Among the many fun things on display at the 2019 NY Toy Fair was this amusing mashup, courtesy of Hasbro. Yes, what you’re looking at is a 7″ long version of the Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1 that converts into a Transformer. Known as Ectotron, this awesome toy will ship 7/31/19.
Movie-based toy maker Blitzway outdoes itself with its sixth-scale model of the Ghostbusters’ ride. The Ecto-1 collectible is nearly 46″ long, has 45 LEDs, and an interlocked steering wheel and wheels. It also plays digital audio files via USB and microSD.
Video essayist Patrick H Willems explores an interesting notion in the world of film criticism – that the original Ghostbusters was missing something that virtually every other movie has ever has – a theme, subtext, message, or story arc for its main characters.
“If you loved the first Ghostbusters movie, then you should definitely watch that one instead.” Screen Junkies takes on the The Hangover 2 of of the 80’s. Ghostbusters 2 was kinda funny, but it uses the same story beats as the original and maybe shouldn’t have been made.
Bevan Bell took the widely panned trailer for the new Ghostbusters reboot, and with a little clever editing and better overall pacing made the movie look much more entertaining, proving that trailers don’t mean a whole lot, and we need to wait for the actual movie.