Gooper Ghost Figure: Banshee Bomber an action figure which is part of Kenners The Real Ghostbusters Toy Line's Gooper Ghost sets.
One of the trademarks of this line was the Ecto-Plazm cans that came with these toys. Later, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates followed this with playsets that came with Retromutagen Ooze, which was basically the same toy product. The idea of action figures and gel/slime might be trace back to He-man's toy line, however "Slime" was first sold by Mattel in 1976 as a stand alone toy product.
Front of Card NotesEdit
Jaws open to drop Ecto-Plazm from above! Playmat Included
Back of Card InstructionEdit
1. The Banshee Bomber wings flap up and down as he homes in on his target.
2. Banshee Bomber drops his jaw to release the dreaded Ecto-Plazm!
3. Catch The Real Ghostbusters in Banshee Bomber tail and continue the adventure.
Banshee Bomber is a flying Gooper Ghost with flapping wings that give him a birds-eye view of his targets. As he approaches the victim, his large jaw drops revealing...none other than...Ecto-Plazm! That disgusting substance that all The Real Ghostbusters figures fear. The Ecto-Plazm falls out bomb-style and Splat!-you hear the cry, "I've been gooped!" Good thing an 8" x 10" playmat is included to catch any misses.
Description from Kenner Toy Fair Catalog 1987:
"I've been gooped!" That the usual response to an encounter with the Gooper Ghost. Each one comes with a 6 oz can of Ecto-Plazm Play Gel and has a unique way of "gooping" hero figures. Squisher has an upper jaw that can be pushed down to trap a hero in its mouth, simultaneously oozing Goop from his nose and mouth onto the hero. Banshee Bomber is flying ghost with flapping wings who drops Goop onto unsuspecting Ghostbusters as he flies overhead. Sludge Bucket has a mouth-big enough for a hero to fall into- which is actually a reservoir of Goop. This slovenly ghost's tail pumps air into his mouth, causing goop to bubble and run down his chin. Meanwhile, his tongue moves from side to side, licking his chops. Ages 4 and up.
- On page 18 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5, the Banshee Bomber makes a non-canon cameo in the lower left corner.