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#510 - "Enter Carrie and Finn" - March 11, 2019

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This week on the show, casting for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters begins, Into the Dead 2, merch talk and your voicemails! First up, Chris and Troy have faced their fears, conquered the zombies and dove into the two parts of Into the Dead 2’s Ghostbusters tie-in. What are their thoughts? How much money did they have to drop to keep up? All that and more. Then, some teasing from Diamond Select on upcoming plans and some merch talk along with your recent voicemails on all the discussion points. In the second half of the show, the boys discuss the recent casting of Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters (2020). What could their roles mean for the tone and themes of the series? Who do we think they’re playing? And can Stranger Things and Ghostbusters co-exist? Stay tuned!

#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.

#412 - "Unions and United" - March 26, 2018

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This week on the show, talking about a new clip of Ghostbusters World gameplay, Richard Edlund's state of the VFX industry, Ray Parker Jr. documentaries and more! Troy is flying solo this week as Chris is out on vacation, but don't worry - still here to talk about all the news that's fit to print. First up, Eric at Ghost Corps showed us a little bit of Ghostbusters World gameplay. But were there a few hints toward what's to come visible on the screen? And what's with the dimensional portals? Diamond Select Series 7 is out on shelves now, and for the first time you can own Janosz Poha! SyFy has a great article with Richard Edlund looking back on his career and discussing the state of the effects industry, where of course Ghostbusters comes up. And finally, there's a Ray Parker Jr. documentary in the works, find out how you can help them fund the production!

#411 - "Crossing Over Into the Void" - March 19, 2018

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This week on the show, we're talking Crossing Over #1, Ghostbusters World trailers, Void locations opening and more! After some chat about the potential merits or issues with using screen-used parts in a proton pack replica, get ready for some spoiler-free chat about Crossing Over #1, Playmobil Real Ghostbusters figure talk, analyzing the most recent Ghostbusters World video, and a cool stop motion Diamond Select trailer hitting the interwebs! No matter what dimension you hail from, you won't want to miss this week!

#407 - "Ghostbusters II Goofs" - February 19, 2018

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Ghostbusters Goofs discussion continues this week with the "goofs" of Ghostbusters II according to imdb. But up first, a few news items including the possible sale of all film and TV assets by Sony Pictures, Playmobil's launch of Ghostbusters II figures, a mysterious LEGO mega-firehouse, Ghostbusters annual teases from IDW and exploring a hint Erik Burnham dropped about Crossing Over, and who is it that's trying to bring bell bottoms back? Bill Murray? Do you want to hustle?

#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!

#328 - "Comic-Con of Biblical Proportions" - July 24, 2017

Guys... this episode is ridiculously packed. This week, we're wrapping up all of this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con announcements, reveals, comments, questions, and more. Animated Movie in 2019? A live-action film coming in the near future? A Ghostbusters Answer the Call mini-series AND a TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover sequel from IDW? TONS of toys from Diamond Select. Blitzway's amazing 1/6 scale Ecto-1. Spirt Halloween costumes and proton packs... (take a breath) all of that PLUS a few other news items including the Toronto Second City return of Bob and Doug Mackenzie and more! Grab a snack, it's a long one!

#323 - "Venklin's McPizza" - June 19, 2017

This week on the show, VR, Ghostbusters International, slot machines, and horrifying misspellings. First, the boys chat about a few Ghostbusters Day odds and ends including the reaction to some of Ivan Reitman's comments on the future of the franchise, Reitman was also a guest at the E3 Expo talking virtual reality and we have some excerpts of that conversation, Diamond Select showed us a scale illustration of their firehouse diorama and gave us a breakdown of how many pieces will be included. All that and more on this week's Crossrip!

#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!

#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.

#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!

#103 - "Group Photo" - July 20, 2015

In this week's episode, we'll talk about our spoiler policy moving forward, all of the awesome merchandise revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 from IDW Publishing, Diamond Select Toys, Hollywood Collectables, and a curious Mattel display that has us wondering on their future with the franchise. Troy and Chris also talk about the group photo of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016) cast that was officially released and speculate on what roles each of the actors might be playing in the reimagined series. Oh, and a special thanks to our very first sponsors: Challengers Comics in Chicago and Kerberos Productions!