Ghostbusters

Regularly placing in best comedy lists, the movie Ghostbusters quickly became a sci-fi comedy classic.  Not only was Ghostbusters funny and smart, it was also clean, something the entire family could get together and enjoy.  Considering how kid-friendly it was, making Ghostbusters into a cartoon series was a great move.

Though adults from the time period might be most familiar with the live action movies, children growing up in the '80s are often even more familiar with The Real Ghostbusters, an animated series based off of the movies. Running for seven seasons and nearly 150 episodes, the Ghostbusters cartoon series imprinted the already interesting and engaging personalities of the movie characters onto children for a much longer time period than even the classic movies could accomplish, simply because viewers were exposed to it at least once a week.

Though the characters' personalities were largely the same in both the movies and the cartoon, many were significantly altered visually, most notably Egon.  Since the toy lines for the Ghostbusters were marketed toward kids instead of adults and children were exposed to the animated series every week rather than once or twice, the cartoon designs were the models used for the toys.

Today, Ghostbusters collectibles can cover a wide range of prices.  Limited edition releases can be surprisingly expensive, especially in the original packaging.  More common releases are generally more affordable, though expect some wear on anything already opened.


1984 Ghostbusters Peter Venkman Columbia Pictures Action Figure with Proton Pac
1984 Ghostbusters Peter Venkman Columbia Pictures Action Figure with Proton Pac

$4.99

Time Remaining: 6d 15h 56m

Buy It Now for only: $18.99
Buy It Now


Ghostbusters THE ROOKIE Exclusive Action Figure MOC Ghost Trap Video Game
Ghostbusters THE ROOKIE Exclusive Action Figure MOC Ghost Trap Video Game

$20.00

Time Remaining: 26d 17h 7m

Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now


GHOSTBUSTERS Proton RAY STANTZ with glow logo NEW IN BOX
GHOSTBUSTERS Proton RAY STANTZ with glow logo NEW IN BOX

$18.00

Time Remaining: 12h 42m

Buy It Now for only: $18.00
Buy It Now


Vintage Ghostbusters 1984 Ecto 1 Ambulance Parts Car Action Figure Toy
Vintage Ghostbusters 1984 Ecto 1 Ambulance Parts Car Action Figure Toy

$12.00

Time Remaining: 6d 11h 10m

Buy It Now for only: $23.00
Buy It Now


MOC Ghostbusters RAY STANTZ w Glow LOGO NEW IN BOX Action Figure
MOC Ghostbusters RAY STANTZ w Glow LOGO NEW IN BOX Action Figure

$20.00

Time Remaining: 3d 11h 9m

Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now


Vintage Ghostbusters Action Figure Part Ghost Proton Pack Lot Kenner Toy
Vintage Ghostbusters Action Figure Part Ghost Proton Pack Lot Kenner Toy

$30.00

Time Remaining: 6d 13h 54m

Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now


Mattel Ghostbusters SDCC STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN Exclusive 20 Gozer diorama
Mattel Ghostbusters SDCC STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN Exclusive 20 Gozer diorama

$64.99

Time Remaining: 13d 11h 36m

Buy It Now for only: $64.99
Buy It Now


Ghostbusters Mattel 12 1 6 action figure set Venkman spengler stantz zeddemore
Ghostbusters Mattel 12 1 6 action figure set Venkman spengler stantz zeddemore

$300.00

Time Remaining: 24d 11h 24m

Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Buy It Now


1984 Ghostbusters Ray Stantz Columbia Pictures Action Figure with Proton Pack
1984 Ghostbusters Ray Stantz Columbia Pictures Action Figure with Proton Pack

$3.99

Time Remaining: 6d 15h 56m

Buy It Now for only: $19.59
Buy It Now


GHOSTBUSTERS II 2 PACK 12 Inch Peter Venkman Winston Zeddemore action figures
GHOSTBUSTERS II 2 PACK 12 Inch Peter Venkman  Winston Zeddemore action figures

$69.95

Time Remaining: 27d 14h 56m

Buy It Now for only: $69.95
Buy It Now