No Ghostbuster can hit the streets for some spirit hunting without arming themselves with a proton pack! This light-up prop features movie-quality details and sounds from the glowing power cell. To top it off, it has a detachable particle thrower gun, high-voltage warning stickers and tangled wires that add extra authenticity to your Ghostbuster's getup. Adjustable straps means that this ghost-grabbing machine is perfect for all ages! Just don't cross streams!
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Great starter pack for getting into the hobby
By Troy W.
from Tampa, FL
About Me Classic, Conservative
Comments about Spencer's Light-Up Deluxe Replica Proton Pack - Ghostbusters:
The secret is out! The Spirit Proton Pack makes a great entry-level pack for children and adults alike. A lot of higher-end cosplayers (like me) use the pack as a base to modify with paint, lights, and bolt-on additions. My friend 3D printed a "Stark Industries" logo and painted his in red and gold "Iron Man" colors to cosplay Tony Stark, Ghostbuster. I painted mine in black and silver and added 3D printed "SHIELD" logos to match up with him. The pack itself is about 80% scale of a movie-accurate pack, so I disguised the smaller size by mounting it on an ALICE pack frame (just like the movies), added extra wiring, and bolted on a plastic container I found at a hardware store for holding screws and such. A little extra detailing can go a long way in improving the appearance. There are a lot of tutorial videos and fan-built extras you can get for blinging up this pack, should you want to improve on an already good design. If you're a fan of the movies and want to impress your friends, this pack is a greater starting point.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Bronx, NY
This product really took me back to my childhood. I had the proton pack from 1990 when I was 5. I had lost it and have been looking for one ever since. Now I have this one which is just amazing with the lights and sounds, which my odd one didnt have. I love this proton pack.
(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic replica, especially for the price
My son (age 6) is a huge Ghostbusters fan (the classic, not the remake). He wanted a proton pack for his birthday, and after some basic searching there wasn't much out there for the classic replicas; it was either the remake toys, the collectors packs (at $2000+) or inflatable junk. Lo and behold...Spencer Spirit to the rescue!The proton pack is pretty durable plastic (some of the expensive replicas are at least partially foam rubber, prone to abrasion and ripping), and is fairly hefty for it's size. It's smaller than the movie props, but fits well even for a 6' male frame. Attention to detail is apparent here; while not movie-perfect, it would take some frame-by-frame comparison to really notice any difference. For play or costume it's spot-on perfect.Lights and sounds are good...mostly just standard flashing lights (red accelerator lights and blue power cell lights, plus the white neutrino wand light at the tip and red LED on the side of the wand) and the "blast" sound from the pack. If not stopped by pressing the on/off switch again, it will run through the cycle and play the "venting/shutdown" sound as well. The only wishlist item I would have for this proton pack is for one button to play the "power-up" sound and another to play the blast sound. The power-up sound is THE iconic sound from the proton pack, and would have been a really nice touch. But again, for the price, it's really hard to nitpick here.All in all; for our intended purpose this was perfect. It might be a little off for the hardcore enthusiast, but even then it would be a terrific base to build from if you have some electronics skills to add a sound board and light controller.I would absolutely purchase again, and look forward to seeing the other upcoming accessories as well!
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Daisy Melnitz
from Brooklyn NY
About Me Adventurous, Classic
Had a friend "retrofit" my pack with extra lights and better paint. He upgraded his with lights and "retrofit" the Matty collector particle thrower gun. Also added an Alice frame for stronger strap support. My friend is now mounting a speaker inside the pack. Very basic wiring but you need a good eye and a steady hand. Fully upgradable as a hobby or for anyone who knows basic wiring. YouTube has plenty of how to videos. There's also a sticker sheet available seperately by a fan site.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Shipping is ridiculous
from Seattle wa
Product is great but come on, Spirit, $18 shipping that takes 10 days?
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
The toy every GB fan deserves
I bought two of these, to play ghostbusters with my kids. We already have a Mattel GB remake projector pack(awful). However it gets the job done for make believe. This pack from Spencer's is absolutely amazing. I'm a 5'10 male broad shoulders and it fits great. No it's not movie sized but it's still pretty large and gets the job done. It take some 3 AA battery and makes a cool sound when turned on as well as had some working lights. If this was a toy that came out in the 80s/ early 90s it would've been so much better than the Real GB proton pack with the nerf piece. It's a blast to put on and play pretend with the kids.Also, I used a 20percent coupon and had dress shopping so I paid under $60 per unit. Great deal. So much fun. Yes it's not perfect but for the price it is perfect. It's a fun toy, not a movie replica. The reviews bashing it are expecting too much for a toy or costume piece under $100.Please now make a trap, PKE meter, goggles!!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
If it's in stock, don't hesitate. Buy it
It isnt meant to be a full sized 1:1 replica so it shouldn't be judged by those merits.It is lightweight, customizable, and accurate on about a scale of 75% the 1:1 replica props.For the price, you cannot get a better costume prop. Spirit Halloween did such a good job setting this up.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from scranton pa
About Me Conservative
wish i had this when i was a kid i wish the noises were in sync with the lights
I would totally buy this again
from Columbia South Carolina
About Me Classic
This Ghostbusters deluxe replica proton pack from spirit halloween is amazing this Ghostbusters proton pack has real lights and sounds and looks just like the real pack from the movie and you can upgrade your proton pack to look even more like the pack from the movie i just wish spirit halloween would make a Ghostbusters ghost trap to go with
This Ghostbusters deluxe replica proton pack from spirit halloween is amazing this Ghostbusters proton pack has everything it looks just like the real pack from the movie it has real lights and sounds and you can upgrade your proton pack to look even more like the pack from the movie i just wish spirit halloween would make a replica Ghostbusters ghost trap to go with it
Finally a Proton Pack of my own!
Thanks Spirit! I never expected so much Proton Pack for so little money. I love gadgets, and this has always been one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I could never afford a full size pack. This more than fits the bill. You guys should really push this as a toy and not a costume piece. I bought this as a wall hanger. My neighbors kid wants one to play with. Looks great! Once again, thanks.
This has fulfilled a part of my childhood.
from Chicago, IL
Very cool unit considering it's accuracy to the movie proton pack. It's a smaller scale so it's aimed more towards children but an adult can pull it off too. The straps are kinda weak so I upgraded them to military Alice straps. Very easy to mod this to add more Leds in the cyclotron and power cell. The plastic is somewhat thin and slighty fragile. A drop of this can certainly crack it. I would buy this again. I bought 2 for my sons. I'm glad to see them stocking these again. They were hard to find. Everyone in the world should have a proton pack.
Great pack for all ages
About Me Adventurous, Conservative
The pack is great for someone who wants to go out and busy ghosts without the need to make a pack or spend hundreds to buy one. It's close enough to the screen used part to impress your friends and the lights and sound make for a great party trick.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from West Monroe LA
I love it I've been waiting forever for this thing it is one of the best thing I've ever purchased
i love it almost full scale i would buy like 50 of them
By ghost kid
from pittsburgh pennslyvania
About Me Adventurous, Classic, Trendy
i pretend like i am a real ghostbuster when i were it with my costume
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite Halloween prop ever!!
from Youngstown Ohio
About Me Adventurous, Trendy
Wow!! This is hands down my favorite prop spirit has ever made! I waited 32 years to be a ghostbuster for Halloween because there wasn't a cool enough proton pack for a reasonable price that won't break the bank. Well this is it, well built, sounds are awesome and the lighting is on a different level! This is now my families favorite Halloween prop and will be for years!!! Who you gonna call?
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
I've waited 30 years for this.
By Vigo the Carpathian
About Me A scientist of the paranormal, Classic, Conservative
I'm going to wear this and never take it off.. I've waited 30 years for a company to make something decent in quality for a good price.. that day has come! Ordered the full screen accurate rest of the suit for about 140.. a good day to be alive! Customer service was great, applied discount code after I ordered.
My costume's complete
from Rockford, Ill.
Been looking for a proton pack to complete my Ghostbuster uniform. Thank you Spirit. Love the lights and sounds, just wish it made the "power up" sound & I think the on/off button should be further down the wand so you can press it with your thumb
Great for what you get
from Joplin Missouri
Ok so overall this proton pack is great for what you get. However if you're a big Ghostbusters fan then a lot of thing will bother you. On the plus side, it's fun to upgrade the pack and make it your own. So if you're looking for a base pack to start your own creation or just looking for a realistic pack for a costume or collection then this will work for you. Note: The pack is about 80% of the size as seen on the screen.
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It's awesome but it arrived broken a lot of frail parts not totally unhappy but I do wish it made a power up sound
I have bought 2 now,
By Spangler Fan
from Fayetteville Arkansas
In 1988ish, my parents bought me a The Real Ghostbusters proton pack set for about $100... I would of done about anything to get my hands on this Spirit proton pack because of how realistic it's for a out of the Box replica.
Wish it was actual size so 4 stars
from Memphis TN
Cosplay and charity events. It fits a child perfect. Smaller on a 6ft man.
(0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Proton pack was defective.
About Me Adventurous
I put in the batteries and it did not work. I was very disappointed and my son was very upset that he didn't have a working proton pack in time for Halloween.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend