Series 2 of exclusive Toys R Us Minimates

The Toys R Us website has been updating quite a bit lately, with new Ghostbusters related items popping up – the Dancing Slimer? Yeah, he’s back (and available through Toys R Us, not just specialty stores.)

But of particular interest is that the second series of Toys R Us exclusive Minimates 2-packs have appeared (more on series 1 here), complete with pictures!

Big ups to Soupcan Mike for the tip!

Peter and Energized Terror Dog
Peter and Energized Terror Dog
Winston and Taxi Ghost
Winston and Taxi Ghost
Lab Egon and Jogger Ghost
Lab Egon and Jogger Ghost
Slimer and Louis (in Ghostbusters gear)
Slimer and Louis (in Ghostbusters gear)
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ray
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ray

June is for Ghostbusters

The list of things happening in June are piling up – some I’ve already touched on, like Wednesday’s screening of the Blu-ray disc or the various events Proton Charging is hosting around Vancouver.

Others I haven’t posted yet, as I wanted the site overhaul in place, and June to be closer before posting them, so they wouldn’t get buried on the news list. And I’m comfortable that we’re at that point, finally, so I’m putting that list together now, with the post ready to go up later tomorrow, probably.

If there’s something going on in your neighbourhood (strange or otherwise), please let us know so we can help promote it. If you’ve emailed us before, feel free to do so again – better safe than sorry. And in the meantime, please enjoy this sneak peak (and NON-FINAL) look at the Vancouver events poster.

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Sony Blu-ray releases sneak peak clips of Ecto featurette

As if the surprise re-launch of Ghostbusters.com wasn’t enough fun for the weekend, Sony and GhostbustersIsHiring.com have released some clips from the Ecto-1 restoration featurette that will be on the Blu-ray disc.

After 25 long years of chasing ghosts Ray, Egon, Winston and Peter need a little help. So if you think you can handle big marshmallow men, a positron collider and thousands of adoring fans, submit your video application at Ghostbusters Is Hiring. If the Ghostbusters decide to hire you, your first assignment will be a trip to Comic Con 2009!

To give you some inspiration, here’s some never-before-seen footage from the new Ghostbusters Blu-ray coming out on June 16th, 2009:


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New Ghostbusters merch and Mad Engine has t-shirt sale!

Ooh, the fun stuff on the new Ghostbusters.com!

For starters, Mad Engine, creators of the fantastic new line of Ghostbusters t-shirts, are having a sale – buy 2, get 1 free!

But more importantly, the new GB.com, with it’s consumer products gallery, has revealed a new item or two.

Spencer’s Gifts has a Slimer backback and Stay-Puft toque (or, fine, beanie) !

Ghostbusters merch at Spencer's Gifts!
Ghostbusters merch at Spencer's Gifts!

[UPDATE] Besides their 2-1 sale, Mad Engine is closing out three shirt designs; Who Ya Gonna Call? and I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost on white, and the Ecto-1 license plate on black – each shirt is $8.99!

Proton Charging exclusive: Ghostbusters.com heavily overhauled. Heck. Yeah.

Continuing to demonstrate a strong investment in the past history, present anniversary, and future prospects of the Ghostbusters franchise, Sony has revealed a new, completely overhauled, and highly interactive new website to go with their Ghostbusters.com domain.

A billboard site for the first release of Ghostbusters on DVD (for a decade!) and recently a billboard for the Ghostbusters mobile game and Blu-ray edition of the film, the new site promises things even the hardest core, longest term Ghostbusters fan has never seen. And as Sony explained to Proton Charging, they will continue to release materials every month for the foreseeable future.

And yes, it’s pretty much what you think – while there remains no firm plan for a third movie and details still to be worked out before it’s even possible, this site overhaul was conducted not only to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the first film, but with the intention that it help promote a third film, provided that pans out. Like us, Sony is looking upon 2009 as the closest we’ve seen to a franchise revival in years.

Why are you still here? Ghostbusters.com.

[UPDATE] The site contains, so far;

– A messageboard
– a video vault that currently shows videos for the video releases
– a products page that features all the current licensed products, and where to buy them
– signing up for updates
– a link to the video game website (I’m assuming I just haven’t found or they will soon add a link to GhostbustersIsHiring.com)
– a massive photos collection (as hinted at in the post)
– a lot of little in jokes and easter egg surprises, which will hopefully do something at some point.

PS Try clicking and holding a non-hot spot.