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The Real Ghostbusters Toy line in the UK based on the The Real Ghostbusters. The toys themselves are direct copies of the American counterparts, however promotional work such as logos for lines, color schemes, and arrangement of toys shown on back of card were altered from the American version. The toy line is believed to have been released at about the same time as the American version unlike other releases in other countries/regions. The redesigns introduced in the UK line were also used for S.O.S Fantomes/Real Ghostbuster (French and Dutch version), German The Real Ghostbusters, and Gli Acchiappafantasmi (Italian version). In all cases the back cards were not altered as far as what toys were shown.

DescriptionEdit

The UK Toy Line ran from 1987-1990 and instead of having several waves per year had one instead. Four waves in all were released and they never sold the toys from the American tenth wave which was mainly the five Ecto-Glow Hero figures. Among the notable traits is the Lion seal on the back of the card.

List of ToysEdit

First WaveEdit

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First Wave UK Back Card

The UK first wave combines the first and second waves of the American version. The back card itself is almost the same as the American second wave back card with only a switch of Ecto-Plazm and the group photo of the Gooper Ghosts.

Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Classic: Egon Spengler Yes
Classic: Ray Stantz Yes
Classic: Peter Venkman Yes
Classic: Winston Zeddmore Yes
Stay Puft Yes
Green Ghost (Slimer) Yes
Bug-Eye Ghost No
H2 Ghost No
Bad-To-The-Bone Ghost No
Ecto-1 No
Gooper Ghost: Squisher No
Gooper Ghost: Banshee Bomber No
Gooper Ghost: Sludge Bucket No
Ecto-Plazm (Purple) No
GhostZapper No
GhostPopper No
Green Ghost Plush Not on card. No
Stay Puft Plush Not on card. No

Second WaveEdit

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Second Wave UK Back Card


Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Fright Feature: Peter Venkman No
Fright Feature: Egon Spengler No
Fright Feature: Ray Stantz No
Fright Feature: Winston Zeddmore No
Fright Feature: Janine Melnitz No
Fire Station No
Haunted Humans: Terror Trash No
Haunted Humans: Granny Gross No
Haunted Humans: Mail Fraud No
Haunted Humans: Hard Hat Horror No
Haunted Humans: Tombstone Tackle No
Haunted Humans: X-Cop No
Proton Pack No
Mini Ghosts: Mini Goopers No
Mini Ghosts: Mini Traps (Not shown) No
Mini Ghosts: Mini Shooter No
Ecto-Plazm (Red) No
Ecto-Plazm (Yellow) No
Ecto-Plazm (Blue) No
Gooper Green Ghost (Slimer) (Not shown, not on card) No

Third WaveEdit

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Third Wave UK Back Card


Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Super Fright Features Heroes: Janine Melnitz No
Super Fright Features Heroes: Winston Zeddmore No
Super Fright Features Heroes: Ray Stantz No
Super Fright Features Heroes: Egon Spengler No
Super Fright Features Heroes: Peter Venkman No
Classic Monsters: Frankenstein No
Classic Monsters: Mummy No
Classic Monsters: Dracula No
Classic Monsters: Zombie No
Classic Monsters: Hunchback No
Classic Monsters: Wolfman No
Screaming Heroes: Peter Venkman No
Screaming Heroes: Janine Melnitz No
Screaming Heroes: Egon Spengler No
Screaming Heroes: Winston Zeddmore No
Screaming Heroes: Ray Stantz No
Fearsome Flush No
Haunted Vehicles: Wicked Wheelie No
Haunted Vehicles: Airsickness No
Pull Speed Ahead No
Ghost Spooker No
Brain Blaster No
Green Ghost with Proton Pack(Slimer) No
Finger Pop Fiends No
ECTO-3 No
ECTO-2 No
Haunted Vehicles: Highway Haunter No
Ghost Trap No
Water Zapper No
Neutrona Blaster No
ECTO Popper & ECTO-Goggles No

Fourth WaveEdit

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Fourth Wave UK Back Card


Proof #/Prod. # Item Name Notes
Power Pack Hero: Ray Stantz No
Power Pack Hero: Janine Melnitz No
Power Pack Hero: Winston Zeddmore No
Power Pack Hero: Egon Spengler No
Power Pack Hero: Peter Venkman No
Power Pack Hero: Louis Tully (Not shown, but listed) No
Slimed Heroes: Egon Spengler No
Slimed Heroes: Ray Stantz No
Slimed Heroes: Peter Venkman No
Slimed Heroes: Winston Zeddmore No
Slimed Heroes: Louis Tully No
ECTO-Bomber No
Grab-A-Meter No
ECTO-Blaster No
Ghost Sweeper No
ECTO-500 No
ECTO-1A No
ECTO-Charger No
Gobblin' Goblins: Terror Tongue No
Gobblin' Goblins: Nasty Neck No
Gobblin' Goblins: Terrible Teeth No
Ghost Nabber and Traps (Not shown) No
ECTO Headgear and Radar (Not shown) No

TranslationsEdit

The UK design was also translated into French, Dutch, German, and Italian.

1987 1988 1989 1990
English X X X X
French X X X X
Dutch ? ? X X
German X X X X
Italian X X X X
Spanish ?

TriviaEdit

  • On page 2 panel 2 of Ghostbusters International #4, Kevin is carrying a box marked "Fire Station Headquarters," a nod to the U.K. printing of the Kenner Firehouse playset.


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