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Playmobil Ecto-1A and upscaled figures appear at NYCC http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44861 2018-10-05T12:19:04-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/JfVZzT7.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/JfVZzT7.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/JfVZzT7.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br />Photo credit: <COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s>MUReview.net<e>[/color]</e></COLOR><br/><br /><br/><br />In an update on our <URL url="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=44805"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;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="http://www.mureview.net/nycc-2018-playmobil/"><s>[url=http://www.mureview.net/nycc-2018-playmobil/]</s>MUReview.net<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 http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44805 2018-09-21T12:09:31-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/6akXjsV.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/6akXjsV.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/6akXjsV.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br />It's been just shy of a year since Playmobil announced the <URL url="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=43731"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;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 http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44779 2018-09-17T12:15:11-04:00 AJ Quick <r><URL url="http://tixr.com/pr/ghostbusters1/8833"><s>[url=http://tixr.com/pr/ghostbusters1/8833]</s><IMG src="http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/ghostbusters-fan-fest.jpg"><s>[img]</s><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/ghost ... n-fest.jpg">http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/ghostbusters-fan-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="http://tixr.com/pr/ghostbusters1/8833">http://tixr.com/pr/ghostbusters1/8833</URL></r> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:15:11 +0000 Eaglemoss to produce "Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile" http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44750 2018-09-13T05:16:13-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/qTzLVMz.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/qTzLVMz.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/qTzLVMz.jpg</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="http://ghostbusters.herocollector.com/"><s>[url=http://ghostbusters.herocollector.com/]</s>Build the Ghostbusters Ectomobile<e>[/url]</e></URL>" collection, similar to a replica of the <URL url="https://www.eaglemoss.com/en-en/model-making/build-the-back-to-the-future-delorean-1/"><s>[url=https://www.eaglemoss.com/en-en/model-making/build-the-back-to-the-future-delorean-1/]</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 HalloweenCostumes.com http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=44749 2018-09-13T04:20:27-04:00 Kingpin <r><IMG src="https://i.imgur.com/pFs65Z0.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="https://i.imgur.com/pFs65Z0.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/pFs65Z0.jpg</URL><e>[/img]</e></IMG><br/><br /><br/><br /><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><B><s>[b]</s>HalloweenCostumes.com<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="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;t=41895&amp;hilit=grand+heritage"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;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="https://www.halloweencostumes.co.uk/adult-premium-ghostbusters-costume.html"><s>[url=https://www.halloweencostumes.co.uk/adult-premium-ghostbusters-costume.html]</s>HalloweenCostumes.co.uk<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/><br /><br/><br />Visit <B><s>[b]</s><COLOR color="#FF0000"><s>[color=#FF0000]</s><URL url="https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4908634#p4908634"><s>[url=https://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4908634#p4908634]</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 HalloweenCostumes.com<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 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