Ghostbusters Fans News Feed The Latest News Stories and Site Updates from Ghostbusters Fans. Playmobil unveils Ghostbusters range 2016-10-26T05:25:51-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Since early summer, German toy company Playmobil has <a href=";t=41556&amp;p=4868313&amp;hilit=Playmobil#p4868313" class="postlink">been teasing</a> their plan to release a range of sets based on the Ghostbusters licence. Thanks to an online catalogue for the company, we can now see photos of the products, as well as prices and the projected release date:<br /><br /><strong>Ecto-1</strong> (with Winston and Janine) $49.15/£40.25/€45<br /><strong>Stay Puft Marshmallow Man</strong> (with Ray) $21.84/£17.89/€20<br /><strong>Slimer with hot dog stand</strong> $17.48/£14.31/€16<br /><strong>Firehouse</strong> (with Peter, Janine, Egon and Vinz Clortho) $80.83/£67.08/€75<br /><strong>Venkman and Terror Dogs</strong> (and Zuul) $13.11/£10.73/€12<br /><strong>Spengler and Ghost</strong> $7.65/£6.26/€7<br /><br />The sets are expected to start appearing in stores around May 2017. For more photos, please <a href=";t=42594" class="postlink">visit the topic</a>. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:25:51 +0000 Soldier Story releases details on 1/6 scale figures 2016-10-20T06:18:19-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Following a <a href=";t=41524&amp;hilit=Soldier+Story" class="postlink">flurry of prototype photos and trade show promotion</a> over the summer, details are now emerging for the 1/6 scale range of Ghostbusters figures that are being planned for release by Soldier Story in the first quarter of 2017.<br /><br />Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler will be the first two figures in the series, featuring:<br />•Proton Packs with light-up features and metal components<br />•Transparent proton stream accessories<br />•Alternate gloved and un-gloved hands<br />•Detailed suit accessories<br />•Ghostbusters logo figure stand<br />•Civilian attire (As part of a Special Edition set)<br /><br />In addition to the classic franchise, Soldier Story also has plans to produce figures based on the 2016 reboot, with prototypes of <a href="" class="postlink">Jillian Holtzmann and Kevin Beckman also appearing at trade shows</a>. <br /><br />The intended market price for the figures is currently unknown, but GBFans will report on that as soon as the information becomes available. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:18:19 +0000 Ghostbusters: ATC Items at ScreenBid 2016-10-13T17:55:26-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Full costumes, Proton Pack parts, book props and even a prototype of Abby's Proton Glove are some of the 96 lots of <em>Ghostbusters: Answer The Call</em> items which have been listed on auction site ScreenBid.<br /><br />As with previous auctions of production-used items, these auctions provide a rare opportunity for fans to buy and own objects that have been seen on-screen, as well as provide new reference and information for replica purposes.<br /><br />For a full listing of the items that are being auctioned, please visit the topic: <a href=";t=42503&amp;p=4883033#p4883033" class="postlink">link</a> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:55:26 +0000 Ghostbusters Items at Prop Store Auction 2016-09-27T13:39:44-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Following on the heels of an <a href=";t=41540" class="postlink">earlier auction of props</a> hosted by <strong>Profiles in History</strong>, <strong>Prop Store</strong> has recently conducted a series of auctions, ranging from sculpted production items, to art department binders and crew apparel:<br /><br />*<a href="" class="postlink">Lot 126 - Slimer Model Miniature</a> Estimate: $1,300 - $1,900<br />*<a href="" class="postlink">Lot 127 - Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Head</a> Estimate: $3,900 - $6,500<br />*<a href="" class="postlink">Lot 128 - First Draft Script, Production Materials and Crew Apparel</a> Estimate: $780 - $1,000<br />*<a href="" class="postlink">Lot 129 - Art Department Reference Binders</a> Estimate: $780 - $1,000<br />*<a href="" class="postlink">Lot 158 - Vigo the Carpathian Transformation Sculpts 1-2</a> Estimate: $520 - $780<br />*<a href="" class="postlink">Lot 160 - Vigo The Carpathian Transformation Sculpts 3-4</a> Estimate: $520 - $780<br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #FF0000">Slimer sold for</span></strong>: $1,500<br /><strong><span style="color: #FF0000">Stay Puft sold for</span></strong>: $3,800<br /><strong><span style="color: #FF0000">Script, materials and apparel sold for</span></strong>: $1,000<br /><strong><span style="color: #FF0000">Reference binders sold for</span></strong>: $7,100<br /><strong><span style="color: #FF0000">Vigo head sculpts 1 &amp; 2 sold for</span></strong>: $520<br /><strong><span style="color: #FF0000">Vigo head sculpts 3 &amp; 4 sold for</span></strong>: $650 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:39:44 +0000 Rubies reveals Grand Heritage Ghostbusters costumes 2016-07-27T17:32:05-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br /><a href=";t=34450" class="postlink">News first broke</a> of Rubies' intent to produce a &quot;Delux&quot; Ghostbusters costume three years ago, and despite efforts by members of the fan community to learn more about the project, a lack of subsequent updates or of a release date had fuelled speculation that production on the costume replica had been cancelled.<br /><br />That changed today with the company announcing not one, but two new upcoming Ghostbusters additions to its Grand Heritage line based on the franchise, one styled after the Proton Pack and suit from the classic 1984 film, and one based on the new 2016 reboot.<br /><br />Projected to cost around $299.99 for both the 2016 and 1984 versions (with a further plus-size option for men at $349.99), the Grand Heritage costumes are expected to go on sale this September. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:32:05 +0000 REVIEW: Ghostbusters (2016) 2016-07-15T14:39:31-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />It's been 32 years, 1 month, 8 days, and an incalculable number of hours since the original <em>Ghostbusters</em> first premiered, and a lot has come along, gone away and changed in that time.<br /><br /><strong>Paul Feig</strong>'s <em>Ghostbusters</em> had the unenviable task of following the fondly remembered and much-loved 1984 original, and even acknowledging the obvious comparisons between the two, the newest outing of the Ghostbusters does feature a lot of similar, if not identical story beats to its predecessor.<br /><br />Going into the screening there was the apprehensive concern that the new film wouldn't live up to expectations, that it would re-tread of the original; bringing nothing new to the table, and that the cast would suffer from the stereotypes and preconceptions that had been presented or formed by the initial round of trailers.<br /><br />Fortunately, that isn't all there is to the film.<br /><br /><strong><a href="" class="postlink">Click here to read more.</a></strong> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:39:31 +0000 REVIEW: Ghostheads - The Ghostbusters fan Documentary 2016-07-14T15:36:45-04:00 AJ Quick <a href="" class="postlink"><img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /></a><br /><br />Ghostheads takes an unprecedented and detailed look at some of the real life, hardcore fans in our community. It follows and tells the stories of a half dozen fans as they make fulfill childhood dreams, make pilgrimages to film locations, meet cast members and form lasting friendships through the common thread that binds them together: Ghostbusters. While watching Ghostheads, I felt a strong personal nostalgia for events that occurred in the Ghostbusters fan community, a unique experience for me and my friends as we had actually taken part in or witnessed the events being portrayed; something I've never experienced while watching a documentary before. The movie is very uplifting and brutally sincere at times and features amazing interviews with Ghostbusters cast members, producers and extras. It is well composed with interviews, clips from the movies, animations and day in the life footage of the featured Ghostheads.<br /><br />The movie is not without a dark side, however. Ghostheads aims to show several different sides of the Ghostbusters fan community. We see how our fellow fans live, and the difficulties that some live with every day. It shares the hardships that befall the fans, both caused by outside forces as well as resulting from their own lifestyle choices. This can make it hard to get through particular parts of the documentary at times. Beyond that, there are many touching moments and heartfelt messages expressed though out the documentary, and the common message is that life is better -overall- for the individuals filmed, thanks in large part to their love and dedication to Ghostbusters.<br /><br />Ghostheads premieres on Netflix July 15th worldwide. <br /><br />For more information , visit <a href="" class="postlink"></a>.<br /><br />Stream Ghostheads now on <a href="" class="postlink">Netflix</a> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:36:45 +0000 Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters II 2016-07-12T14:57:21-04:00 Fritz You may remember this, the <a href=";t=37737&amp;p=4806863" class="postlink">&quot;Honest Trailer&quot; for Ghostbusters</a> that came out about two years ago. Well, with only days left until the Ghostbusters reboot, Screen Junkies presents the &quot;Honest Trailer&quot; for Ghostbusters 2:<br /><br /><iframe width="400" height="255" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br />(Thanks to Alphagaia for letting us know!) Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:57:21 +0000 Waterloo Station terrified beyond rational thought 2016-07-11T03:42:51-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was spotted at London's Waterloo Station as a cross-promotion between the station and the <em>Metro</em> newspaper were debuted to mark the general release of the Ghostbusters reboot across the United Kingdom today. Stay Puft himself serves as a photo opportunity for fans and commuters, while the no-ghost logo and adverts for the film feature prominently throughout the station concourse.<br /><br />A pop-up Forbidden Planet shop is also present at the station for the event, giving fans the opportunity to pick up some merchandise.<br /><br />The Ghostbusters display follows a similar effort last year to promote the release of <em>Jurassic World</em>.<br /><br /><strong>Special thanks to Mark Lloyd of the U.K. Ghostbusters for the photo.</strong> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:42:51 +0000 Ghostheads Streams on Netflix Starting July 15th 2016-07-02T16:04:40-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Following a successful Kickstarter campaign and preview at the Tribeca Film Festival, the eagerly anticipated documentary <a href="" class="postlink"><em>Ghostheads</em></a> will be making its Netflix debut on <strong>July 15th</strong>.<br /><br />Directed by Brendan Mertens, <em>Ghostheads</em> explores the culture of the Ghostbusters fan-base and the impact the film has had on it, showcasing the charitable efforts and lives of the talented individuals who comprise the global Ghostbusters fan community. The documentary will also feature interviews with the creative minds, actors and production staff that gave birth to and carried on the legacy of the Ghostbusters franchise, including:<br /><br />Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, William Atherton, Maurice LaMarche, Kurt Fuller, Joe Medjuck, Ray Parker Jnr and Paul Feig. The documentary also features narration by actress Robin Shelby (Slimer in <em>Ghostbusters II</em>). Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:04:40 +0000