Written by Chelada; PSHG Team Writer
Hello, I know its been a while since I’ve written an article, so ill re-introduce myself. I am chel… Chel…. Er I mean krypt…..oh screw it! I am the original chelada!
As a firefighter I fell head over feet when Home finally released the firefighter outfit! However, its 4th personal space release had really got me prepped for that. What was it you ask? The Ghostbusters Firehouse from LOOT.
Well, it comes with what many call a stripper pole (I call it the pole of falling to your death), a station wagon that can be used as an abalamalance (the term for ambulance when you’ve been punched in the mouth), 3 floors AND A GHASTLY GHOUL!!!! hee hee heBOO! Did I scare ya? Huh? Did I?
This is the only space to date with a basement and was the only space that had a bathroom built into it for a long time. Ok, first I must say, every firefighter that enjoys Home MUST have this space! It is like the old school firehouse built in the late 1800′s to mid 1900′s.
I’ll start in the basement. When you walk downstairs, it has that firehouse feel to it, that is until you see this huge door that reminds you of the steam engine locomotives. Next you notice a green puddle on the floor. When you go to investigate the mysterious goo, you notice its slimer! And you can take control of him! *Do you see the irony in that as I do?* You can make him burp, laugh, spin and float thru walls and ceilings.
The first floor resembles a firehouse built in the 1800′s. My favorite part of the first floor is the alert button, it really works!!!! When I ring it my heart jumps as if it’s a real firehouse alert because it sounds so real! One day I just may turn up the TV at work all the way and hit the alert to scare the guys, lolol!
For many the best part of the first floor will be the full-sized Ecto-1 straight from the Ghostbusters movie! Even more so, its interactive!!! You don’t just jump in the driver’s seat either! You can interact with the hood and can look under it at the engine. You can also interact with the passenger door and see the inner workings of the car. You can open the trunk and see all the stuff the Ghostbusters would use and of course, you can get in the driver’s seat and start the engine and siren (which sounds just like it does in the movie) and blow the horn. Oh, and the hood and trunk only closes when you close them after you opened them.
Near the back of the first floor is an open office, what we would call the watch area, where the person on watch would be. You can find a Ghostbusters poster and newspaper clippings. You can make out Bill Murray, slimer and New York but most are really hard to comprehend.
Now, on to my favorite floor. It is very much like a firehouse dorm with an entertainment room. In this room you have a camera just like the ones in the stage set but these don’t really record. You also have shelving and a chalk board. This area would be used for training in a real firehouse.
You also have a nice kitchen area. No firehouse would be complete with out this, everyone knows that if there’s anything firefighters are known for besides fighting fires, its cooking! In this same room there is a pole that you can slide down to the first floor on! I absolutely LOVE this feature.
There is a working clock located near the kitchen that keeps real-time.
Then you have the dorm/locker room area. It has a pole that takes you to the first floor as well, very much like an authentic firehouse (except in Detroit, all the poles were removed in the 80′s due to safety issues).
Connected to but separated from the dorm is the lavatory. It has a couple of toilets and a double shower as well as a few sinks.
When I’m in this space I feel as if I’m in a real firehouse. I definitely recommend this space especially if you’re a firefighter, fire buff or someone who is a Ghostbusters fan. LOOT really out did themselves with this one! And for only $4.99 its a steal! Whatever happened to Home producing content like this?
Well, this is one of my all time favorite spaces and I was stoked to be able to buy it!