Tag Archives: Ghostbusters

I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost!

Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters – Columbia Pictures. TVTA presents a number of product advertisements from comics, catalogues and magazines, plus other Ghostbusters related items.

For Filmation’s The Ghost Busters and Filmation’s Ghostbusters see here


US. Tales of the Teen Titans. 1985.

US. Tales of the Teen Titans. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988


Ghostbusters II Activity Book 1988 US.

 


Toys

The Real Ghostbusters in pack catalogue. Details.

The Real Ghostbusters in pack catalogue. Details.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

Ecto 1. Wootbox exclusive. 2018.


In other Ghostbusters news…

Ecto-Plasma Saber. For Tyeth Editions. 2018.


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Ecto-Plasma Saber – Inspired by the 1984 movie Ghostbusters

Hello vintage mates, please check out fellow WP blogger and all round good guy For Tyeth‘s latest TV & Film inspired lightsaber… Perfect for Halloween, perfect for Star Wars, perfect for Ghostbusters! In the same series you can also check out the awesome 80s Knight Rider car KITT

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Helloooooo Everybodies!!!!!!!!It is getting near to that time of the year where the Ghouls and Ghosts, Spectres and Spooks all come out to play. And to help protect you all I have joined forces with fellow blogger and friend The Vintage Toy Advertiser to bring you some Ghostbusters themed adverts and a new Ghostbusters themed hilt!

As you may know back in New York of 1984, the city suffered from a wave of supernatural shenanigans and it fell to three Parapsychologists to save the day. Their names were Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler (and later) Winston Zeddemore otherwise known as the Ghostbusters. They were college professors and scientists who built some cutting edge equipment to catch and contain the ghosties. Unfortunately they weren’t politicians and fell foul of a devious city official. As a result they get arrested for operating without a license, just as a big paranormal event occurs and a large…

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The ‘real’ true Ghost Busters

“In a new adventure” Filmation’s Ghostbusters mini comic. 1986. France. Fortan/Moran/Schurr/McBride.

The Ghost Busters was a 1975 live-action series about a trio of inept detectives investigating ghostly occurrences. The series, by Filmation, ran for fifteen episodes and featured the characters Kong, Spencer and Tracy the gorilla.

In 1986, following the success of the unrelated Columbia Pictures’ 1984 Ghostbusters film (for which Columbia paid Filmation a fee for the license to use the name) Filmation developed The Ghost Busters into an animated show called Ghostbusters – later changing it to Filmation’s Ghostbusters for their video releases.

Around the same time as Filmation’s Ghostbusters animated series came the unrelated The Real Ghostbusters animated series from Columbia Pictures (based on their film), who added ‘Real’ to ‘Ghostbusters’ to avoid confusion. Filmation had previously tried to work with Columbia on their animated show but the deal fell through.

The Filmation Ghostbusters animated series ran for 65 episodes and starred the characters Jake Kong Jr. and Eddie Spencer Jr. as the sons of the original TV series characters Kong and Spencer, along with Tracy the gorilla (who worked with their fathers) and their speaking team car the Ghost Buggy. Aiding the ghoul-getting protagonists was time-travelling ghostbuster the sorceress Futura, reporter Jessica Wray and the gypsy Madame Why. The catchphrase for the show was “Let’s go, Ghostbusters!”

Let’s Go, Ghostbusters! Image from 1986 mini comic showing Tracy the gorilla, Eddie Spencer Jr. and Jake Kong Jr.

Image from 1986 mini comic showing in the top panel Eddie Spencer Jr. and Jake Kong Jr. in their transformation room. The bottom panel shows Tracy inside the cockpit of the Ghost Buggy car which could talk, fly and travel through time!

Image from 1986 mini comic showing from top to bottom: Futura battling the villain Mysteria; Jake hurling the head of villain Scared Stiff; Eddie with Tracy standing next to the villain Fangster; the villain Haunter throwing his hat, and on piano the lead villain Prime Evil.

The toys

A toy line was released by Schaper and Tyco consisting of ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’ action figures and their accessories, along with vehicles and two playsets. The scans below from the 1986 French language mini comic show thirteen figures, three vehicles and two playsets – including the awesome-looking Ghost Command headquarters.


In the final panel from the 1986 mini comic the Ghostbusters are reunited with their dads from The Ghost Busters! 

So, who you gonna call? Seems we’re a bit spoiled for choice now. Let’s go, Ghostbusters! 

sources: 1986 mini comic images scanned by TVTA. Thanks to Ghostbusters Wiki and Wikipedia accessed 07 Sept 2018. For the 1984 film Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters see TVTA’s entry here


28/09/18. More toys – 

Filmation’s Ghostbusters. De Speelboom N°3. 1987. Netherlands.

Intertoys Speelboek Autumn 1987. Netherlands.

Toy Time Ad Break

Welcome to a special ‘Never Mind The Adverts Here Are The Toys’ in which TVTA grabs a few goodies from the toy box and attempts to match them up with their advert counterparts. Modern and vintage, anything goes today! Thanks for looking  🙂

Ecto 1. Wootbox exclusive. 2018.

US. Tales of the Teen Titans. 1985.

Pez dispensers.

Secrets of Haunted House. 1981. US.

Corgi Juniors Superman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

Takara transforming X-Wing Fighter. 1978. Japan.

Takara X-Wings. Collectable postcard. Star Wars The Toys Chronicle Books. 1995.

The shootout. Photo TVTA.

Kenner X-Wing and figures. Collectable postcard. Star Wars The Toys Chronicle Books. 1995.

Various figures and accessories from vintage Playmobil indian sets.

Denmark. 1983. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.

2000 AD Mega Heroes figures

UK. Eagle. 1983.

Slaine. 2000 AD Re-Action figure.

2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1996.

Real Ghostbusters, AstĂ©rix, Micronauts, Hostess Twinkies and Heroes World

Seven new adverts featured in vintage publications from France, the UK and the US.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


US. Doctor Who. 1981.

US. Doctor Who. 1981.


US. Doctor Who. 1981.

US. Doctor Who. 1981.


US. Doctor Who. 1981.

US. Doctor Who. 1981.