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McBusters - The Ghostbusters/McDonald's Crossover You Never Knew You Wanted

PermalinkBy Paul Rudoff on Aug. 21, 2015 at 9:37 PM , Categories: Miscellaneous
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What do you get when you cross Ghostbusters with McDonald's? Well, you get a set of school supplies, tray liners/placemats, and bicycle accessories. That's true, of course, but you also get the McBusters!

What are the McBusters, you may ask? Simply put, it's a trilogy of short videos created by Myke Chilian in 2010 that re-create bits and pieces of both Ghostbusters films using the characters and paraphernalia of the McDonald's fast food universe.

Most of the cast and crew you will likely have never heard of. The most well-known, at least in geek circles, is Chris Hardwick, who voices Morgan Spurlock in parts 2 & 3. Chris hosts "The Talking Dead" and "At Midnight", and has been heard as Otis (the world's only transsexual cow) on "Back at the Barnyard" and as Craig the snake on "Sanjay and Craig". Eric Bauza (who voices Hamburglar, Grimace, Walter Peck and others) is another familiar name to me, though I only knew the name and couldn't place it to any roles without looking him up. I've heard him in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (as Tiger Claw), "The Looney Tunes Show" (as Marvin the Martian), and "The Fairly OddParents" (as Foop). He's also popped up in some of those Lego Star Wars shorts as Luke Skywalker. While I've never heard of the other cast and crew, the IMDB's McBusters page shows that they've done other high-profile projects in the field of animation. A lot have gone on to work on "Uncle Grandpa", it seems.

Below are all three videos (click on each to play), which form one continuous story. WARNING - The language is a bit crude at times, most of it used unnecessarily. I would definitely give this a PG-13 rating for language, though the MPAA would give it an R rating since they have that "only one F-bomb" rule for PG-13.


They bust food goblins and turn them into delicious McDonalds food. They're the McBusters.

CAST
Eric Bauza ... Hamburglar, Walter Peck
Myke Chilian ... Ronald McDonald, Janine Melnitz
Vatche Panos ... Mayor McCheese
Demorge Brown ... Mac Tonight
Amy Roiland ... Cashier, Lady At Restaurant


Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock tries to get in the way of the McBusters.

CAST
Eric Bauza ... Hamburglar, Grimace
Myke Chilian ... Ronald McDonald
Chris Hardwick ... Morgan Spurlock
Richard Lee ... Burger King
Vatche Panos ... Mayor McCheese
Demorge Brown ... Mac Tonight
Vivian Badashian ... News Anchor
Tommy Meehan ... Bathtub Monster


The McBusters wrap it up in their tasty 12-minute finale.

CAST
Myke Chilian ... Ronald McDonald
Eric Bauza ... Hamburglar, Grimace, Announcer, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Jury Foreman, Frymer
Vatche Panos ... Mayor McCheese
Demorge Brown ... Mac Tonight
Richard Lee ... Burger King
Chris Hardwick ... Morgan Spurlock
Dave Brockie ... Oderus Urungus
Craig Kellman ... Judge
Jenny Goldberg ... Prosecutor, News Woman
Ryan Ridley ... Street Thug
Tommy Meehan ... Car Crush Guy
Lilo Papikyan ... Cereal Girl
David Yegorian .. Cereal Boy
Mary Papikyan ... Neighbor Girl
Suren Yegorian ... Neighbor Boy

Now that you've seen the entire trilogy, go to the Spook Central Facebook page for a large gallery of images. Then go to Ghostbusters News for the McBusters intro & outro themes and an interview with creator/animator Myke Chilian.

Finally, here's a little fun bit of trivia for you. In part 3, when Mayor McCheese's dream starts (at 4:15) there's a little guy hiding on the pathway in the background wearing an orange vest atop green clothes with yellow gloves on; he's got brown hair and really large glasses and possibly buck teeth. I asked Myke who it was, and he said that it's his musician friend, DJ Embryonic Petit Sac. Also, at 10:05, are all of Myke's friends that worked on the show with him. Neat!
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Kenner & AMT Ecto-1/1A Labels To Print Out

PermalinkBy Paul Rudoff on Aug. 20, 2015 at 8:48 PM , Categories: Toys
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I had this posted over on the Spook Central Facebook page, but I figured I'd move it to the site proper, so it can be added to the permanent archive.

Also, before I begin, let me just let everyone know that if you want the *ORIGINAL* Ertl/AMT Ecto-1A model waterslide decals or instruction sheet, I CURRENTLY HAVE THEM FOR SALE. GET THEM NOW BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE UP FOR MUCH LONGER.

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Before I sold them, I scanned in the full unused sticker and decal sheets for Kenner's Ecto-1 toy, Kenner's Ecto-1A toy, and AMT/Ertl's Ecto-1A model for the Ghostbusters Wiki:

Kenner Ecto-1
Kenner Ecto-1A (Body)
Kenner Ecto-1A (Windows)
AMT/Ertl Ecto-1A model (Front)
AMT/Ertl Ecto-1A model (Back)

I had an idea as to what you could do with them if you're needing decals for your Ectomobile. Avery and 3M both make clear and white 8.5x11 full-sheet adhesive labels for inkjet printers.

Avery Clear Full-Sheet Labels for Inkjet Printers, 8.5x11 inches, Pack of 10 (18665)
3M Clear Permanent Adhesive Full Sheet Labels, 8.5x11 inches, Pack of 25 (3500-L)
Avery White Full-Sheet Labels for Inkjet Printers, 8.5x11 inches, Pack of 25 (8165)
Ace Label 8.5x11 inches Pressure-Sensitive White Label Sheet for Laser and Inkjet Printers, 1 Label per Sheet, Avery 8165 Sized, Pack of 25 (24000H)

Print out these large scans of the stickers/decals onto these label sheets and you'll have your own stickers. The printed stickers would then be carefully cut out and applied to the Kenner Ecto-1 toy.

I'm not sure how that would work with the model decals, since you can't really put regular stickers on a model, but the idea is still sound.

Also, Richard Roy's Ecto-Containment site has the instruction manual PDFs for both Kenner toys, the Ecto-1 and Ecto-1A.
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