Richie1 wrote: ↑April 11th, 2022, 9:48 pm The white thumb may indicate that the entire Ghost was initially intended to be embroidered in white thread before the idea was scrapped with a small section left on the thumb most likely in error, opting to use the base material itself for the ghost instead.
It's very unlikely that it was a repair as some have suggested as it appears on every screen used patch we've seen in the same spot and of the same shape.
But it looks like the "repaired thumb" is present on two, maybe three logo patches that've been seen in the wild, it just doesn't seem likely to me that they'd have three separate failed/abandoned attempts to make an embroidered logo with the only part that was successful was the thumb. Likewise I'm not convinced both had that thumb stitched on as the result of the patch being damaged, as there's no evident repair work on the red border of the logo... And what are the chances of both patches being damaged in the same location?
It just seems more plausible that they received an incomplete drawing of the Ghostbusters logo to work from, that someone pointed out that part of the thumb was missing in the final assembled patches, and they worked a quick fix rather than remake them completely from scratch.