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Monday, 16 November 2015

Official Ghostbusters Messenger Bags

Ghostbusters Messenger Bags

Official Ghostbusters Messenger Bag
Official Ghostbusters Messenger Bag (UK)
Available at Amazon.com (U.S.)
It still feels like only yesterday when those three eccentric parapsychologists (played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis) were running around on the big screen chasing ghosts in the Ghostbusters movie. Of course, it wasn't yesterday, it was way back in 1984, but those 30 odd years have really flown by!

Every now and then, I come across a gem of a product on Amazon that is screaming out "buy me!". I don't easily give in to temptation, but in the case of this trendy and retro Ghostbusters bag I just couldn't resist! There are actually four official designs available, with the item being my favourite choice,

This top quality bag features the classic logo from the 80s film which is instantly recognisable and the yellow trim gives it a nice finish. The bag itself is more than large enough to put A4 size folders into and is ideal for school/college, although at 47 years old mine is actually used for trips to the local shop and it's especially useful now that plastic carrier bags have become so unfashionable here in the UK. The shoulder strap means you don't have the weight of heavier items (such as 4 litres of milk) taking all the use out of your wrist, as with a carrier bag. I actually have mild Repetitive Strain Sydrome in my right wrist (from using a mouse everyday, I guess), so this messenger bag offers some pain relief! The bag is solidly built and has a sturdy feel and there is also a handy pouch on the front which I find useful for magazines and newspapers, as long as it isn't raining, of course.

Now, if the price of this bag (around £29.99 or $67.20) is off-putting, then you may be interested in this alternative which is less than half the price.




Official Ghostbusters No Ghost logo bag
Official Ghostbusters Messenger Bag at Amazon UK
Available in the U.S.
Although it doesn't quite have the same finish as the top of the range bag, this is still an official item which is double-stitched with foot protectors and an internal zipper pocket. As I write, the price is £14.99 ($21.95) which is very reasonable and it should be strong enough for everyday use.

Ghostbusters Slimer Messenger Bag
Ghostbusters Slimer Official Messenger Bag UK
Buy in the U.S.
A third official design is also available, this time featuring a slimer. The price is £29.99, as I write or $49.99 in the U.S. Again, this bag has the same high-quality, durable PVC synthetic leather as with the first item and is a nice alternative choice if you prefer the gruesome slimer character.

Stay Puft Official Messenger Bag
Stay Puft Official Bag UK
Also available at Amazon.com (U.S)
The fourth and final design features the iconic, giant and lumbering Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the film who had a deceptive smile. With regards to the bag, once again, this is an officially licensed product made from high quality materials. This design is more unisex and more appealing to adults, no doubt.

You can see many more 80s retro bags at my website Simplyeighties.com.