Recreate Your Favorite Ghostbusters Moments with These Nostalgic Toys
Who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters toys that remind you of your childhood, that’s who. From the 1984 original Ghostbusters film to the 2016 reboot, with a sequel, an animated series, video games, and comic books in between, these phantasm fighters have been a part of pop culture for a generation. Adults and children alike have discovered the humor, teamwork, and friendship shared by the Ghostbusters as they save the world. Ghostbusters have become a new class of superhero.
The original movie is one of the greatest comedy films of all time, seamlessly blending plenty of laughs with the spookiness of the paranormal world. It’s no wonder Ghostbusters has touched fans for over 30 years now, inspiring conventions, Halloween costumes, and new toys celebrating not only the original ghost fighters — Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore — but a new generation as well, with Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. The original cast members even had cameos in the 2016 film, showing how strong Ghostbusters fandom can be.
One of the best parts of most movies is the toys that come with it. Recreate the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer eating hot dogs, and the Ghostbusters’ firehouse headquarters with Playmobile. Build Ecto-1 from LEGO and give a plush Stay Puft Marshmallow Man a big cuddly hug. Another film is in the works for 2020, so now is the perfect time to get your hands on some of these nostalgic Ghostbusters toys.
Don’t call the Ghostbusters, call your friends to come over and play Ghostbusters: The Board Game. With artwork designed by the comic book artists, this game features multiple scenarios and lots of dice-rolling to keep it fresh every time you play. It includes ghost cards and character cards, 48 mini-figures, and 10 double-side game boards. Work together in this cooperative episodic game to reverse the opening to the spirit world and rid our world of ghosts.
This Ecto-1 set was one of the first from LEGO Ideas, the forum for user-suggested LEGO sets. Created for the 30th anniversary of the original film, this set has over 500 pieces for building Ecto-1 and minifigs of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddemore with their proton packs and other accessories.
What did you do, Ray? When the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man starts tearing up New York City as The Destructor’s chosen form, it’s up to the Ghostbusters to stop him. This Marshmallow man from Playmobile comes with a Ray Stantz figure, including his goggles and proton pack. The Marshmallow Man has moveable arms, and like most Playmobile figures Ray can bend at the waist and turn his head as well.
If you love BrickHeadz, be sure to add this pair to your collection. Dr. Venkman is covered in slime, thanks to Slimer. These BrickHeadz characters have charming details such as the slime on Venkman’s coveralls and Slimber’s hot dogs.
From the Jada Toys Hollywood Rides series, feast your eyes on this die-cast model of Ecto-1. Details from the movie include the logo on the door and opening doors and hood. It’s in 1:24 scale. This a great toy for collectors of Ghostbusters memorabilia or of classic movie cars.
This huggable, soft plush Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sings the Ghostbuster’s theme song when you squeeze him. He’s way too cute to destroy with a proton pack.
We all know about Slimer’s insatiable appetite. Hopefully this Playmobile hot dog stand has enough food to satisfy him. The set comes with the hot dog cart, the vendor, and all the food and accessories needed to feed this ghost. It even comes with slime splotches, so everyone can see that Slimer has left his mark.
This firehouse opens up to reveal the Ghostbusters at work inside their headquarters. Egon and Janine help out Louis Tully, otherwise known as Vince Clortho, the Keymaster, while Ray observes the ghost from the library. The play set features office space and the ghost storage facility for our hard-working heros, and even room to park Ecto-1 (sold separately). And the fire pole so the Ghostbusters can slide down when they get the call.
This Sidearm Proton Blaster by BOOMCo was inspired by the 2016 film, which featured an array of brand-new ghost-fighting equipment. The sleek design shoots five rapid-fire darts that are included (extra darts may be purchased separately because, let’s face it, they always get lost under the couch). Never be caught off guard by ghosts when you have this Proton Blaster in your hand.
Show off your fandom by sporting this black t-shirt featuring the classic Ghostbusters logo. The iconic ghost glows in the dark, so you’ll never be stuck with the lights out. This officially licensed t-shirt is 100% cotton.