A vehicle in the second half of Extreme Ghostbusters' Back in the Saddle two-parter:
-And one of those kiddie rides from the 1980s:
Moving away from Ghostbusters, there's this offering from LEGO's discontinued Hidden Side range:
Due to their size and operating costs (and likely due to a lot of retired models being snapped up by film and television productions), I don't think anyone has converted a full-scale fire engine into an Ecto.
In the late 80s or early 90s, I took one of these old Kenner Play-Doh firetrucks...
... and repainted it into this, which I dubbed the Ecto-5.
The red vinyl letters were from a set I bought to make a slime blower, hence why I figure it must've been after GB2.
Also, I think the NOW comic for RGB had already established an Ecto-4, which is why I went with 5. If anyone knows the dates that vehicle first appeared, it could nail down when I made this.
Alex Newborn wrote: ↑February 24th, 2021, 11:20 am Also, I think the NOW comic for RGB had already established an Ecto-4, which is why I went with 5. If anyone knows the dates that vehicle first appeared, it could nail down when I made this.Mentioned in #6 as "ECTO-3", but actually called ECTO-4 when it first appeared in #7. The book was cover dated March 1989, so was released two or three months earlier than that, about December 1998 or January 1989.
I got to see a lot of the issues early now that I think about it, though. Sometimes just as photocopies of his scripts, sometimes as photocopies of the black and white inks before the colorists did the final versions. So I might've known Ecto-4's final name early... in fact I might very well have been one of the people who warned him the cartoon had already done a vehicle called the Ecto-3.
Re-reading the old letters is like listening to half a conversation though. I mailed him my half of the conversation 32 years ago, and I only have his replies left.
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