GHOSTBUSTERS™: Proton Pack Kit - Updates
Current Shipping Estimate: Summer 2017 (June 21 - September 21)
Latest Update: July 10th, 2017
Our photo team recently completed photography of the most recent prototype and we have just released these images on this item’s product page. Click here to see the newly released images!
June 7th, 2017: As expressed in an emailed update letter to existing customers in early March, due to the complexity of the original props, development of this kit has been exceedingly challenging. Our production team had to go back to the drawing board to not only meet the high standard of accuracy we set for ourselves, but to also insure that the DIY kit builder will have a rewarding time assembling and painting this iconic piece of film history. While we initially anticipated that we could expedite the production timeline to ensure a Spring 2017 delivery, we determined that this was unfortunately not the case. After thoroughly reviewing our production schedule, we now anticipate this to ship in Summer 2017 (June 21-September 21).
March 30th, 2017: We will be showing the kit’s current prototype at our Wondercon booth in Anaheim CA March 31st - April 2nd.
March 14th, 2017: Our production team visited Sony archives and digitally scanned the three surviving screen used packs. They have used this information to break down the pack into sub assemblies to avoid an overly complex user build. Additionally, the pack will remain faithful to the original props warping and asymmetrical forms, while also idealizing pieces that are critical to the integrity of the overall structure. They have determined that the assembly time for the user should be a single weekend project (approx. 16 hours). The part count is still in progress, but they’re estimating no more than 45-50 pieces. These pieces range from small elbow fittings up to the main shell of the pack.