Joined: January 4th, 2002, 5:00 pm Posts: 17110 Location: Denver, CO
That's right we finally got our video online. It was filmed for us by the So-Cal Ghostbusters with a little help from Ghostbusters Fan, Borzou. This video takes an almost too indepth look at the Ghost Trap from Mattel. We look at every aspect of it, every feature, and even take a few measurements! Definitely a must see!
Joined: March 11th, 2010, 5:51 am Posts: 31 Location: Orlando, FL
I'm glad they got a lot of the features. I would have been happy with it opening, wire detach, and the trap coming out to go into containment unit and still would have been happy. Just need to find a way to attach for costume purposes now.
Joined: August 13th, 2009, 10:05 pm Posts: 1 Location: Troy, IL
Great now I'll never get to sleep. I viewed this video at 1am and now my brain is abuzz with excitment and possibilities for adding a belt hook.
It looks like the traditional attachment would be the way to go mounted right on the battery lid. I suppose it really depends on how much floor clearance the wheels provide. Also depending on the thickess of the plastic lid you'd probably have to cut the attachment bolts pretty dard short. Perhaps a strong adhesive would make a suitable alternative?
(Shut up, brain. Sleep now; plot, plan and possibly scheme later.)
Joined: March 31st, 2006, 11:31 pm Posts: 1085 Location: Waltham, MA
The tape measure was a nice touch. I do wonder if much will change with the trap between now and October, now that I've gotten such a good look at it. Thanks for the video So-Cal.
For $135 you're getting a ton of functionality with respectable looks, but I don't think this will impact prop builder/sellers the way the PKE did. I definitely will be buying one, but I'm still likely to build one myself. If the trap had some aluminum on it maybe it would be all I need, but as it stands it's juuust a shade too plasticy looking to be my only trap.
Joined: June 14th, 2009, 10:32 am Posts: 97
The only thing I hope they'll address (that they realistically could) between now and the final version is the differing plastics. Some parts have a familiar plastic sheen and other areas are extremely flat. It makes the toy-engineering very obvious.
Joined: October 24th, 2007, 8:43 pm Posts: 371
I wonder how long it takes for the release to break on the cartridge. I can see that cartridge falling out when you're walking along and breaking. If it simply slides out like that, that's going to be a problem. Hopefully there is a good safety catch or something to prevent that from being an issue.
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