"Justice League": Exploring How Superman Returns (Again)
Comic Books, Film
People of all-ages should know the answer to the all-important question, “Who you gonna call?” Thanks to Penguin Random House, that education will be accessible to children ages 3-7 very soon.
The publisher is adding two “Ghostbusters” books to the decades-old “Little Golden Books” line, featuring the casts of both the Paul Feig-directed reboot and the original movies. Hitting stores in September, the “Ghostbusters” “Little Golden Books,” from New York Times bestselling author John Sazaklis and illustrator by Alan Baston, are currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of LEGO’s sets for the “Ghostbusters” reboot but are wondering where you’re going to park your new Ecto-1, then LEGO builder BaronSat has a proposal for you.
Those complaining that the new “Ghostbusters” movie looks like it may not be loyal enough to the 1984 classic will enjoy a new fan-film starring LEGO versions of the original characters reliving highlights of their first adventure — albeit with some added LEGO crossover appearances dotting the fun.
After teasing us in February at Toy Fair in New York, Funko has given the Ghostbusters a call, officially unveiling its line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on the franchise reboot.
The series consists of team members Patty Nolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jill Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Kevin the receptionist (Chris Hemsworth), Gertrude’s Ghost and Rowan’s Ghost.
Rapper-turned-actor-turned-entrepreneur Nas has teamed with the Ghostbusters franchise for a fashion collection inspired by the hit movies.
Hypebeast has a first look at the line, from Nas’ HSTRY label, which will include long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hats that pay homage to the beloved supernatural-comedy franchise.
Slimer is probably enjoyed best in small doses. But somewhere out there are Ghostbusters fans who love the little green ghost so much that they’d go to great lengths to have him haunt their homes, 24/7. This life-size Slimer replica is for those fans.
Part of NECA’s growing line of full-size foam replicas, this hand-painted 3-foot Slimer is recreated from molds from the original Ghostbusters — so you can’t get any closer to the real thing without getting covered in ectoplasm.
Superman and Aquaman can enter the fray — and the fun — in LEGO Dimensions with a new wave of expansion packs from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
With the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can introduce the Man of Steel and his wide range of powers — Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision and Super Strength — into the game. There’s also a Hover Pod, which can not only boost gameplay, but can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod.
On the even of Toy Fair in New York City, Funko has offered a sneak peek at its booth that includes a first look at the Suicide Squad and Spider-Gwen Pop! vinyl figures.
You’ll also find photos of the company’s Suicide Squad Dorbz line, Pop! figures of Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and the Ghostbusters reboot (which includes a peek at two of the film’s ghosts and Chris Hemsworth’s nerdy secretary).
The first wave of tie-in products for director Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” film have arrived and they are brick-tacular. The debut LEGO set for the film, which stars a quartet of female comedians as the titular team, includes the Ecto-1 car and Ecto-2 bike as well as minifigures for the ‘Busters as well as their receptionist Kevin.
Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore strap on their proton packs in the new Ghostbusters trailer for LEGO Dimensions.
The Ghostbusters expansion pack for the toy-to-life game from WB Games and TT Games arrives today alongside the DC Comics Team Pack, featuring The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Joker’s Chopper and Quinn-mobile, and the Back to the Future and Doctor Who Fun Packs, containing Doc Brown and the Travelling Time Train, and a Cyberman and Dalek.
If you were excited by the official announcement last month of LEGO’s Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, just wait until you take a peek inside.
A series of photos released this morning by the Danish toymaker offers not only a close-up look at all nine minifgures (plus Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost), but also a tour of of the fairly elaborate playset, which recreates the iconic firehouse from the beloved films. There’s reception, living quarters, a laboratory, a containment unit and even a bathroom. Plus, a fire pole, of course.
Following an online leak last week, LEGO has officially revealed its Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, set to arrive in stores in January.
Comprised of 4,634 pieces, the two-story firehouse boasts a laboratory, living quarters, a containment unit and a fire pole (naturally). LEGO didn’t skimp on the minifigures, either: There’s nine of ‘em — Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost – plus, Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.
As beloved as the first two Ghostbusters movies are, for many kids in the mid-1980s and early ’90s, the animated television series was effectively the “real” Ghostbusters.
Airing for a whopping seven seasons, The Real Ghostbusters continued the story of the original film, albeit with drastically different-sounding, and -looking, characters (Egon’s gravity-defying blond coif was a supernatural phenomenon all its own). The series also retained Ray Parker Jr.’s infectious movie theme, which was used for the cartoon’s minute-long premise-establishing opening credits.
If you already own the signature khaki coveralls and indispensable proton pack, you may want to complete the ensemble with a pair of hand-made, limited-edition Ghostbusters sneakers.
Unveiled this week at New York Comic Con by Australian company Nookiee, the officially licensed shoes come in a handful of styles for men and women: there are those inspired by the Ghostbuster suit, complete with “elbow pads” on the heels and “Stantz,” “Spengler,” “Venkman” or “Zeddemore” stitched on the side; the “no ghost” variety, in black or white; and “Gozer.”
Inspired by the Hellenistic period, ceramic artist Brett Kern has focus is ample talents on a series of sculptures of pop-culture characters in a parody of the classics. But these aren’t just any characters, they’re beloved ’80s icons: Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Slimer from Ghostbusters, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Alf from, well, Alf (also, Melmac).