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New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 5th, 2021, 9:33 am
by Kingpin
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With the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife planned for early this summer, Ghostbusters fans in the United Kingdom will have another debut to look forward in 2021: the public display of a screen-used Proton Pack at the National Film & Sci-Fi Museum, which will be opening in the town of Milton Keynes in the early portion of this year (Covid-19 conditions permitting).

The Pack itself was worn by Dan Aykroyd during portions of the Courtroom sequence in Ghostbusters II, and was previously showcased in Milton Keynes at the 2006 Collectormania event, where Ernie Hudson was a guest attendee.

The National Film & Sci-Fi Museum will be opening in the Lloyds Court, adjacent to The Centre:mk shopping complex, and will also feature a variety of props from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and other well-known film and television properties.

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 5th, 2021, 11:04 am
by Kingpin
A larger version of the photo from the Museum's facebook:

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Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 5th, 2021, 11:13 am
by Dr.D
So Ben, how are you going to heist this?

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 5th, 2021, 2:09 pm
by Prologic9
Wow, Ray's hero pack. This has been MIA for a long time as far as I know. If we could get some good reference out of this that would be fantastic.

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 5th, 2021, 2:49 pm
by Kingpin
Dr.D wrote: January 5th, 2021, 11:13 am So Ben, how are you going to heist this?
I'm undecided between getting the Ocean's 11 team in, or the magicians from Now You See Me.
Prologic9 wrote: January 5th, 2021, 2:09 pm If we could get some good reference out of this that would be fantastic.
A few folks, yours truly included, are making plans to visit and document it when circumstances allow.

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 8:39 am
by djsparky
You just need 5lbs of Fullers Earth, and your pack can look like that vintage screen used pack.

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 11:43 am
by 910dohead
Is this the same pack that the dude with the murph/wedgie was wearing?

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 12:00 pm
by Kingpin
910dohead wrote: January 6th, 2021, 11:43 am Is this the same pack that the dude with the murph/wedgie was wearing?
Yes?

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Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 12:03 pm
by 910dohead
Yep, that's the one.

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 12:07 pm
by Nighty80
Awesome news! Thanks for the tip Kingpin :D
We're only one junction up from MK, so the location couldn't be better (for us lol) - can't wait to get a look at that bad boy!

Although my photography skills are somewhat lacking, I'll still do my best to get good reference pics for all - and I know others will do too (that's why I love this community :))

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 12:18 pm
by Nighty80
910dohead wrote: January 6th, 2021, 12:03 pm Yep, that's the one.
I can't believe someone was walking around MK with a screen used pack... That's nuts!
:shudder: Who would take that risk in a public shopping centre? I'd be worried enough wearing my own self-built pack (not that I've got that far yet lol), but it's giving me severe anxiety sweats just thinking about it

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 6:03 pm
by Kingpin
Nighty80 wrote: January 6th, 2021, 12:18 pm I can't believe someone was walking around MK with a screen used pack... That's nuts!
In the defense of the wearer, who I presume to be the owner, it may have only been worn out briefly on the floor before (or after) it was whisked away for Ernie to wear during his photoshoot:

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Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 6:17 pm
by Demon Vice Commander
Kingpin wrote: January 6th, 2021, 6:03 pm In the defense of the wearer, who I presume to be the owner, it may have only been worn out briefly on the floor before (or after) it was whisked away for Ernie to wear during his photoshoot:


Neither people shown wearing the pack are the owner. :)

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 7:06 pm
by Kingpin
Demon Vice Commander wrote: January 6th, 2021, 6:17 pm Neither people shown wearing the pack are the owner. :)
Colour me informed. :)

Re: New Film & Sci-Fi Museum in the United Kingdom to feature screen-used Proton Pack

Posted: January 6th, 2021, 7:21 pm
by 910dohead
Nighty80 wrote: January 6th, 2021, 12:18 pm
910dohead wrote: January 6th, 2021, 12:03 pm Yep, that's the one.
I can't believe someone was walking around MK with a screen used pack... That's nuts!
:shudder: Who would take that risk in a public shopping centre? I'd be worried enough wearing my own self-built pack (not that I've got that far yet lol), but it's giving me severe anxiety sweats just thinking about it
The hero packs can take a good beating if that's what you're building. Every little scratch and paint chip on the screen used is a memento of each time the pack met with something. I'd say that they've held up fairly well over the decades. Although some of the semi-hero packs weren't as lucky. Just be careful and expect that you're going to hit something with it at some point (because it will happen).