Hard to believe 30 years later, when GHOSTBUSTERS™ was being made, then in and out of theaters the film property didn’t seem be that marketable. Prior to The Real Ghostbusters, ‘movie merchandise’ was limited with books, soundtracks, a lunch box, model kits, and paper goods.
Paper goods? Continue reading “Ghostbusters Snack Pack”
We were informed, albeit a little later then we would have preferred that EW’s website has two Ghostbusters reunions articles that aren’t part of the print issue, uh we don’t think. Fact check much?
- Ghostbusters: An Oral History
- The Painful What-If That Haunts ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson
Photos Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Spook Central (Facebook)
Ghostbusters cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and director Ivan Reitman reunited for EW‘s 2014 The Reunions Issue. A cast photo takes up much of the cover, over The Fabulous Baker Boys, Mean Girls, and Sports Night reunions. This special double issue uh hits newsstands this Friday, November 7, 2014. Continue reading “Entertainment Weekly Ghostbusters Cast Reunion”
In recent years ghosthead Paul Rudoff who runs the Ghostbusters website Spook Central has provided fans with a Halloween treat. Who doesn’t love Ghostbusters treats? Maybe that overgrown marshmallow man. :p These treats were chosen in the form of special eBooks PDFs. For Ghostbusters™ 30th Anniversary Paul has provided a Ghostbusters Theatrical Program Book PDF. It was handed to moviegoers at Ghostbusters premiere screenings.
As part of Ghostbusters II™ 25th Anniversary Paul has provided from his personal collection an early script draft from Ghostbusters II! Continue reading “Spook Central’s Early Ghostbusters II Script Draft”
We call it getting ready for work. #GB30
In September Quantum Mechanix released a promo photo (posted above) of their upcoming Q-Pop Ghostbusters figures. During October (we think, we accidentally overlooked it to post) QMX and on-line retailers released separate photos of the boys in gray. Let’s take a better look at each of them. Continue reading “Individual Look At Quantum Mechanix Q-Pop Ghostbusters”
When GHOSTBUSTERS II™ was headed for theatrical release Ghostbusters Incorporated, Ralston, and then Columbia Pictures mutually agreed to move forward from our Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters cereal to fully concentrate on GHOSTBUSTERS II.™ With a soon to be blockbuster movie came product and cross promotions. The “sequel” version of our cereal was a natural fit. To be part of the bigger picture it needed more then a large “no ghost” sequel logo. Once it was planned out, the companies were taking a sequel sized gamble. If this didn’t work we couldn’t go back to giving away free gum, stickers, and Diamond Dazzle scopes. Continue reading “Ghostbusters II Cereal Movie Mystery Sweepstakes: Meet A Real Ghostbuster”
If you live in the Toronto, ON area, GHOSTBUSTERS™ will be playing at Cineplex’s Colossus Theater on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Even better, all proceeds will be donated to the SickKids Foundation. Not one, but two showtimes! 7:00, 7:30 PM. While going to the Colossus Theater to see Ghostbusters and for charity is more then enough there will be more. Continue reading “Toronto Ghostbusters Screening To Benefit SickKids Foundation”
The talented and creative folks over at Zombie Pumpkins (nice) have created Ghostbusters pumpkin patterns for Ghostbusters™ 30th Anniversary as part of their ‘Heroic Headliners.’
Also new for 2014 is a pumpkin pattern for Slimer, which is part of their ‘Movie Monsters’ section. Kinda for Ghostbusters 25th Anniversary Zombie Pumpkin created the big, fluffy, sticky guy Mr. Stay-Puft.
*Update* New the week of October 26, 2014:
Photo Source: Zombie Pumpkins
GHOSTBUSTERS™ cereal was already pretty awesome. You already loved Ghostbusters, you loved cereal, how could the experience be any better? Two words that went hand in hand with children’s breakfast cereals, Free Stuff. More known by its less fun name, premium. When it comes to cereal and getting stuff their were different ways kids went about it.
- Its free (once parental unit bought your cereal) when cereal companies put the premium inside the box. If it was a bigger item, it may have been plastic wrapped to the box. As long as a “bad kid” didn’t steal it at a grocery store.
- Sometimes what the cereal company gave you is part of the cardboard box and you may need adult supervision to cut it/them out. Which was more then fine because we couldn’t imagine Ghostbusters cereal would ever be discontinued. We didn’t even know that word until the future.
- Sending your lunch money, multiple PoP, (proof of purchase) and maybe mailing supplies.
- A premium could have been the “get all your hopes up” and “make your dreams come true” by entering the Official Sweepstakes. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Cereal: At A Premium”