The Mind-Blowing Way Ghostbuster's Stay Puft Scene Was Actually Filmed

Bill Murray looking at the Stay Puft Man

The newly released " Ghostbusters: Afterlife " is as much a continuation of the " Ghostbusters " franchise as it is a love letter to the series as a whole – and with all the Easter eggs and callbacks that director Jason Reitman included in "Afterlife," it's worth taking a look back at the movie that started it all.

When "Ghostbusters" launched in 1984, it became a cultural phenomenon: Proton packs, the Ectomobile, and the iconic Ghostbuster uniform became essential parts of pop culture, and the film's bizarre sense of humor helped establish it as a defining film for an entire generation of moviegoers. There is perhaps no better example of the film's bizarre comedy than the iconic final battle between the Ghostbusters and a gigantic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man that is terrorizing downtown New York.

The climactic showdown against the giant fluffy marshmallow monster is as intense and action-packed as it is laugh-out-loud silly, and has stuck with audiences for generations after it hit the big screen. It's one of the most memorable and influential scenes in movie history (let alone the "Ghostbuster" franchise itself). In the current age of CGI, it might shock many fans to learn just how difficult it was to film the ambitious battle sequence.

The power of practical special effects

When director Ivan Reitman read Dan Akyroyd's original script, he stated that the movie would be impossible to film due to the ludicrous special effects the story would require — and while it obviously didn't end up being impossible, it was certainly very difficult. In order to correctly represent the scale of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, the set designers actually had to build a 1/18th scale model of downtown New York and fill it with handcrafted model cars built from toys (via CineFix) .

There were several different Marshmallow Man suits constructed for the project, and at least three unique puppeteered Marshmallow heads were sculpted to represent a complete range of emotion on the monster's face. The heads were so complicated that it took four puppeteers to control the monster's face as it lumbered around the set.

As if that weren't complex enough, for the scene where the Marshmallow Man is set on fire and begins scaling a building, the VFX department constructed a fire-retardant version of the suit and a head that could melt realistically in the fire. After the head "melted," the team dumped hundreds of gallons of shaving cream on the life-sized street, enough to a stuntman to the ground.

The emphasis on practical effects and the painstaking detail taken in crafting this scene is a big part of why the final battle continues to hold up remarkably well even to this day.

How The 'Ghostbusters' Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Was Made

By anna green | sep 6, 2016 | updated: jun 7, 2023, 2:35 pm edt.

Ghostbusters' Stay Puft Marshmallow Man - Art of the Scene

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is one of the most iconic images from Ghostbusters (1984), but it turns out he almost didn’t make the cut. In the short video above, Cinefix tells the story of Mr. Stay Puft from his original conceptualization by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to his laborious creation by a team of special effects masters.

Unlike the CGI-heavy movies of today, Mr. Stay Puft is all practical effects. Shooting the climax of Ghostbusters — in which the giant, sinister marshmallow galumphs down Manhattan’s Central Park West, climbs a skyscraper, and ultimately explodes—took four puppeteers, multiple marshmallow suits, and almost 100 pounds of shaving cream. Creating the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, according to the video, was both a struggle and a labor of love—one which paid off when audiences went wild for the creepy, gooey marshmallow monster.

Filmmaking presented a unique set of challenges prior to the computer age. Most practical effects in early films didn't make use of marshmallow suits or shaving cream, but they did require creative props, sets, and camera work. After watching the video above, you can see examples of how special effects artists made movie magic in the silent film era here .

A version of this story ran in 2016; it has been updated for 2023.

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Stay puft marshmallow man is mini, but mighty in new ‘ghostbusters: afterlife’ clip.

The film, written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, is due in theaters Nov. 11. 

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is back. But he is not quite a huge as the last time   fans saw him. In a new clip for Ghostbusters: Afterlife that dropped Wednesday, Stay Puft is mini but mighty.

In the preview for the highly anticipated Sony film, Paul Rudd ‘s character is confronted by a cute, tiny Stay Puft before being overrun by a throng of evil Mini-Pufts.

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is, of course, one of the most iconic characters from the  Ghostbusters series, giving the guys plenty to deal with at the end of the first film.

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman,  Ghostbusters: Afterlife continues the original series storyline and features several of the actors from the first two films reprising their characters, including Bill Murray , who is back as Dr. Peter Venkman. Murray said in a recent interview it was not easy returning to the role, but he is excited for the film.

“I think [Reitman] has really got something,” Murray said during a Q&A at the recent 36th Santa Barbara Film Festival. “It was hard. It was really hard. That’s why I think it’s going to be good. We were just in it for a little while, but it was physically painful. Wearing those packs is extremely uncomfortable. We had batteries the size of batteries. They now have batteries the size of earrings. It’s still a really heavy thing to wear, all the time.”

Ghostbusters: Afterlife , written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, is due in theaters Nov. 11.

Watch the clip below.

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Ghostbusters: afterlife clip reveals mini stay-puft marshmallow men.

A new teaser for the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife reveals the return of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man... in miniature form.

A new clip from the highly-anticipated  Ghostbusters: Afterlife reveals the return of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man... in miniature form. The latest installment in the beloved paranormal comedy franchise has been a long time coming, especially since it's being positioned as a direct sequel to the original two films from the 80s.  Ghostbusters: Afterlife was once slated to premiere in the summer of 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back to this year. The film has been dealt multiple 2021 release dates and currently remains scheduled for November 11. Hopefully, this one will stick.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows a single mom (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace) as they move into their late grandfather's home and slowly discover their family's ties to the Ghostbusters. Strange events force the kids to pick up where their grandpa left off in carrying on the Ghostbusters legacy.  Afterlife will see the returns of all original  Ghostbusters stars, save for Rick Moranis (potentially) and the late Harold Ramis.

Related:  Ghostbusters: Afterlife Is Copying Force Awakens Approach

Perhaps hinting at the upcoming arrival of a new trailer,  Ghostbusters: Afterlife has unveiled a new teaser that harkens back to the franchise's past while also tying into the future. In the clip, Paul Rudd's Ghostbusters  newcomer Mr. Grooberson is out shopping when he discovers some tiny little menaces: Miniature Stay-Puft Marshmallow Men. They seem cute at first, but it doesn't take long for chaos to ensue. Check out the clip down below.

So far, Ghostbusters: Afterlife feels like the franchise installment audiences have been clamoring for for years. Its combination of nostalgic elements and a new generation could hit the sweet spot in terms of moving the property forward while also honoring the past. Returning star Bill Murray recently said  Afterlife brings the  Ghostbusters franchise back to life, and based on the above clip, it looks like it will do so with its typical humor.

It remains to be seen if this  Ghostbusters: Afterlife clip really belongs in the movie, though it would be an amusing example of the weird events that prompt the kids to pick up the proton packs. The Stay-Puft Man is always a welcome connection to the first movie, and this is a funny way to bring him back. Other recent glimpses of the ghosts who will appear in  Afterlife also seem to have ties to the 80s films, but hopefully the new installment will also find a way to bring in some original creatures. The nostalgia is fun, but  Ghostbusters : Afterlife should also get the chance to carve its own path.

More:  Everything We Know About Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (also known as Mr. Stay Puft , Stay Puft , Tubby Soft Squeeze , Mr. Sweetness ) [3] [4] [5] was the final antagonist of the Ghostbusters in the first film. He was the chosen Destructor Form of Gozer , when Ray let the idea of a company logo "just pop in there".

  • 1.1.1 Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 1.1.2 Ghostbusters II
  • 1.2.1 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • 1.2.2 The Real Ghostbusters
  • 1.2.3 IDW Comics
  • 1.3.1 Ghostbusters (2016)
  • 1.3.2 Ghostbusters Deviations
  • 1.3.3.1.1 Side A
  • 1.3.3.1.2 Side B
  • 1.3.3.2 Operations and Field Manual
  • 1.3.4 Ghostbusters (Beeline mobile game)
  • 1.3.5 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
  • 1.3.6 Ghostbusters (Sega)
  • 2.1.1 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Classification
  • 2.1.2 IDW Comics Classification
  • 3.1 Ghostbusters (1984) Trivia
  • 3.2 Ghostbusters II Trivia
  • 3.3 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trivia
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History [ ]

Primary canon history [ ], ghostbusters (1984) [ ].

The Ghostbusters were told by Gozer to choose the form of their destructor, and Ray Stantz "chose" him as the form. All the other guys claimed they had emptied their minds, but Ray said he tried to think of something that could never harm them. As a child, Ray used to roast Stay Puft Marshmallows on the fire at Camp Waconda . The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was simply the mascot for the Stay Puft brand. His accidental choice resulted in Gozer being manifested in the form of a 100-foot tall homicidal marshmallow man bent on destroying the Ghostbusters, New York, and the world.

Stay Puft passed through Columbus Circle towards the Shandor Building and sent the onlooking civilians into a panic. He stepped on a church next door before trying to scale 550 Central Park West. After the Ghostbusters tried to blast him with their Proton Packs , Stay Puft caught on fire and nearly roasted the Ghostbusters. He climbed up the building. The guys then decided to Cross the Streams onto the Temple of Gozer to transfer the particle flow through the gateway. Stay Puft reached the top and narrowly missed grabbing the Ghostbusters. He watched in horror as the Ghostbusters crossed the streams into the temple. The Temple of Gozer, part of the building, and Stay Puft blew up. Marshmallow residue rained down all over the street, hitting thousands of citizens, with one glob landing straight on Walter Peck .

Ghostbusters II [ ]

In late 1989, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore "reminisced" about Stay Puft after they performed at a boy's birthday party.

Secondary Canon History [ ]

Ghostbusters: the video game [ ].

During the start of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 1991, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man made his return to the physical plane. Due to the Cult of Gozer 's manipulations with the Mandala , Gozer was able to re-manifest again. And again, in the form of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, this time rampaging through Times Square . Ray wondered why Gozer assumed the form of the Marshmallow Man again, as there are surely more effective world-destroying forms he could have taken. Ray ends up theorizing that there's "one Destructor Form per god per dimension", meaning Gozer can only assume this form in Earth's dimension. It is identified as a Class VII Outsider Avatar and a Deity (a supreme being). Because of complications Gozer faced penetrating the human realm, the Destructor Form was not even as powerful as his original incarnation, which would seem to be confirmed by him eventually being overcome by the firepower of a single Ghostbuster, the Rookie , who used the Boson Dart , a new feature added to the Proton Pack, against the god. Stay Puft being weaker than he was before may also explain why the Ghostbusters originally planned to trap him in Ecto-1b's Super Slammer Muon Trap .

During his rampage, he demonstrated a new power: the ability to spawn numerous Marshmallow Minis , minor Marshmallow minions made of his own residue. Gozer tried to capture Ilyssa Selwyn in order to sacrifice her and make himself stronger, but ultimately failed. Not able to reach its full potential, the Stay Puft Destructor Form was destroyed, covering all the surrounding buildings and streets with hot marshmallow shower. Its giant hat also fell down on a building, where it is last seen hanging.

The Real Ghostbusters [ ]

After his apparent destruction as Gozer's chosen form, Stay Puft became a good guy (and could speak) and made a few appearances in the animated series (even though being evil in non-canon pilot). He was in the intro of the first season, he was dreamed up from a sleeping little boy, and he helped the Ghostbusters fight evil ghosts occasionally. Stay Puft was eventually dropped in later seasons. He never appeared on Extreme Ghostbusters .

It should probably be noted that the animated series were either unaware or chose to ignore the fact that the Marshmallow Man was a manifestation of Gozer. The series seemed to treat them as separate beings.

For more information of the animated version of this character go to the animated article .

IDW Comics [ ]

After the Shandor incident, the Ghostbusters encountered Stay Puft again. They managed to disperse enough of his P.K.E. to stunt reformation and spectral mitosis then used multiple Ghost Traps to capture most of Gozer's essence. It was then stored in the Containment Unit . [6] [7]

During the events of the Infestation, a new type of Poltergeists with a different energy signature from typical entities escaped from the Containment Unit. During the breach and unknown to the Ghostbusters, Gozer's essence escaped and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man reformed. Eventually, Ray was the one to discover this and informed the rest of the team. As a news crews provided a live feed of Stay Puft's march on West 57th Street, all 37 remaining Zombies were routed by Britt to infect, and thus weaken, Stay Puft so she may complete her mission and capture a portion of Gozer's essence. [8]

The Ghostbusters arrive and determine the best course of action is to attempt a massive ectoplasmic cross-pollination and inoculate Stay Puft with dozens of the recaptured Poltergeists. However, during this plan, Stay Puft literally tears himself apart and a zombie doppelganger is formed. Now weakened by the forced split, Stay Puft continues to fight. Concerned about the continued presence of Necrotic Slime , Egon Spengler urged the team to continue releasing Poltergeists. After the necrotic double was safely destroyed, Stay Puft's readings began to diminish. The split affected him on a molecular level and caused him to disperse. [9] By Egon's calculations, Stay Puft will eventually reform then another uptick in supernatural activity will occur as his energies wander around Manhattan.

Months later, during a precognitive episode, Ray saw the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man but in his visage. Ray's Spirit Guide assured Ray it was good he felt responsible for Stay Puft and that he selected well, since the form's only major offensive ability came from how big it was. With the reformation of Stay Puft looming, Ray went to work and completed the Megatrap , designed to capture large entities in one shot. During the Re-Selection of Gozer's Destructor Form, the spirit guide influenced Ray first and had him think only of Stay Puft. Ray complied and Gozer manifested as Stay Puft once again. While the other Ghostbusters opened fire on him, Ray went downstairs with the Megatrap to room 2206. Ray held the Megatrap out a window and trapped enough of Gozer's essence to defeat Stay Puft. Without it, Stay Puft exploded. The residue covered one square mile with a depth of up to six inches, causing heavy utility damage and covering most of Central Park .

A couple of weeks into the Tiamat incident, the latent spirit of Gozer made mental contact with Ray Stantz. Two of the forms Gozer assumed was that of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on fire. During the battle between Gozer and Tiamat in Ray's mind, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appeared in Ray's memories of the Ghostbusters most recent battle with him. Tiamat pulled Stay Puft from the memory and battled him. As Tiamat tore away at Stay Puft, Gozer emerged from that form as a Sloar.

Tertiary Canon History [ ]

Ghostbusters (2016) [ ].

One of the Ghost Balloons that manifested after Rowan North broke the barrier was the Stay Puft Ghost Balloon , based on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man mascot. It nearly crushed Jillian Holtzmann , Abby Yates and Patty Tolan to death, before Erin Gilbert blew popped it with a Swiss Army Knife .

Ghostbusters Deviations [ ]

In an alternate timeline, the Ghostbusters chose not to cross the streams. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man took over Manhattan and coated the city in its marshmallow-like substance. To make matters worse, it expelled sentient poop dubbed Mini Pufts . Gozer was not pleased with being bound to this form of Stay Puft. It was disturbed by the sound of its voice, having its expression stuck in a smile, and being so adorable looking. It felt lonely. It was like being stuck in a nightmare. It wanted to go back to its home dimension, thus liberating itself from the form, but could not do so by itself. Stay Puft walked to the Firehouse and peeked through the hole in the ceiling at the Ghostbusters, greeting them a "Hey, guys. What's up?" The Ghostbusters responded by shooting at them. He spit on them. Seven and half minutes later, the Ghostbusters finished processing what Gozer wanted. They agreed to help but refused to cross the streams. An hour later, Egon and Ray thought of releasing and recruiting Tempore Ruga , a ghost with the power to fold time. At first, Tempore wasn't interested in helping then Winston pointed out the world was ruled by Stay Puft. Tempore quickly changed his mind.

Egon directed Stay Puft to meet them at the Temple of Gozer, where they would conduct the time fold. They threatened to make his new form that of an animated character named Loofajoe Rectangleshorts. Stay Puft was horrified at that prospect but argued this conversation wouldn't happen once it went back in time. Tempore instructed Stay Puft to concentrate on the point in time it wanted to go back to then flew into its head. Gozer returned to the point where it battled the Ghostbusters before asking them to chose the Destructor Form. Gozer saw posters of Loofajoe and went back through the portal before being stuck in another idiotic form. As a result, Stay Puft was never blown up and the area was covered in its marshmallow goop.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game [ ]

Ghost card information [ ].

  • To Hit: 4 or higher, add a Stream
  • In Impossible Mode: 30 Streams
  • In Impossible Mode: Moves 1 space towards that Ghostbuster.
  • When Trapped: Place it on your Character Card.
  • In Impossible Mode: Moves 1 space in a random direction, then 1 space towards that Ghostbuster.
  • Push - When Stay Puft moves into a Ghostbuster's space, they get Slimed and are moved 1 space in the same direction.
  • Special for Impossible Mode as well.
  • At the end of each Ghostbuster's turn, Stay Puft moves 1 space towards the nearest Ghostbuster.
  • In Impossible Mode: If Stay Puft enters the same space as a Ghostbuster, place them on Stay Puft's Ghost Card (Grabbed). While on its card, they lose all Actions and Streams. Up to two Ghostbusters can be on Stay Puft's Ghost Card at a time.
  • In Impossible Mode: If a Third Ghostbuster would be Grabbed, they get Slimed and pushed 1 space away instead.
  • In Impossible Mode: When Stay Puft is Hit, place any Grabbed Ghostbusters into random spaces adjacent to Stay Puft.
  • In Impossible Mode: At the end of each Ghostbuster's turn, if there are any Streams on Stay Puft, it moves 1 space towards the Ghostbuster with the most Streams on it.
  • In Impossible Mode: Stay Puft's "To Trap" is reduced by 5 for each Closed Gate.

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a Class 7 Outsider Avatar. He was the chosen Destructor Form of Gozer, when Dr. Ray Stantz let the idea "just pop in there." His accidental choice resulted in Gozer being manifest in the form of a 112-and-1/2 foot tall homicidal marshmallow man bent on destroying the Ghostbusters and New York.

Operations and Field Manual [ ]

Proton Streams that hint, but do not Trap, Stay Puft trigger its "When Hit" ability. The Proton Stream that traps it does not trigger its "When Hit" ability. Instead, resolve its "When Trapped" ability. If you miss Stay Puft with your Proton Roll, it moves 1 space in a random direction. Roll the Movement Die and reference the PKE Meter to determine that direction. When Stay Puft enters your Ghostbuster's space (through a hit, miss, or end of round ability), it tramples you and moves you 1 space away from it. If that move would cause you to enter an illegal space, move one space sideways instead (your choice of sides). Each of the four Ghostbusters must have at least one Stream on Stay Puft before it may be Trapped. It requires 10 total Streams to Trap, not 10 from each Ghostbuster. [10]

Ghostbusters (Beeline mobile game) [ ]

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was added to version 1.1.0 of Ghostbusters by Beeline. He appears at 14:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It will take 10 attacks to defeat him. After each defeat, he will respawn an hour later.

You have 24 hours to defeat him completely (i.e. 10 times) before he disappears. Defeat him for the ninth time to gain three power cores. Defeat him for the tenth and final time to gain a GB Utility Knife .

Abilities Stay Puft can spawn Stay Puft Mini Men and can drench a Ghostbuster in marshmallow residue. He also has the ability to punch a Ghostbuster from the side of the screen.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime [ ]

There are 30 items to collect in the game. They are all modeled after the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Ghostbusters (Sega) [ ]

In Ghostbusters game for Sega Mega Drive, which is set between the movies (and which canon status is moot), Stay Puft appears again as a boss. However, this Stay Puft is not connected to Gozer in any way To Read more on Stay Puft in Ghostbusters Sega game, click here .

Classification [ ]

Secondary canon classification [ ], ghostbusters: the video game classification [ ].

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a Class 7 Outsider Avatar (alternatively a Class 7 Avatar Manifestation in the Stylized Version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game) as evidenced when it was scanned during the Shandor Incident in 1991.

IDW Comics Classification [ ]

Originally, Stay Puft was believed to be a Deity (Supreme Being). In its Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission file, Stay Puft is stated to be a psychokinetically charged and ectoplasmically animated gateway homunculus. [11] It was also stated with each formation, the Gozer energy signatures were accompanied by physical readings from Stay Puft. More and more latent psychokinetic energy was drawn into the creature to compensate for Gozer's deficiencies thus Stay Puft became more and more of a separate entity from Gozer. Potentially, being animated with energies without any kind of will makes Stay Puft more vulnerable to domination by intelligent powers other than Gozer. In theory, Class 5 ghosts and up, who are capable of animating physical mass and drawing latent P.K.E. from the environment could take control of Stay Puft.

Ghostbusters (1984) Trivia [ ]

  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was inspired by three fictional characters: the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Michelin Man, and the Angelus Puft Marshmallow Man. [12]
  • Dan Aykroyd likens Stay Puft to a brand symbol, like the Michelin Man or Pillsbury Doughboy, manipulated by Gozer. [13]
  • It helped set up subliminal awareness of the character along with the billboard by the Firehouse. [14]
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was originally an intermediate form of Gozer. [15]
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man originally rose up by the Statue of Liberty . [16]
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was originally a throw away character in the midway point and didn't become the final encounter until the July 6, 1983 draft. [17] [18]
  • In all drafts but the final, Stay Puft was conjured up by Winston instead of Ray. [19] [20]
  • In the concept phase, an alternative to the Stay Puft Marshmallow created by Thom Enriquez was a monster that was based on Ray's pet lizard from his childhood. [21]
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was once 300 feet tall. In the August 5, 1983 draft, on page 131, Peter bemoans they are going to be killed by a 300 foot marshmallow man. [22] It changes to a hundred feet in the September 30, 1983 draft, on page 131.
  • Originally, Stay Puft was going to be larger. During production, one faction of the production unit wanted him to be 100 feet tall and another wanted him to be 125 feet tall. Ivan Reitman stepped in and declared Stay Puft would be 112.5 feet tall, [23] while his height in the novelization of the movie is given at 100 feet.
  • Linda Frobos, a sculptor for the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, recommended Bill Bryan to build the suits and wear them for filming. [24]
  • The Stay Puft suit was made from pliable foam and it had a fiberglass skull with cable-actuated mechanisms for facial movement. [25]
  • The first Stay Puft suit was completely made of a soft foam but Bill Bryan discovered a glaring problem during filming. When he walked toward the camera, his legs squeezed the foam together and made it look like a vagina. [26] [27]
  • As the team brainstormed how to fix the suit, Jon Berg was brought in as a consultant. He recommended making a fiberglass body. Bryan was against that out of concern for his safety and started looking at different foams. They eventually adopted a foam with a L200 internal structure. [28]
  • The suits were about 6 to 6 and a half feet tall. Since Bryan was 5 feet 8 inches tall, he came up to Stay Puft's mouth. [29]
  • Three different heads were made for different expressions needed during filming. [30]
  • 18 suits were made and used in the first movie, costing $20,000 to $35,000 each. 17 were burned during filming. [31]
  • The suits were about 6 to 6 and a half feet tall. Since Bill Bryan was 5 feet 8 inches tall, he came up to Stay Puft's mouth. [32]
  • Stay Puft was filmed at 72 frames a second. Bill Bryan's stride looked like Mickey Mouse's double bounce walk and came off silly. Bryan had to slow down. [33]
  • Entertainment Effects Group made a miniature set of a part of Central Park West and the adjacent park. Stay Puft's facial expressions were cable controlled and manipulated by four puppeteers under the elevated set. The footage was shot a three times normal speed to enhance Stay Puft's sense of mass. [34]
  • The puppeteer team was pushed under the stage on a dolly truck as Bill Bryan walked the miniature set in the costume. They observed him on a monitor as they manned the controls. [35]
  • Stay Puft's walking and climbing scenes and the destruction of the Temple of Gozer with some of the apartment was filmed at Boss with just three and a half weeks before the theatrical release. [36]
  • There was a planned scene that was storyboarded of Stay Puft stepping on a police car. The Boss Film crew joked about adding a bit where the crushed car was embedded in the bottom of his foot. The scene was ultimately discarded. [37]
  • After seeing initial footage of Stay Puft in motion, Ivan Reitman was nervous if it could be pulled off. The effects crew assured him it would work and it wasn't the finished suit. [38]
  • The sound for Stay Puft's march to Central Park West was created from Richard Beggs wetting his thumbs and pushing them against a chair tautly covered in leather in his studio then he used a pitch shifter to change the speed into a range he thought was right for the weight and mass of him. [39]
  • In the August 5, 1983 draft, Egon tells them to go full stream with strogon pulse then cross their streams onto Stay Puft but it fails. [40] Like in the movie, he is only ignited and angered.
  • When Stay Puft is fired on by the Ghostbusters, his red tie is missing.
  • The first pyro stuntman kept falling in the sequences when Stay Puft was on fire. Tony Cecere was hired to replace him. Cecere was against using supplied air and argued with Thaine Morris , mechanical effects supervisor, about it for 10 minutes. Morris insisted he use supplied air because the foam on the costume was toxic. [41] Bill Couch Jr. also did certain stunt scenes. [42]
  • The crew's concern Stay Puft might come across as too silly were dashed in the movie's first screening. The audience loved him. [43]
  • For the scenes of Stay Puft on fire, a stuntman wore a special fire-retardant suit that was rigged with pyrotechnics. [44]
  • During Tony Cecere's second take, the glue on the inside of the Stay Puft head started to burn and caught fire. The fire burned through the foam, the head split open, and all that was left was the pink fiberglass skull. [45] [46] [47]
  • Harold Ramis spent a lot of time trying to rationalize the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. He concluded mankind's biggest fear of the unknown would be proven to be insubstantial as marshmallow. [48]
  • The gag was reused in the Ghostbusters: The Video Game , at the end of Stay Puft's defeat, with the in-game graphics.
  • Jason Reitman kept some foam of the shaving cream dumped on William Atherton for years in his bedroom. [51]

Ghostbusters II Trivia [ ]

  • In the Ghostbusters II August 5, 1988 draft, Ray alludes to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. [52]
  • In the Ghostbusters II August 5, 1988 draft, page 83 (and September 29, 1988 draft on page 85), Peter alluded to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. [53]
  • In the September 29, 1988 draft , on page 15, Egon and Ray try to recruit Peter after The World of the Psychic tapes its latest episode. He vehemently refuses to help, citing they bubbled up a 100 foot marshmallow man and blew off the top 3 floors of a very big apartment building.
  • Stay Puft made a cameo in the Ghostbusters II video game on a billboard advertising Stay Puft Marshmallows in the Statue of Liberty level.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trivia [ ]

  • When Phoebe Spengler watches the Ghostbusters commercial, one of the side ads has a thumbnail of a poodle dressed as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
  • On the drive to Summerville to find Muncher , Podcast alludes to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Trivia [ ]

  • On page 151 of the February 11, 2008 draft revision of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Ray and Peter allude to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the events of the first movie when the former laments about another childhood icon of his being ruined. [54] [55]
  • The team was told if they wanted to use the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, he need to have to be in the "Panic in Times Square" level. [56]
  • Glenn Gamble aided heavily in the creation of Stay Puft Marshmallow for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions, and also aided in the boss fight. He textured Stay Puft and added in the battle scarring that results as the player damages him in the battle. [57]
  • In Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions, there are three messages left on the Firehouse answering machine that refer to Stay Puft. [58] [59] [60]

Ghostbusters: Alive Again Trivia [ ]

  • In Alive Again drafts for Ghostbusters III , the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man had a brief appearance. [61]

IDW Comics Trivia [ ]

  • In What in Samhain Just Happened?! on page nine, one of the party attendees is wearing a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume.
  • As for the explanation of Stay Puft being in the Containment Unit preceding the events Ghostbusters: Infestation #1 , writer Erik Burnham revealed "As to Stay Puft in containment? Well, I do have a "movie-ish" explanation for that that I didn't have the space to pop into this script, so I let it lie" [62] and "I promise, if I ever get to do GB again, I'll put Mr. Stay Puft back in and explain exactly how it works." [63]
  • In Ghostbusters Issue #1's Ghostly Gallery, Erik Burnham writes Ray Puft was intended to both show Ray felt responsible for Stay Puft and foreshadow more of a link between the two. In the script, Ray Puft was described as Stay Puft with Ray's face. As the design went on, Burnham toyed with a radical amalgam of Ray Puft in a big blue jump suit but Dan Schoening's design convinced him simple was better. [64] [65]
  • On Cover RI of Ghostbusters Issue #15 , Stay Puft makes a cameo.
  • On page one of Ghostbusters Issue #15, Carl refers to the first manifestation of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
  • On the Convention Cover of Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #1 , the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man makes a cameo by the Scoleri Brothers.
  • On page 17 of Ghostbusters International #7 , in panel 1, on the billboard is an advertisement for Angelus Puft Marshmallow Man, one of the inspirations for Stay Puft.
  • On page 20 of Ghostbusters International #7, in panel 3, left of the Trap is the pamphlet for the Angelus Puft Marshmallow Man.
  • On Subscription Cover B of Ghostbusters 101 #1 , Stay Puft makes a non-canon cameo.
  • On the Regular Cover of Ghostbusters: Funko Universe is a reenactment of when the Ghostbusters and Stay Puft first encounter each other at the end of the first movie but with the POP! Movies vinyl set .
  • On the Retailer Exclusive Cover of Funko Universe, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appears.
  • On page 18 of Ghostbusters 101 #6 , the ninth image is from when the Ghostbusters shoot the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the first movie. Abby Yates appeared in place of Ray.
  • On the POW Cover of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1 , the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the prime universe appears.
  • On page 11 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #4 , Dr. Welker reveals their version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a Marshmallow Bunny. [66]
  • Stay Puft appears on Cover RI-B of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #1 .
  • On Cover RI of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #4 , Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appears.
  • Stay Puft appears on the IDW Convention Variant cover of 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters .
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appears on Cover RI-B and the Fan Expo Dallas Cover of Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #1 .

Ghostbusters: The Board Game Trivia [ ]

  • On March 6, 2015, the 20th stretch goal of Ghostbusters: The Board Game , $1,000,000, was revealed: expanding the size of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to 100mm. [67]
  • The caption on the photograph quotes Ray's "It just popped in there!" line from the first movie after he selects a Destructor Form for Gozer
  • The biography mentions Gozer and Ray Stantz
  • The biography mentions Stay Puft's official classification from Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • The caption on the photograph quotes Egon's "I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought" at the sight of Stay Puft in the first movie.

Ghost Busted Manga Trivia [ ]

  • In Ghost Busted (manga) , on the preface and Chapter 3 page 68, Ruth refers to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Ghostbusters: The Computer Game Trivia [ ]

  • In Ghostbusters: The Computer Game (David Crane) the Marshmallow Man appears a number of times. In all versions, he appears on the map screen if the Roamers gather and form him. He will then destroy a building, costing the player money. In order to thwart him, you need to put out bait for the roamers are attracted to you instead of forming. Likewise in all versions, two ghostbusters have to pass by him to get to the Zuul/Zule building. The NES version also has him as a foe at the bottom screen of Zuul roof. He is climbing up to get you and if he is successful, the player loses.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Trivia [ ]

  • On January 31, 2023, for Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed , a second Tenure level was added to include a suit based on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, including the hat.

Also See [ ]

  • Stay Puft Marshmallows
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Mascot)
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man/Sega
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow Man/Animated
  • Stay Puft Ghost Balloon

Appearances [ ]

Primary canon appearances [ ].

  • Chapter 27: Stay Puft Man
  • Chapter 28: Crossing Streams
  • Alluded to by Winston. [68]
  • Alluded to by Podcast . [69]

Expanded Universe

  • (Deleted Scene): E.P.A.

Secondary Canon Appearances [ ]

  • Welcome to the Hotel Sedgewick
  • Panic in Times Square
  • Stay Puft appears briefly when Koza'Rai recalls his son's death in a reenactment from the first film when the team crossed the streams.
  • " Ghostbusters: Infestation #1 "
  • " Ghostbusters: Infestation #2 "
  • Peter mentions the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on page 19
  • On page six of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #11 , Kylie Griffin asks about the first appearance of Gozer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. [70]
  • Gozer takes on the form of
  • Alluded to by Winston on page 18 [71]
  • Mentioned on page 24 in Megatraps section [72]
  • Mentioned by the Mayor on page 1. [73]
  • Mentioned by Winston Zeddemore on page 11. [74]
  • Mentioned in Rebecca Morales' biography on Dramatis Personae page. [75]
  • Mentioned by Winston Zeddemore on page 2. [76]
  • Mentioned by Rebecca Morales on page 6. [77]
  • Mentioned on Page 71. [78]
  • Mentioned on Page 81. [79]
  • Mentioned on Page 84. [80]

Tertiary Canon Appearances [ ]

  • Ghostbusters: Deviations
  • Ghostbusters: The Board Game
  • Ghostbusters: The Computer Game (David Crane)

References [ ]

  • ↑ Thaine Morris (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:49:41-1:49:48). Bueno Productions. Thaine Morris says: "So there's a guy in town whose name is Tony Cecere. Tony has spent his entire life burning himself up."
  • ↑ Greene, James, Jr., (2022). A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever , p. 46. Lyons Press, Essex, CT USA, ISBN 9781493048243 . Line reads: "Special effects man Bill Bryan, who worked on the sculpting of Stay Puft, was the primary actor in the large white costume (stuntpersons Bill Couch Jr. and Tony Cecere also wore it for certain scenes)."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game ( Realistic Version )- Panic in Times Square Level "After Stay Puft Marshmallow Man punches a hole on the 34th floor of the Gamble Architecture building, and Rookie, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Illyssa Selwyn run to the roof." (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. Egon Spengler says: "I don't mean to alarm you, but we have lost sight of Stay Puft."
  • ↑ Ray Stantz (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game ( Realistic Version )- Panic in Times Square Level "After Rookie and Ray Stantz save Illyssa Selwyn inside the Gamble Architecture building, and talks in the hallway with Peter Venkman." (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. Ray Stantz says: "Okay, slugger. Let's you and me do this quick and quiet. Before tubby soft squeeze out there figures out what we're up to."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game ( Realistic Version )- Panic in Times Square Level "During the boss battle at the end of the level after Egon Spengler says the Super Slammer Trap is being repositioned." (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Atari. Peter Venkman says: "Well, as long as you're down there, would you see if you can knock off Mr. Sweetness?"
  • ↑ IDW Forums 1/23/12
  • ↑ Erik Burnham confirms - IDW Forums 1/23/12
  • ↑ Britt (2011). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters: Infestation Issue #2 " (2011) (Comic p.5). Britt says: A power those Zombies are meant to weaken."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2011). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters: Infestation Issue #2 " (2011) (Comic p.20). Egon says: "That forced split would have had to have affected him at the molecular level. He's dispersing."
  • ↑ Thomas, Scott (2015). Ghostbusters: The Board Game , p. 19. Cryptozoic Entertainment, Lake Forest CA USA.
  • ↑ Ghostbusters Issue #4, PCOC Pages
  • ↑ Jimmy Kimmel Live June 8, 2016 Episode "The Original Ghostbusters On The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man " clip 1:37-2:32 Dan Aykroyd says: "Ah, well, y'know, I...I was just looking for something from my childhood that was so innocent in the movie and that kind of innocent thing. We used to have the Angelus Puft Marshmallow Man. He was a cop and in the movie, when my friend John Daveikis and Michael Gross designed the Stay Puft y'know, in the film, when we brought the script and then the day Stay Puft showed up, Billy y'know did the great line, he looked at him, he said, 'And he's a sailor!' And that was so funny when John Daveikis did the first drawing. He married the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Michelin Man, and the Angelus Puft Marshmallow Man and put them all together and draws them. I open this FedEx and he's a sailor. And then 'What do you mean he's a sailor?' And then Billy in the movie -- Billy just improvised a line which is one of the classics. So my friend John Daveikis, Michael Gross."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 189 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Dan Aykroyd says: "Mr. Stay-Puft is really just a brand symbol - like the Michelin tire man or the Pillsbury doughboy - who has come out of the American consciousness and is then thrown back in our faces by Gozer. It's like: 'You created this white monster to sell your products, and it seems harmless and puffy and cute - but given the right circumstances, everything can be turned back and become evil.'"
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 138 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Michael Gross says: "We wanted the audience to be at least subliminally aware of the Stay-Puft marshmallow man, to set up his appearance later in the film. We had already introduced the bag of marshmallows in Dana's apartment, and we thought the billboard would be a good way to reinforce it. It was also a way to preserve the line from Dan's script, which he really liked. I don't know if anyone ever notices the billboard, but it's the kind of detail that rounds out the film."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 180 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "Early brainstorming had the Stay-Puft marshmallow man as but an interdimensional form which the Gozer assumes on its way to becoming something truly monstrous, both in size and appearance. Berni Wrightson's exploration of this theme was both surreal and terrifying."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 184 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Michael Gross says: "Originally, we were going to have the Stay-Puft marshmallow man rise up out of the river, right by the Statue of Liberty, to give him scale. Understandably, the effects people didn't like the idea - any effects shot involving water is really hard to pull off. We finally realized that it didn't make any difference where he came from - he could just appear. The audience assumes that he just materializes."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 189 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Harold Ramis says: "In Dan's script, the Stay-Puft marshmallow man was pretty much a throwaway - just another effect. But it was such a great image that we decided to use it as the manifestation of Gozer the Destructor. We were always nervous about it, though. Would the audience find him cute, or find him stupid? Could he be both cute and terrifying? It was such a big effect - we knew if we used it, it would have to be the climax of the film. We were very worried about it."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 197 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "Though present in every draft of the script, the Stay-Puft marshmallow man did not become the Ghostbusters' final encounter until the July rewrite. In fact, in Dan Aykroyd's original screenplay, the Stay-Puft man appeared just slightly past the midway point as but one of several Gozer manifestations. The Stay-Puft confrontation came considerably later in the first Aykroyd-Ramis collaboration, but even in that draft, the Ghostbusters were to regroup in New Jersey for a final battle with the Gozer in its most terrifying form - a swirling psychic maelstrom topped by a disembodied aphid's head of monstrous proportions."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 184 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "In all of the drafts but the final one, it is Winston - not Stantz - who inadvertently conjures up the Stay-Puft marshmallow man."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 184 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Harold Ramis says: "We had to talk Danny into it. It goes back to his generosity - he saw it as Winston's big moment. But Ivan and I both felt very strongly that it should be Dan's line. The Stay-Puft marshmallow man was, after all, Dan's creation in reality. So why shouldn't he create it in the film? He resisted for a long time, but finally accepted the notion."
  • ↑ Wallace, Daniel (2015). Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History , p. 16. Insight Editions, San Rafael CA USA, ISBN 9781608875108 . Line reads: "A Thom Enriquez concept for a Stay Puft marshmallow man alternative. Enriquez came up with the idea that this monster could be Ray Stantz's pet lizard from his childhood."
  • ↑ Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1983). Ghostbusters (First Draft August 5, 1983) (Script p. 131). Egon Spengler says: "We're going to be killed by a three hundred-foot marshmallow."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 186. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "A John Deveikis illustration for the original Dan Aykroyd script suggested a much larger marshmallow man than was ultimately decide upon. Since one faction within the production unit argued for a 100-foot tall version while another favored a somewhat larger 125-foot tall version, Ivan Reitman settled the dispute by declaring that the Stay-Puft marshmallow man would be 112.5 feet tall."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:38:01-1:38:18). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "Linda Frobos had gotten a job on Ghostbusters. She was sculpting, and they asked her if she knew someone who could build a marshmallow man, and play it. She knew I'd done Shakespeare. So it was an obvious lock."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 187 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "The Stay-Puft marshmallow man suit was constructed from pliable foam and featured a fiberglass skull with cable-actuated mechanisms for facial movement."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:38:37-1:38:41). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "The first suit that we made was soft foam throughout."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:38:48-1:38:56). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "But there was one little problem, that as it walked toward the camera, my legs were squeezing the foam together, and it looked like a vagina."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:39:04-1:39:34). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "Jon Berg came in as a consultant, and he recommended that we make it a fiberglass body. And that frightened me. I didn't want it to be a fiberglass body. I didn't want to wear a fiberglass body. I didn't want to have--to have my arms straight out to the side cutting on the edges and things like that. So I worked with some other foams and we got some, and we developed it. The L200 internal structure that we eventually used, that was the right one."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:41:44-1:41:47). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "So it was about 6 and ½ feet because I'm only 5'8."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 187 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "In all, three different heads were needed to achieve the required range of expressions - from smiles to looks of surprise to grimaces."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:47:53-1:47:58). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "We only made 18 costumes and we only burned 17 of them."
  • ↑ Bill Bryan (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:41:44-1:41:47). Bueno Productions. Bill Bryan says: "So it was about 6 and 1/2 feet because I'm only 5'8."
  • ↑ John Bruno (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:43:02-1:43:15). Bueno Productions. John Bruno says: "Filmed this guy at 72 frames a second. We ended up with was something at an animation walk cycle called double bounce walk, something that Mickey Mouse did. Looked really silly."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 191 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "A portion of Central Park West and the adjacent park was constructed in miniature at Entertainment Effects Group. Cables operating the marshmallow man's facial expressions ran down through a slit in the elevated set to a trolley underneath - manned by four puppeteers. Cars were either radio-controlled or pulled on wires, and the footage was shot at three times normal speed to enhance the Stay-Puft man's apparent sense of mass."
  • ↑ Diana Allen Williams (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:45:42-1:45:55). Bueno Productions. Diana Allen Williams says: "And we were pushed under the stage on a little wooden dolly that they'd made of us with a monitor that also had the cable rolling down. And we were puppeteering as they rolled us down."
  • ↑ Diana Allen Williams (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:43:27-1:43:48). Bueno Productions. Diana Allen Williams says: "I'm driving down Crescent Heights towards Sunset, and I see a Ghostbusters billboard. And the date that it's gonna open is in like 3 and a half weeks or so. It's like three weeks. I don't know. It was really soon. And we still hadn't shot the street scene. We still haven't shot Stay Puft on fire. I'm pretty sure we hadn't shot the building blowing up."
  • ↑ Mark Stetson (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:46:20-1:46:36). Bueno Productions. Mark Stetson says: "There was a storyboard. It was originally drawn for--it showed a police car getting crushed, and we were ready to do that, and we had actually started on that, but we decided not to do it. We were also joking about maybe the Marshmallow Man could pick up his foot, and you'd see the squashed police car embedded in the bottom of his foot."
  • ↑ John Bruno (1999). Ghostbusters (1984) "SFX Team Featurette" (1999) (DVD ts. 10:40-10:57). Columbia Pictures. John Bruno says: "And was doing this double bounce walk like a cartoon character and it looked really, really stupid and Ivan - we sent over this footage and he went 'Oh my God. Is this the end of the movie?' And he was really nervous and we kept saying 'It's gonna work. You haven't seen the finished suit.'."
  • ↑ Richard Beggs (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters , Deleted Scenes (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 16:07-16:45). Bueno Productions. Richard Beggs says: "In my studio at the time, there were these chairs that were tautly covered with leather. I wet my thumbs and started scrinching on the leather with my thumbs. Rrr Rrr. And it made his creaky, squeaky but low pitched kind of sound. And then started messing with it with a pitch shifter, a recorder changing the speed of the tape until I got it into this range I thought would indicate the weight and mass of Mr. Stay Puft."
  • ↑ Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1983). Ghostbusters (First Draft August 5, 1983) (Script p. 129). Egon Spengler says: "Full-stream with strogon pulse. We'll cross the beams."
  • ↑ Thaine Morris (1999). Ghostbusters (1984) "SFX Team Featurette" (1999) (DVD ts. 10:58-11:32). Columbia Pictures. Thaine Morris says: "We got a $25-$35,000 suit and we got three of them in the world. We set the guy on fire, he falls down. That's the universal signal of 'I'm in trouble' so we put him out. There goes 20,000 bucks. We'll try this again tomorrow night. He did it again. And he does it again. We hired Tony Cecere and 'Ok, step on this box - slap the top of the church. Got it?' 'Yeah, but I don't want supplied air' We argued for 10 minutes about the fact he was going to have to be supplied air because the foam on this thing was toxic."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 189 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Ivan Reitman says: "Our concern was that the Stay-Puft man would take the movie into an area of silliness that would just discount everything else. All through the writing process, and even into production, we tried to come up with an alternative - but we kept coming back to it. It just seemed right to go for the laugh at the end. And we had such a good rationale for it - it would be the first thing that would pop into Stantz' head. So I finally said: 'To hell with it. Let's go.' But that's what I was waiting for at the first screening - to see how the marshmallow man was going to play. Fortunately, the audience went nuts over him - applauding and everything. It was a great moment of relief for all of us."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 191 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "For scenes of the Stay-Puft man bursting into flame, a special fire-retardant suit was rigged with pyrotechnics and worn by a stuntman scaling the miniature apartment building."
  • ↑ Tony Cecere (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:51:07-1:51:17). Bueno Productions. Tony Cecere says: "And I think it was on the second take. The head got hot from the fire on the outside of it, and the head split open. And inside of the suit, where I was at, was on fire, too."
  • ↑ Thaine Morris (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:51:18-1:51:28). Bueno Productions. Thaine Morris says: "When we finally got him to stop, the pink skull under the Stay Puft was all that was left on his head. The suit had burned clear through to the polyurethane foam."
  • ↑ Tony Cecere (2019). Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:15:29-1:15:35). Bueno Productions. Tony Cecere says: "What happened on the inside, the glue that they used to put it together, all the glue on the inside of the head started burning."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 194 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Harold Ramis says: "I was concerned throughout this whole process that they physics of it make sense somehow - that intelligent people wouldn't look at what we were doing and think it was totally ridiculous. I did a lot of rationalizing when it came to the Stay-Puft marshmallow man. Morally, no one else cared that much. I was the only one who kept agonizing about what it all meant - what does the universe really look like, and is it possible this could actually happen? As bizarre as it was, I wanted the film to say something about life - even if it was subliminal. I knew if I could just harmonize it in my own mind, I'd feel a lot better about it. Finally, I found some symbolism in the fact that the whole world of the paranormal seems to represent people's abstract fears - people need a place to put all that nameless dread and so they put it into ghosts and things unseen. But the real source of that dread is in very real things like violence and death and economic uncertainty. So it seemed to me very appropriate that when our monster finally appeared, it turned out to be marshmallow - that literally and figuratively, our biggest fear of the unknown was as insubstantial as marshmallow."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 196. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "An unscripted addition to the sequence involved a shot of the marshmallow man's hat plummeting to the street after its wearer has been vaporized."
  • ↑ Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters , p. 196. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685 . Paragraph reads: "To achieve the shot, an aluminum-reinforced sailor's hat - eighteen feet in diameter - was attached to a giant crane and then lowered into the crowd. Though successfully executed, editorial pacing resulted in the elaborate gag's being cut from the final release."
  • ↑ Freer, Ian (November 2021). The Family Business , EMPIRE #394, p. 56. Bauer Publishing, United Kingdom, ISSN 0957-4948. Jason Reitman says: "I remember being on set the day when William Atherton got nailed with all marshmallow. They emptied a giant garbage bag filled with shaving cream. I kept this little white piece of foam, a piece of dead Marshmallow Man, for years after in my bedroom."
  • ↑ Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1988). Ghostbusters II (August 5, 1988 Draft) (Script p. 20). "Ray Stantz says: "Because the last time we got involved in a case we accidentally conjured up a hundred foot marshmallow man and blew up the top three floors off a very exclusive high-rise."
  • ↑ Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1988). Ghostbusters II (August 5, 1988 Draft) (Script p. 83). Peter Venkman says: "You remember that, I'm sure: ancient Sumerian deity, big lizard dogs, hundred foot marshmallow man?"
  • ↑ Dille, Flint & Platten, John Z. (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Draft Revision February 11, 2008) (Script p. 151). Ray Stantz says: "How many more beloved icons from my youth does the paranormal have to ruin for me?"
  • ↑ Dille, Flint & Platten, John Z. (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Draft Revision February 11, 2008) (Script p. 151). Peter Venkman says: "Now Ray, the last icon that tried to destroy New York was technically your fault."
  • ↑ Playstation Blog "Inside the Development of Ghostbusters: The Video Game" 10/2/19 John Melchior says: "We wanted to bring back Stay Puft, and we were told that in order to do that we'd really need to put him in Time Square. So, we crafted an introduction that put him in familiar territory at first, but led to a boss combat sequence that was narrower and more focused for the players than a space that wide open."
  • ↑ Glenn Gamble Weebly Portfolio
  • ↑ Rennie Handrahan; After Panic in Times Square , Firehouse 2nd Floor Answering Machine Message 5 of 13 (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions) - Firehouse (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Terminal Reality. Rennie Handrahan says: "Rennie Handrahan with Comm Core Corp. Stay Puft Marshmallows are one of the many high quality products we make here at Comm Core. Frankly, we're outraged. You may have fooled the city with your little puppet show but not us! This company has worked over 75 years to cultivate the family friendly image of Mr. Stay Puft. He was modeled after somebody's uncle for crying out loud! And it wasn't all so you could go to war with him in downtown Manhattan! This is defamation of character on the grandest scale! You'll be hearing from us Ghostbusters! Have a sunny, funny Comm Core Corp day."
  • ↑ Male Caller; After Panic in Times Square , Firehouse 2nd Floor Answering Machine Message 8 of 13 (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions) - Firehouse (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Terminal Reality. Male Caller says: "Oh, man! I just saw you guys on TV! Man, that marshmallow dude was all like "Blarg!" and "Psh-ka-blam!" And you guys were like all like "Not in my city!" "Za-pow!" "Free-Augh!" And people were like "Aah!" Aw, man. You guys are awesome! So, like... how's it going?"
  • ↑ Dale; After Panic in Times Square , Firehouse 2nd Floor Answering Machine Message 10 of 13 (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions) - Firehouse (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Terminal Reality. Dale says: "This is Dale at Trottrove Rentalux Chocolates. I don't suppose you guys could know if there is a possibility of you guys fighting a Graham Cracker monster in the near future? 'Kay, cause if so, perhaps we can work a deal where Stay Puft could just be captured and not destroyed? Thanks."
  • ↑ Greene, James, Jr., (2022). A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever , p. 191. Lyons Press, Essex, CT USA, ISBN 9781493048243 . Line reads: "Sony Pictures chairperson Amy Pascal had her concerns with Etan Cohen's Ghostbusters III script, titled Ghostbusters: Alive Again. It was January 2014 and Cohen had already authored several drafts. Alive Again revolved around a group of new Ghostbusters including Chris, a kindhearted scholar; Jeremy, Chris's cynical friend who loves debunking ghost stories; Dean, the son of original Ghostbuster Ray Stantz who now licensed the Ghostbusters name to a theme restaurant; and Anna, who has a romance with Chris that stalls because she doesn't like to date coworkers. The primary antagonist is called Gniewko and there are many instances of "hellions" controlling people and animals. Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler were given cameos—as ghosts. Alive Again also had brief appearances from Dana Barrett, Louis Tully and his wife, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Peter Venkman. The ending battle featured a giant baby."
  • ↑ "Countdown to Infestation..." on Ghostbusters Fans 3/13/11
  • ↑ "Countdown to Infestation..." on Ghostbusters Fans 3/14/11
  • ↑ Dapperpomade Tweet 6/22/14
  • ↑ Dapperpomade Tweet 7/24/14
  • ↑ Dr. Danny Welker (2017). IDW Comics - " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #4 " (2017) (Comic p.11). Dr. Danny Welker says: "I'm sorry about the confusion, but we take extra-normal threats seriously ever since a Marshmallow Bunny destroyed Fifth Avenue, well..."
  • ↑ Ghostbusters: The Board Game Update #36 3/6/15 "You had your chance to cooperate, but you thought it’d be more fun to insult me. Well, now it is my turn…"
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (1999). Ghostbusters II , Chapter 1: Start (1989) (DVD ts. 04:46-04:48). Columbia Pictures. Winston Zeddemore says: "Conjured up a hundred-foot marshmallow man."
  • ↑ Podcast (2022). Ghostbusters: Afterlife Chapter 9 (2021) (Blu-Ray ts. 56:54-56:56). Sony Pictures. Podcast says: "Not to mention a 100-foot Marshmallow Man."
  • ↑ Kylie Griffin (2013). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #11 " (2013) (Comic p.6). Kylie says: "What month was the thing with Gozer and Stay Puft?"
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2016). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters International #8 " (2016) (Comic p.18). Winston Zeddemore says: "We've seen gods turn into marshmallows."
  • ↑ Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes (2017). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters 101 #4 " (2017) (Comic p.24). Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes reads: "Megatraps (to draw larger quantities if PKE than a normal trap can handle, especially from a massive corporeal manifestation, such as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man form of Gozer)."
  • ↑ Mayor (2017). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters 101 #5 " (2017) (Comic p.1). Mayor says: "There have been no Marshmallow Man-level catastrophes--"
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2019). IDW Comics - " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #4 " (2019) (Comic p.11). Winston Zeddemore says: "... but we exploded his marshmallow butt all over Central Park West."
  • ↑ Dramatis Personae (2020). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1 " (2020) (Comic Dramatis Personae page). Biography reads: "An independent author contracted by a small New York publishing house to write an in-depth and official book about the Boys in Gray after their triumph over the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Manhattan's Upper West Side."
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2020). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters Year One Issue #4 " (2020) (Comic p.2). Winston Zeddemore says: "Egon's been in-house just about 24/7 since the whole Stay Puft thing."
  • ↑ Rebecca Morales (2020). IDW Comics - " Ghostbusters Year One Issue #4 " (2020) (Comic p.6). Rebecca Morales says: "There haven't been any regular sightings since the Marshmallow Man exploded."
  • ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions - " Tobin's Spirit Guide " (2016) (Book p.71). Paragraph reads: "The demigod itself manifested near Coney Island; it was slow-moving and enormous, much larger than the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (see the entry on page 91), Cathulhu's presence also fouled the weather, causing a lightning storm to form despite the clear skies that had just existed moments before."
  • ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions - " Tobin's Spirit Guide " (2016) (Book p.81). Paragraph reads: "Unfortunately for Gozer, the form chosen by a stray thought of Dr. Stantz's---that of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (see the entry on page 90)---was not nearly as formidable as other forms he had previously taken."
  • ↑ Narrator (2016). Insight Editions - " Tobin's Spirit Guide " (2016) (Book p.84). Paragraph reads: "As previously mentioned, Gozer was trapped in the form of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (see the entry on page 90) following our initial encounter."

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16 details you probably missed in 'Ghostbusters'

  • "Ghostbusters" spawned an entire franchise with sequels, television shows, and video games.
  • Director Ivan Reitman voiced Zuul, and the Stay Puft mascot appeared early on in the film.
  • Slimer doesn't get a name until the sequel, and Princess Diana shows up in a newspaper headline.

There's scaffolding visible outside of the New York Public Library.

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In exterior shots of the New York Public Library, a large set of scaffolding can be seen in front of the building.

This was part of an actual NYPL restoration and cleaning project that was going on in the early 1980s at the main branch. 

The librarian mentions St. Jerome, the patron saint of librarians.

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When the Ghostbusters interview the librarian after she sees a ghost, Peter asks if anyone in her family had schizophrenia.

She says that her uncle thought he was St. Jerome.

St. Jerome is known as the patron saint of librarians and archivists in Catholicism.

None of the books move when the library shelf falls.

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A bookshelf falls toward the Ghostbusters when they're investigating the library, but none of the books on it move or fall.

They were likely secured to the shelf for the scene , but it makes it a little less realistic. 

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man can be seen twice at the beginning of the movie.

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Before the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man stomps through Manhattan later in the film, the brand's logo and mascot can be seen two separate times.

There are Stay Puft marshmallows in Dana's kitchen when she unloads her groceries at the start of the film. 

An advertisement for the brand can also be seen on the side of a building when the containment unit explodes.

The fake number in the Ghostbusters commercial has appeared in other movies.

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When the Ghostbusters commercial plays in Dana's apartment, their phone number, 555-2368, is shown on the screen.

The fake number has been used in other movies and TV shows as well, including "Momento" and NBC's "The Rockford Files."

The hotel housekeeper tries to put out the fire with cleaning spray.

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While chasing the hotel ghost, the Ghostbusters set a small fire after hitting the cleaning cart with their proton blasters.

When they discuss what to do next, a housekeeper can be seen in the background trying to use a spray bottle of what appears to be a cleaning solution to put out the fire.

But cleaning products are largely flammable .

The Ghostbusters never named the green hotel ghost in the first movie.

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When chasing the ghost in the hotel, the Ghostbusters just refer to it as a ghost or vapor.

The character's official name in the fandom is Slimer , but that didn't come until the 1989 sequel. 

Ray generally refers to some of the ghosts in the movie as "slimers" though, so the term itself was used in this movie.

Egon makes a hand gesture to tell Peter what to charge for handling the hotel ghost.

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After trapping the Slimer ghost, Peter gives the hotel manager a price breakdown for their services.

While pricing the cost for the entrapment, Peter looks at Egon, who's holding up four fingers next to his face. Peter says that it'll cost $4,000.  

When Peter moves on to the price for proton charging and storage, Egon discretely holds up one finger, prompting Peter to tell the manager it'll cost an extra $1,000.

The picture of the Ghostbusters in the New York Post shows a scene from the end of the movie.

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When the Ghostbusters start becoming famous after trapping Slimer, they're featured in the New York Post.

But the photo in the article actually appears to be a shot from later in the movie when the trio shoots their proton blasters at the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

The fallboard on Dana's piano keeps opening and closing in the background of a scene.

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When Peter investigates Dana's apartment, the fallboard on her piano (the part that covers the keys) is closed when they walk into the room.

The keys are then visible when the two walk around the living room. But by the time they enter Dana's bedroom, it's closed again.

A news montage announces Princess Diana's pregnancy and later says she had triplets.

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When the Ghostbusters make headlines in the Globe, one of the other stories visible on the cover is " Princess Di Expecting Again!"

Later, another Globe page hung up in Peter's office reads, "Triplets for the Princess."

The headlines help show how much time has passed since the team first caught Slimer at the hotel, but it's also a fun pop-culture reference.

Prince Harry was in fact born in 1984 when the movie was released, but he's not a triplet. 

After Dana's chair is pulled through the door, the track it moved on can be seen on the floor.

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Dana is pulled through her front door on a chair when she's possessed by Zuul.

There's a rug in front of the chair at first. But once the chair goes through the door, there's a clear line behind it that appears to be the track it moved on. 

There's a more pronounced line there than on the rest of the tiled floor, but it blends in fairly well if you're not looking for it. 

Director Ivan Reitman voiced multiple characters.

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During some of the moments that Zuul possesses Dana, his demonic voice can be heard.

The villain was actually voiced by the film's director, Ivan Reitman .

He also voiced Slimer in this movie and the sequel .

A boulder bounces off of a police barricade instead of crushing it.

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When the Ghostbusters confront Zuul, the building around them begins to crumble. 

Although some of the bits of the building crash and shatter, one large boulder can be seen hitting a police barricade and bouncing right off of it.

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's tie disappears when he's first hit with the proton blast.

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Part of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's iconic look is a red tie attached to a blue sailor collar.

But his tie disappears the first time he's hit with the proton blast and doesn't reappear until later in the scene. 

A group of priests blesses a piece of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

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After the Ghostbusters destroy the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, pieces of him cover the area of the city.

As the trio is being praised by the crowd, a group of priests can be seen in the background blessing one of the singed pieces of the mascot.

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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s new Ghostbusters toy is REALLY different!

  • November 19, 2022

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Earlier today, Unbox Industries launched orders on two new highly unique incarnations of Ghostbusters fan favorite Slimer, both promptly selling out.

Likely the most unconventional was the collaboration between Unbox Industries and Punk Drunkers , which made the disgusting blob appear more like the clothing brand’s rather expressive mascot, even giving the floating apparition legs.

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In an update, Punk Drunkers line of officially licensed Ghostbusters collectibles will continue, as, during this weekend’s DesignerCon, Unbox Industries unexpectedly launched an exclusive glow-in-the-dark Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, that, much like the Slimer, offers up an incredibly unconventional take on tubby soft squeeze!

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Friends of the site, and at this point, the company behind 90% of my wardrobe, Middle of Beyond , are currently at DesignerCon, sending along the below photo, providing us with a better look at the exclusive.

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While this glow-in-the-dark Stay Puft is once again exclusive to the con, it’s expected that we’ll eventually see a standard release or an alternate colored rendition available through Unbox Industries , so stay tuned for updates.

Alongside today’s Punk Drunkers release, Retroband Toys served up a rather unsettling incarnation of Slimer, with their reimagining making the slimeball appear even more disgusting than his original film counterpart. Highlights included a dripping slime effect on his backside, accompanied by a partially exposed skeleton.

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For a closer look at the two sold-out offerings, we’ll be providing a full unboxing soon on the Ghostbusters News YouTube channel , so be sure to subscribe !

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is said to have taken inspiration from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon

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Check out these incredible Real Ghostbusters action figure concepts

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Behind-the-scenes look at EHPlabs’ Ghostbusters campaign shoot

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New Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Slimer toy revives classic 1984 design with gnarly details

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Meta releases post-launch Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord commercial

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Hasbro to launch pre-orders following today’s new Ghostbusters product reveal

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Something festive is in the neighborhood as ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ receives Ghostbusters-themed spin

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First look at upcoming Ghostbusters Slimer candy bowl holder and inflatable Halloween costume

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New Hasbro Ghostbusters toy launch scheduled for next month

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Upcoming Ghostbusters Halloween costumes include a wearable Ecto-1

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New Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire toys have begun arriving on store shelves

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire introduces new mythology in “post-Gozerian era,” set photo brings together Bill Murray and Paul Rudd

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife artist resurrects Vigo the Carpathian in New Year’s art piece

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire poster unites Ghostbusters new and old

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Sony Pictures announce Slimer’s return in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

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Hasbro’s Real Ghostbusters Kenner Classics to continue in 2024

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man has varied in the series from a villain to a hero but rarely displayed the same level of malevolence as it did in the original film - perhaps due to the fact that it was no longer one of Gozer's forms, the most noticeable examples being in The Real Ghostbusters .

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The real ghostbusters [ ].

Due to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's extreme popularity with fans and his iconic status he was destined to return in the Ghostbusters cartoon series - though this version of Stay Puft was much more benevolent than the movie version, in fact the cartoon version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was often a heroic figure rather than an antagonist: though there were a few exceptions to this rule where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was back to his usual villainous ways.

The opening credits of The Real Ghostbusters showed the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as a central figure amongst the horde of ghosts that were promptly "busted" by the group - this version of Stay Puft was shown as rather menacing despite the fact he was rarely a villain in the actual show (as mentioned above). In fact, he has even assisted the Ghostbusters on two occasions in the episodes Sticky Business , and The Revenge of Murray the Mantis respectively.

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a boss in several Ghostbusters video games including Ghostbusters: The Video Game . In both the stylized and realistic versions of this game, Stay Puft has the ability to spawn smaller marshmallow-based monsters, a power that the original Stay Puft Marshmallow Man never displayed before. Despite this, this version of Stay Puft has been described in-game to be neither as big or as powerful than the one in the film.

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In the 2016 reboot Ghostbusters , Stay Puft returned as a parade balloon with the ghosts controlling him, which falls and lands on Abby, Jillian and Patty. It is later popped by Erin.

Fall Guys [ ]

In Fall Guys , a costume of a Fall Guy covered in small Stay Puft Marshmallow Men was added to the game as part of the game's second F2P season, being among one of the five Ghostbusters -themed cosmetics introduced for the its 2022 Halloween event.

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In Planet Coaster , a crossover DLC was released, containing Stay Puft Marshmellows, a placeable marshmellow man object, and the Marshmellow Man as an entertainer.

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  • The video game/anime series Yo-kai Watch features a Yo-kai that is based on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man named "Whisped Cream", who serves as the main antagonist of Yo-Kai Watch Blasters .

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New Ghostly Foes Come Out to Haunt in ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Funko Pops

The Ghostbusters return to theaters in March.

The Big Picture

  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is a highly anticipated horror comedy sequel set to release on March 29, 2024.
  • The Funko Pop line for Frozen Empire has been unveiled, featuring new and returning characters, including the main villain Garraka and other ghosts.
  • The film follows the Ghostbusters as they face their toughest challenge yet, with a star-studded cast and an expanded Ghostbusters universe.

There are so many exciting blockbusters to look forward to in 2024 . If you’re into horror comedies, then Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is definitely on your watch list . The sequel to 2021’s modest hit revival Ghostbusters: Afterlife haunts theaters this March, which means marketing for the film is heating up. Now, with just a couple of months till the film’s release, collectors are being treated to their first look at Frozen Empire ’s line of Funko Pops , as first reported by Bloody Disgusting .

The five new Pops start out with two generations of Ghostbusters. Phoebe ( Mckenna Grace ) represents the new era of the paranormal team, while Ray Stantz ( Dan Aykroyd ) is one fourth of the returning original team . However, what makes this collection spooky fun are the ghouls. The first wave of Pops not only confirm returning faces like the mini-State Puft Marshmallow men , but they also confirm the main villain's name. The horned demon seen in the trailer, along with all the previous marketing, is called Garraka and the event he puts New York City through is called the "Death Chill” . This evil entity will even come alongside other fresh ghosts like Pucky . The name explains it all, but this might be a new ghost in the same comedic family as Slimer who’s also making a comeback in Frozen Empire .

What’s 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ About?

Frozen Empire picks up with Afterlife’ s post credit scene that saw the Ghostbusters return to NYC . Egon Spengler’s family has also joined to take busting to the next level. Expanding the technology of the Ghostbusters universe, both old and new members are in for their toughest challenge yet when a new threat (Garraka) freezes all of New York in a second ice age . With a star-studded cast which includes Aykroyd, Bill Murray , Ernie Hudson , Paul Rudd , Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coons , Frozen Empire looks to be the grandest adventure yet. Feeding into the new youthful energy brought on by the wonderful Afterlife , it feels like it combines the classic Ghostbusters style with the cartoonish fun that expanded the universe in the 80s series The Real Ghostbusters . Whatever the case may be. it’s the 40th anniversary of the series and there’s no better way to celebrate Ghostbusters than with a new film.

When Does ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Release?

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire chills out theaters on March 29, 2024 . Until then, you can answer the call by previewing the Funko Pop line above and watching Frozen Empire ’s trailer below. The original Ghostbusters is also currently streaming on Hulu.

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When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

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  14. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

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  17. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

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  18. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

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    In the world of iconic movie monsters and creatures, few are as beloved as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.Introduced in the classic 1984 Ghostbusters, the towering, jovial marshmallow mascot left an indelible mark on pop culture, and now, some 40 years later, the sugary behemoth is back, but this time, the city-destroying kaiju is available for fans' bidding!

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    In an update, Punk Drunkers line of officially licensed Ghostbusters collectibles will continue, as, during this weekend's DesignerCon, Unbox Industries unexpectedly launched an exclusive glow-in-the-dark Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, that, much like the Slimer, offers up an incredibly unconventional take on tubby soft squeeze! unboxindustries.

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