To commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, Ray Parker, Jr.’s classic Ghostbusters theme was reissued for April’s Record Store Day on glow-in-the-dark vinyl. On October 21st, Parker’s single will once again be re-released, this time on 12-inch white vinyl featuring a very special gatefold: Inspired by the film’s much-beloved villain, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the whole thing smells of sweet, sweet marshmallows. Good luck eating though, amirite?!
The 12-inch comes backed by Run-D.M.C.’s slightly less celebrated “Ghostbusters Rap”. The vinyl includes two 12-inch x 12-inch 3D lenticular stills and one 12-inch x 12-inch 3D motion lenticular still, each depicting the Stay Puft Man as he mucks up downtown New York. The inner jacket of the gatefold, which is texturized to feel like actual marshmallow, includes a photo collage where the Ghostbusters and Stay Puft meet up for the very first time. Each of the 3,000 copies is rounded out with a numbered certificate of authenticity and a six-inch Stay Puft figurine.
Pre-orders for Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Edition Super Deluxe vinyl are ongoing.
It’s not the only sickeningly sweet news for the franchise as of late. Last week, writer/director Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids) announced a forthcoming reboot featuring an all-female cast.
Below, revisit Parker’s whimsical video for “Ghostbusters”. Then, watch Stay Puft in all his sticky action.