This week on the show, we talk with the German team behind the Playmobil toys and trailers! Joining us around the 30 minute-mark are Alex Ruff (Licensing and Marketing, Product Management at Playmobil), Peter Ohegyi (Project Management, Animated Shorts and Games Apps at Playmobil), and Regina Welker (Creative Director at Woodblock) to talk about the upcoming line-up, the functionality and design of the toys, the future, and a little behind the scenes on the amazing four "reveal trailers" the team created to announce the toy line. But first, some quick news including Saturn Award nominations, Ghostheads out doing good deeds, and more!
It's that time of the year again! Join Chris and the Ghostbusters Shopping Network for a guide to this year's holiday gifts for the most discerning of Ghostheads! Need some last-minute gift ideas for your favorite Ghostbusters fan? This is the place!
It's a bit of a light week in Ghostbusters world because of all that other news currently dominating most folks' attention (is it just us, or is Ghostbusters II starting to feel like a documentary?), but that's not going to stop Chris and Troy from chatting Ghostbusters and there's still plenty to talk about including that Bernie Wrightson concept art, the Titan vinyl figures, some more cool Japanese merch, the Ghostbusters of BC doing a little charity fundraising, and yes - even some Extreme Ghostbusters chat. So come take a break from the tension for a bit and spend an hour with the Ghostheads, eh?
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.
Troy is in the final hours of a work project and Chris is sitting on patios, refusing to come inside and record things. Rather than leave a hole in our otherwise flawless weekly run, this is the perfect time to run a special episode we’ve had in our back pocket for awhile. Recorded back in May, Ryan Doell of the Ghostbusters of British Columbia and Chris hit the road in search of Ghostbusters merch, which had become available stateside just a couple weeks before, but only in the US.
Bear in mind, the new movie was still two months away when the trip was made, so if references seem dated, well, they are. And the audio is a bit car-phone-ish, but is pretty clear, so while it’s not up to our usual in-studio quality, it’ll do.
The topics are mostly Ghostbusters, with the occasional side-topic and while this is definitely one of our longer episodes, imagine how long it would have been if we hadn’t cut out the 40 minutes of being mildly lost!
And now a special Crossrip presentation of the two funniest guys in the car, as voted by the only two guys in the car. Enjoy and we’ll be back with a regular episode next week as usual.
Unless Troy has been hauled off for observation.
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).
Can Troy and Chris keep up with everything this week? We'll find out. This week talking about those two trailers, their exclusivity, and that new (kinda) subtitle "Answer the Call" plus some clarification as to why this might have been called Trailer 6. A little discussion about the six-minute review that's supposedly not going to lead to a review (but already was a review so, there's that). Matt Walsh talks very briefly about his role in the new Ghostbusters film. Soundtrack Talk - - News on Theodore Shapiro's Ghostbusters score coming in July as well as the RCA Soundtrack album closely following it - and will Ray Parker Jr. reprise his song? Will someone else? Activision video game details (including some discussion about it not being an online multiplayer). Ghostbusters Twitter emojis are live! Troy does a quick recap of the Nas Hstry event in West Hollywood - and the accompanying livestream that he jumped into. ThinkGeek has a statement for us to read about that awful t-shirt that happened to be missing a certain someone and doubled another. All that plus a merch round up on this week's show!
Hold on for a special two-hour episode this week as Troy and Chris bring you the latest news, then have a bit of a point/counterpoint on the State of the Ghostbusters Nation. Up first, the big news about the new Times Square experience brought to you by The Void and Madame Tussauds. Then we pay tribute to the recently passed Stephen Dane, hardware consultant on Ghostbusters who is responsible for so many of the iconic images you know and love to this day. News on the Fathom Events and BBQ Films screenings. Real Ghostbusters DVD re-release news. The latest Ghostbusters (2016) news: Chris Hemsworth talks the original film and Kevin, the four new leads talk the Google Science Fair and Paul Feig talks (a whole lot). Lots and lots of merchandise news from Mattel, Activision, Cryptozoic, LEGO Dimensions, talking about that possible Kevin Ecto-Mini spoiler, and more. Then, in our second hour of the show, Troy and Chris discuss the heated topic at hand: negativity, positivity, trolls, bullies, and a whole lot more. As the noise among the social networks grows louder and louder, it's time that the guys talked out a few of their thoughts on the current "State of the Ghostbusters Nation."
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!
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!
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!
New Year, Same Podcast! Welcome listeners old and new to the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip, a place for news, interviews and commentary on everything Ghostbusters hosted by Troy Benjamin of Ghostbusters HQ and Chris Stewart of Proton Charging! First up as always, a little catch-up on all the news you (we) missed during the holidays: fans got a first image from the new Ghostbusters (2016) right before four, count ‘em FOUR character posters were released to the wild for the new film. Chris and Troy explore the easter eggs and details within those four posters including the graphic design of the classic No-Ghost logo. But where’s that trailer we were expecting? And what was with that eighteen-wheeler trailer that we weren’t? Then, were you among the lucky ones that were able to get a LEGO Ghostbusters firehouse in the 30 minutes that it was on sale and before it sold out? And if so, have you seen all the cool easter eggs in the set? Plus, some rumors of a possible upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) related LEGO set. Speaking of rumors, what are the odds that the artwork that leaked online of a possible Stern Ghostbusters pinball machine might be an indication of a physical pinball machine on the way in the near future? Now that it’s 2016, what can we expect out of the Ghostbusters attraction they’re building at Dubai’s MotionGate theme park? Turns out, their website holds a couple clues. And last but not least, a little discussion on the FAQ released by Anovos on their upcoming line of highly-collectable screen-accurate props and flightsuits. After the news, stick around for a little retrospective on year one of the Crossrip including our favorite moments and you the listeners’ favorite moments. And don’t forget to ask us about Cheez-Its… YES, CHEEZ-ITS!
This week, we're talking with Paul Feig (sorta)... He was kind enough to answer some questions for an IMDb Q&A session and Troy and Chris dissect and discuss his answers a little bit. And hey, did you hear that Al Roker got to do what we've all been wishing we could do and get the VIP treatment on a tour of the Ghostbusters (2016) set? All this, plus a little chat about the Key & Peele Ghostbusters nods and some 2016 merchandise speculation on this week's Crossrip!