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.

Ghostbusters Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore Figure
Ghostbusters Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore Figure

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Retro Action 80s Venkman + STanz 8 Figure Lot The Real Ghostbusters w Xtras
Retro Action 80s Venkman + STanz 8 Figure Lot The Real Ghostbusters w Xtras

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1984 Ghost Zapper Complete Ghostbusters Vintage Kenner Accessory
1984 Ghost Zapper Complete Ghostbusters Vintage Kenner Accessory

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VINTAGE KENNER REAL GHOSTBUSTERS MINI GHOST LOT
VINTAGE KENNER REAL GHOSTBUSTERS MINI GHOST LOT

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1989 Janine Melnitz Fright Features Complete Ghostbusters Vintage Figure Kenner
1989 Janine Melnitz Fright Features Complete Ghostbusters Vintage Figure Kenner

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1989 Winston Zeddmore Super Fright Features Complete Ghostbusters Vintage Kenner
1989 Winston Zeddmore Super Fright Features Complete Ghostbusters Vintage Kenner

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Diamond Select Toys Ghostbusters Select Egon Spengler Action Figure sjan18 18
Diamond Select Toys Ghostbusters Select Egon Spengler Action Figure sjan18 18

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The Real Ghostbusters Mattel 8 Inch Retro Figure SAMHAIN Halloween Pumpkin Head
The Real Ghostbusters Mattel 8 Inch Retro Figure SAMHAIN Halloween Pumpkin Head

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GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR 7 INCH FIGURE CLASSIC GHOSTBUSTERS DIAMOND SELECT 2016
GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR 7 INCH FIGURE CLASSIC GHOSTBUSTERS DIAMOND SELECT 2016

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Ghostbusters 6 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Ghost Rowan Mayhem Action Figure NEW
Ghostbusters 6 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Ghost Rowan Mayhem Action Figure NEW

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