Gooper Ghost Figure: Squisher an action figure which is part of Kenners The Real Ghostbusters Toy Line's Gooper Ghost sets.
One of the trademarks of this line was the Ecto-Plazm cans that came with these toys. Later, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates followed this with playsets that came with Retromutagen Ooze, which was basically the same toy product. The idea of action figures and gel/slime might be trace back to He-man's toy line, however "Slime" was first sold by Mattel in 1976 as a stand alone toy product.
Front of Card Notes
Oozes Ecto-Plazm from his nose and mouth!
Back of Card Instruction
1. With The Real Ghostbusters figure in his poseable arms, Squisher really has his hands full!
2. You can move the Squisher tail up and down giving his victims a lift.
3. Push the Squisher head down and Ecto-Plazm Play Gel oozes out his nose and mouth!
This Gooper Ghost isn't called Squisher for nothing! Not only can he capture The Real Ghostbusters figure in his poseable arms, but when he feels particularly nasty he can also lift The Real Ghostbusters in his mouth using his bottom teeth! Gruesome!! But all thats mild compared to the "Squisher Squeeze". As his head is pushed down, Ecto-Plazm the slimy substance dreaded by all The Real Ghostbusters, oozes from his nose and mouth all over The Real Ghostbusters trapped figures. Scary!...but loads of fun!
Description from Kenner Toy Fair Catalog 1987:
"I've been gooped!" That the usual response to an encounter with the Gooper Ghost. Each one comes with a 6 oz can of Ecto-Plazm Play Gel and has a unique way of "gooping" hero figures. Squisher has an upper jaw that can be pushed down to trap a hero in its mouth, simultaneously oozing Goop from his nose and mouth onto the hero. Banshee Bomber is flying ghost with flapping wings who drops Goop onto unsuspecting Ghostbusters as he flies overhead. Sludge Bucket has a mouth-big enough for a hero to fall into- which is actually a reservoir of Goop. This slovenly ghost's tail pumps air into his mouth, causing goop to bubble and run down his chin. Meanwhile, his tongue moves from side to side, licking his chops. Ages 4 and up.
- On page 7 of Ghostbusters International #8, the Squisher ghost is based on the Gooper Ghost Squisher figure.