Ghostbusters Official Fan Club Membership Card

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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”

Empire UK Ghostbusters Magazine Articles Added To Magazine Rack

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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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Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program Merchandise

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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”

ゴーストバスターズ映画プログラム Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program

gbsjapaneseprogramcoverGhostbusters 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”

Ghostbusters Japanese Hobbies

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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”

Entertainment Weekly Ghostbusters Exclusives

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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?

  1. Ghostbusters: An Oral History
  2. The Painful What-If That Haunts ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson

Photos Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Spook Central (Facebook)

Entertainment Weekly Ghostbusters Cast Reunion

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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”