McDonald’s The Real Ghostbusters Promotion

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During The Real Ghostbusters first full year in 1987 McDonald’s and Columbia Pictures came together with a theme, to sell your parents a cheeseburger (or McNugget) happy meal, and naturally include a The Real Ghostbusters toy.

The theme for the multiple Happy Meal boxes had to do with going back to school. Each meal box had fun and educational, (my 9 year old self wouldn’t have quite thought of them in that way) activities included on them.

The four theme related “places” are:

  • Headquarters
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Schoolhouse

Each The Real Ghostbusters meal box included one of the following toys. Really, The Real Ghostbusters stationary set.

  1. A Mr. Stay-Puft pencil sharpener.
  2. “Containment Chamber.” A clear pouch with a ghost design.
  3. The Real Ghostbusters pencil with Slimer/Fire House topper.
  4. A Mr. Stay-Puft note pad and “no ghost” logo eraser.
  5. A Mr. Stay-Puft note pad and The Real Ghostbusters 6″ ruler.

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Ghost Corps Recruits Wizard World For Ghostbusters Fan Fest

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Year-long Countdown Begins Today At Wizard World Comic Con Columbus With Free Single-Day Admission, ‘Ghostbusters’-Themed Programs This Weekend; Fan Fest To Be Held On Sony Pictures Studio Lot Featuring ‘Ghostbusters’ Creators, Talent and Crew; Event Continues IP Collaboration With Sony

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 7, 2018—In anticipation of Ghostbusters Day tomorrow, the anniversary of the classic comedy which released 34 years ago on June 8, 1984, Wizard World, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have teamed up to announce an extraordinary live event, the Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World, to be held June 8-9, 2019 at Ghost Corps headquarters on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD), which produces the largest touring pop culture convention series, will produce the Ghostbusters Fan Fest.

Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World will be the ultimate celebration of the film, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, andErnie Hudson and was directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. For the 35th anniversary, fans will participate in exclusive panels, meet the Ghostbusters creators, talent and crew and experience Ghostbusters augmented reality and virtual reality games.

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Wimpy Ghostbusters II Meal Box

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Last year I wrote about fast food chain Wimpy and their Ghostbusters II commercial. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, March 31, 2017) In the cross promotion Wimpy had a Ghostbusters II meal box.

On July 2, 2017 ghosthead, collector, and friend David Boozer who runs The Ghostbusters Vault left a comment about owning this very Wimpy meal box. Not to anyones surprise that knows me I replied about scans within a day. On my end, I was weeks from moving out of state.

Fast forward to April 2018 as I approached a milestone birthday. I messaged David (the good in social media) about Wimpy. With more effort than he even probably wanted, David scanned his Wimpy Ghostbusters II meal box and Ghost License.

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Kenner The Real Ghostbusters Play-Doh

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Like a lot of kids in the ’80s I played with Play-Doh. Back in 1980 something Kenner made it. As a toy company who ruled an empire they didn’t just make soft modeling clay. Not one to trust kids to make whatever they wanted willy nilly Kenner produced play sets. Such as the Fun Factory, ice cream shop, barbershop, fast food restaurant, and arguably (you’re already wrong) the best Play-Doh set of a defining decade, The Real Ghostbusters.

While I don’t remember a single detail about when my parents probably bought me the Play-Doh The Real Ghostbusters play set, I remember having one. Somehow its Ghost trap extruder and plastic Ecto-1 survived, albeit with a broken wheel and eventually missing its hood.

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For Sale: Both 12 and 6 Inch Ghostbusters Figures


I admit I also have ulterior motive for adding 24 figures I own (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 9, 2018) to Ecto-Containment. I’m looking to sell them.

I’m asking $60 USD per Twelve Inch Ghostbusters figure. Or $240 USD for all four. Can sell individually or as a set.

I’m asking $75.00 USD for the 12 inch Egon/Ray Ghostbusters II set.


Twelve Inch Ghostbusters figures come in their original white mailers. Figures packaging haven’t been opened. I also admit I once was going to open Egon. Out of all four figures, I’ve only displayed Egon and Ray. Otherwise figures have been in their original white mailer boxes. Each figure includes all accessories, instructions, and advertising from Matty Collector.


Six Inch Ghostbusters figures come in their original white mailers. With the exception of any figure that didn’t have a white mailer box. Figures packaging haven’t been opened. Each figure includes all accessories from Matty Collector.

I’m looking between $30 USD per figure. Prices may be adjusted.

While I’d prefer to ship within the United States, I could ship internationally as long as buyer or buyers pay shipping and any additional fees. Which will be stated before final sale.

I can be reached at spengs @ ecto-containment dot com. Or you can message me at Facebook. Or please leave a comment below.

Thank you in advance for reading and looking! I’d appreciate any re-blogs, shares on Facebook, re-tweets on Twitter, or through any other social media platforms.

Site Updates: Matty Collector Ghostbusters Figures

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Sticky Note: Ecto-Containment will continue to be at ecto-containment.com throughout 2018.


Last week I began the first of two current site updates. Creating 4 new pages to add 12 inch Matty Collector Ghostbusters to Ecto-Containment. I also organized the Matty Collector Prop Toys menu. I had most of the 12 inch figures on the site before having to prepare for winter storm Grayson.

Yesterday I took photos of the 6 inch Matty Collector Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II figures. Along with a 12 inch Ghostbusters II Egon/Ray “museum” set. It took into the evening to edit, resize, and watermark 60 + photos.

Today I created 23 new pages to mostly add photos of both six inch and twelve inch Matty Collector Ghostbusters photos. I haven’t written about most of these figures. I might eventually or the pages will be more about archiving and digital preservation.

All Matty Collector page links can be accessed by either clicking Matty Collector or hover over that part of Toys to see more navigation to Twelve Inch, and Six Inch figures. Where  each 12 inch or 6 inch Ghostbusters figure page is also listed.

Photo Source: Ecto-Containment

Ghostbusters Collectibles For Sale

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Photo originally from Kenner, I don’t own any display signs.

Before I have to move I’d like to try to sell Ghostbusters collectibles, (with some other 1980s properties) from my collection. I’d prefer at this time if possible not to have to ship items. Particularly large items. That might depend on price, the item, and my personal time in getting ready to move. That’s why I haven’t tried to sell on eBay up to now.

I’ve made a list as a PDF file and uploaded it to Google Drive folder.* I’ll also add the items in this post and when possible update the file Prices sometimes were gauged from what was recently listed on eBay. If their isn’t a price, please make a serious offer. Prices are listed in USD.

*Link removed to fill orders.

Toys, figures, and collectibles were bought from December 2010 throughout 2011. Toys are in box or on card with most, if not all its packaging and any accessories. Some exceptions may apply. Their may be wear in boxes or to cards, particularly from the 1980s. From 2010 to July 2017 toys, figures, and collectibles come from a smoke free home.

What am I selling? Mostly Ghostbusters and He-Man. Classic Collection Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A couple of items from Back To The Future.

Blog Post Photo: Originally from Kenner