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#537 - "Masters of the Toy License Universe" - September 16, 2019

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This week on the show, Troy and Chris are catching up on the biggest news items of the past few weeks: Hasbro, Halloween Horror Nights, Cleanin’ Up the Town and more! First up, Chris is flying to Calgary, but not for the reason that you’d immediately think, he’ll be attending one of the first (finally!) screenings of the Ghostbusters making-of documentary “Cleanin’ Up the Town.” Then, the boys talk about the recent news that Hasbro is taking over the master toy license next year. What does it mean? What do they hope is in store? All that plus items on Halloween Horror Nights and more on this week’s show!

#530 - "Basic English" - July 29, 2019

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This week on the show, Ghostbusters merch crossed the billion dollar mark over ten years ago, let’s celebrate by talking about more and more merch on the way! Spirit has a ton of new offerings coming this September including Real Ghostbusters costumes and a Motorola-lite that hits you with phrases from the film. Jada has monster trucks that are remote controlled on the way. Chronicle Collectibles has a Real Ghostbusters Ecto-1 coming and much much more. Then some talk about the announcement that the crew behind “The Toys That Made Us” will be doing “The Movies That Made Us” with an episode focused on Ghostbusters. It’s gonna be bigger than the microchip! All that plus, what small town is Ghostbusters (2020) filming at starting next week? And why is it so cool? Stay until the very end to find out!

#517 - "What the Hell Are You Doing?" - April 29, 2019

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This week on the show, some interesting Fan Fest developments and catching up with IDW Comics’ 35th Anniversary event! First up, have you seen those 7-Eleven cups and Slurpee flavors in Canada? They look pretty dope. And let’s talk about some new crew who have boarded Jason Reitman’s 2020 Ghostbusters film, including a costume designer. With that out of the way, just what the hell is going on with Ghostbusters Fan Fest? Troy and Chris try to answer that question exploring the new announcements of upcoming guests (both related to and NOT related to Ghostbusters). In the last segment of the show, the boys talk about IDW’s mini-series of one-shots celebrating Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.

#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!

#443 - "Ghostbusters Crossing Over #7" - November 12, 2018

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This week on the show, we’re discussing the seventh of eight issues of IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters Crossing Over mini-series. What have they set up for the final issue? What has been left behind? We love seeing all these characters together so much - are we all ready to see it come to an end this quickly? All those questions answered and more. But first up, some quick news including Chris’ Ghostbusters World technical woes, a new Mondo print that’s outstanding, a kid who just wants to be a Ghostbuster, and a boat racer who listens to Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song when she’s all alone at sea.

#417 - "Music Video Canon" - April 30, 2018

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This week on the show, Guinness World Records are broken, Jan Vogler engages on Twitter and is the Ghostbusters music video canon? First up, the latest in news including a follow-up on last week's conversation about the 800 number at the time of the original film's release, Rick Moranis joining the SCTV reunion in Toronto, a group of fans breaking world records at a marathon in London, Forbes magazine talking about Real Ghostbusters Playmobil toys, Terminal Reality back in the news after shutting down back in 2013, and more. Then, in the second half of the show, we discuss a topic presented to us: given that the Ghostbusters theme song appears in Ghostbusters II, does that mean the music video from 1984 is canon? Stay tuned!

#415 - "Down Comes the Scaffolding" - April 16, 2018

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This week on the show Troy and Chris are reunited to do what they do best, chat some Ghostbusters! After regrouping a bit on their respective Spring Break holidays, the boys chat about the Hook and Ladder No. 8 renovations seemingly coming to an end at the New York firehouse, IDW Crossing Over #2 hitting shelves this week (a week early), a fun and interesting Real Ghostbusters conversation that took place on Twitter between JMS and Joe Medjuck, Ray Parker Jr.'s new podcast, and much more!

#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!

#408 - "New York Toy Fair 2018/Remembering Harold Ramis Four Years Later" - Feburary 26, 2018

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It's a double (possibly triple)-episode this week as we explore all of the news fit to print from New York Toy Fair, unbox Playmobil's new Ghostbusters II Playmogram 3D figures and remember Harold Ramis on the fourth anniversary of his passing. First up, Playmobil was kind enough to send the boys each a surprise package and they do a live unboxing on the air, discussing the new Ghostbusters II line from the international company. Next up, a discussion on Toy Fair 2018 announcements including Real Ghostbusters action figures, Stranger Things tie-ins, and a whole lot more. Thanks to Ghostbusters.net, our mics were in New York for audio with McFarlane Toys, Funko, Round Two, and Diamond Select, so tune in for their thoughts. Finally, Mix Master Chris has put together some rarities in remembrance of Harold Ramis to mark the fourth year since his passing.

#402 - "The Downfall of Real Ghostbusters?" - January 15, 2018

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First up this week, catching up on some news including Ghostbusters VR Chapter Two's release, the VOID opens at Disneyland (sans Ghostbusters), Playmobil Real Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II figures are on the way, and The Toys That Made Us on Netflix. Then, an article on Comic Book Resources on the 15 Dark Secrets of Real Ghostbusters inspires some discussion, what caused the downfall of Real Ghostbusters (and Saturday Morning Cartoons in general)? Stay tuned for the discussion!

#401 - "Ghostbusters Book Club" - January 8, 2018

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ANOVOS announced the Spengler Legacy Pack, IDW is on fire, Bobby's Toy Chest finished their Real Ghostbusters restoration, and Chris read the Ghostbusters novelization - just a couple things happened during the holiday hiatus. Join us as we catch up on it all and discover what happens when a good movie is turned into a not-so-good novelization on this week's Crossrip!

#347 - Maurice LaMarche/Voice Talent, Dr. Egon Spengler - December 4, 2017

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One of the most prolific voice actors of all-time, Maurice LaMarche joins the Crossrip this week! Chris caught up with the voice of Dr. Egon Spengler from The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters (and, as it turns out, a surprising other voice revealed in the show) at Fan Expo Vancouver. LaMarche talks about his early years in the entertainment industry, being a Ghostbuster, and a whole lot more. In addition, we've added some outtakes and archival audio, making this a holiday mix tape of sorts, all about the voice of Egon, stunt burper, master impressionist, and the best Orsen Welles since Orsen Welles.

#340 - Troy Benjamin/Author Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual - October 16, 2017

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This week on the show (well, and every week generally) we're joined by the author of the new Ghostbusters Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual, Troy Benjamin! Up first, the news in which we recap the Hollywood Forever cemetery screening of the original Ghostbusters movie, all of Loot Crate's goods that are only available for a couple more days, Saturday Morning Rewind's interview with Laura Summer, and THAT kiss on SNL. After the news, Chris interviews Troy about the new Ecto manual coming from Insight Editions - how the project came to be, what fans can expect inside, things that were left on the cutting room floor, and a whole lot more!

#333 - "Hello Lady In the Dress!" - August 28, 2017

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Need some Game of Thrones relief after this weekend? The ol' Crossrip podcast has you covered with a whole lot of Ghostbusters chat. This week on the show, remembering Jerry Lewis and his influence on Ghostbusters, IDW Comics reveals all the covers to the upcoming TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover sequel, Spirit Halloween stores are getting tons of new Ghostbusters merch, Spain has some crazy cool art installations, and Cam Talbot has a new Ghostbusters goalie mask. All that, plus a funny revelation in the closing minutes of the show - join us!

#312 - Cyclotron: Ghostbusters 101 #1 - April 3, 2017

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It's back! The Cyclotron returns for a roundtable discussion about the debut issue of Ghostbusters 101 from IDW Comics. Joining us this time is artist extraordinaire John Yurcaba to dissect the issue one panel at a time. But up first, a quick rapid-fire half hour of news including Real Ghostbusters hitting Netflix, Anovos showing off their proton pack at WonderCon, some other IDW release news, and another William Murray Golf shirt that'll most likely be impossible to get. Then, step into the Cyclotron as the roundtable discusses easter eggs, plot points, characters, art, and a whole lot more for the first issue of the latest Ghostbusters crossover!

#308 - "Lost Scenes Found" - March 6, 2017

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This week on the show, catching up on a few weeks worth of news in one show! The boys talk about the recently found lost scenes including the fabled Fort Detmerring sequence, Toy Fair 2017 news including Diamond Select's Ghostbusters II announcements, Bill Murray chatting GB3, a few Answer the Call tidbits including the destiny of the Egon Spengler bust, Maurice LaMarche talks Real Ghostbusters, and the top ten reasons Ghostbusters II is an underrated classic.

#238 - Marie Hicks, Ph.D/Asst. Professor History of Technology - September 19, 2016

This week on the show we're joined by special guest, Marie Hicks, Ph.D - an Assistant Professor and Historian of Technology and Gender, and she might also happen to be the person that inflated a Stay Puft lawn decoration in her living room. We'll talk to her about the living room incident as well as discuss the social impact and debate that surrounded Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. But before that - news of course! This week marked the 30th Anniversary of The Real Ghostbusters originally airing, and the boys talk a bit about how they celebrated. Bill Murray is being honored by the Kennedy Center, Halloween is in the air (and so is all of the corresponding merchandise), and the Little Golden Books have hit the shelves! It's a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss! For more on Marie head to her website: www.mariehicks.net

#221 - "Remembering Stephen Dane/State of the Ghostbusters Nation" - May 16, 2016

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."

#220 - "Ghostbusters-Themed Nyquil?" - May 9, 2016

Troy and Chris are both still sick, but nothing's gonna stop us like Larry and Balki, so let's do it! Chris gives a recap on the 2016 Calgary FanExpo and their successful charity run. Ghostbusters (the original) is coming back to theaters in June care of Fathom Events and BBQ Films, will it be in 3D? And could the June 8th screening bring a new trailer for Ghostbusters (2016)? Real Ghostbusters DVD details (sort of) for those of you that don't own them yet. Reshoots and pickups on the new movie took place in Los Angeles last weekend. Merch updates including Troy and Chris' respective experiences in finding the new Mattel toys, or not, Cryptozoic updates, NAS clothing updates, and more...