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.


MattyCollector Ghostbusters 2 custom figure lot Peter Ray Egon Slimer
MattyCollector Ghostbusters 2 custom figure lot Peter Ray Egon Slimer

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Mattel GHOSTBUSTERS CLASSICS 30th Anniversary 2 Pack Sets Peter Egon Winston +
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MattyCollector Ghostbusters Scoleri Brothers lot with Obitsu flight stands
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Kenner 1984 Real Ghostbusters Green Ghost Slimer Food Parts
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Mattel Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary PETER VENKMAN EGON SPENGLER 2 pack
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Ghostbusters Movie Classics THE ROOKIE 6 Figure Exclusive HTF NEW
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Kenner The real Ghostbusters Ecto Glow Egon Spengler MOSC c 7+
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The Real Ghostbusters Kenner Figure lot Peter Venkman Egon Spengler Ray Winston
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The Real Ghostbusters ECTO 3 vehicle New Unopened
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Mattel Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary WINSTON ZEDDEMORE RAY STANTZ 2 pack
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