One of the lesser-known props essential to a Ghostbusters cosplay is the “gizmo” accessory that hangs off of the uniform’s belt. Fans of the film have uncovered the origins of that prop, sourcing its components to a vintage Sanyo calculator! Sean takes apart one of these calculators and shows how well it compares to the beautiful Ectolabs Gizmo replica kit, comprised of real custom circuitboards and working electronics!
Here’s an iconic prop from the opening scenes of Ghostbusters that was actually a repurposed pieces of vintage scientific equipment! Venkman’s ESP testing machine was originally a Beckman pH Meter from the 1930s used to test the acidity of liquids, and Sean brings in his recreation of the prop using an original acidimeter with his refurbished tweaks. Let’s take a look inside this machine!
Adam unboxes a surprise mailbag present from a viewer: a massive Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters! This decade-old foam figure has held up really well for its age, and Adam marvels at its articulation, paint finish, and condition. Thanks to Benjamin for sending this beautiful Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man to add to Adam’s collection!
Adam suits up with his completed Ghostbusters uniform to walk the floor of this year’s New York Comic Con and meet up with the local Ghostbusters cosoplayers! Equipped with his personalized proton pack, distressed flight suit, and scratch-built goggles, Adam shows his props to director Jason Reitman and the cast of Ghostbusters: Afterlife backstage before their big NYCC panel. As a replica prop builder and Ghostbusters fan, it doesn’t get any better than this!
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