High quality pics of ILM GB2 displays

It’s well known that ILM has a number of pieces from GB2, including a few on display. But it’s rare to get a look at those pieces as nice as these pics a little bird sent me, showing a Vigo painting and the animatronic rigs for a Slimer and Nunzio Scoleri. One of the things to be learned from these pictures, or at least the Vigo painting in particular, is that while there are supposedly more than one copies, the particular painting ILM displays is the same as seen here in Glen Eytchison’s production walk-through at GBFans. It is also the source of the high rez image floating around the web for the last couple of years – you can tell by the rip/scratch on Vigo’s right leg.

Thank you little bird! (click pics for full size image)

Speaking of patches…

I’ve ordered them, but out of curiosity, how many people would buy one of these, once I decide how many I’d make available publicly? I don’t have a price yet, but it won’t be outrageous and I’ll happily ship to whomever (so, those of you outside North America, don’t go counting yourselves out.)

Chi-Town GBs patches – get them while you can!

With the spectacular increase in GB franchise teams around the world in recent years, comes a spectacular increase in GB franchise logos. Some teams have even gone so far as to get those logos turned into patches for their uniforms – you can blame the Arizona GBs for that. And HawaiianGB too, as both were arguably the first to get patches made. And to a lesser degree, Proton Charging, for boldly messing with the logo and then advertising it for 15 years.

The Chicago Division of Ghostbusters undertook some custom patches and were offering some for sale, to help offset some of the cost – I got two, they look so snazzy. And word is, there are only a few left, so if you’d like one, and swear to wear it proudly, contact them through this GBfans thread, which also contains information about the cost, etc.

Video reviews of 6" Peck and 12" Venkman – Mattel adds 6" Venkman date

Here’s a nice collection of infos to bundle into a single post;

The Pop Culture Network have a video review of the 6″ Peck released recently by Mattel, and today they added their video review of the 12″ Venkman, so if you didn’t get either, or just want to look and pretend you did, here you go;

You can also check out their back catalog of reviews;

SDCC exclusive 6″ Egon
6″ Ray
12″ Egon
12″ Ray
6″ Winston
Ghostbusters Minimates
– Ghostbusters Collection Part 1 & Part 2
Original Kenner RGB figures

Thanks to Kevin for the heads up.

Also, speaking of Mattel, MattyCollector.com has had their Slimed Venkman listed updated for awhile now, including pics and a sale date;

Welcome to Hotel Sedgewick, where it’s slime time all the time! Our 6” Movie Masters™ version of Ghostbusters™ team member Peter Venkman™ may be equipped with his proton pack, but the accompanying Slimer™ figure isn’t exactly trembling with fear. The fully-articulated Venkman wears gloves and his pants are untucked from his boots, just like in the classic scene where the paranormalist bemoans “He slimed me!”

Available June 15, 2010, only at MattyCollector.com.

Cost? $20! And given how quickly 12″ Venkman went, you might want to plan early for this one. Thanks to Joseph for the link. Head to MattyCollector.com for all the pictures.

Murray aside, Ramis and Aykroyd move GB3 to 2012! Or not.

A couple of things in the past week have come up to shed new light on the making of a third Ghostbusters film. The first, a minor comment by Harold Ramis, being interviewed about his part in a Chicago stage production, Celebrity Autobiographies (twitter follwers, you saw it on Friday) – was a throw away mostly, until GBFans met Dan Aykroyd at a recent Crystal Head signing. Together the reveal that the third film, in their minds, is not only something they’re pushing for, but something that is moving ahead – even if they don’t perfectly match up on details.

Here’s Harold on ABC 7;

“And what are you working on now?”

“Well, there’s been a lot of talk about a third Ghostbusters film, which has now become real.”

“Really?!”

“It’s… I can say with some certainty that there will be a third movie. It won’t be out until Christmas 2012, but the work is going on now.”

“You’ll be in it?”

“All the old guys will be back, we’ll introduce some new guys…”

“Egon comes back, huh?”

“Egon, yeah, yeah…”

The next day, GBFans spoke to Dan Aykroyd directly and while it wasn’t an in depth discussion, and his answer was probably something he gave out several times every day, Dan also had some details on the film;

Dan confided in Ghostbusters Fans about the future of Ghostbusters 3. He told our members that Ghostbusters 3 should start filming this Fall, presumably for a 2011 release.

The guess (made by GBFans, not Aykroyd, as it’s pointed out that might confuse some people) about 2011 isn’t outrageous – anything filmed in Fall should be ready for the Summer, if rushed, and Winter if not. It also depends on the scope of the film – how grand the effects, etc.

What we walk away with is two of the principles still talking about the movie getting made – one of them, Dan, always believes this, so even if we take his enthusiasm out, Harold comments are still very telling, particularly in that they a) feature a pushed back filming schedule (it’s hard to imagine anything filmed in the Fall would take 24 months to finish in post production) and b) you can see him, on the fly, deciding what comments to make. It’s very much the safe answer of someone that knows something is going ahead, but doesn’t want to be the guy that talks out of turn, and say anything official. Or say something is official and that one last I that needs dotting falls apart at the last minute. Watch the video and see what I mean.

One important thing to bear in mind is that a 2012 release, as per Ramis’ comments, leaves room for Reitman as director, instead of conflicting with his current film project.

So, Bill Murray’s recent comments aside (and please… if you read anywhere that Bill wants to write the script, he’s joking, and WENN remains a really, really bad news source) it looks like the film is still on the go. The question is has filming been pushed to this Fall? Next year? Release late 2011? Xmas 2012? And how odd to turn one of the first Summer blockbusters into a Christmas blockbuster.