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Monday, July 15, 2013

Building a set: 1989 Topps Ghostbusters 2 - Pack 3

Let's do another pack of this schtuff while I'm ignoring the Home Star Derby.

card #57
In a fim featuring Nickelodeon game show levels of pink slime you knew a card where everyone is all gooped up was going to happen sooner or later. The guys all lubed up and ready for action is nice and all but I prefer Brooklyn-style free-range organic artisanal hate.

card #88
Last card in the set. If you would have told me in 1989 that in 2013 we would still be waiting for next time I probably would have given up right then and there.

card #39
The original logo was so dang iconic and then they went and cheesed it all up. The ghost practically has a prototype version of the DreamWorks face for Pete's sake.

card #56

First official double hits in pack three and it's a sticker. Can't really afford too many sticker doubles if I wanna finish this thing although @Project1962 included a few stickers in his box of goodies. I scanned the back to show off the puzzle but this particular piece is Winston's feet.

card #19

SFX shot of extreeeeeeeeeeeeeme pink! Topps slathered the press with extra Magenta for this beast. Ray is being lowered into the subway station full of glop, but the back of the card doesn't say a whole lot about the special effects. Is this real slime? CGI slime? Stop motion Ray Harryhausen slime? Did The Blob make an uncredited cameo? Give us some facts Topps!

card #58
MOAR SLIME! It's a snots hot pack! After indulging in some Manhattan style hate, Ray figures out that the mood mucus is harshing everyone's buzz. Did Bill Murray remain relatively slime free in this movie? He had the classic "he slimed me" moment in the first film and I don't recall him getting too messy ever again after that. That's star power right there.

card #53
Well speak of the devil! Here's ol' Slimer now. I have no idea what the heck is going on in this FX shot but it's Slimer so who cares. You coulda used the cartoon Slimer in the movie and the kids still woulda loved it.

card #11
HERE'S DA MAN! Oh Janosz, teach me your secrets... show me how to be an evil little doooosche. This card is fantastic. Does Peter MacNicol do TTM autographs? Maybe I can get Vigo to sign it. Seriously, this card is epic. Janosz with the DreamWorks face while Vigo does Kubrick face. SO MANY FACES.

Set completion: 24/88 27.2%
Sticker set completion: 2/11 18.1%
Doubles: 0
Sticker doubles: 1
Cards needed in the pack: 8
Number of cards needed for the set: 64
Number of cards left in the packs: 96


Red Cardboard said...

You get MacNicol to TTM that card and you might be declared the victor of cardblogging. That card is so fresh.

Todd Uncommon said...

The biggest problem I have with the movie is how aggressively de-cool-ified they purposefully made everything.

Fart with the logo? Check.

Make the characters down-and-out broke losers in the beginning? Check.

Have an annoying omnipresent baby for "kid appeal" that fails miserably? Check.

Worst of all?

The made the tech stupid and lame. The first movie had functional looking props that were exotic and cool with backpacks that extruded glowing licorice ropes of hot plasma that caught ghosts and even crossing the streams could be lethal.

Instead, for the second movie, they got backpack vacuum cleaners that look like late night office maintenance crews spewing corn syrup everywhere. I can't look at those fat tubes on their backs without crying a little.

Even the handheld stuff got stupid. It went from exotic detectors to hokey spinners you activate during a Disneyland parade. *sigh*

Todd Uncommon said...



Original P.K.E. Meter = good

Updated GigaMeter = blagarharglefarf