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Four years ago I wrote a four page, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, August 12, 2013) Ecto-Containtment feature about Kenner’s Ecto-Plazm, slime toy alternatives, and something I still enjoy, Nickelodeon Slime! Like all good things, Gak and Slime! from Nickelodeon weren’t always going to be sold either on-line or in stores. I was a little surprised when I saw on Facebook in the last 4 months Nick brought back slime!, that glows and is shaped like… Read More

A ghosthead who goes by the handle Prologic9 bought Kenner The Real Ghostbusters first series hero figures and first series ghost figures off a popular auction site. Since he now owned them, he decided to try to recreate Kenner Ecto-Plazm. This somehow led to me spending numerous hours working on replicating the precise recipe for Kenner’s Ecto-Plazm. I’ve actually gotten about as close as you can all things considered, but I don’t even… Read More

In 1988 with the larger first series ghost figures and larger Gooper Ghosts already on the market Kenner created and sold smaller Mini ghosts. Which are different, separate, and more affordable ghost figure sets. At $4.99 USD, (1980s dollars, nice) even your allowance money made these obtainable toys. Kenner’s Ecto-Plazm toys had already reached a crescendo when they created and sold their large Gooper Ghosts. Their’s only so many individual cans of… Read More

Slime in Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters is known as ectoplasm. When Kenner produced and sold the first series hero figures, their wasn’t a drop of ectoplasm to be found with them. Unless your parents had also bought you a Fire House. Then at least you had one 5oz can of what Kenner called Ecto-Plazm.™ Which was mostly purple. Within a year other colors of Ecto-Plazm™ could be bought from your toy store… Read More