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.)
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.
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:
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.
– 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.