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The Real Ghostbusters Toy line was created by Kenner from 1986 through 1991. It was mostly related to the Animated Series, however the Ecto-1a and ECTO-Charger where both related to the Ghostbusters II Film. Also, Filmations Ghostbusters had a line of Toys as well being produced by Tyco.

OverviewEdit

The Kenner line of Real Ghostbusters action figures was the most known of the toy lines and hit shelves in January of 1987 and continued being made ans sold til the spring of 1991. It had ten waves of toys (based on card rearrangements) with at least one more planned.

Finger PopsEdit

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Finger Pops as seen in packaging.

In 1979, Kenner released "Finger Pops", which were foam cylinders that could be projected in the air. A similar type of product to Nerf like foam products, it was Kenner's answer to Parker Brothers Nerf line. The concept was brought to the Real Ghostbusters line with "Finger Pop Fiends", which along with having the same function also share the name "Finger Pops".


Also in 1979, Kenner released a second toy in the line called "Finger Pops Popper". This item as well was in many regards a precursor to the "GhostPopper", which would be able to fire foam pops. GhostPopper also shares the name Popper and refers to the ammo as "ghostpops" or "pops". The foam pops were also used with the "ECTO Popper & ECTO-Goggles", which uses the same idea and adds temporary storage on the goggles.

List of ToysEdit

The list is based on packaging back cards of the American version line. For releases in other countries/regions please see the Foreign Market Releases section of this article. Sometimes the toy was released with other toys but wasn't included on the back card, in which case its included but noted. A few items were released that didn't have back cards and were not shown included with a wave. Educated guesses are used in those cases.

First WaveEdit

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First Wave America Back Card

It is believed that the first wave toys were released during the Christmas season in 1986, mostly to fulfill layaway orders. Officially, the first advertisements appeared, done by Toy's R Us in the news papers around the end of January 1987. The toy line first wave first printing is believed to have been all the figures, but not the Ghost Zapper or the Plush Toys. Second printing which was released with additions from wave 2 was done sometime in the spring of 1987. A third printing was done for the Christmas season of 1987.

The Action Ghost "Green Ghost" incorrectly was printed in the first and second printing with item number #81020. The toy was given the correct item number on the third pressing.

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Hero:
Peter Venkman
Item #:80010 Asst #:80000 Prod 1#: 278-484-000 (NG)
Prod 2#: 278-484-010 (NG)
Prod 3#: 278-484-020 (NW)
Hero:
Ray Stantz
Item #:80020 Asst #:80000 Prod 1#: 278-487-000 (NG)
Prod 2#: 278-487-010 (NG)
Prod 3#: 278-487-020 (NW)
Hero:
Egon Spengler
Item #:80030 Asst #:80000 Prod 1#: 278-485-000 (NG)
Prod 2#: 278-485-010 (NG)
Prod 3#: 278-485-020 (NW)
Hero:
Winston Zeddmore
Item #:80040 Asst #:80000 Prod 1#: 278-486-000 (NG)
Prod 2#: 278-486-010 (NG)
Prod 3#: 278-486-020 (NW)
Action Ghost:
Stay Puft
Marshmallow Man
Item #:80110 Asst #:80100 Prod 1#: 278-538-000 (NN)
Prod 2#: 278-538-010 (NN)
Prod 3#: 278-538-020 (NN)
Action Ghost:
Green Ghost
(aka: Slimer)
Item 1#:81020
(incorrect)
Item 2#: 81020
(corrected)
Asst #: 80100 Prod 1#: 278-539-000 (NN)
Prod 2#: 278-539-010 (NN)
Prod 3#: 278-539-020 (NN)
The Item number is incorrect pressings.
GhostZapper Item #: 80200 same as Item #
Plush Ghost:
Stay Puft
Marshmallow Man
Item #:80160 Asst #:80150 Not Shown on card.
Plush Ghost:
Green Ghost
(aka: Slimer)
Item #:80170 Asst #:80150 Not Shown on card.

Second WaveEdit

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Second Wave America Back Card

The second wave was released sometime in the spring of 1987. The Action Ghost assortment (started wave 1) had additions of three ghost action figures. A second pressing for the three Action Ghosts was made for the Christmas season on 1987.

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Action Ghost:
Bug-Eye Ghost
Item #: 80130 Asst #: 80100 Prod 1#: 278-491-000 (NG)
Prod 2#: 278-491-010 (NN)
Action Ghost:
H2 Ghost
Item #: 80140 Asst #: 80100 Prod 1#: 278-491-000 (NG)
Prod 2#: 278-491-010 (NN)
Action Ghost:
Bad-To-The-Bone Ghost
Item #: 80210 Asst #: 80100 Prod 1#: 278-491-000 (??)
Prod 2#: 278-491-010 (??)
Ecto-1 Item #: 80230 same as Item #
Ecto-Plazm (Purple) Item #: 80240 same as Item #
Gooper Ghost:
Squisher
Item #: 80280 Asst #: 80250
Gooper Ghost:
Banshee Bomber
Item #: 80270 Asst #: 80250
Gooper Ghost:
Sludge Bucket
Item #: 80260 Asst #: 80250
GhostPopper Item #: 80220 same as Item #

Third WaveEdit

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Third Wave America Back Card

The third wave was likely first released to fulfill layaway orders in the Christmas season of 1987. The first public promotion for the wave didn't happen til mid January of 1988. Initially Fright Feature Janine Melnitz was not released as she wasn't listed on back of card. She was later released in the fourth wave.

The three Mini Ghost toy sets were released with their assortment number of "80400" mistakenly printed on the front of the card as the item number. All three also share the same bar code on the back. The Canada line printed corrected item numbers.

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Fright Feature:
Peter Venkman
Item #: 80360 Asst #: 80350 Prod #: 281-123-000 (NG)
Fright Feature:
Egon Spengler
Item #: 80370 Asst #: 80350 Prod #: 281-126-000 (NG)
Fright Feature:
Ray Stantz
Item #: 80380 Asst #: 80350 Prod #: 281-125-000 (NG)
Fright Feature:
Winston Zeddmore
Item #: 80390 Asst #: 80350 Prod #: 281-124-000 (NG)
Fire House Item #: 80580 same as Item #
Mini Ghost:
Mini Goopers
Item #: 80400
(incorrect)
Actual Item #:
80410
Asst #: 80400 Prod #: 0282-168-01
no Factory Code present
Mini Ghost:
Mini Traps
Item #: 80400
(incorrect)
Actual Item #:
80420
Asst #: 80400 Prod #: 284-028-000 (NV) Not Shown on card.
Mini Ghost:
Mini Shooter
Item #: 80400
(incorrect)
Actual Item #:
80430
Asst #: 80400 Prod #: 282-170-000 (NV)
Ecto-Plazm (Red) Item #: 80240 same as Item #
Ecto-Plazm (Purple) Item #: 80240 same as Item #
Ecto-Plazm (Blue) Item #: 80240 same as Item #
Proton Pack Item #: 80340 same as Item #

Fourth WaveEdit

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Fourth Wave America Back Card

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Haunted Human:
Terror Trash
Item #: 80550 Asst #: 80500 Prod #: 3280-002-00 (NT)
Haunted Human:
Granny Gross
Item #: 80510 Asst #: 80500 Prod #: 0280-402-00 (NT)
Haunted Human:
Mail Fraud
Item #: 80520 Asst #: 80500 Prod #: 0284-404-00 (NC)
Haunted Human:
Hard Hat Horror
Item #: 80540 Asst #: 80500 Prod #: 3282-258-00 (NT)
Haunted Human:
Tombstone Tackle
Item #: 80560 Asst #: 80500 Prod #: 3281-012-00 (NC)
Haunted Human:
X-Cop
Item #: 80530 Asst #: 80500 Prod #: 3279-002-00 (NC)
Fright Feature:
Janine Melnitz
Item #: 80570 Asst #: 80350 Prod #: 284-400-000 (NG)
Brain Blaster Ghost Item 1#: 80100
(incorrect)
Item 2#: 80620
(corrected)
Asst #: 80620 Prod 1#: 3369-018-00 (NW)
Prod 2#: 3369-018-01 (NW)
Not Shown on card.
Pull Speed Ahead Ghost Item #: 80610 same as Item # Prod 1#: 3329-012-00 (NW)
Prod 2#: 3329-012-01 (NW)
ECTO-2 Item #: 80450 same as Item #
Highway Haunter Item #: 80600 same as Item #
Gooper Ghost:
Green Ghost
(aka: Slimer)
Item #: 80320 same as Item #

Fifth WaveEdit

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Fifth Wave America Back Card

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Monster:
The Frankenstein Monster
Item #: 80820 Asst #: 80800 Prod #: 3840-013-00 (NT)
Monster:
The Mummy Monster
Item #: 80840 Asst #: 80800 Prod #: 3842-015-00 (NT)
Monster:
The Dracula Monster
Item #: 80830 Asst #: 80800 Prod #: 3841-017-00 (NT)
Monster:
The Zombie Monster
Item #: 80940 Asst #: 80800 Prod #: 3875-014-00 (NT)
Monster:
The Quasimodo Monster
Item #: 80930 Asst #: 80800 Prod #: 3876-016-00 (NT)
Monster:
The Wolfman Monster
Item #: 80810 Asst #: 80800 Prod #: 3839-014-00 (NT)
Screaming Hero:
Peter Venkman
Item #: 80860 Asst #: 80850 Prod #: 3628-027-00 (NV)
Screaming Hero:
Egon Spengler
Item #: 80870 Asst #: 80850 Prod #: 3631-024-00 (NV)
Screaming Hero:
Ray Stantz
Item #: 80890 Asst #: 80850 Prod #: 3629-026-00 (NV)
Screaming Hero:
Winston Zeddmore
Item #: 80880 Asst #: 80850 Prod #: 3630-026-00 (NV)
Screaming Hero:
Janine Melnitz
Item #: 80900 Asst #: 80850 Prod #: 3810-024-00 (NV)
Haunted Vehicle: Wicked Wheelie Item #: 80690 Asst #: 80680 Factory Code: (NN)
Haunted Vehicle: Air Sickness Item #: 80700 Asst #: 80680 Factory Code: (NN)
Ghost Spooker Item #: 80670 same as Item # none present

Sixth WaveEdit

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Sixth Wave America Back Card

Some sites merge this wave with five or seven, however going by packaging cards it is a clearly released batch of toys during spring/summer of 1989.

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Finger Pop Fiends Item #: 81010 Asst #: 80400 Prod #: 3868-006-00 (NV)
Green Ghost with Proton Pack (Slimer) Item #: 81040 Asst #: 80400 Not Shown on card.
Fearsome Flush Item #: 80920 same as Item # Prod #: 3810-016-00 (NV)
ECTO Popper & ECTO-Goggles Item #: 81020 same as Item # Factory Code: (NT)
Nutrona Blaster Item #: 81030 same as Item # none present
Water Zapper Item #: 80910 same as Item # Factory Code: (NC)

Seventh WaveEdit

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Seventh Wave America Back Card

Item Name Proof # Assortment # Production #/
Factory Code
Notes
Super Fright Features: Janine Melnitz Item #: 81110
Super Fright Features: Winston Zeddmore Item #: 81100
Super Fright Features: Ray Stantz Item #: 81090
Super Fright Features: Egon Spengler Item #: 81080
Super Fright Features: Peter Venkman Item #: 81070
ECTO-3 Item #: 81050
Ghost Trap Item #: 81130

Eighth WaveEdit

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Eighth Wave America Back Card

Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Item #: 81170 Power Pack Heroes: Ray Stantz
Item #: 81210 Power Pack Heroes: Janine Melnitz
Item #: 81190 Power Pack Heroes: Winston Zeddmore
Item #: 81180 Power Pack Heroes: Egon Spengler
Item #: 81400 Power Pack Heroes: Louis Tully Wasn't shown on other cards, only on its own card.
Item #: 81160 Power Pack Heroes: Peter Venkman
Item #: 81230 Gobblin' Goblins: Terror Tongue
Item #: 81220 Gobblin' Goblins: Nasty Neck
Item #: 81240 Gobblin' Goblins: Terrible Teeth
Item #: 81390 Ghost Sweeper
Item #: 81120 ECTO-500

Ninth WaveEdit

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Ninth Wave America Back Card

Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Item #: 81560 Slimed Heroes: Egon Spengler
Item #: 81550 Slimed Heroes: Peter Venkman
Item #: 81570 Slimed Heroes: Ray Stantz
Item #: 81580 Slimed Heroes: Winston Zeddmore
Item #: 81590 Slimed Heroes: Louis Tully
Item #: 80230 ECTO-1A
Item #: 81440 ECTO-Blaster
Item #: 81430 Grab-A-Meter
Item #: 81450 ECTO-Charger

Tenth WaveEdit

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Tenth Wave America Back Card

Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Item #: 81720 ECTO-Glow Hero: Egon Spengler
Item #: 81710 ECTO-Glow Hero: Ray Stantz
Item #: 81740 ECTO-Glow Hero: Louis Tully
Item #: 81730 ECTO-Glow Hero: Winston Zeddmore
Item #: 81690 ECTO-Glow Hero: Peter Venkman
Item #: 81470 ECTO-Bomber
Item #: 81620 ECTO Headgear and Radar
Item #: 81610 Ghost Nabber and Traps

Unreleased ToysEdit

Foreign Market ReleasesEdit

Some toys from America, Canada, and the UK lines were imported to Portugal and Australia. The ones that can be identified have import stickers.

TriviaEdit

  • Toy Weapons such as GhostZapper and GhostPopper have stylized names using CamelCase. A practice of writing compound words or phrases such that each word or abbreviation begins with a capital letter.
  • On pages three to five of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #16, the designs of the Fright Features Ghostbusters are used as the looks of the future versions of the Ghostbusters.

Also SeeEdit


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Finger Pops Related ImagesEdit

Foreign Market Related ImagesEdit

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