When I first posted about The Real Ghostbusters minimates last September I had talked about how growing up I would have wanted Ghostbusters™ Lego toys. The only official toys that could be compared in the 21st Century are the Ghostbusters minimates from Art Asylum/Diamond Select. It seems surprising today that Lego didn’t produce Ghostbusters or … More Ghostbusters Legos?
When it came to toys based on Ghostbusters II Kenner didn’t fully capitalize on the potential opportunities. Even with a The Real Ghostbusters episode, Partners In Slime which has the most Ghostbusters II influence. The toy someone was bound to make because of Ghostbusters II was the Slime Blower. Fortunately as Kenner made The Real … More Kenner: Ecto-Charger Pack
When it came to The Real Ghostbusters toy weapons and tying them into Ghostbusters II their was only one you could say is directly from the movie. That’s the Ecto-Charger. The Ghost Grab-A-Meter™ on the other hand while not exactly based on equipment from Ghostbusters II reminds me of a Slime Scoop merged with a Giga … More Kenner: Ghost Grab-A-Meter
The Ecto-Blaster™ may have been the most realistic The Real Ghostbusters weapon Kenner ever made. It had similarities to a gun and can quickly fire a type of projectile without reloading.
As previously mentioned the Ghost Trap™ was one of my favorite toys. When Kenner came out with a second ghost trap called a Ghost Spooker™ that makes spooky noises, I wanted one.
The Ghost Trap™ from Kenner was one of my favorite “action toys.” Without it my kid self couldn’t catch the ghosts I was chasing with my proton pack!
I first saw Ghostbusters™ in theaters when I was six. I had a real wonderment about the ghosts in the movie and the equipment that caught them had almost magical qualities to me. If I thought the Proton Pack™ was really cool I couldn’t have imagined how happy Kenner was going to make me a … More Kenner: Proton Pack
I don’t know if it’s the way toy companies have evolved since the 1980s or it’s my perception of companies as a toy collector. Kenner could have easily sold the P.K.E Meter™ separately. Fortunately for kids they didn’t. The Ecto-Goggles™ are another example of how cool Kenner was in the ‘80s. Like my earlier perception … More Kenner: Ecto-Goggles & Ecto-Popper
Before Kenner ever made the Ecto Goggles, Proton Pack, or even a Ghost Trap they created the first two ghostbusting weapons for kids in 1986. The first is a light and sound toy known as the GhostZapper.™ The second is a Nerf like blaster (before Nerf came out with them in the late ‘80s) called … More Kenner: GhostZapper & Ghostpopper
The next page from the Kenner “chapter” of the Toys section continues with the last three (bonus, fourth) The Real Ghostbusters first series ghost figures. We’re taking a look at the Gooper Ghosts action figures.
The next page from the Kenner “chapter” of the Toys section continues with three more The Real Ghostbusters first series ghost figures. We’re taking a look at Bug-Eye, H2Ghost, and Bad-To-The Bone.