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.

The Real Ghostbusters Egon Spengler 1986 Kenner RARE Series 1 Wave 1 Vintage
The Real Ghostbusters Egon Spengler 1986 Kenner RARE Series 1 Wave 1 Vintage

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Diamond Select Toys Ghostbusters Select Winston Action Figure
Diamond Select Toys Ghostbusters Select Winston Action Figure

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GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMER Series III Diamond Select 2016 Action Figure Collectible NEW
GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMER Series III Diamond Select 2016 Action Figure Collectible NEW

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Vintage Filmation Ghostbusters Fib Face AFA 80 MOC Schaper Rare
Vintage Filmation Ghostbusters Fib Face AFA 80 MOC Schaper Rare

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NECA Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Extreme Head Knockers Bobble 2004
NECA Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Extreme Head Knockers Bobble 2004

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Ghostbusters Electronic Proton Pack Projector Halloween Christmas GHOST Buster
Ghostbusters Electronic Proton Pack Projector  Halloween Christmas GHOST Buster

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Kenner vintage Original Ghostbusters Ray Stantz with Fright Features MOC c 8+
Kenner vintage Original Ghostbusters Ray Stantz with Fright Features MOC c 8+

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Diamond Select GHOSTBUSTERS 7 VENKMAN Spengler ZEDDEMORE Stantz Read Listing
Diamond Select GHOSTBUSTERS 7 VENKMAN Spengler ZEDDEMORE Stantz Read Listing

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Vintage Ghostbusters Proton Pack PK Meter Nutrona Blaster Last ones
Vintage Ghostbusters Proton Pack PK Meter Nutrona Blaster Last ones

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Ghostbusters Classic Peter Venkman 6 Action Figure BAF New Factory Sealed
Ghostbusters Classic Peter Venkman 6 Action Figure BAF New Factory Sealed

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