15 Ghostbusters Products You Can Buy
The highly anticipated and prematurely maligned reboot of Ghostbusters is finally here, and while the world remains divided on whether it should or should not exist, one thing that most people agree on, even three decades later, is that the original film is still great. The legacy of the classic 1984 film is a big part of the conversation surrounding the new one, which is why now is the perfect time to revisit it for the millionth time, or to see it for the very first time. For those who love the franchise and want more of it in their life immediately and always, here 15 fan-approved Ghostbusters products from around the web.
1. SIMPSONS X GHOSTBUSTERS ENAMEL PINS
The creators and writers of The Simpsons have been certified masters of pop culture references for decades now, which makes the mashup artwork of UK-based artist Thumbs feel smart and appropriate. The artist transformed Homer, Bart, Dr. Fink, and Carl Carlson into Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore, then used the custom artwork to make soft enamel pins. The slime on the pins glows in the dark, so you can wear your love of both properties day or night.
2. PROTON PACK REPLICA
You can choose to go the extreme route and build your own proton pack from scratch using tips and instructions from fans on prop and costume forums, or you can just spend the money to have one built for you. The Premium Proton Pack from Bob’s Prop Shop is a studio-quality replica with lights, sound, a vibrating wand, and screen-accurate parts, switches, and buttons. The price tag is a bit steep, but if you’re a diehard fan, collector, or cosplayer, it’s worth it.
3. LOGO COOKIE CUTTER
What’s a party without cookies, and what’s a cookie if it’s not shaped like the iconic No Ghost logo? OK, it’s still a party and it’s still a cookie, but both would be made better with this handmade cookie cutter.
4. TERROR DOG PILLOW
Gozer’s minion possessors from the original film are not exactly cute and cuddly, but they can be thanks to these cool pillows from Horror Decor. They feature the artwork of Canadian-born artist Matt Ryan, and are also shaped like demigod dogs. Purchase two and you can have both Zuul and Vinz Clortho guard your couch.
5. ECTO COOLER CANDLE
Ecto Cooler is back by popular demand, but the Hi-C flavors are not the only way to get your citrus fix. Horror Decor also sells Ecto Cooler candles, that are slime green and feature the iconic look of the throwback drink on the label. You may want to keep this away from children, especially when melted, because there is zero percent juice in these candles and attempting to drink them would not end well.
6. LEGO ECTO-1
Buying the real Ecto-1 or building a to-scale replica would cost a pretty penny, but for a fraction of the price you can build the just as cool LEGO version for your desk or shelf. It even comes with four Ghostbusters and accessories, which is not an option for the real car owner.
7. GHOST TRAP PHONE COVER
Who you gonna call? Literally anyone you want, as long as you get to show off your cool ghost trap cell phone cover to your friends and complete strangers on the street while you do it.
8. STAY PUFT BABY BERET AND COCOON
Wrap your baby up for an adorably geeky photo shoot with this crocheted beret and cocoon, modeled after the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. The seller says that the set can be made for little ones sized newborn to 24 months.
9. 3D NEON CLOCK
Be able to tell the time in the dark with this 3D neon clock that incorporates the logo in its center. It also works as a creepy glowing night light, which you probably don’t need because you ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
10. STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN MUG
We want to let you know right up front that this Stay Puft Marshmallow Man mug is neither microwave- nor dishwasher-safe, so you may want to abide by those rules before experiencing a disaster akin to the events of New York in 1984. Depending on your mood, the mug has a happy face on one side and a rage face on the other, which is an easy way to warn coworkers to back off.
11. MEN’S UNDERWEAR GIFT SET
Christmas (and Halloween) are several months away, but it can’t hurt to get your shopping out of the way now. This Ghostbusters underwear gift set has themed socks and boxer briefs with “Who You Gonna Call” printed all over the latter and the logo on both. This is what we imagine real Ghostbusters wear under their suits, because branding is important.
12. SLIMER PIGGY BANK
Pig-shaped banks are so last century. What you need is an 8-inch tall, slime green, Class 5 Full-Roaming Vapor to guard your loose change—and we know exactly where you can find one.
13. ENGRAVED BEER GROWLER AND GLASS SET
Drink responsibly and in style with this 64-ounce growler and two pint glasses, each engraved with the branding from the original film. You can also choose to buy just the growler, or add an engraved bottle opener to complete the set.
14. SHOWER CURTAIN
Crank up the theme music and bust some suds instead of ghosts as you relax and bathe behind this shower curtain. The logo faces outward, so you don’t have to worry about the curtain coming to life and watching you during your private reenactment of the Ray Parker Jr. shuffle.
15. KEYMASTER KEY HOLDER
Ask yourself on a daily basis if you are the Keymaster as you hang yours up on the wall with this cool (and utilitarian) wooden keyholder, which features imagery from the memorable scene.