Save The World In Your 1980s Ghostbusters Jumpsuit

During the ’80s (near the end of an era) I remember a black and white (their could have been color, but why would a mail order company spend the extra dollars?) catalog where you could order at least a kids official Ghostbusters costume. I can vividly remember coming home from school that day and being excited when “the catalog” was in my family’s mailbox. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was starting to overtake Ghostbusters popularity. I remember seeing TMNT being featured before The Real Ghostbusters for example.

I admit my memory’s fuzzy on which part of the franchise you could order from. i.e.: Ghostbusters, The Real Ghostbusters, Other. I’m not entirely sure how I heard about the catalog in the first place. By the time the catalog arrived I already had a short sleeved flight suit. Family members made me at least a “no ghost” patch. Not sure about a name patch. That mail order catalog may have had a few other “no ghost” logo items for sale.

I’ve never seen the catalog since or any ad for these costume flight suits. Yesterday I got a glimpse that some company actually existed to make these and they advertised. Doesn’t everybody?

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Activision Ghostbusters Advertising

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Last year when ghostheads were talking about classic Ghostbusters gaming Troy Benjamin (Ghostbusters HQ) brought up Ghostbusters advertising from the era. I had certainly never seen it, as I was once a kid and we didn’t own a computer, (seems unimaginable) I didn’t remember this unique, now part of Ghostbusters history. Continue reading “Activision Ghostbusters Advertising”

Ghostbusters Teaser TV Spot

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In May 1984 the cooler TV networks and their affiliates ran a Ghostbusters teaser spot. You couldn’t have really known what was going on or what to expect the following month. The “ominous” music made Ghostbusters seem scary with no comedy. Soon enough audiences would be part of something bigger then a microchip. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Teaser TV Spot”