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Classic Hero Figure: Egon Spengler an action figure which is part of Kenners The Real Ghostbusters Toy Line's (Classic) Hero set. Based off The Real Ghostbusters animated series Egon Spengler. The toy went through three print runs in 1986/87, as well as a planned reissue in 2020 by Hasbro.

The Classic Heroes group also included Peter, Ray, and Winston.


Toy Descriptions

Egon Spengler
with Neutrona Blaster and Proton Pack
(also has an red proton beam)
and Gulper Ghost

Front of Card Instruction

Action Zapping Ray with Neutrona Blaster and Proton Pack Accessories

Promotional Description

The absent-minded electronic genius who is responsible for the group's zany ghost-chasing equipment.

Back of Card Instruction

1. Neutrona Blaster snaps on to side of Proton Pack for storage.
2. A. Press peg on Proton Pack into hole in body of action figure. (NOTE: back pack must be in upright position as shown.)
    B. Slide Neutrona Blaster onto right arm as shown.
3. Twist handle on Neutrona Blaster for action zapping ray.

Walmart Website 2020 Reissue

Information gathered from Walmart-"Ghostbusters Kenner Classics Egon Spengler and Gulper Ghost".

  • Ghostbusters Kenner Classics Egon Spengler and Gulper Ghost
    • Walmart # 577315310
    • $14.99
    • Arrives by Wed, Jun 3 (2020)

About This Item:

  • CLASSIC KENNER DESIGN: Created to replicate the original Kenner action figures of the 1980s, Kenner Classics brings old favorites back to shelves everywhere
  • EGON SPENGLER, THE BLONDE VERSION: As seen on the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, with character design influenced by the figures from the 80s
  • DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS: Since 1984, Ghostbusters has brought spooky adventures and ghostbusting action to fans and collectors of all ages
  • INCLUDES GHOST AND GHOSTBUSTING ACCESSORIES: Comes with a Gulper Ghost toy, Proton pack, and Nutrona blaster accessories

When ghosts haunt the streets of New York, the Ghostbusters team up to stop them. Egon Spengler is the absent-minded electronic genius who is responsible for the group’s zany ghost-chasing equipment.

For those who want to relieve the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons and ghostly green juice boxes or introduce a new generation of fans to the Ghostbusters, Hasbro has you covered with Kenner Classics Ghostbusters figures. Featuring design intended to replicate the original action figures from the 1980s, along with the classic accessories and package art. Kenner Classics from Hasbro are a great addition to any collector’s shelf or fan’s playtime.

  • Includes: figure and 3 accessories
  • Figure scale: 5 inches

Variation Information

  • American Line: First pressing (Proton packs had the hose to the proton gun connected to the bottom of the pack. The description text of the toy is white on the front, and the back card is a first wave design.)
    • Second pressing (Proton packs had the hose to the proton gun connected to the bumper of the pack. The description text of the toy is white on the front, and the back card is a second wave design.)
    • Third pressing (Proton packs had the hose to the proton gun connected to the bumper of the pack. The description text of the toy is yellow on the front, and the back card is a second wave design.)
  • Canada Line: Based design based on American first pressing.
  • Brazilian Line: Standard version
  • UK Line: Proton packs had the hose to the proton gun connected to the bumper of the pack. This is standard in all lines in UK Lineage.
  • French/Dutch Line: French only version
    • Standard bilingual version
  • German Line: Standard version.

Mold Reused

The mold for this figure was later reused again for other lineup including the following:

Trivia

  • All six wave one toys saw a Diamond Select take on them including Egon.
  • The Gulper Ghost appears on the Second Printing cover of Ghostbusters Issue #2.
  • On Cover RI of Ghostbusters Issue #15, Gulper Ghost makes non-canon cameo.
  • On the subscription cover of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #18, Gulper Ghost makes a non-canon cameo.
  • On page 17 of Ghostbusters International #1, in the observation tank is the Gulper Ghost from the Kenner Classic Hero Figure: Egon Spengler action figure.
  • In Ghostbusters International #3, on page 19, in panel 3, still in the containment tank is the Gulper Ghost based on the figure in the Kenner Egon classic hero action figure.
  • On page 35 of Ghostbusters Annual 2018, in panel 3, is a ghost based on the Gulper Ghost .
  • On page 36 of Annual 2018, in panel 1, on the left is the Gulper Ghost again.


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