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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Mattel New Ghostbusters Toys Information

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Over at GBI in the Ghost Corps Mattel Display (GBI Blog Post, April 16, 2016) on May 1, 2016 in the comments section I added the new toys with pricing if I knew them. Today thanks to Matthew Jordan who oversees the Ghostbusters Wiki and David Boozer we now have further information.

May 1, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016) 6″ Figures

  • Abby Yates
  • Erin Gilbert
  • Jillian Holtzmann
  • Patty Tolan
  • Stay Puft Balloon Ghost
  • Rowan The Destroyer
  • Mayhem

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis: 3-Pack

  • Abby Yates 3-Pack
  • Erin Gilbert 3-Pack
  • Jillian Holtzmann 3-Pack
  • Patty Tolan
  • Ecto Minis
  • Ecto-1

Ghostbusters (2016) Role Playing Toy

  • Proton Pack Projector

Ghostbusters (2016) One Off

  • Slimer with Sounds

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Ghosts

  • Slimer
  • Rat Ghost
  • Splitting Ghost

Ghostbusters Hot Wheels

  • Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 2-Pack
  • Ecto-1  and Ecto-1A 2-Pack

Ghostbusters (2016) Ecto Minis

  • Mystery Box (One Character per box, 12 (or
    13?) to collect) *Amazon is selling them. Amerang Uk has a 24 pack of
    them listed. Confirmed May 1st release date on Ebay.

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