Thursday, September 30, 2010


This is 1997 Johnny Lightning 'Frighting Lightning' Ghostbusters Ecto-1A. Blue in color. This card is almost impossible to find. Buy it now


This is 1997 Johnny Lightning 'Frighting Lightning' Ghostbusters Ecto-1A. Limited Edition 1 of only 12,000. Gold in color. Shop here

Johnny Lightnings GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO 1 A '59 Cadillac Diecast Vehicle

Johnny Lightning has released the Ecto 1A 1959 Cadillac Ambulance from the second Ghostbusters movie quite a few times. Only the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard has been re-released more frequently. It's been a while since there has been a re-release though, but with a third Ghostbusters movie in the works, no doubt we'll see the Ecto 1A from the second movie re-released and in stores in the near future again. Maybe we'll even the one from the first movie, in 2010 Hot Wheels have also released a very basic looking one from the first movie as well, it isn't quite the same quality as this one but it is a lot easier to get and cheaper to and maybe a good temporary one to have until you can get a Johnny Lightning one for a cheap price. Who knows if the 1959 ambulance is even going to be in the third movie, they may well do a Ratchet from Transformers and ditch the ambulance for a totally different emergency vehicle. I hope not!

The vehicle looks very good though, no matter which release you get. Most look the same however this one under the Frightning Lightning release had the slight differentiation of white words on the tyres. There was also a Halloween version released under Frightning Lightning that had orange hubcaps, that is also listed on Amazon, you'll find it here. At the time of this review (Jan 2010) these were the only two avaiable on Amazon. The best one to get however has the exact same ambulance (except without the white words on the tyres) and also has a New York police car and four Ghostbusters miniature figures. Its blister pack is displayed as a diorama with Stay Puft on the cardboard as the background. If searching for it on E-bay or somewhere it is called Attack of Mr Stay Puft.

All versions have the no ghosts symbol with the ghost putting up two fingers from the sequel. You can get the no white writing on tyres version on a few different blister cards as it was released quite a few times in a Hollywood on Wheels release as well as 10th anniversary on a (red card) and blue card with Ghostbusters symbol. The blue card is the most expensive to obtain of the white ambulances.

Under Frightning Lightning the vehicle was also released in a few colours, Gold, Silver, Blue and Orange. Although you would think the original white colour would be the most expensive surprisingly these alternative colours cost more.

If you're a Ghostbusters fan you've also got to check out the sensational figure from Necca of Slimer. (review by James N Simpson) Shop here


This replica of Ghostbuster Ecto-1 is sure to touch the hearts of many collectors. These are a nice model which looks most impressive, and has a real 'presence' on the shelf.

Hot Wheels Short Card 27/52 Ghostbuster Ecto-1

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Three old school friends - the self styled leader, the timid dawdler and the mischievous scruff-bag with nothing to do and all the time to do it. Corgi have reproduced the scruffy one with Wesleys Land Rover in this charming set. Shop here