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Lego BrickHeadz Ghostbusters Peter Venkman & Slimer Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jul. 5, 2018 at 11:51 PM , Categories: Toys
This week saw the release of the Lego BrickHeadz: Ghostbusters Peter Venkman & Slimer (41622) set. The kind folks at Lego sent me a copy, so let's take a look at it... more »
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My Two Spenglers - Playmobil Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Egon Spengler Reviews

 By Paul Rudoff on May. 21, 2018 at 6:39 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 2, Toys , Tags:
One of the benefits to the Toys R Us Going out of Business sale is that the Playmobil Ghostbusters toys are starting to come into a more affordable price range for me. I have picked up a few of them so far, and will be covering them in a series of… more »
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Topps Fright Flicks Trading Cards

 By Paul Rudoff on Feb. 14, 2018 at 6:13 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Reviews & Merch
In 1988, Topps released a 90 card, 11 sticker set entitled Fright Flicks. Each card featured a photograph from one of 14 horror movies of the previous 10 years, with a humorous caption beneath it. The card backs featured frightening "Did It Ever… more »
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Ghostbusters Collection Includes All Three Films DVD Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Feb. 4, 2018 at 7:37 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Home Video, 2016 Parody Remake
(click to enlarge) Next year is the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, and I suspect we'll get new Blu-ray releases of both original films in honor of the event (each including one new bonus feature to justify the re-purchase, like the… more »
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Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:12 PM , Categories: Books
(click to enlarge) Insight Editions has been releasing high-quality collector's-worthy Ghostbusters books for the past few years, and last year we got two. Ghostbusters: Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual (reviewed here) was the obviously release, but… more »
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IDW Ghostbusters 101 Trade Paperback Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Dec. 14, 2017 at 6:37 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Ghostbusters: Answer The Call (2016). Just the mere mention of the name can cause some people to froth at the mouth. No movie has ever been as polarizing as Paul Feig's disasterpiece. Hell, not even The Phantom Menace - with its "Mannequin" Skywalker,… more »
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Ghostbusters Loot Crate October 2017 Unboxing

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 13, 2017 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Clothing, Toys
If you've been following the Spook Central Facebook page - and if you're not, why? - you'd know that last month Loot Crate, the subscription box service that provides monthly boxes of geek and gaming related merchandise, had lots of exclusive… more »
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Ghostbusters: Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 8, 2017 at 10:30 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Books, 2016 Parody Remake
For the past few years, Insight Editions has been publishing deluxe collector's quality hardcover Ghostbusters books. It started with Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History (reviewed here) in 2015, continued with Tobin's Spirit Guide: Official… more »
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Spook Central Halloween Treat - Unusual Ghostbusters Songs, Volume 1

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Miscellaneous, Music , Tags:
This year's Halloween Treat will be a musical feature, showcasing ten unusual or unique (or just plain weird) Ghostbusters songs. Some songs will be good, some will be bad, some will in the middle, and some will be "so bad they're good". There is no… more »
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Lego Dimensions Ghostbusters 2016 Story Pack Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 3, 2017 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Games, 2016 Parody Remake , Tags:
Year 2 of Lego Dimensions introduced Story Packs to the mix. These $50 sets provide six levels of gameplay, in addition to a franchise-specific world and a battle arena, plus a physical figure and vehicle, and some new (and optional) physical "portal"… more »
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The Ghostbusters Parody You KNEW Was Coming

 By Paul Rudoff on Sep. 8, 2017 at 2:35 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Home Video, 2016 Parody Remake
Ever since the gimmick of an all-female Ghostbusters was announced, I knew what would come from it. Surprisingly, it was not the "all girl" feature I expected. Brazzers, a well-known company that specializes in these types of videos, released a… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 Soundtrack Artist Annie Stoll Interview

 By Paul Rudoff on Mar. 19, 2017 at 3:22 PM , Categories: Music, 2016 Parody Remake
Last year, when I reviewed the soundtrack to Paul Feig's 2016 Ghostbusters parody remake, one of the things that I overwhelmingly enjoyed about it was the album artwork. Between July and September of 2016, I exchanged several e-mails with… more »
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Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue VHS Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Mar. 1, 2017 at 3:43 PM , Categories: Real Ghostbusters, Home Video
Over at The Corner Penthouse, I've been porting over all 100+ reviews that I've written over the past 15+ years on various other sites. A new retro review will be posted on every even-numbered day for the next four months, with some truly new reviews… more »
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The Real Ghostbusters Volumes 6 to 10 Sony 2016 DVD Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 30, 2017 at 11:50 PM , Categories: Real Ghostbusters, Home Video
Last year, Sony released 10 volumes of The Real Ghostbusters on DVD, which were completely different from The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection 25-disc DVD box set TimeLife released back in 2008. I already reviewed Sony's Volumes 1 through 5, and… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 Digital Exclusive Bonuses

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Home Video, 2016 Parody Remake
This is a full list of all on-disc and digital-exclusive bonus content that is available to download. It is presented as plain text urls, and not links, so this site does not appear in any referral logs. You can either copy and paste the urls into your… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 4K Blu-Ray DVD Home Video Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Home Video, 2016 Parody Remake
(photo by me, Paul Rudoff, taken in Target on Oct. 11, 2016) Ghostbusters 2016 (aka Ghostbusters: Answer The Call) has been on home video...excuse me, home entertainment for a few weeks now. It's now time for Spook Central to give its official review,… more »
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Ghostbusters Little & Big Golden Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 20, 2016 at 11:34 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Little Golden Books is a popular series of inexpensive, well-illustrated, hardcover children's books that were first released way back in 1942 (two years before my father was even born!). The eighth book in the series, The Poky Little Puppy, is the… more »
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Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jumpsuit Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM , Categories: Clothing
Halloween is fast approaching, and if you're in the need for a costume, TV Store Online literally has you covered. They have an officially-licensed, exclusive Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jumpsuit that was produced by Mad Engine, the same company that… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 Ghosts From Our Past Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Sep. 9, 2016 at 10:29 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal by Andrew Sybil Shaffer and his two multiple personalities, "Erin Gilbert" and "Abby L. Yates" is a book published by Three Rivers Press, as a tie-in for the new… more »
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Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Mighty Meeples Preview / Stay Puft Apron Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Aug. 31, 2016 at 8:03 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Clothing, Toys
Colin Robinson from Cryptozoic Entertainment sent me a package (no thanks to FedEx for nearly destroying it) containing some of their Ghostbusters goodies. The first thing I saw in the box was a few "2016 Event Exclusive" packs of their Ghostbusters… more »
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