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The Green Ghost (aka Slimer) an action figure which is part of Kenners The Real Ghostbusters Toy Line's line on launch. Based off The Real Ghostbusters animated series Slimer, likely based off the The Real Ghostbusters Pilot as the Green Ghost was designed to look evil. The toy went through three print runs in 1986/87, as well as a planned reissue in 2020 by Hasbro.

The Green Ghost was the first (along with The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man) made in the Kenner Real Ghostbusters Line. Later the ghosts H2 Ghost, Bug-Eye Ghost, and Bad-To-The-Bone Ghost were released and bundled with the previous two ghost toys.


Toy Descriptions

The Green Ghost
with pizza, pork chop, and watermelon

Promotional Description

The hungriest of all ghosts, he now on the side of The Real Ghostbusters. No pizza or donut is safe when he's around!

Back of Card Instruction

Note that this does not appear on the first version of the American or the Canada run of the toy line. Also, the Instructions included the Promotional Description in it.

You can move his arms and rotate his tail to desired positions.

Walmart Website 2020 Reissue

Information gathered from Walmart-"Ghostbusters Kenner Classics Green Ghost Slimer".

  • Ghostbusters Kenner Classics Green Ghost Slimer
    • Walmart # 578768187
    • $14.92
    • Arrives by Thu, Jun 4 (2020)

About This Item:

  • CLASSIC KENNER DESIGN: Designed to replicate the original Kenner action figures of the 1980s, Kenner Classics brings old favorites back to shelves everywhere
  • GREEN GHOST: Also known as Slimer, this spooky specter is back with an empty stomach and a knack for wreaking havoc. 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 FOOD THEMED ACCESSORIES: Comes with watermelon, steak, and pizza shaped accessories

When ghosts haunt the streets of New York, the Ghostbusters team up to stop them. The Green Ghost, also known as Slimer, has a huge appetite and leaves slime behind when he passes through objects.

For those who want to relive 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 replicating 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: 6 inches

Variation Information

The Green Ghost was made in three production runs with one production run having a variant packaging in America.

  • American first pressing
    • Lighter blue cardboard with purple fade at bottom.
    • Text is white for name.
    • Square plastic to hold toy to card.
    • First wave card back. No instructions at top.
    • Sticker with "Known As Slimer in the TV Series "The Real Ghostbusters"", usually placed on bottom middle of plastic.
  • American first pressing "variant"
    • Lighter blue cardboard with purple fade at bottom.
    • Text is white for name.
    • Snug plastic to hold toy to card.
    • First wave card back. No instructions at top.
    • Sticker with "Known As Slimer in the TV Series "The Real Ghostbusters"", usually placed on the right where later printings had that note printed.
  • American second pressing
    • Standard blue cardboard.
    • Text is white for name.
    • Snug plastic to hold toy to card.
    • Second wave card back. Includes instructions at top.
  • American third pressing
    • Purple cardboard.
    • Text is yellow for name.
    • Snug plastic to hold toy to card.
    • Second wave card back. Includes instructions at top.
  • Canada Line: Based design based on American first pressing.
  • Brazilian Line: Standard version
  • UK Line: Standard version.
  • French/Dutch Line: Standard version.
  • German Line: Standard version.
  • Italian Line: Standard version.


Trivia

  • The American pressing of Green Ghost makes an error with the item number is printed to say 81020 while the back of the cards proof of purchase says 80120. The Canadian version of the card corrected the error as they use the same item numbers.
  • All six wave one toys saw a Diamond Select take on them including Slimer.
  • On page 19 of Ghostbusters Issue #12, a sticker on the front door of Seattle City Hall features the pizza, pork chop, and watermelon that came with Kenner's Green Ghost toy.
  • On page six of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1, the Green Ghost's food makes a non-canon cameo in the refrigerator.
  • On page one of Ghostbusters 101 #5, panel 1, the Green Ghost's watermelon accessory is the last beer tap on the right.
  • On page 2 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #5, in panel 5, Slimer 68-R has a watermelon visually based on the Kenner's Slimer toy accessory.

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