Hasbro Teasing New The Real Ghostbusters Figures?!?

by Jay Cochran
March 05, 2021
When it comes to Ghostbusters action figures, one of the most requested lines you often hear from fans is updated versions of the figures based on the classic The Real Ghostbusters animated series.

Today Hasbro posted on social media this image asking

"What classic Kenner Ghostbusters toys would you like us to bring back to life next?"

Kenner made the original figures based on The Real Ghostbusters back in the day. Hasbro released a wave of Retro figures based on those original Kenner figures that were released as Walmart exclusives last year.

It's not clear if Hasbro is teasing more Retro figures or perhaps will do 6" versions for their Plasma line. Hell we don't even know if Hasbro is actually teasing something specific here or just looking for social media attention.

Since the new Ghostbusters Afterlife movie release has been delayed due to COVID, Hasbro hasn't seemingly done much with the Ghostbusters license since they took it over from Mattel last year. We've gotten the one wave of 6" Plasma figures based on the original movie which have seemingly sat on shelves. We got the one wave of Reto figures as well as a role-play NERF item, and a Afterlife version of the Ecto-1 released under the Plasma banner, but not made for 6" figures or any figures that have currently been released. That item as well hasn't seemingly moved to well at Target stores.
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JayC - 2021-03-15 @ 6:03 pm

Fearsome Flush and Bug-Eye

JayC - 2021-03-15 @ 5:54 pm

Fearsome Flush is up now.

JayC - 2021-03-15 @ 5:26 pm

I think this may be the Bug Eye and Flush but not 100% sure https://www.walmart.com/ip/GHB-KENNER-CLASSICS-FIGURES/389832580

JayC - 2021-03-15 @ 5:25 pm
GHOSTBUSTERS KENNER CLASSICS ECTO-1(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/ Available: April 2021)Its a (proton) blast from the past with the GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics Ecto-1 from Hasbro! Inspired by The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, with design and deco influenced by the toys from the 80s, the Kenner Classics Ecto-1 toy features moving wheels, an opening tailgate, a roof-mounted swivel blaster seat, and a deployable ghost claw so kids can imagine bustin and capturing ghosts with the included ghost figure.The Kenner Classics Ecto-1 is perfect for those wanting to relive the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons and ghostly green juice boxes or those who want to introduce a new generation of fans to the Ghostbusters. Available exclusively at Walmart.GHOSTBUSTERS KENNER CLASSICS THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS GHOSTS - Still not listed. Will update when it goes up.(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/ Available: April 2021)Its a (proton) blast from the past with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts from Hasbros GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics line! Inspired by The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, the packaging features design and deco influenced by the toys from the 80s. Kids can imagine eerie encounters with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts toys as it showcases fun action features, including cyclops eye-popping action from Bug-Eye and rolling action to reveal a fearsome ghost inside from Fearsome Flush.The Real Ghostbusters Bug-Eye and Fearsome Flush toys from Hasbros GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics line are perfect for those wanting to relive the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons and ghostly green juice boxes or those who want to introduce a new generation of fans to the Ghostbusters. Available exclusively at Walmart.
Roadpigmaster - 2021-03-14 @ 3:53 pm
On 3/5/2021 at 4:04 PM, mako said:

I'm still hoping somebody finds a way to do figures based on the OTHER Ghost Busters cartoon. I never even watched it during its enitial run, but kind of fell in love with it on video.

Filmation Ghostbusters... I want a Tracy figure...????

tudortiger2000 - 2021-03-13 @ 8:14 pm

A nice pinch at nostalgia. But not  my scale, unfortunately. 

MRT - 2021-03-13 @ 5:33 am

C'mon hasbro, Plasma Series Real Ghostbusters please! Make an Ecto1 and ecto 2 too!

hainrs - 2021-03-12 @ 11:35 pm
6 hours ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

Here comes Walmart to make buying a toy a whole nuisance again.

Here, the only ones that appeared in stores were the four Ghostbusters, only in some stores, no trace of Slimmer or the Stay Puff Man. I don't want to imagine the martyrdom that will be to get the Ecto-1, looks like it's really going to be a very sought-after item.

There's about 50 Slimers and Stay Puft in Walmarts around here right now, as well as all of the Ghostbusters and some of the other items they've put out. They've been warming pegs for months here, but they recently refilled everything on top of a new Plasma series Ecto-1. I don't foresee that line continuing given the poor sales of wave 1. I don't think it would have mattered if the movie had come out, either. Kids don't care about GB, and anyone that was going to buy these would have already bought them whether there's a movie or not.

ClarkKent - 2021-03-12 @ 11:35 pm

Ok, so Hasbro thinks there's a Real Ghostbusters fanbase, but not enough to make something new?

Lord_Scareglow - 2021-03-12 @ 8:10 pm

Oh man my favorite thing was that Toilet as a kid, I loved it until it broke, my brother thought that all toilets could turn into those, so he was scared he'd get attacked, so he tried never to go in the bathroom (now that's another story), ah those were the days.

I never saw a single one of these vintage style GB figures in stores so I don't think I'll see them now, oh well. I'd buy that toilet.

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