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[UPDATE] My man Pete dropped me a line to clarify the issue of there being two flexi-discs released for the contest. Essentially, they are both the same, audio wise, only Egon asks a different set of questions. Both discs are black, but while one is printed in gold (that’s the one I have) the other is printed in blue. Now I know what to look out for. Thanks Pete!

I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile now, but the big stumbling block has been that I didn’t actually have a record player. Well, that’s not the case any more, so I have a surprise.

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Ralston New Ghostbusters Movie Mystery Record – Egon Version A

Back with the release of the second movie, Ralston, makers of the Ghostbusters cereal, held a contest to meet an actual Ghostbuster. To win the contests, kids would look inside their box of cereal (a number of Ralston brands besides the Ghostbusters cereal, including Cookie Crisp, were part of the contest) and find a Flexi-disc inside. The Flexi-disc contained an announcer and “Egon Spengler” (one Maurice Lamarche from The Real Ghostbusters). Over a minute was spent telling kids to see the new movie before Egon read a series of really easy questions. Kids would then send in their answers and hopefully win. There were apparently two version of the disc (Buy more cereal kids!), though I’ve never heard how it was different (perhaps another RGB voice actor?). If anyone here has heard the other disc, wants to sell me their disc, or was one of the winning kids who’d like to share the experience with the class, please drop me a line.

    2 Comments

  1. So, I initially typed “Heinz ketchup spaceship” into Google and after some other 80’s cartoon memorabilia related clicks I ended up at your site. (Something triggered a memory of the Heinz promotional toy, which I had wanted but of course never got.) I was a big fan of the Real Ghostbusters as a kid and I remember begging my mom to buy me the Ghostbusters cereal – and Hi-C Ecto Cooler. I remember the TV commercials advertising a chance to meet a real Ghostbuster, and have always wondered WHO that “real” Ghostbuster would be. Dan Akroyd? Or one of the voice actors from the cartoon show? Or some guy dressed up in a grey jumpsuit with a prop proton back? Do you have any insight into who that mystery ‘Buster was???

  2. hey dude, someone is selling the blue one on eBay right now…

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