Hasbro Releases New Photos and Info On The Spengler Proton Pack

Over six months have passed since the HasLabs proton pack met its funding goals. Since then, the webpage for the project has never been updated. Not even the stretch goals were revised to show they were completed. We were left in darkness, wondering what the status was on this replica.
After all this time, the team at HasLabs has finally given us some info, and it’s welcome news. On both the official Ghostbusters’ Twitter and Hasbro Pulse, we received new updates regarding the pack and the items included in the stretch goals.

From what I can gather, some new metal parts have been added to the pack, including that Clippard valve. In addition, a few finer details look to be added, like additional dents and chips. The added copper (plastic) wiring at the Clippard valve’s base looks like it’s no longer two parts, making me wonder if it is removable. The draw of the pack during fundraising was that it had removable parts so you could use it as a Ghostbusters 1984 replica without all the modifications Egon made in Afterlife.

Hasbro Pulse
Hasbro Pulse
Hasbro Pulse
The HasLab team did verify that the pack will still be fully compatible with an ALICE LC-1 frame:

A sturdy metal rod holds the cyclotron snug on your Pack, so you don’t experience the embarrassment of trying to bust a ghoul with a loose cover. There’s also a real metal ion arm, Clippard valve, v-hook that’s compatible with the Spengler’s Neutrona Wand, and two metal switches (housed within the cyclotron) so fans can select 1984 mode or Afterlife mode. Also included at no extra charge (sorry, Venkman) are 5 metal C-clamps for collectors to use to secure the Proton Pack to an ALICE System LC-1 Field Pack Frame.

One stretch goal was that both the hose and a battery pack would be included so the Spengler’s Neutrona Wand could be integrated with the replica. It was unclear at first if there would be an additional functionality between the two parts, but HasLab confirmed you would be able to restart the proton pack, but only within a limited time frame:

When cosplayers turn off their Proton Packs, there will be a free-roaming 5-minute window in which they can power their Packs back up… with their Plasma Series Spengler’s Neutrona Wands!

It may be a small change, but it’s welcome.
The display stand has also been modified to allow the hose to stay connected. The pack weighs 15 pounds, so it will be interesting to see if the plastic used in the stand can hold up over time.
Egon’s Journal, the disappointing tier goal, has also been revised. The 16-page booklet has now doubled in size. Now at 32-pages, the journal is … still a very weak inclusion for a $500 replica:

This journal chronicles Egon Spengler’s time as a Ghostbuster from before the Manhattan Crossrip to the return of Vigo the Carpathian and beyond, including brand-new content shedding some light on just what our favorite straightlaced scientist was up to during his time in Summerville. Our writers worked closely with our partners at Sony Consumer Products and Ghost Corps to offer fans this incredible, official Ghostbusters collectible. Stuffed with sketches, designs, musings, newspaper clippings, promo fliers, never-before-seen equipment, and some carefully placed Easter eggs.

What do you think of the updates? Let us know below.
[Source: HasLab] [Srouce: Twitter]

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