Ghostbuster fans can take home some of the franchise’s props and other movie memorabilia, including the original Slimer maquette, with many items from the franchise up for bid at the Treasures from Planet Hollywood Signature Auction.
The auction lists a slew of items used during the production of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. Fans can bid on a few versions of Slimer (ectoplasm and belch vapors not included) and Winston Zeddemore’s Ghostbuster uniform. Props from Ghostbusters II include the original slime scooper and psychomagnotheric mood slime container.
The auction is hosted by Heritage Auctions and is now live. Bids on different items will close between March 20 and March 24. Unfortunately, it doesn’t list the Terror Dog as up for adoption.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s hand from the 1984 film is also up for sale, in all its worn, fire-damaged glory. The ghost trap prop, a bit worse for wear after countless encounters with Slimer and other spirits, the Ecto-1’s license plate, and Jillian Holtzmann’s outfit from the 2016 reboot, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, are also listed.
Other items include miniature cars from Stay Puft’s trek down Manhattan, a mini Statue of Liberty torch, Manhattan Museum of Art Gates, and storyboards from the ‘89 sequel film. You can also bid on the Star Magazine issue featuring the Ghostbuster team.
The first Ghostbusters film debuted on June 8, 1984, and stars Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver. It became one of the most successful comedies and netted $295.5 million at the box office. Film critic Roger Ebert called the film “one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production” and praised the film for its “sly dialogue.” The movie spawned a cartoon series spinoff by the same name in 1986.
Ghostbusters II was released in 1989 and earned $215.4 million at the box office. The films continue to be popular in part due to the wave of nostalgic titles being released this century. The franchise saw a reboot with Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, which caused cannon controversy by featuring an all-women cast starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. The film garnered $229.1 million at the box office.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife returned to the original surviving cast, with a tear-jerking nod to the late Ramis. The film brought in $204.4 million and has a sequel in the works, which is expected to reel in audiences. The next installment was initially scheduled to debut on December 20, 2023, but was pushed to March 29 due to last year’s SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.
The Ghostbusters franchise is available to rent or buy on YouTube, Apple TV+, Prime Video, Google Play Movies, and Vudu, or stream free on Sling TV. Ghostbusters Answer the Call is on Netflix, and Ghostbusters Afterlife is on Hulu and Fubo.