Troy has a cold, Chris sounds like he's been on a convention exhibit hall floor all day, hey bud, let's podcast! Stick with us through our dedication to bring you quality Ghostbusters programming on a weekly basis despite the quality of our voices because there's a whole lot going on - the return of Ecto-Cooler, Anovos pre-orders, everyone and their grandma (except us) got a set visit and their embargoes were lifted which means there's a lot of new Ghostbusters (2016) news and photos out there. And hey, we HAVE to talk about that new Japanese Ghostbusters single that debuted this week. Grab the NyQuil and let's do it!
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!
This week, you get not just the usual weekly Crossrip episode but we're introducing our sister-show, The Cyclotron! First up, Troy and Chris chat their usual news discussion including some chat about LEGO Dimensions and the under the radar announcement that a Ghostbusters (2016) tie-in console video game is coming from Activision. Also Hook and Ladder No. 8 in New York City is closing up shop for the next three years as it undergoes huge interior and exterior renovations and the boys have all the news that's fit to print on what's changing. The UK had a Toy Fair last week and Rocket Licensing showed off their first wave of tie-in products and boy, the sheer volume is a doozy! Entertainment Tonight interviewed Paul Feig on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and a seemingly trivial comment about test screenings has the internet in a frenzy, find out why. Nerf Herder is back with an all-new single from their upcoming album and it'll hit you right where it hurts, listen to an excerpt from their new song "Ghostbusters III." Plus, Sony has an Indoor Theme Park coming to Minnesota, Ghost Corps wants your franchises, and so much more... whew. And if that wasn't enough, we're spending the second half of the episode to introduce you to our new sister-show The Cyclotron! Special roundtable discussion episodes that will follow major releases meriting a little more in-depth discussion and analysis is what you'll find in these periodic episode releases - and this week we're pleased to be joined with Ryan Doell of the Ghostbusters of BC to talk about this week's release of Ghostbusters International #1 by IDW. Page by page, panel by panel, listen to the gang discuss this launch issue of an all-new Ghostbusters on-going comic volume and look for future episodes of the Cyclotron to feature familiar faces talking about very incredibly cool things!