Three weeks ago toy author and collector Matt George of Geeks Antiques (Instagram) posted photos of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters toys from Toy Fair in 1988. In a time before social media, not everybody could have been there or seen this kind of presentation.
While this sweet event was in in progress, I was probably 11. It would have been awesome to have seen these photos in real life. In my 4th decade of life, it’s still pretty great. The above photo is probably the entrance to a room with a treasure trove of The Real Ghostbusters toys. Kenner could have just put some type of movie version of Ghostbusters HQ up. No, they built part of an accurate The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse play set!
Once inside the partial 1:1 scale (I’m guessing) Kenner Firehouse attendees would see photos like the one above. It’s an “overflowing” river of slime with the then unknown spoiler of the Statue Of Liberty from Ghostbusters II featuring then current and upcoming The Real Ghostbusters figures. That’s some display, a shame Kenner didn’t make a play set from that!
I won’t post the rest of Matt’s photos here. They can be seen at his Instagram account, Geeks Antiques.
- Toy Fair 1988
- Matt George (Instagram)