The Ecto Goggles allow the wearer to see invisible ghosts and visually track PKE valences. Primarily worn by Ray, both Egon and Venkman are briefly seen wearing them during the montage.
The base consists of an olive drab AN/PVS-5a Night Vision Goggles frame with two different microscope adapter lenses. After the goggles were damaged during the NY shooting, warning labels were put on the lenses for aesthetic purposes.
The right lens was taken from a Mirax-Laborec Photo-Micrographic Camera.
This piece is extremely difficult to find due to the scarcity of the camera.
There are a couple variations of the microscopic adapter however, the correct one is shown below.
The left lens is unidentified
In the American novelization of the film, by Richard Mueller, Ray refers to the goggles as his "trinocular visor". (Pg. 94)
The Goggles appear primarily hanging off Ray's belt and worn on the face in the ghost jogger scene during the montage. They are painted olive drab and the lenses are unidentified. The front faceplate greeblies are from the same kit used for several pieces on the slime blower, TAMIYA 1/35th Kampfpanzer Leopard Medium Tank Kit. The pieces are #2 and #19
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
The Ecto Goggles, also referred to as the "Paragoggles", are used in conjunction with the PKE Meter to visually detect ghosts.
The Real Ghostbusters
In the cartoon, the Ecto Goggles are referred to as "Spectro-Visors". They appeared in a few episodes, sometimes used by all four guys.
Kenner made a pair of Ecto Goggles for the Real Ghostbusters toyline that came with a squeezable gun that fired foam darts.
The Fright Features Ray figure is wearing the Ecto Goggles, and the Slimed Heroes Ray comes with a pair of removable goggles.
Matty Collector Ecto Goggles
These were released in summer of 2013 and retailed for $110
They interact with the Matty Collector PKE meter and have ghost projections in the lenses including sound
This page was last edited by protokev on April 27, 2014, 11:26 pm
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