Turn to page 16 of the latest issue of Toyfare magazine and you’ll think you’re dreaming. Created especially for Toyfare’s monthly Wishlist feature is a 12″ Peter Venkman doll. Nice. The feature also calls for other figures, including Egon, Ray, Dana, and Louis. Sadly absent, again, is Winston. Boooo.
The figure was created by Andgor Toys, makers of custom 12″ figures, parts, and accessories. In the past they’ve done some amazing custom figures, including one of Fletch and Tyler Durden (Fight Club). The best part of the whole Venkman figure story is that for a mere 30 bucks, they’ll sell you a copy of their head sculpt (#040 on the link page. Sadly, you’ll have to do the rest of the body yourself). Now you know what to ask Santa for Christmas.
I don’t claim to be a big Alien Ant Farm fan (though I do dig their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”), but their recent decision to redo the music video for their song “Movies” has caught my eye as a GB fan.
As lead singer Dryden Mitchell put it, “Once we knew radio was going to back Movies, it was pretty obvious for us to go and do a real video for it. The one we did before was [made in] three hours [of] drunken behavior.”
So why is a remake of a music video of interest to you Ghostheads out there? The new video features the band jumping into a movie screen, a la Purple Rose of Cairo and spoofing a variety of movies – from Karate Kid to, you guessed it, Ghostbusters.
You can view the video online at MTV.com, but you will need RealPlayer.