Get Your Own Ghostbusters Proton Pack If Busting Makes You Feel Good

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Get Your Own Ghostbusters Proton Pack If Busting Makes You Feel Good
Stantz, Spengler, and Venkman stand in an elevator, waiting to bust ghosts while a sign above them reads "No Smoking.".
Image: Columbia Pictures

If there’s something strange in the neighborhood… then you should probably call 911 rather than spend $400 on this life-sized replica of Egon Spengler’s proton pack from Ghostbusters. But if your neighborhood seems reasonably normal and you have cash to spare, this is your chance to own a nigh-perfect recreation of the ghostbusting equipment you can strap to your own back.

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Haslab—basically Hasbro’s Patreon for high-end toys it’s not going make unless fans promise to buy them—has opened a crowdfunding project for Spengler’s proton pack, directly scanned from the prop seen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Not only will it have working lights, sounds, and a motor, there’ll be a switch you can flip to choose either Afterlife or classic 1984 Ghostbusters effects (I have no idea what the difference is, but obviously this is good news for purists).

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Furthermore, the prop even has “a metal V-hook bracket that connects to the metal V-hook bracket on the bottom of the Neutrona Wand,” the Neutrona Wand being another Hasbro Pulse item you can preorder here for $125. If you’re not up on your Ghostbusters equipment lingo, the Neutrona Wand… well, it’s the gun that connects to the proton pack, so if you really want to get your cosplay on, you’re looking at dropping $525 for the pair. That is, assuming the Proton Pack project gets fully funded, but I wouldn’t be too worried about that. More than half of the 7,000 backers needed have signed up since the project launched yesterday, and there are still 45 days to go. Here are the stretch goals: