This belt buckle is almost as big as the ones in the movie; they were “Graceland” big. What makes me laugh is, did anyone walk out of that movie with a desire to copy that dress sense?
As a person actively searching for some weird licensed merch from my childhood, I thought I would pass this along. I guess to a lesser degree, if you went to Lake Chippewa as a kid, go nuts?
They aren’t scared of no Specters! Spook Chasers are another comedy bootleg series by a company called Sungold, known for…stealing mostly. The Spook Chasers are pretty lame swipes at the Ghostbusters by Kenner and, as a result, are super rare. I couldn’t even track down a set for Knock-Offs. Now I use this auction as a reference as I’m not up on the value.
In 1974, if they made it, they put Dr. Zaius on it. Do not use this if you buy it; it’ll burn like fire after 50 years.
You know that scene with Cameron in the Museum in “Ferris Bueller?” Yeah, this is my personal “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”
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