Check out all the new cool tech of the Ghostbusters reboot

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Growing up, everybody wanted to be a Ghostbuster. It wasn’t just that the gang of paranormal exterminators were the coolest dudes around inside and out of the movies and cartoons, but that they just had the best gadgets to play with. Maybe some of you were lucking in that regard. Maybe some of you got to strap a plastic replica on that used a spinning pool noodle to simulate a stream of protons with which to corral some stubborn phantasms with. Maybe you took your toaster, and pretended that it was a ghost trap. I’m just sayin’.

A new Ghostbusters film this year means a new set of gadgets to gawk at. Gadgets which are reminiscent of the original props, but updated and tweaked for today. And I like some of them. The new Ecto-1 mobile looks flashy, the latest ghost trap looks functional and I hope that one day I’ll be as big a badass as Kate McKinnon is when she whips out a pair of proton pack pistols to bust some ghosts with.

I’m not too big a fan of the proton pack itself though. It just doesn’t look that great for me. Here’s the original for comparison:

Original proton pack

And the new updated model:


Now granted, I get that these packs are meant to look like they were cobbled together from spare parts and family puppies. I understand that they’re not meant to look like assembly-line products from a Chinese Apple factory. At the same time, I also know that scientists and engineers do actually take pride in their work, and do make an effort to create neat and well-designed prototypes. But that’s just me.

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Inside that first trailer for Ghostbusters, is also a clue for a link to the viral website that goes under the banner of the “Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science”. Here’s the clue, that was lurking in a screengrab from the trailer:


Hit that link, and you’re onto a website with some of the new gear available to the paranormal exterminators. Here’s the gallery that includes the new ghost trap, Ecto-1 and PKE meter:

The Higgins Institute of Science is home to today’s brightest minds and most advanced technology. Together, we are dedicated to furthering mankind’s reach in this world and the next.

Along with all of that, there’s a new behind the scenes video explaining some of the science behind the new proton packs. Quite groovy actually:

The rebooted Ghostbusters looks alright, and certainly not like a harbinger for chaos and destruction that most angry people would have you believe. Now to start revamping my classic proton pack, in time for the première. Who ya gonna call?

Last Updated: March 4, 2016

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  • Pariah

    Is anyone else as NOT excited about this movie as I am?

    Looks like total and utter trash to me.

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      It is a movie? Thought it was some fanboi fan-art

      • Pariah

        fan-fart is more like it. It stinks

    • Hammersteyn

      Haunted House 2 + Scooby Doo 2 = The CGI in this movie, seriously. The ghosts looked ten times better in the first two

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    WTF would I want to be a Ghostbuster if I could be Buck Rogers.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      The world needs a reboot of Buck Rogers!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Why does no one listen to this man?

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Because, the banana is always right? And people fear the Banana’s truth?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            This is true, and yet they don’t listen. Hear the wisdom of the banana, TV folk! If Flash Gordon can live, so can Buck!

        • Because he is no man!?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            He is a WRESTLING GODDAH!

          • lol

      • oVg

        It wont work, the SJW’s will go nuts.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Don’t worry, the world is waking up to the simple fact that SJWs do not have to be your audience. 😛

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    This could go either way, it could either be an awesome movie or a painful affair that’ll kill Ghostbusters till it gets rebooted again in the 2020s (by shudder… Lazy Adam Sandler). I’m hoping that it’ll be awesome because I’m a Melissa McCarthy fanboi.

    • oVg

      Its going to suck arse. The old school will despise and the new school will not understand it unless its marketed towards Frozen fans,

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Ok, I just watched the official trailer… and I’m underwhelmed. :/ I fear not even Melissa McCarthy can save it…. :0

        • Yeah, it isn’t that great. lame jokes…

    • Spy Master Tokashi

      really, a Melissa McCarthy fanboi … wow …. sjoe …

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        🙁 I guess I just lost a few “cool bro” points?

  • oVg

    Im an 80s kid. I still dont get all the hype. How did this even become a cult?

    • Hammersteyn

      Partially because Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigorney Weaver. Proton packs, the theme song, Slimer, New York City and and the merchandise it spawned

  • Spy Master Tokashi

    They will destroy the movie. I will never watch this junk…

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