1989 Hardees GB2 banner

I have a complete set of the battery powered sirens Hardees gave out as part of their co-promotion of Ghostbusters 2 with Coca-Cola. I’m proud of them as the sirens were quickly pulled from distribution when it was pointed out that the battery cover and the batteries themselves were a bit of a choking hazard for small kids. Having a set of them is a bit of awesome.

However, a lot of the items Hardees produced for GB2 are awfully rare. Hardees was/is by no means as ubiquitous as McDonalds or Burger King, so their GB2 swag remains rare treasure. One example would be the banners each store had to promote themselves as a Ghostbusters 2 HQ – there were produced to match the number of stores, not the number of kids coming to the stores, and so are automatically as rare as the sirens, maybe even moreso.

Linear Ranger sent in some pics of one of these banners that he owns, thanks to the manager of his local Hardees, who was kind enough to save it for them after the promotion. Thanks Ryan!

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Atari/Terminal Reality posts game dev diary for GB game.

WorthPlaying.com has posted the first of what we can only hope will be a selection of developer diaries for the Ghostbusters video game. Check it out. The best part is the comparative screenshots of what the game looked like at the start of development and what it looks like now.

[UPDATE] It looks like WorthPlaying took the dev diary from a special IGN blog that Atari created to promote the Ghostbusters game – the diary is NOT exclusive to them. Bad form there.

And again, I invite everyone who posted “isn’t that the IGN blog” into the comments (or even thought it to themselves) to, you know, maybe EMAIL ME ABOUT IT next time. I got a day job that is literally all day long – I can only do so much digging some days. Thanks. You don’t have to get fancy – email a link and your name – I can take it from there.

Neutronize the grid

And by “neutronize”, we mean “buy”,

Bill sent in this eBay listing for what is an impressive replica of the Ghostbusters containment grid. Frankly, I wish I had sixteen hundred bucks lying around and the space for it, but surely someone out there might give it a home. And if nothing else, we can all watch this video, and dream.

The wording is a little confusing, but this is NOT the set prop from either of the films.