Within 30 days of Ghostbusters original theatrical release Mark Lister and Jim Garvey from Swissvale, Pennsylvania spent $10,000 USD ($24,018 USD in 2018) to start and license the first Ghostbusters Fan Club. (GBI Blog Post, June 8, 2014)
Related: Ghostbusters Official Fan Club. (Spook Central)
On that very day (in Summer 1984 or June 8, 2014) the certificate of Anti-Paranormal Proficiency surfaced. The Official Membership Card hadn’t in hi-res glory until Groundhog Day 2018! Ghosthead Lance Dobersek tweeted the following:
Not one to miss an opportunity I asked Lance if he could scan his official card to share with ghostheads. His reply, “Consider it done!” Continue reading “Ghostbusters Official Fan Club Membership Card”
Written By: Richard Roy
As we’re (obviously) not in the United Kingdom and I only wanted to share the Ghostbusters articles anyway I didn’t want to, (with currency rates) buy a digital version of Empire from June 2016. I did the next best thing for ghostheads, scan my copy.
I wasn’t planning on doing that today, I guess I’ve been wanting to. I made high-res scans of the covers, editor’s letter, features, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call article, and Ghostbusters article with Dan Ackroyd. I saved the articles as two PDF files.
Why two? I know not every ghosthead is a fan of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call. (Ecto-Containment) If one really only wants to read the “classic” article with Dan Aykroyd, I thought of “you.”
Both the complete Empire magazine and just the Ghostbusters article, titled The Ghost Writer have been added to the Ghostbusters Firehouse Magazine Rack.
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Yesterday I wrote about and shared our Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program. If you were wondering I don’t have a Ghostbusters II Japanese program to archive and share. Today I wanted to discuss (well talk about) that internationally Ghostbusters merchandise and collecting was ahead of its time (or got the ball rolling…wait, was their a Ghostbusters ball?) compared to GHOSTBUSTERS™ merchandise in the North American markets. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program Merchandise”
Ghostbusters Incorporated’s unofficial Japanese Ghostbusters month continues with a ゴーストバスターズ映画プログラム. Or Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program.
By the way, if you speak and/or read Japanese and know Google Translate got it wrong, its ok to laugh. We’re just trying something here for Ghostbusters and some level of effectiveness.
I don’t personally know about these days, during the ’80s if you saw GHOSTBUSTERS™ or GHOSTBUSTERS II™ in a Japanese movie theater you’d receive a movie program. Which maybe was or wasn’t meant to be collectible.
The glossy pages Ghostbusters program is more like a magazine. With articles for just about every aspect of Ghostbusters. With great photos overall to accompany the information.
Some of the articles are about what Ghostbusters is, (I think) its story, pages on the cast, and Ghostbusters SFX. Continue reading “ゴーストバスターズ映画プログラム Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program”
Last week while checking eBay for Ghostbusters merchandise I came across Hobby Japan #1 from 1985. I think most ghostheads know after GHOSTBUSTERS,™ prior to The Real Ghostbusters their weren’t many Ghostbusters collectibles, at least in the United States. We (well we as a fan base, not personally because I was 7) had two Japanese Ghostbusters monsters models to choose (no pun intended) from. Either a Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man or a Terror Dog. Made to put together from Japanese company Tsukuda Hobby Japan.
What you probably didn’t know is early Ghostbusters models also included Gozer and get this all four Ghostbusters! Continue reading “Ghostbusters Japanese Hobbies”
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”
SFX Magazine, out of the United Kingdom is celebrating Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary with content dedicated to various aspects of Ghostbusters, including pages about ghostheads and Ghostbusters websites. Whether it was time, space, or accidentally overlooked some sites, including ours weren’t included. I blame our Public Relations department. Wait, do we even have a PR dept?
- Making of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
- Harold Ramis tribute.
- Top 40 spooks.
- Extended Ghostbusters universe.
- “Ghostbusters 3”.
This special issue of SFX Magazine may be able to be purchased in chain book stores. It can also be bought direct from SFX in print and digital form.
- iPad or iPhone
- Google Play for Android
I was too young unfortunately to remember hearing or seeing anything about Ghostbusters having a fan club in 1984. In 1985 my parents bought me a copy of The Official Ghostbusters Training Manual. Where it may have been advertised. I wouldn’t have remembered even the manual in detail until adulthood. Because they were closer in age I knew all about The Real Ghostbusters comics from NOW c o m i c s and The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s).
As Ghostbusters grew older with me in an age before the internet an official fan club wasn’t in my Ghostbusters memory files. Unless it was just in the Official Training Manual I saw the fan club advertised in the role playing game books from West End Games in my 20s. I remember when I came across an ad and saw Ghostbusters magazine I was thinking why hasn’t any ghosthead seen these on-line?
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