Kickstarter Launches For Cleanin’ Up The Town Documentary

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Anthony and Claire Bueno have been working on the first Ghostbusters documentary, Cleanin’ Up The Town during the last 8 years! In a year where Ghostbusters (2016) will be premiering in theaters globally Bueno Productions is nearing completion on a long awaited Ghostbusters documentary!

In a way to give “Cleanin'” a well deserved release and to retain ownership they’ve launched a Kickstarter that as of this post has 129 backers and has raised $17,669 USD. Continue reading

Lego Ghostbusters 2016 Ecto-1

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LEGO announced via their Facebook page the Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto-1.

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Your first look at the official images of LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1&2 coming this summer!

Somewhat similar to Lego’s Ghostbuster Ecto-1, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, June 12, 2014) the Ghostbusters (2016) version also includes a few more equipment pieces and a ghost! Before we get to that red ghost, let’s take a closer look at the Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto-1 and the Ghostbusters (2016) characters! Continue reading

Weekend Magazine 1984 Ghostbusters Craze

Ghostbusters is no fad.

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For some of us in 1984 (if we were born then or old enough) we experienced Ghostbusters by more then seeing it in theaters multiple times. As I’ve talked about I was 6 and couldn’t really be part of the hype (i.e.: marketing experience) in that first year. I and other ghostheads around my age only had clues or bits and pieces about other ghostheads memories.

Until about now. A video surface, (actually during Ghostbusters 30th anniversary) which resurfaced showing how residents in Atlanta were and could be part of what news station WAGA called a craze. What they didn’t know.

As part of their weekend magazine segment we visual (video) evidence of Ghostbusters rising popularity. i.e.: everything busters. Along with the first wave of early merchandise. Experiences in other part of the country and the world varied I’m sure.

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Ghostbusters 2016 Retail Merchandiser Photos

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Retail Merchandiser writer Stephanie Crets has an article about upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) merchandise. We’ve previously written (more then once at times) about most of these items.

We hadn’t specifically written about some of the new merchandise or had seen photos until the past week. Continue reading

Sony Pictures Refreshes Ghostbusters Site

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Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Digital Productions Inc. have redesigned Ghostbusters.com. The last major redesign was during GHOSTBUSTERS™ 30th anniversary in 2014.

Naturally the redesign highlights the upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) with standard cast and crew information. As of this posting, an in movie synopsis hasn’t been included. Perhaps after the first Ghostbusters (2016) trailer is released. Speaking of which, Paul Feig tweeted:

The official Ghostbusters site is up and running at . First full trailer coming around the end of this month.

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Activision Creating New Ghostbusters Game

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Tim ‘O Connor, a writer for Retail Merchandiser has an article with an overview of Ghostbusters film franchises. From our illustrious past to Ghostbusters 2016. This is where we, (the public, not those “in the know”) find out where the renewed interest in Ghostbusters began.

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The company began planting the seeds when it celebrated the original’s film’s 25th anniversary in 2009.


Mark Caplan, Senior Vice President of Sony’s Global Consumer Products

We launched a licensing program based on the classic property and celebrated the 25th anniversary by launching a successful console video game.

It was a great experience for us. It showed there was a tremendous fan base already built in.

That spark eventually helped lead to the decision to reboot the series with the 2016 film.

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UK Toy Fair: Ghostbusters 2016

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From Sunday, January 24-Tuesday, January 26, 2016 the British Toy & Hobby Association brought fans and licensees The Toy Fair aka UK Toy Fair.

Some photos with accompanying words showed the first photos of upcoming Ghostbusters merchandise. Even if its only for Ghostbusters 2016, ghostheads haven’t seen this level of merchandise to directly tie into the Ghostbusters franchise since The Real Ghostbusters. That’s how it feels!

Its possible North American licenses will bring us similar or the same products. As far as we know these products are for the European market. Safe assumption we’ll know and see Ghostbusters products for the colonies and Canada at Toy Fair New York. Continue reading

UK Ghostbusters Food Licenses

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Last October I got around to talking about Ghostbusters confectionaries (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 13, 2015) that are only available to buy from the United Kingdom. One of the very few times having a kingdom that’s united may be better then having states that are united. How is a movie created by a Canadian, co-written by an American and another Canadian, and directed by a Canadian not allow us to have the same Ghostbusters candy? Someone really needs to invent better refrigeration technology and begin exporting.

About three months later, The Grocer, a UK website reported after New Years about a few food companies who are among the licensees for Ghostbusters (2016).

The Grocer quotes Rob Wijeratna from Rocket Licensing where he talks about the value of the Ghostbusters brand and how their are 23 UK licensees.

The complete article can be read from The Grocer.

Photo Source: Sony Pictures

Ghostbusters Laser Tag Attraction Headed To Minnesota

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Possibly, we currently don’t know for sure. With that Ghostbusters banner “whoa, somebody’s coming.”

About two weeks ago we wrote about (Ghostbusters International Blog Post, January 17, 2016) how Ghostbusters Laser Tag Attraction currently at Six Flags Mexico may have other international locations going forward.

The Star Tribune out of Minnesota reports that a “Minnesota development group and Sony Pictures Consumer Products” are building an indoor amusement park. Which will have character themed “activities and experiences.”

The theme park is scheduled to break ground during Summer 2016 and is scheduled to open by the end of 2017.

Where will this pretty cool place be built? Will we need a passport? Continue reading