When a community knows the guy loaning out his Ecto-1 replica to a music video, it’s always a long wait until the final results hit the airwaves. In this case, Hip Hop artist Mistah F.A.B. has been working on a new video for his hit, Ghost Ride It, and it’s finally made its premiere on MTV.
Keep an eye out at 58 seconds for community member Craig Chen (secrecyguy), who got a walk-on, and scope Sean Bishop’s sweet sweet ride – word has it the video antics resulted in some damage to the vehicle, but the production team paid for repairs.
And now the bathtub can try to eat you too! Well, no, but a UK company is selling a coloured powder that will absorb a massive amount of water, turning a bathtub into a lot of slime. When playing in slime gets boring, a simple packet of solvent dissolves the goopy mess.
One would think the addition of ice-cubes would make the tub the worlds greatest house-party bottle cooler at Halloween (provided you can cope with slime getting tracked everywhere – PC takes no responsibility for stained carpet. I’m just saying. Oh wait, the website says it won’t stain and the dissolver is table salt.)
The hilariously named Gelli-Baff comes in what I like to call Ghostbusters Green, Almost Ghostbusters 2 Red, Test Run Blue, and Just One More Test Run Orange. You can get all four, for approximately $40US, plus shipping.
In 2003, a George Barris Ecto-1 replica from a Florida auto museum was sold to the Historic Auto Museum in Roscoe, IL. And now, another Ecto-1, attributed to George Barris, is for sale by the Volo Auto Museum, slightly to the East of Roscoe, in Volo, IL. At this time, it doesn’t appear that they’re the same car, but it seems a strange coincidence.
The Roscoe vehicle was a sad case, one part Ecto-1, one part Ecto-1a, and various strange design choices. Plus, the museum listed it as a 1960 Cadillac. The Volo vehicle is very close to the movie, and lists it as a 1959 body. The only thing they seem to have in common is that they’re both in Illinois and they were both apparently made by George Barris. If any of the Ecto-experts out there can help clarify, please contact me.
The listing doesn’t outright call the vehicle a screen-used vehicle, but neither does it call it a replica, choosing instead to comment on it’s previous life as a vehicle used in In The Heat of the Night. It’s not a bad looking vehicle if you’ve got the dough… a lot of dough. If it’s the same vehicle, it sold in 2003 for $55,000, but is listed now for nearly $150,000.
Thanks to Andy for the heads-up.
[UPDATE Jan. 29th]
There is some discussion at GBProps (and if any group would know, it would be some of those guys) that this car is a private replica that Barris is taking credit for. Classy. If you’re going to make an ecto replica, make sure to weld some initials onto the chassis or something. Thanks Nick.
In transfering the Leo Zahn interview from the old system to the new system (he directed an Extreme Ghostbusters toy commercial) I discovered it needed some cleaning up – old pictures no longer existed, etc. And in the process, I found this;
It was so keen, I thought I’d dig it up for the front page. Enjoy!
If you’ll recall back, we reported on a series of these strange little vinyl figures from Hong Kong that were modeled after characters from the 80s, including a Mr. Stay-Puft. Well, Voltage, a store here in Vancouver, had just gotten a box in and I managed to snag on after only three blind boxes, one of which also included a Tron figure, which is rare compared to the others. So, yay me! Anyone looking to buy one should look around for the nearest store carrying merch from Kid Robot (or just find a Kid Robot store.)