• Gary Miceli

PROPS: GHOSTBUSTERS Hero Screen Used Proton Pack

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Ghostbusters, staring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis as the 4 ghost catching heroes left a huge mark on pop culture history.

A hero Proton Pack, identified as Egon Spangler (played by Harold Ramis) is a huge deal. This is one of the most iconic props of all time, INSTANTLY recognizable. Also it is the only hero one for public auction that I have ever seen.

Fun fact about this pack: The straps have extra padding in them because in the 1st film, the actors complained about the weight of the pack. If you look in the film, you can also see Bill Murray’s shoulders slopped over because of the pack.

This hero screen-used proton pack measures 33 in. tall (with “wand” secured on pack) x 19 in. wide and is mounted on an aluminum backplate secured on a military backpack frame. It is constructed of a fiberglass shell adorned with resin, aluminum, steel and acrylic parts, including 1960s resisters, pneumatic fittings, hoses, ribbon cable and warning labels.

The interior features the original mid-1980s electronics and circuitry that allowed the prop to illuminate and cycle as seen in the film, although it has not been tested. Cosmetically in Fine condition with very few missing parts. The weight is approx. 30 pounds.

This Proton Pack sold at the Profiles in History auction  July 31st, 2012 for $130,000.


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