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Playmobil Ghostbusters TV Spots

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Written By Richard Roy, Cord Cutter

I haven’t had satellite in more than a year. Even if I did I wouldn’t have been watching a network of cartoons. Paul R. from Spook Central (Facebook) was and saw a TV spot for Playmobil (US) Ghostbusters sets.

A bit odd, the US version isn’t on Playmobil (YouTube) channel. Although the UK version is. Paul found the US version at iSpot.

As I was preparing this blog post I also saw Playmobil has Ghostbusters videos for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Netherlands, and I believe Spain.

UK Version

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Geeky Monkey 010

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Written By: Richard Roy, Distributor Of On-Line Periodicals

On July 15, 2016 Ghostbusters: Answer The Call (Ecto-Containment) premiered to US theaters, adding to 32 years of Ghostbusters history. If you weren’t on this etherial plain or too young between 1984-1997 and are looking for Cliffs Notes about the evolution of Ghostbusters, UK magazine Geeky Monkey has ghostheads covered.

In July 2016 I had never heard of Geeky Monkey. At the time driving just to the Barnes & Nobles locations near the old place wasn’t practical. I wouldn’t have been looking for imported UK magazines anyway.

I remember hearing about Geeky Monkey when ghostheads Troy Benjamin and Chris Stewart, hosts of the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip were talking about issue 010, “the Ghostbusters issue.”

I knew I wanted to obtain a copy when possible and archive it too for ghostheads. I never did get a physical copy. Over a year later I finally bought a digital version, screen capped the cover and just the Ghostbusters articles pages. I made a PDF file from them.

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Nintendo Power May/June 1990

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Written By: Richard Roy, Declassifying Nintendo Power Since Just Now

With Ghostbusters II 28th anniversary less than 5 days away I had what I thought would be a great idea. Share an out of print Nintendo Power that covered Ghostbusters II. Then came a problem with that idea in mind. I don’t own a physical copy of Issue/Volume 12 from May/June 1990. I reached out to ghostheads and received some help. Thanks to Ralph, Adam, Jon, and David.

I probably hadn’t looked at Nintendo Power since 2011. I also didn’t remember Nintendo didn’t really cover their version of Ghostbusters II. Part of a “Video Shorts”section, Nintendo Power devoted a whole 2, yes TWO paragraphs to the game. No wonder this volume hadn’t been preserved to Ghostbusters sites.

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Toy Review Issue 184

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Written By: Richard Roy, Magazine Collector

As part of Lee’s Toy Review Issue #184 from February 2008, Lee had a guide to collecting The Ghost Busters and Ghostbusters toys that included up to that time Ghostbusters 20th anniversary.

I may have a vague recollection of seeing this at Borders, as I wasn’t really collecting at the time and didn’t read Lee’s Toy Review, I didn’t buy a copy. Since then I had mostly forgotten about it.

Recently David Boozer, who runs The Ghostbusters Vault scanned his copy for ghostheads. I’ve lightly cleaned them and made a PDF copy. The just Ghostbusters content with covers is 11 pages and comes in at 152 MB.

Lee’s Toy Review (PDF) has been added to The Magazine Rack.

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Playmobil Ghostbusters Comic

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Written By: Richard Roy, celebrator of free comic book days.

Playmobil (US) latest way to promote their line of Ghostbusters play sets has arrived. Unless you were in the know, (I wasn’t) Playmobil created a brand new Ghostbusters comic book set in the Playmobil Ghostbusters “universe.” Even though it’s meant more for kids, it isn’t a couple of wavy lines. Playmobil art comes in at 14 colorful pages!

Besides having a new Ghostbusters comic, the best part its 100% free! You or the young ghostheads can download Playmobil’s Ghostbusters comic PDF here.

Alternatively as we thought ahead to a time when the comic might not be at there site, it’s also been uploaded to The Magazine Rack. Hope that’s cool plastic Playmobil lawyers.

Source: Playmobil (US)

Playmobil Ghostbusters Commercial

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Written By Spengs when he stopped by for snacks.

Playmobil (US) has shared a commercial for their Ghostbusters play sets. The commercial is a mix of German and a little English.



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