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Rubies reveals Grand Heritage Ghostbusters costumes http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41895 2016-07-27T17:32:05-04:00 Kingpin <img src="http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Kingpin1055/Proton_Packs_zps5l6vtll3.jpg" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&amp;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) http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41738 2016-07-15T14:39:31-04:00 Kingpin <img src="http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/ghostbusters-2016-review.jpg" 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="http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4871812#p4871812" class="postlink">Click here to read more.</a></strong> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:39:31 +0000 REVIEW: Ghostheads - The Ghostbusters fan Documentary http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41730 2016-07-14T15:36:45-04:00 AJ Quick <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80116110" class="postlink"><img src="http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Kingpin1055/Ghostheads_Netflixc_zpshltlbtth.jpeg" 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="http://www.ghostheadsmovie.com" class="postlink">GhostheadsMovie.com</a>.<br /><br />Stream Ghostheads now on <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80116110" class="postlink">Netflix</a> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:36:45 +0000 Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters II http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41702 2016-07-12T14:57:21-04:00 Fritz You may remember this, the <a href="http://www.gbfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=54&amp;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="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0D3WZxYxWd8?rel=0" 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 http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41682 2016-07-11T03:42:51-04:00 Kingpin <img src="http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Kingpin1055/Stay_Puft_zpswozartzq.jpg" 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 http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41626 2016-07-02T16:04:40-04:00 Kingpin <img src="http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Kingpin1055/Ghostheads_Netflixc_zpshltlbtth.jpeg" 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="http://ghostheads.wix.com/ghostheads" 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 Ghostbusters: Dimension opens at Madame Tussauds http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41602 2016-06-29T17:16:22-04:00 Kingpin <iframe width="400" height="255" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mjmbFrhn3kw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br />Ivan Reitman was in attendance at Madame Tussauds in Times Square today for the ribbon cutting of the waxwork museum's new <a href="https://ghostbusters.madametussauds.com/" class="postlink"><em>Ghostbusters: Dimension</em></a> and <em>Ghostbusters Experience</em> attractions.<br />The experience, a combination waxwork gallery and walk-through haunted house - will see visitors traverse a number of locations, including some from the new film, before culminating in <em>Ghostbusters: Dimension</em>: a VR-powered bust of franchise mascot Slimer. <br /><br />In addition to <em>Dimension</em>, the experience features waxwork figures of the four Ghostbusters, played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The waxwork figures are attired in their uniforms and with an assortment of equipment from the film, providing options for photo opportunities.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 85%; line-height: normal">Ticket prices are $30 for general entry to Madame Tussauds - including access to the Ghostbusters Experience, and a further $20 to enter <em>Dimension</em> - discounts are available via the <a href="https://ghostbusters.madametussauds.com/" class="postlink">attraction website</a>. The running time for the virtual reality experience is between 10-15 minutes.<br /></span><strong><em>Ghostbusters: Dimension</em> is scheduled to open to the public on July 1st.</strong> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:16:22 +0000 Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II props go to auction http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41540 2016-06-19T07:09:53-04:00 Kingpin <img src="http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Kingpin1055/Tripod_Traps_article_zpsz4e96avl.jpg" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br /><strong>Profiles in History</strong> has in the past made a name for itself (sometimes good, occasionally bad) for bringing some of the most recognisable <em>Ghostbusters</em> and <em>Ghostbusters</em> II props to auction. The latest auction listing features some notable lot items from both films:<br /><br />*<strong><a href="http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ghostbusters-ii-working-force-field-generator.-1604-c-623443ca51" class="postlink">Lot 1604: Ghostbusters II working force field generator</a></strong> - more commonly referred to as the &quot;Tripod Traps&quot;.<br />*<strong><a href="http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ghostbusters-ii-working-kettlebell-prop.-1605-c-4af48339da?campaign=rr" class="postlink">Lot 1605: Ghostbusters II working Kettlebell prop</a></strong><br />*<strong><a href="http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ghostbusters-vintage-original-ambulance-filming-m-1283-c-a9747119c5?campaign=rr" class="postlink">Lot 1283: Ghostbusters vintage original ambulance filming miniature</a></strong><br />*<strong><a href="http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ghostbusters-life-size-terror-dog-suit.-1281-c-0954bceb11?campaign=rr" class="postlink">Lot 1281: Ghostbusters life size &quot;Terror Dog&quot; suit</a></strong><br />*<strong><a href="http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/ghostbusters-2-original-storyboard-panel.-1284-c-f9f4c5b810" class="postlink">Lot 1284: Ghostbusters 2 original storyboard panel</a></strong> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:09:53 +0000 Ghostbusters Returns to LEGO Dimensions http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41468 2016-06-09T02:00:41-04:00 Kingpin <img src="http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Kingpin1055/Article_zpswl4of3pe.jpg" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Following the release of the <em>LEGO Dimensions</em> <em>Ghostbusters</em> Story Pack, Slimer and Stay Puft Fun Packs earlier this year, Amazon's Spanish site has leaked details about <em>LEGO Dimensions</em> Series 2 ahead of the official announcement, including a new Story Pack based on the 2016 Ghostbusters movie.<br /><br />The set features Abby Yates, a miniature Ecto-1, a Chinese Restaurant environment set for the Dimensions Toy Pad, and like the set based on the 1980s film, will unlock a themed adventure world based on the new one.<br /><br />Other 1980s properties that have been confirmed will be appearing in <em>LEGO Dimensions</em> in the near future include <em>The A-Team</em>, <em>E.T.</em>, <em>Beetlejuice</em>, <em>The Goonies</em>, <em>Knight Rider</em> and <em>Gremlins</em>.<br /><br />The release date and price are yet to be confirmed. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:00:41 +0000 Ghostbusters Limited Edition Loot Crate Now Available http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=41459 2016-06-08T14:47:25-04:00 AJ Quick <a href="http://goo.gl/AMWy40" class="postlink"><img src="http://www.gbfans.com/images/news/ghostbusters-limited-edition-lootcrate.jpg" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /></a><br /><br />Loot Crate is celebrating over 30 years of proton packs, free-floating apparitions, and slime with the Ghostbusters Crate! We'll be equipping you with EXCLUSIVE gear and collectibles to properly commemorate the rebirth of the franchise ahead of the July 15th release of the new film.<br /><br />The limited edition Ghostbusters Crate features EXCLUSIVE items representing the original and new films. So, when someone asks you if you want a crate, YOU SAY YES!<br /><br />-A t-shirt that will make you feel good<br />-A replica to charge up your collection<br />-A figure to make your friends green with envy<br />-2 non-Carpathian pieces of art<br />-Decor that ain't afraid of no house (haunted or otherwise)<br /><br /><a href="http://goo.gl/AMWy40" class="postlink">Order Now!</a> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:47:25 +0000