Ghostbusters Fans News Feed The Latest News Stories and Site Updates from Ghostbusters Fans. Bernie Wrightson 1948 - 2017 2017-03-19T14:14:45-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Famous for his work on <em>Swamp Thing</em>, <em>Frankenstein</em> and <em>House of Secrets</em>, it was announced earlier today that famed comic artist Bernie Wrightson had passed away after a battle with cancer.<br /><br />Wrightson is also known to fans of <em>Ghostbusters</em> through the body of <a href=";sa=U&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjqiIyZo-PSAhXmIsAKHVKDAUQQFggFMAA&amp;client=internal-uds-cse&amp;usg=AFQjCNExK8Ub03jkc_lUG0Q-whMaxboqig" class="postlink">illustration/concept design work</a> he'd produced for the original film's pre-production. Featured prominently in Don Shay's book, <em>Making Ghostbusters</em>, Wrightson's drawings included designs for the Terror Dogs, the Librarian, Gozer's temple and many other spectral entities. Wrightson's work on the film also included storyboards for the sequence which saw the Ghostbusters encountering Slimer. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:14:45 +0000 Diamond Select teases series 7 figures 2017-02-19T12:00:58-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Toy Fair 2017 is currently underway in New York, and Diamond Select Toys are at the event to promote and tease their future offerings for the <em>Ghostbusters</em> brand. Expanding their series of figures based on the film will be Janosz Poha and Vigo The Carpathian. The buildable diorama with the 7th wave of figures will be the exterior of the Firehouse, complete with <em>Ghostbusters II</em>-logo sign.<br /><br />Meanwhile, DST has also been showing off some of its Ghostbusters Minimates-inspired <strong>Vinimates</strong>, photos of the Vinimates and figures <a href="" class="postlink">can be viewed at Toyark</a>.<br /><br />The series 7 figures and Vinimates are scheduled to hit retailers this autumn. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:00:58 +0000 Lost Ghostbusters scene reels recovered 2017-02-16T18:18:20-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Earlier tonight, <strong>Ghost Corps</strong> broke the news on their <a href="" class="postlink">facebook page</a> that three film reels from the production of <em>Ghostbusters</em> had surfaced in the private collection of director Ivan Reitman.<br /><br />Of the three reels, two are clearly labelled as to the scenes that are recorded on them: the Sedgewick Hotel honeymooners, and the much-discussed Fort Detmerring sequence.<br /><br />The final reel refers to Bill Murray, but it is yet unknown what scene or scenes this may refer to. It is also unknown at this time as to whether the Honeymooners scene is the same version present on previous DVD releases of the movie, or if it is a different version, as well as the state of any visual effects present in the scenes. <br /><br />This is an exciting development, and GBFans will report when more information about the new material is revealed.<br /><br /><strong>Note: please visit the <a href=";t=42982&amp;p=4890201#p4890201" class="postlink">topic</a> for the uncropped photo of the reels</strong> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:18:20 +0000 GB: The Video Game joins Xbox One 2017-01-11T06:36:49-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Xbox One players will now have the opportunity to play 2008's <em>Ghostbusters: The Video Game</em> after the title was recently made backwards-compatible for the console.<br /><br /><em>Ghostbusters: The Video Game</em> can be downloaded either by visiting the online marketplace, or by inserting the game disc into the console*. Those gamers wishing to replay their save games will need to transfer them to the cloud storage once the game has finished installing.<br /><br />*This method will necessitate the need to insert the game disc each time you wish to play the game. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:36:49 +0000 1984 and 2016 Ghostbusters to team up in IDW's "Ghostbusters 101" 2016-12-21T16:27:57-04:00 Kingpin <img src="" class="img-responsive img-post" alt="Image" /><br /><br />Revealing their plans for the future of the <em>Ghostbusters</em> comic series, IDW Publishing have announced that following the annual that will be released in January, the team's next outing will be <strong>Ghostbusters 101</strong>.<br /><br />Marking their first official post-movie adventure, the 2016 Ghostbusters will find their paths crossing with the classic team as they work together to unravel the dimensional hiccup and tackle a mutual threat in the new six-issue miniseries.<br /><br /><strong>Ghostbusters 101</strong> #1 is due to be released on March 22, 2017. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:27:57 +0000 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