‘Ghostbusters’ Ecto Cooler Return Confirmed With New Cans and Packaging
A few months ago Coca-Cola re-registered the trademark for Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler, the Ghostbusters-inspired drink that frequently hung out in your childhood lunchbox. With a new Ghostbusters movie on the way, that could mean only one thing: The return of Ecto Cooler. And while Coca-Cola has yet to make an official announcement, some new packaging has popped up online that suggests that Ecto Cooler’s return is no longer a rumor.
Distractify picked up on this interesting item for sale on eBay — it’s a “test can” for Ecto Cooler, and it is indeed legit, though the can itself is empty. Browsing through the photo gallery on eBay reveals that the can has new nutritional information and appears to be promoting Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie. That anyone would pay over $200 for a tiny, empty can when these things are going to be everywhere in a matter of months is pure insanity.
If you’re worried that we won’t be seeing Ecto Cooler return to its pure, nostalgic juice box form, then this photo from Facebook should make you pretty happy:
While that box doesn’t feature the Hi-C packaging art, it’s fairly convincing proof that Ecto Cooler will hit shelves not only in cute little cans, but in its classic juice box iteration.
The first trailer for Ghostbusters arrives on March 6, while the film itself hits theaters on July 15. You’ll presumably be back to sipping Ecto Cooler sometime between those two dates.