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#423 - "Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3" - June 18, 2018

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Welcome back to our regularly scheduled Monday programming! This week on the show: Ghostbusters Day clean-up, news and IDW Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3 discussion! First up, some of the items that we didn't touch upon in last week's Ghostbusters Day celebration show, including Diamond Select Toys announcements and photos, the VOID expanding to 20 more cities, Hollywood Collectables' Egon Spengler statue release, and some news on the San Diego Comic-Con fan event. Then in the second half of the show, join us for setting up our Ghostbusters Daughter podcast book club and find out how you can be involved. After that, some spoiler-filled discussion of IDW Comics' latest release in the Ghostbusters event, Crossing Over issue 3.

#338 - "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - October 2, 2017

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Halloween time is here! Chris and Troy celebrate in the only way they know how, talking Ghostbusters! This week on the show: Dan Aykroyd's comments about the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, Lootcrate has some special items coming this month, Diamond Select reveals their next line-up release date, the Peter Venkman jumpsuits sold for a ridiculous amount at auction, a rapid-fire of fan news, and a whole lot more. All this, plus Chris does his best Robert Goulet impression!

#331 - "Ghosted" - August 14, 2017

This week on the show talking Bill Murray at the Groundhog Day musical, the Fox show Ghosted, Total Film and SFX Magazine naming Peter Venkman in their top 100 sci-fi characters, Diamond Select news and more! Real Ghostbusters is getting yet another box set release, Troy and Chris have the details, the VOID is up for awards and taking over the world with a new Star Wars attraction, plus a little Spirit Halloween and Ghostbusters II chat and a voicemail that triggers a little bit of a debate. Join us, won't you?

#320 - "Animated Speculation" - May 29, 2017

This Memorial Day, join us for news, speculation, and more! First up, Sony has laid claim to a July 2020 release date for an "Untitled Animated Movie." Troy and Chris discuss why, or why not, that date would make sense for a new Ghostbusters animated film. The boys also chat a bit about Ghostbusters 101 #3 from IDW Comics, the Licensing Expo and the upcoming Ghostbusters Day, a little Shakespeare update, and some discussion about the amazing pluses and pretty glaring minuses of Diamond Select's first wave of Ghostbusters II figures.

#235 - "Post-Film Release Malaise" - August 29, 2016

This week on the show, Troy and Chris talk through a little bit of a post-film release malaise. With the adrenaline running high leading up to the July release of the film, plus a few very disappointing things that have happened lately, the guys need to talk through some stuff. But first, a little bit of news including the Japanese release of the new film (which includes some cool merch items including 12" figures from Bandai) and a little Ghostbusters International and IDW Comics chat.

#233 - "The Sky Is Falling! Everyone To The Lifeboats! (Not really.)" - August 15, 2016

This week on the show, Troy and Chris discuss the article that went 'round the world saying that Ghostbusters is heading for a loss of $70mil and the future of the franchise is in jeopardy... then goes on to say that an animated movie and series are on the way and a Sony rep told them their loss calculation was way off. Huh? Yeah, buckle up - this one's going to take a little bit of discourse. After that, a little news including the DVD/Blu-ray release date for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Leslie Jones at the Olympics, a Q&A with Kate McKinnon, and a merch round up (spoiler alert: we're really jealous of everyone in Japan).

#223 - "Old-Time Ecto-Cooler Hooch" - May 30, 2016

The 32nd Anniversary of the original Ghostbusters is upon us and there's lots to talk about both classic and new. Join Troy and Chris as they chat Fathom Events, the return of Ecto-Cooler and a discussion on how it still tastes (especially when combined with other mixers), Ghostbusters International #5 from IDW Comics, chatting about that second Ghostbusters (2016) international trailer, the four new leads from the 2016 film showed up on Ellen for an entertaining interview, we'll play you some of the highlights including casting, action figures, and Chris Hemsworth, discussion on the Empire Magazine articles and a few gems hidden within them (including the return of Ghostbusters: Hellbent?), National Tyre's contest to send folks in the UK to New York City, then a rapid-fire merch round-up with Macy's, Diamond Select, Ecto-Mini cheat codes, Cryptozoic, and much more!

#218 - "Bill Murray Walks Into a Bar" - April 25, 2016

Stop us if you've heard this one? Bill Murray and Jon Favreau walk into a New Orleans bar... and if you want the punchline, you've got to listen to this episode. But before that: news! Ghostbusters (2016) press continues to ramp up with an international junket and Entertainment Tonight set visits. Troy and Chris chat Activision's new game details including that whole online/local co-op multiplayer confusion. Stern Pinball is out an there are launch parties near you (plus a fun article on Forbes if you haven't read it). Frank Welker gets a lifetime achievement award from the Creative Daytime Emmys. And last but certainly not least, Diamond Select's retro fast food glasses and toys have hit the shelves and they've revealed the fourth and fifth waves of figures, find out what they are in this episode!

#217 - "Chunks O' Rowan" - April 18, 2016

Holy guacamole, there's a lot to talk about this week. How about a special two-hour episode to fit it all in? And how about some quick bullet-points on what's discussed? CinemaCon, Al Roker's Today Show set visit, Activision Console Game, EXCLUSIVE details on that packed Ghost Corps merchandise cabinet (hint: Mattel merch details galore!), MTV Movie Awards, Adam Ray as the voice of Slimer, books, Ray Parker Jr., Dubai Motiongate Theme Park, Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II: The Board Game, Yahtzee! Anovos, the Ghostbusters: Ultimate Visual History Special Edition, a scientific study on the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River and how they relate to Ghostbusters II, the Largo Ghostbusters doing some great charity work, Golden Cadillacs, VOICEMAILS!, -- geez, did we miss anything? Probably!

#210 - "It's Miller Time! with Monster Party" - February 29, 2016

Celebrate Leap Day with an all-new Miller Time with the podcasters of Monster Party! Troy and Chris sit down with the fearless four of Monster Party, Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe and James Gonis to find out how they got started in the podcasting realm, have become masters of the horror genre in your ear-holes, and get their thoughts on Ghostbusters: why the original was so popular, why the sequel failed to live up to that potential, the merchandising onslaught that resulted, and what they think (for better or worse) about the upcoming Ghostbusters (2016). All that plus a lot of Crystal Head Vodka and Defending Slimer's Life on our second Miller Time!

#208 - Craig Goldberg and Abigail Gardner - February 22, 2016

Catch up on all this week's news and listen to an interview with the newly engaged couple: Craig Goldberg and Abigail Gardner, who spent February 14th watching the trailer announcement - and having Ivan Reitman help them start the journey of marriage! But before we get into their story, let's catch up a little with the response to the 3/3/16 trailer announcement including a news item featured in the Wall Street Journal. There's still plenty of Toy Fair information that Troy and Chris haven't explored including Mr. Potato Heads, Trading Cards, Retro Fast Food Glasses, Proton Packs, and oh yeah - and the reveal of two potential villains. Spoilers ahead, beware. As if that weren't enough excitement for one episode, we buried the lead -- Ecto Cooler might be back (and you might be able to use it to wash down Ghostbusters-themed Twinkies). So sit back, relax, get informed, then have that cold cold heart of yours warmed with the tale of two fools in love that got a little help from Ghost Corps this Valentine's Day.

#203 - "Paul Feig Is Not In Charge of the Cupcakes" - January 18, 2016

This week, the Crossrip remembers David Margulies ("Mayor Lenny Clotch") and catches up on all the news that's fit for another podcast. Trailer Watch 2016 continues as no Ghostbusters (2016) trailer is in sight, but there's a whole lot of licensing news to talk about including Mattel action figures, Rubies Halloween costumes and a big event that took place in London this past week put on by the Rocket Licensing folks. Sounds boring? It wasn't - a good chunk of new props/gear from the 2016 film was on display and Troy and Chris feel like speculating on everything we saw. Ghost Corps wants you to know that you'll be able to have a Lazer Aventura at a Six Flags near you (and wants your franchise patches for a brand new display in their shiny offices)! Want to see GB16 early? Make a bid on IfOnly's charitable fundraising effort for a private screening before anyone else gets to see it. Want to hear some anecdotes we never knew about Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic Ghostbusters theme song and the music video that accompanied it? ScreenCrush had a great article that the boys will discuss. All that, plus a couple hashtags to use in the weeks coming on an all-new Crossrip!

#202 - "Was It Posed?" - January 11, 2016

This week, Trailer Watch 2015-- er 16 continues as Troy and Chris keep watch on all the latest Ghostbusters (2016) news including some news on the merchandising front and the results of a Proton Charging poll (scientific or not, you'll want to hear what the results had to say). Then stick around for the latest on the IDW Ghostbusters International front, the new Ghostbusters redemption arcade game, and finally some updates on Cleanin' Up the Town - the all-new documentary on the making of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II!

#116 - Daniel Wallace/Author "Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History" - October 19, 2015

On this week's Crossrip, we're pleased to be joined by the author of the recently released Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, Mr. Daniel Wallace! Join Troy and Chris for a rundown of all the news that's fit to podcast then an in-depth discussion with Dan on the process of writing a visual history book and stories from behind the scenes. On this week's news: more information on Ryan Kemp and how you can pay tribute in his memory, lots of IDW and merchandising news out of NYCC including the premise of the new on-going series, Diamond Select's action figure line (and that big-armed Slimer), and some micro-figures from Cryptozoic. A little follow-up on Ghostbusters pinball and rumors of a ticket yielding redemption game, and a little more on Extreme Ghostbusters. It's another jam-packed episode, join us won't you?

For those looking to donate to scholarship memorial funds in Ryan Kemp's name, please visit this website for more information.

#107 - Zach Oat/Diamond Select Toys - August 17, 2015

On this week's episode: Zach Oat, Marketing Supervisor of Diamond Select Toys! After a quick rundown of the news including some thoughts on IDW's Ghostbusters Get Real #2 and LEGO's Ghostbusters-releated Dimensions announcement, Zach is here to answer all our questions and give us a scoop or two on the new Ghostbusters action figures, Minimates, vehicles, and a whole lot more!