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By Glenn Frederick
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#4932748
Wow, only sold for $1,000. That would have been a cool piece of GB history to have.
He Probably would have gotten more than $1000 but due to the backlash he received after he originally tried to sell it as a screen used 1984 Proton Pack worn by Bill Murray, I'm sure he was glad just glad to get rid of it.

In his original description he stated he found it in a storage unit.
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By ccv66
#4932773
I seen it when the guy called it a Murray Stunt pack. Knew it wasn't a stunt pack. Just weird, it was accurate old but still way off. Like some had the right pieces but didn't know where they went. Universal pack makes sense. It would be cool to get a closer look at it
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By Kingpin
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#4932868
Nice one, Delta. :) It may be a poor cousin of the originals, but it's still a part of franchise history for a couple of reasons. :)

It'll be interesting to see if her electronics still work.
By Coover5
#4932869
I still prefer the classic proton pack but something I always admired about the universal pack is how well it looked with lights on or off. I love my gb2 pack replica but find I need the lights on to enjoy it on display.
By BRD 527
#4932876
Awesome! I read about that power setup on those packs its coool to see how simply its setup :)
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By ghostengineer
#4932879
Delta, thank you very much. Appreciate that. This is pretty badass. Seen this once as a kid at Universal. I'll always prefer the movie or RGB packs but this is the next best thing. I may decide to model this at some point in the future just for the hell of it.
By Scuba Steve
#4932928
Wow... saw this thing as kid some 30 years ago... back then I thought it was the real thing! But looking at these pictures now it's like learning your childhood hero was a fraud. Still, the amount of abuse these packs had to take every single day likely necessitated a lot of the design decisions like a solid wooden block for the wand and all the parts hard molded into the frame.
By delta88
#4932931
Wow... saw this thing as kid some 30 years ago... back then I thought it was the real thing! But looking at these pictures now it's like learning your childhood hero was a fraud. Still, the amount of abuse these packs had to take every single day likely necessitated a lot of the design decisions like a solid wooden block for the wand and all the parts hard molded into the frame.
The wand cable is super rigid. I've accidentally dropped the wand 3 or 4 times messing with the pack. I cant imagine the hundreds of times it was knocked off its v hook during its heyday.
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By Harry Bardwell
#4933007
What is up with that bumper, looks like a normal one more or less, but were it attached to the pack it curves in, that's super weird, is that a found piece they used, or something they molded up just for these packs?
By delta88
#4933008
What is up with that bumper, looks like a normal one more or less, but were it attached to the pack it curves in, that's super weird, is that a found piece they used, or something they molded up just for these packs?
Alot of mold lines. I think it was a sculpted piece that was replicated.
By Mat
#4933075
So awesome in it's own unique way! Even more awesome is that a part of the history of the franchise landed into the hands of a collector willing to share pictures of the universal pack with us! If the earlier versions are anything to go by you can definitely tell as the show went on they were made to be more blinky but at the same time simplified to more than likely be easier to wear and be more durable!

Thanks for sharing! ^_^
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By ghostengineer
#4933635
Just wondering, do you have a video with the lights ? I have a bug to try and make a pack similar to this and was curious how the lighting effects played out. Thanks in advance.
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By EnderWeggen
#4933701
Looks like the cannibalized an old Makita drill for the battery pack.Image
So I have to ask Is the Universal Proton Pack just a casting shell? that shot of the Makita drill makes me think its a mold negative as it looks to have more detail on the inside... Pleas tell me its not A original 1984 Mold Negative.
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By Kingpin
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#4933709
Pleas tell me its not A original 1984 Mold Negative.
I think that's a second-generation Universal Pack, so more likely a negative of one of the first generation packs built for the Spooktacular:

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