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Spencer's to release Proton Backpack http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44587 2018-08-01T18:49:05-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/Lmt8pfT.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/Lmt8pfT.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/Lmt8pfT.jpg</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="https://www.spencersonline.com/"><s>[url=https://www.spencersonline.com/]</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 http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44568 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="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=44158"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;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="https://www.slashfilm.com/ghostbusters-world-game/"><s>[url=https://www.slashfilm.com/ghostbusters-world-game/]</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 Spirit Halloween expands prop range http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44544 2018-07-19T02:58:41-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://imgur.com/MKVPYHn.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://imgur.com/MKVPYHn.jpg">https://imgur.com/MKVPYHn.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />Fresh off of the success of last year's Proton Pack replica, Spirit Halloween has updated their website to include a bonanza of new items based on the Ghostbusters franchise, ranging from new prop replicas to themed decorations:<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Props<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br />•Ghost Trap - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$49.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•P.K.E. Meter - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$34.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Ecto Goggles - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$29.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Equipment Belt - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$9.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Decorations<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br />•2 ft Hanging Stay Puft Marshmallow Man - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$84.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Light Up Slimer Table Turner - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$39.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Slimer Pathway Lights - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$34.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Ghostbusters String Lights - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$29.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Dressing Up<e>[/b]</e></B><br/><br />•Ghostbusters Jacket - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$49.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Slimer Mask - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$59.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br />•Ecto-1 Toddler Piggyback Costume - <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>$34.99<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br /><br/><br />For those who have wanted to get their hands on a P.K.E. Meter or Ghost Trap replica, but missed out on the Mattel production runs, the Spirit Halloween offerings are a timely and affordable alternative.<br/><br /><br/><br />Presently the prop replicas and decorations are on preorder, however it is believed they will be available closer to this Halloween.<br/><br /><br/><br /><B><s>[b]</s>Note: please visit the <URL url="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=44544"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=44544]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>topic<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><e>[/url]</e></URL> for the a closer look at the new items<e>[/b]</e></B></r> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:58:41 +0000 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