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.


Thr Real Ghostbusters 1986 Screaming Heroes Winston Zeddmore and Houndhowl Ghost
Thr Real Ghostbusters 1986 Screaming Heroes Winston Zeddmore and Houndhowl Ghost

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The Real Ghostbuster Brain Blaster Ghost Kenner MIP 1984
The Real Ghostbuster Brain Blaster Ghost Kenner MIP 1984

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Retro Action Ghostbusters Peter Venkman
Retro Action Ghostbusters Peter Venkman

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Vintage Ghostbusters PKE Meter
Vintage Ghostbusters PKE Meter

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Ecto 3 complete with box ghost car Ghostbusters action figure vehicle lot kenner
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Great Lot of Vintage Kenner Real Ghostbusters Ecto 1 2 3 Ghosts Figures Monsters
Great Lot of Vintage Kenner Real Ghostbusters Ecto 1 2 3 Ghosts Figures Monsters

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1984 The Real Ghostbusters PeterRayEgonWinston SET Action Figures ALL 4
1984 The Real Ghostbusters PeterRayEgonWinston SET Action Figures ALL 4

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Mattel Ghostbusters Slime Blower Ray Stantz Action Figure
Mattel Ghostbusters Slime Blower Ray Stantz Action Figure

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The Real Ghostbuster Play Doh Play Set Ecto 1 Vehicle Extruder Kenner Parker
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Real Ghostbusters Kenner Novelty Accessories 4 inch novelty Ghost Extinguisher
Real Ghostbusters Kenner Novelty Accessories 4 inch novelty Ghost Extinguisher

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