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Sony Pictures and Wizard World Comic Con revealed details yesterday about a new joint venture: <B><s>[b]</s>Ghostbusters Fan Fest<e>[/b]</e></B>.<br/><br /><br/><br />Details about the event are still in development, but what has been revealed so far include: <br/><br />•Exclusive panels<br/><br />•Meet the <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> creators, talent and crew.<br/><br />•Ghostbusters augmented reality and virtual reality games*<br/><br /><br/><br />*<SIZE size="85"><s>[size=85]</s>These may include the new <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters World<e>[/i]</e></I> mobile game, and the pre-existing <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring<e>[/i]</e></I>.<e>[/size]</e></SIZE><br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Ghostbusters Fan Fest<e>[/b]</e></B> is scheduled to take place on June 8th and 9th 2019, located at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California.<br/><br />Stay tuned for updates as more details become available.</r> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:25:07 +0000 Ghostbusters Day 2018: The Real Ghostbusters promo http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44436 2018-06-08T13:04:15-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/8xEIB4m.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/8xEIB4m.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/8xEIB4m.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />It's been shy of a year since <URL url="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43511"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43511]</s>we reported<e>[/url]</e></URL> that Ghostbusters fan Robert Barbieri had acquired the film reel for the original promo pilot of <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>, and following a painstaking restoration process, Robert has now been able to premier the complete restoration, in partnership with Sony Pictures for <B><s>[b]</s>Ghostbusters Day 2018<e>[/b]</e></B>.<br/><br /><br/><br />The pilot can be viewed on the revamped Ghostbusters.com, here: <URL url="http://www.ghostbusters.com/node/94"><s>[url=http://www.ghostbusters.com/node/94]</s>LINK<e>[/url]</e></URL></r> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:04:15 +0000 Ghostbusters World mobile game revealed http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44158 2018-02-24T07:38:37-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/9YaEsnX.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/9YaEsnX.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/9YaEsnX.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Following the success of 2016's <I><s>[i]</s>Pokémon Go<e>[/i]</e></I>, and the growing influence of augmented reality, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have announced a partnership with 4:33 Creative Lab (and their partner, NextAge) to produce <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters World<e>[/i]</e></I>, a mobile game which will see players battle and (hopefully) capture a wide selection of ghosts from the live action, animated, comic, toy and videogame instalments of the <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> franchise (From the poster alone, there's the Sandman from <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>, Tempus from <I><s>[i]</s>Extreme Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>, potentially Ivo Shandor from <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters: The Video Game<e>[/i]</e></I>, Bug-Eye from the Kenner toy line, and Gertrude Aldridge from <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters: Answer The Call<e>[/i]</e></I>).<br/><br /><br/><br />The mobile game is planned for release later this year, and will be available for Android and iOS.<br/><br /><br/><br />For a preview of what the final game may look like, check out the alpha footage below:<br/><br /><br/><br /><YOUTUBE content="glNQKBFvgus"><s>[youtube]</s>glNQKBFvgus<e>[/youtube]</e></YOUTUBE></r> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:38:37 +0000 Diamond showcases Real Ghostbusters figures http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44135 2018-02-17T10:44:04-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/6bHzpFK.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/6bHzpFK.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/6bHzpFK.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>Story updated 18/2/2018<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br /><br/><br />Following the original <URL url="http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43448"><s>[url=http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43448]</s>announcement<e>[/url]</e></URL> seven months ago, Diamond Select Toys has unveiled it's range of figures based on <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> at New York Toy Fair.<br/><br /><br/><br />Information from the plaques at Toy Fair suggest the following release schedule for the figures:<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Summer 2018<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br />•Egon Spengler<br/><br />•Winston Zeddemore<br/><br />•Slimer (with changeable expressions)<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Fall 2018<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br />•Peter Venkman<br/><br />•Ray Stantz<br/><br />•Stay Puft<br/><br /><br/><br />Details on what accessories each figure will specifically be equipped with are yet to be confirmed, but the photos do reveal that each figure will come with a uniquely coloured proton stream (likely a nod to the classic Kenner toy series). Confirmed accessories in addition to the Proton Pack, include the Ghost Trap and PKE Meter.<br/><br /><br/><br />More photos can be seen at <URL url="https://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=168&amp;itemid=30623"><s>[url=https://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=168&amp;itemid=30623]</s>Toy News International<e>[/url]</e></URL>.<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Image Credit<e>[/b]</e></B>: <URL url="https://toynewsi.com/"><s>[url=https://toynewsi.com/]</s>Toy News International<e>[/url]</e></URL>.</r> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:44:04 +0000 Playmobil update - Box artwork, release date and holograms http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44014 2018-01-09T11:54:22-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/za2VcPy.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/za2VcPy.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/za2VcPy.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Following the <URL url="http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43731"><s>[url=http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43731]</s>previous article<e>[/url]</e></URL> which revealed Playmobil's plan to release sets based on <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> and <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>, further details for the figures have been revealed:<br/><br /><br/><br />•The <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> sets will be released around the 26th of January.<br/><br />•The <I><s>[i]</s>Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> sets are expected to see release around mid-April<br/><br /><br/><br />With the release of the box art (<URL url="http://ghostbustersnews.com/2018/01/07/playmobil-ghostbusters-2-figures-available-end-january-news-real-ghostbusters-toys/"><s>[url=http://ghostbustersnews.com/2018/01/07/playmobil-ghostbusters-2-figures-available-end-january-news-real-ghostbusters-toys/]</s>which can be viewed<e>[/url]</e></URL> over at GhostbustersNews.com), it has also been revealed that the <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> sets include smartphone feature, which would project a ghost within a transparent pyramid.</r> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:54:22 +0000 Help Us Raise $10,000 for the American Red Cross http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=43736 2017-10-08T20:24:11-04:00 AJ Quick <r><URL url="http://www.gbfans.com/shop/donate/"><s>[url=http://www.gbfans.com/shop/donate/]</s><IMG src="http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/american-red-cross.jpg"><s>[img]</s><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/ameri ... -cross.jpg">http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/american-red-cross.jpg</LINK_TEXT><e>[/img]</e></IMG><e>[/url]</e></URL><br/><br /><br/><br />We need your help! 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For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit <URL url="http://www.redcross.org"><s>[url=http://www.redcross.org]</s>redcross.org<e>[/url]</e></URL>.</r> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:24:11 +0000 Playmobil expands Ghostbusters range http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=43731 2017-10-08T06:32:10-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/zca9jf0.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/zca9jf0.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/zca9jf0.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Following a <URL url="https://twitter.com/playmobil/status/915478870597529602"><s>[url=https://twitter.com/playmobil/status/915478870597529602]</s>Twitter response<e>[/url]</e></URL> earlier in the month where toymaker Playmobil hinted that there could be more Ghostbusters products in the future, this news was confirmed during this weekend's New York Comic Con, where the company unveiled the next sets in their Ghostbusters collection, based on <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> and <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>.<br/><br /><br/><br />The figures inspired by <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> will come with an assortment of vehicles, much like some of the sets released by Kenner back in the 1980s. It has been noted that the <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> and <I><s>[i]</s>Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> sets will form a single second wave, which is believed to span eight sets in total, rather than second and third waves respectively in the licenced range.<br/><br />This may mean that fans hoping for figures of Vigo the Carpathian, or the cartoon's notable villains may be left disappointed.<br/><br /><br/><br />The new sets are expected to appear in stores in 2018.<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Photo Credit<e>[/b]</e></B>: NerdNewsToday</r> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:32:10 +0000 Prop Store auction: Ghostbusters II Venkman costume http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=43590 2017-09-01T12:27:26-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="http://i.imgur.com/Wqa4rXT.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://i.imgur.com/Wqa4rXT.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/Wqa4rXT.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />There have been numerous Ghostbusters items auctioned by Prop Store over the years, and in a case of <I><s>[i]</s>déjà vu<e>[/i]</e></I> that reminiscent of <I><s>[i]</s>Groundhog Day<e>[/i]</e></I>, the auction site has listed a second Peter Venkman jumpsuit, mere days after <URL url="http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43574"><s>[url=http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43574]</s>auctioning a Venkman jumpsuit<e>[/url]</e></URL> from the original <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>.<br/><br /><br/><br />Like the suit from the 1984 film, the <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters II<e>[/i]</e></I> suit is estimated to reach between £6,000.00 – £8,000.00 ($7,728.86 - $10,305.14), with the auction taking place on the 26th of September.</r> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:27:26 +0000 Prop Store auction: Ghostbusters Venkman costume http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=43574 2017-08-27T09:40:02-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="http://i.imgur.com/swxDF8m.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://i.imgur.com/swxDF8m.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/swxDF8m.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />There have been numerous Ghostbusters items auctioned by Prop Store over the years, and their current offering is yet another high-interest item: one of jumpsuits from the original <I><s>[i]</s>Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I>, an item which was previously listed in 2008 by Profiles in History.<br/><br /><br/><br />The jumpsuit is estimated to reach between <B><s>[b]</s>£6,000.00 – £8,000.00<e>[/b]</e></B> ($7,728.86 - $10,305.14), with the auction taking place on the 26th of September.</r> Sun, 27 Aug 2017 15:40:02 +0000 Original RGB animation reel discovered http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=43511 2017-08-13T07:38:57-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="http://i.imgur.com/8R2FSkh.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://i.imgur.com/8R2FSkh.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/8R2FSkh.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Prior to the release of the <B><s>[b]</s>Time Life<e>[/b]</e></B> DVD collection in 2008, Ghostheads had only seen the original promo/pilot animation of <I><s>[i]</s>The Real Ghostbusters<e>[/i]</e></I> in segments, and extremely low quality. With the DVD set, fans were treated to an uncut version of the animation, however the quality was still somewhat fuzzy as it was a transfer of a cassette recording.<br/><br /><br/><br />9 years later and Ghostbusters fan Robert Barbieri has unveiled some exciting news: an original film reel for the pilot/promo animation has been discovered, and as the screenshot above shows, the quality and clarity it will provide is a major step up from what we've previously seen.<br/><br /><br/><br />According to Robert, the reel has already been scanned in and is being digitally restored in preparation for streaming on Facebook at a future date.</r> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:38:57 +0000