Kenner employees must have been really tired of coming up with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts by 1990. Or they were just tired.
A year earlier Kenner had already released classic Monster figures for The Real Ghostbusters. And Gobblin’ Goblins were also monsters…so not ghosts.
“Lazy” monsters at that. Sitting around, waiting for Power Pack The Real Ghostbusters to walk on by.
Terror Tongue was created to be the last terror Gobblin’ Goblins. It wasn’t quite working out as it can’t actually eat kid’s hero figure toys or use its tongue like a Fruit Roll-Ups.
In fact even without a Crazy Copter accessory, (so even easier to avoid Terror Tongue) Power Pack Egon easily found a new use for “Error” tongue. A brand new recliner with storage included!