People talking about the switches on the haslab pack and hasbro thrower not being perfect or correct, yeah it's annoying, but not enough for me to complain about past this one sentence, since they are two separate toys that we can put together.
As far as the switches and the packs and stuff, this stuff is roughly consistent, but not perfectly, so of course there are problems, and if you study every hand movement and detail as close as possible there will be inaccuracies because this is fiction and they are actors, nothing is perfect.
If you want my own personal thoughts about the switches here they are. Mind you this is essentially fan fiction and using details of all 3 films, so take it as you will.
The switch on the Ion Arm is basically like a main "breaker" for the whole pack. I use breaker in " " because I'm not saying its exactly that, its just a really close idea. Gotta have the breakers in your house on to turn on the lights, but unless they are tripped or you are doing work on something they just stay on all the time, and you use the wall switch to actually turn on the lights (breaker is ion arm switch, wall switch is the thrower switch).
"we really haven't had a completely successful field test of this equipment" I take this to mean they had been working on the packs and trouble shooting them and doing bug fixes, they get the packs all buttoned up and ready for more tests, they break for dinner, eat the last of the petty cash, while Egon works on the 4th thrower, and they get a call. They felt the equipment was ready even though they hadn't done final tests and went with it. Thus the line in the elevator, Peter and Egon's packs are switched on just like Ray's in the cut between Ray's power up and them stepping off the elevator.
They needed the "breakers" switched on because they had been working on the packs previously, Phoebe also had the pack disassembled, thus needed the "breaker" flipped to activate the pack .
In the courtroom they are switched on already because they haven't been being worked on or anything, and the court didn't realize they needed to be turned off at a breaker, the con ed guy was unfamiliar with the equipment, as would anyone else, so how would they know. As it was it looked off, and if they pressed the button on the thrower, nothing would happen, and flipping a toggle switch would activate something, and they would turn it back off assuming the job was done.
But back to the elevator Egon turns on Ray's pack but as near as I can tell the lights aren't on, you see no blue light hitting Egon's arm or anything. Scene cuts, the other two packs are switched on in between, and they step out, Ray draws and turns off the safety (green lever), and someone else says he throws a switch (with no sound), but if not he turns the switch on between then and blasting the cart, Egon turns on the main switch on the thrower start up sound is heard, Peter does nothing.
Next they blast the cleaning lady, Peter's pack is not lit up because he never hit the switch on the thrower because he hasn't pulled it yet, but the other two's are. They then split up, Ray sees Slimer and his pack lights aren't on till he activates the thrower, he must have turned the thrower switch off after blasting the cleaning lady... oops. After that though his lights stay on. We see Egon walking down the hall, but never see his back, so no clue if the lights are still on or not. Peter has still not drawn his thrower, and his lights are still off when he sees Slimer.
The lights sequencing at least from watching the scene in the first movie, is done from the wand, not the main "breaker", or if you want it to flow with afterlife, and not just say stuff has been rewired, throw the "breaker" the lights cycle up (kinda like a powering on test) then turn off till activated by the thrower.
As far as I know this makes everything fit minus, a missing sound effect, or someone flipping a different switch from someone else. Or I'm a moron and completely wrong, could be either.
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