Hasbro is scratching that nostalgic itch by reissuing the classic Ecto-1 vehicle from The Real Ghostbusters Kenner line
After last year’s nostalgic reissue of some of the classic Kenner action figures from The Real Ghostbusters; Hasbro is expanding the line even further. The first wave of figures included Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winstone Zeddemore. And rounding out the wave was Slimer and the adorable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
The figures were a straight reissue in their original 80s packaging and scratched a nostalgia itch. One that many of us had been hoping for some time.
Thankfully, the reissue was a roaring success. And now, Hasbro is expanding the line by releasing the Ecto-1, Fearsome Flush, and Bug-Eye. Each will come in its original packaging inspired by their first issue way back when. So, strap on your proton packs and get ready for your first look:
GHOSTBUSTERS KENNER CLASSICS ECTO-1
(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/ Available: April 2021)
It’s 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
(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/ Available: April 2021)
It’s a (proton) blast from the past with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts from Hasbro’s 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 Hasbro’s 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.
This is wonderful news. And fans of the hit animated series will be delighted with the opportunity to add a case fresh Ecto-1 to their collections. Myself included. Thankfully, I still have my original edition. It’s a little more weathered than I’d like, but hey, it saw a lotta action!
These wonderful reissues will be exclusive to Walmart in the United States. Fans in other territories will need to watch their favorite vendors for updates. Pre-orders kick off on March 15th at 1:00 PM EST with Ecto-1 retailing at $50, while the two ghosts will set you back $15 each.
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