Hello, as Halloween slowly approaches i have had the chance to speak with RJ Torbert via E mail on a couple of occasions, and of course the question of GhostFace being involved on the MTV SCREAM series was arisen too…
RJ answers many questions below… One of which starts us off here and was asked by myself on Twitter…
R.J. there has been much speculation, about the MTV series, SCREAM, the question remains, is GHOST FACE® involved in the series?
To answer your question regarding the SCREAM T.V. SERIES. Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that GHOST FACE® is not involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghost Face® will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question , to the question. However, as of now, there is no involvement.
I’m telling you now, as we get closer to Halloween, because of the many inquiries, we have had from our RETAILERS, as well as the FANS from all over the world. In addition, ——-we have received pretty harsh notes, some addressed specifically to me, implying that Fun World and/or me, is responsible for the SERIES not having GHOST FACE® ———-nothing could be further from the truth. We believe , SCREAM is GHOST FACE, and GHOST FACE® is Scream. However, while GHOST FACE® is owned by Fun World, The Scream Motion Picture Franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or T.V. SHOW without GHOST FACE®.
Regardless, we wish them the best of luck and I’m sure SCREAM FANS will check out the series. Who knows what will happen in the future regarding the series and Ghost Face®. Never say Never.
Q– Have you found many knock offs of GHOST FACE this Halloween?
A– This year, we have stopped many shipments on the knock offs, —–our worldwide copyright and trademark now recognized around the world has made it easier , however, its time consuming . It continues to amaze me how companies and people continue to try and knock it off. Not only , the copyright, but our TRADEMARK, ————-we have and will continue to be diligent in enforcing our rights. I must also give credit to the followers on twitter, and thank them as well for sending knock offs to me, at FUN WORLD. Their loyalty and support has been terrific, and I (WE) at FUN World appreciate it.
Q– You have donated a ONE OF A KIND GHOST FACE mask to raise money for a charity in the U.K. can you give us some background on it?
A– A COUPLE years ago, when FUN WORLD was going to celebrate fifty years of being in business. I experimented with having special MASKS made, ———one of them was the WHITE MASK with the GOLD SHROUD, and ONE OF THEM was trying to do a GOLD FACE with a gold shroud. I wasn’t satisfied with the result, of how the gold shroud looked, so I did not move forward with it. However, as a result , both of them are 1 of a kind. I hope something good happens, and money is raised for a good cause.
Q– YOU recently made a statement on twitter about a new figure coming out from FUNKO, and that it was not the one we thought of. Can you explain
A– There are some who received figures from FUNKO from the U.K. and I wanted to be sure, they did nt think it was those figures, ———-My twitter followers, are quite perceptive, and smart, so I do have to clarify sometimes, that I may know what they are thinking, LOL—
Q– You continue to be available via twitter to your followers—Im sure it is appreciated by most.
A– I continue to be amazed by the loyalty , interest, and the support from my twitter followers, many of them are incredible, loving, people who have dreams, and I try to be encouraging to them, as a way to show my appreciation to them. I will always do my very best to show that appreciation. I have met many of them throughout the country and world as I travel and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Sometimes, it is impossible to meet everyone due to schedules, but I think most of them know the effort is there!
Q– What’s next in the world of Movies for FUN WORLD?
A– Horrible Bosses 2 with JENNIFER ANNISTON AND JASON BATEMAN, ———-our skelebones boy mask is making a appearance in a bank scene, with the 3main guys, that is very funny. Its due to come out sometime in November.
Q– How is THE FACE OF FEAR doing, and when is the sequel due out?
A– I’m pleased with the performance of THE FACE OF FEAR——–and those who have read a advance copy of the manuscript for the sequel have either liked it very much or loved it, so I’m enthusiastic over the release of it, sometime in late may or early June of 2015
Q– Is there a meaning to the GHOST FACE being left handed both on the Registered Logo and in your book?
A– This question has been raised a few times. –I’m left handed, and took liberty on making him left handed, both on the logo and in the book. While I wanted to do it, ——–if you look closely at the logo, myself being left handed aside, I think the logo looks better with his left arm coming over the F . It balances out the logo. I looked carefully at the logo with a right handed Ghost Face and it looked odd to me. I think it flows better and looks better to the eye this way. I feel a bit of a “closer” connection to it as well. (smile)
Q– last question, are you working on any projects we don’t know about?
A– Yes, (laughing)
So , there we have it for now… now you know what to expect in the upcoming TV series, at the time of speaking to RJ via E mail i asked about the availability of GhostFace masks this year as i saw many a fan on social media saying there was not as many masks about compared to last year and previous years, something that rings true in the UK too, because ASDA stores who normally have the Glow types in stock have NOTHING at all this year..
So below is a list of places where you can find GhostFace this year.. mainly in the USA, or a couple online…
GHOST FACE® is available, in MASKS//COSTUMES, and /or Accessories in the following stores—there are too many stores to list, but these are the biggest supporters
SAVERS ———–(EXCLUSIVE METALIC MASKS— AND OTHER REGULAR MASKS)
GAGS AND GAMES (INCLUDING THE NEW FADE IN FADE OUT GHOST FACE MASK
PARTY CITY (INCLUDING THE NEW FADE IN FADE OUT GHOST FACE MASK
IN ADDITION, OVER A HUNDRED SMALL SPECIALTY CHAINS ACROSS THE COUNTRY