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The catelogue for Profiles In History's Hollywood Auction 96 has gone online, and amongst the collection of movie memorabelia, two items from Ghostbusters II, and one item with ties to Ghostbusters are set to go under the hammer:

1659. Ghostbusters “Stay Puft Marshmallow Man” large display figure with some production made costume components. (Columbia, 1984)
Vintage original monumental display figure constructed of resin coated foam torso, arms, and legs, with creature suit head and integral hat, hands, and feet of cast skinned polyfoam. Hands and feet appear to be production made. Expertly studio painted with blue and white sailor flap, hatband with button crown, and red neckerchief and hat streamer. Measuring a large 82 x 60 x 31 in. In the original Ghostbusters film, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is created during the climax of the movie when evil god-like “Gozer” the “Destructor”, deigning to use the Ghostbusters first thought to manifest and destroy the world, catches “Ray's” (Dan Aykroyd) glancing thought. This seemingly benign creature is the result. But this affable figure turns malevolent, unleashing King Kong-sized wrath on New York City until our heroes cross their Proton Pack energy streams to turn him into a river of melted fluff. Exhibiting age, production wear, cracking to resin coating on the main body, some paint scuffing and soiling. Mounted standing on a 45.5 x 48 x 4 in. wooden base. In vintage good to very good condition. $6,000 – $8,000

1660. Ghostbusters II Van Horne model miniature subway sign. (Columbia, 1989)
Vintage original model miniature subway platform sign constructed of rigid polyfoam and resin, expertly studio painted and distressed to resemble the tiled elegance of closed off sections of New York’s underground rail system. Measures 21.25 x 6 x 1.5 in. Highly visible in the scenes featuring the underground river of pink slime. Exhibiting minor production wear, right corner has been chipped, left side exhibits repairs, back side has remnants of glue from production display. In production used vintage very good to fine condition. $600 - $800

1661. Ghostbusters 2 utility belt. (Columbia, 1989)
Vintage original prop utility belt constructed of black and silver nylon webbing, metal grommets, rings, hooks and clasps, black plastic buckle. Accessorized with a yellow plastic “LifeGard II”device, a black leather holster for the “Belt Gizmo”, and a steel plate with v-hook for securing a “ghost trap”. Multiple belts like this and others are worn by all the principle Ghostbusters throughout the classic film. Measuring 41.5 x 3 in. Highly visible in the movie. Exhibiting studio distressing and production wear and handling. In production used vintage very good to fine condition. $2,000 - $3,000

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I'd have to take out a 3rd mortgage to afford these items.
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Thank you for posting those pics!
Now I find myself researching the belts yet again because I notice a difference between what I make and this screen used belt.

The 2" material in this belt is just 2" nylon web, but in the following pic it seems to be 4 panel seatbelt material:
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So I went back and watched the movie and in some scenes it's definitely the nylon, and in others it looks like the seatbelt material (but nothing conclusive there). Could it be that the nylon ones were hero belts and the seatbelt ones were stunt belts?

Either way I will be updating my custom belts to reflect this.

You can see examples of both here:
http://www.gbfans.com/equipment/uniform/pistol-belt/
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So I went back and watched the movie and in some scenes it's definitely the nylon, and in others it looks like the seatbelt material (but nothing conclusive there). Could it be that the nylon ones were hero belts and the seatbelt ones were stunt belts?
Could the seatbelt material be a later addition? Something to replace a broken or missing section of the original belt after production wrapped?
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Of the five surviving GB2 belts that I've seen, only one of them had the seat belt webbing (which is likely Harold's belt judging from the sound meter pouch and leather fob). However, Ernie's belt in the Statue of Liberty scene also seems to have the seat belt webbing...

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Of course, I don't think there was any reason behind it; they very likely used whatever black 2" webbing was on hand.

Personally, I really like the seat belt webbing for the adjustable strap - it adds a nice bit of textural variance and is stronger, yet softer than the regular polypropylene webbing.
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