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Print Isn’t Dead, Just Digitally Preserved In Ecto-Containment

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When Ghostbusters was celebrating its 24th anniversary I began to preserve out of print Ghostbusters content, adding it to then Ectocontainment. Trivia: I’m pretty sure it was The Real Ghostbusters Jumbo Coloring Book. (Ecto-Containment PDF file) I didn’t even have a physical copy of it! In 2011 I did have plenty of physical Real/Ghostbusters out of print materials to preserve. Mainly my legacy with The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s) and NOW The Real Ghostbusters comics. They were originally hosted at Ectocontainment, later Ecto-Containment. The digital files would evolve thanks to ghostheads Matthew Jordan and Paul Rudoff. From then to present day as I had or was given permission to share “newer” physical content I did and would.

Originally my files were so large I didn’t have enough space to host them all at Ecto-Containment. Even with a team effort and so I could host other files here I made the decision to move all the preservation files from the basement to upstairs. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 22, 2015)

All periodicals have been here at Ghostbusters Firehouse for the last 4 years to this day. I’ve always wanted to bring it all back to Ecto-Containment. That was my plan. Today on my day off that’s exactly what I did.

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Ghostbusters Paranormal Activity Book

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Ecto Crank who I only knew of from Twitter is a UK ghosthead who sells custom made Ghostbusters themed patches and pins. “Occasional creative,” Ecto Crank created a Ghostbusters Paranormal Activity Book. Similar to The Real Ghostbusters activity books ghostheads could have spent time with in 1988.

…activity book filled with Ghostbusters themed puzzles, colouring sheets, word searches, etc. designed initially for franchises to give away at conventions but could easily be used by teachers for schools and clubs or you can just grab these for your kids as a rainy day activity.

This one of a kind of 10 page Ghostbusters activity book is completely free and continues to grow as Ecto-Crank adds pages. Check ectocrank.com or Ecto Crank’s respective social media accounts for Ghostbusters Paranormal Activity Book updates.

MacOS Users: The download file seems like some alien file extension. It’s a Windows (I guess) file known as a .7z. You’ll need the free The Unarchiver before you can open GPAC.

Photo Source: Ecto Crank

Netflix Streaming The Real Ghostbusters

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By: Ray Stantz

Netflix (US) has added 5 seasons of The Real Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment) to stream for at least US, CA, UK, and AUS subscribers.

Although The Real Ghostbusters ran for 7 seasons on Saturday mornings and 5 days a week from September 1986-October 1991. We think Netflix (US) added too many episodes to season 1 and it threw the whole section into animated chaos! :p

Hopefully Netflix will correct this in April.

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The Real Ghostbusters Volumes Coming During 2016

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A month ago Sony announced in the press release for Ghostbusters/II 4k Blu-Rays that they were re-releasing The Real Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 4, 2016) to DVD this July.

On May 3, 2016 ghosthead Tyler J. Brooks shared on Facebook the first cover art from Amazon. Also a clue that Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing 5 volumes on July 5, 2016. Which would bring the total of The Real Ghostbusters episodes to 58 episodes. Which as we know isn’t the entire series.

Good news if you don’t know already own the previously released complete series from Time Life. Yesterday at HQ we found out from TVShowsOnDVD.com volumes 6-10 will be released on September 6, 2016. During the week The Real Ghostbusters premiered 30 years ago! Read the rest of this entry

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