Maryland ghostheads – Double-A team having Ghostbusters night, May 13th

If you’re a fan of Ghostbusters and baseball, the Bowie Baysox (the farm league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) are having a Ghostbusters night. The Baltimore Ghostbusters will be on hand, scenes from the movie will be played on the stadium big screen, and there will be a number of contest and events for attendees… plus a baseball game to watch!

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have scheduled Ghostbusters Night for May 13 at Prince George’s Stadium.

The team said it will “challenge the paranormal” during a night featuring ghostbusters running around the stadium, movie clips on the stadium video board, on-field promotions and postgame fireworks.

“We have seen a number of unexpected events at the stadium,” said team promotions manager Chris Rogers. “Fielders missing balls that should be fielded for easy outs, balls flying out of the stadium that should stay in. We thought it was best to bring in the professional ghostbusters.”

Rogers said, throughout the game, members of the Baltimore Ghostbusters will “investigate paranormal phenomenons” and pose for pictures with fans. Fans can also participate in “Peter Venkman’s Table-Clearing Challenge” and other feats of skill based on the movies.

The team will play the Akron Aeros at 7:05 p.m.

Hot Wheels Collector reveals exclusive 1/64 scale Ecto! On sale next week!

Mattel owned Hot Wheels have unveiled an exclusive 1/64 scale Ecto-1 – the car, which is the same scale as the San Diego Comic Con Ecto-1 or the carded retail Ecto-1 from last year, actually goes on sale next Tuesday. This car is not to be confused with the Hot Wheels Elite die-cast Ectos that are coming up soon as well.

But there’s a catch; You have to be a member of the HWC Red Line Club. That’s a premium club, but that exclusive sale period only lasts 24 hours, then it’s open to regular members, and that’s a free membership.

The car will only be on sale for the week, buyers are limited to two cars at $14.99, but the cars themselves aren’t limited in number, just by the orders made during the week-long sale. So you can’t miss really.

What makes the care unique is below, along with sale details – it’s pretty sweet.

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?, of course, because we’ve got everyone’s favorite demonic destroyers’ trusty ride, the Ecto-1! It will be offered first to Red Line Club members for a 24-hour Priority Window beginning Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 9:00 AM PT, earning one RLC Rewards Point for each one you purchase with your membership during that period. Availability will continue after that for ALL HWC members through May 3, 2011, at 8:00 AM PT.

Based on a casting only seen once before in the mainline and once at Comic-Con, our version features a newly formulated pearl finish that has flakes of green and red, and, for the first time ever, Neo-Classics wheels. Add a hand-polished chrome-plated chassis, metalflake gray interior, silver-colored roof rack and clear windows, Ghostbusters logos on the sides and back door, yellow and black license plate with “Ecto-1” and “New York,” and you’ve got a ride so rad, even Gozer will want one!

-Special pearl finish
-Ghostbusters logos and deco
-Neo-Classics Redline wheels
-Full-metal, hand-polished, chrome-plated chassis
-Metalflake gray interior
-Clear windshield

Production car may vary from the photo shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.

The HWC Neo-Classics Ghostbusters Ecto-1 will be produced in the quantity of the orders we receive during the one-week ordering period. Don’t be scared… it will be safely hidden inside special packaging featuring the Ecto-1 on the front and shipped in a Hot Wheels Kar Keepers case. You can possess one for just $14.99 plus S&P (shipping & processing) each, and there is a purchase limit of TWO vehicles per membership.

Remember, Red Line Club members get 1 point for each vehicle purchased during the Priority Window. Not a member? The 2011 Red Line Club is sold out, but watch for details about next year’s Red Line Club!

Offer available to RLC members only for a
24-hour Priority Window: 4/26/11, 9:00 AM PT
Offer available to ALL HWC members: 4/27/11, 9:00 AM PT
Offer ends: 5/3/11, 8:00 AM PT


First look at #1 cover for IDW Ghostbusters monthly!

Sorry, front page readers – you’ll have to read the full article see Winston. I just couldn’t make him fit in a horizontal banner.

IDW sent over this first look at the first cover of the first issue for IDW’s monthly Ghostbusters series, starting in September. If you haven’t spoken to your local comic shop about bringing this in for you yet, you should! Cover by Dan Schoening and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (both of whom, according to IDW, will also be handling interiors for the new ongoing series which hits stores in September 2011.)

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1954 Ghost Busters t-shirt design at Threadless

Remember the 1954 Ghost Busters trailer? How would you like that on a t-shirt? That very thing is up for judging at Threadless right now. The design is modeled after The Atlantic cover from the original movie, but features the Premake actors, Bob Hope, Fred McMurray, and Dean Martin. And before you get your nose bent out of shape, Ivan, who directed the trailer, sent me the link, so he knows all about it. If you’re registered at Threadless, be sure to vote for the design!