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The heyday of the Ghostbusters failed as a voluminous movie franchise. The public got two great entries, but when sequels are the talk of the town, no one seems to have quite deciphered the formula that made Ghostbusters work to apply to a new take. The material must be understood and it takes a proper combination of a grounded sense of scale and a sense of humor. The genre fusion of sci-fi, action and comedy that Ghostbusters is categorized under has seen its fair share of misses, even from the likes of Ivan Reitman with 2001’s Evolution. It’s a tricky recipe that even the original creators of Ghostbusters haven’t been able to take to the next step of a third film. But thanks to licensing, the Ghostbusters have survived. Have they thrived? More so more recently. No need to just collect spores, molds and fungus. In the new millennium, the prominent and comprehensive lines of Ghostbusters-themed products have come out of the gates of Mattel and Diamond Select Toys, with an honorable mention from NECA. The Ecto-1 is running and puttering, so let’s stay on this road of memory lane after the jump.