Power Pack Hero Figure: Peter Venkman an action figure which is part of Kenners The Real Ghostbusters Toy Line's Power Pack Heroes set. Based on The Real Ghostbusters animated series Peter Venkman.

The Power Pack Heroes group also included Ray Stantz, Janine, Winston, Egon and Louis.

This group is the first use classic mold designs since the first group of Heroes. This is also the only line that had a classic version of Janine Melnitz. This group was the first line to see Louis Tully be in the lineup. Louis also apparently was added and was not part of the original lineup as suggested in promo pictures on the back of the cards for the other five toys in the line for the American and Canada releases.

Toy Descriptions

Peter Venkman
with Bouncin' Bazooka
and Lightning Ghost

Front of Card Notes

Peter must catch the Lightning Ghost!

  • Hot Pursuit...
  • Aim and Shoot...
  • "Boing! Boing! Boing!" Bust and Scoot...

Back of Card Instruction

Here are five ways Peter Venkman can battle the Lightning Ghost with his Bouncin' Bazooka.
Hero Vehicle
Captured Ghost (Firing Button)
Captured Hero
Ghost Vehicle

Series Description

Description from Action Toy Guide 1990 Spring:
Super-equipped to battle the most fearsome ghosts ever! Each hero's backpack can be used as a special ghost-capturing weapon or a crazy vehicle. Comes with scary ghost.

Card/Catalog promotion errors for set

American and Canadian cards do not promote the set's name "Power Pack Heroes", which has led to some confusion about the titles of the group. However, the Kenner Action Toy Guide booklets do. Janine in all promotions (other than her own cards front and back instructions) don't have her no-ghost logo on her chest.

The American and UK lineages both made mistakes representing Louis Tully. The American eighth wave didn't include Louis on the backs of the other cards as it was a late addition. Louis's back card has a different image of the set including Louis. The ninth wave cards didn't include Louis in the picture and instead used the image of the five, however Louis is noted in the text below the image. The tenth wave corrected the issue and used the image from originally the back of Louis's Power Pack Heroes card, with text correct. The UK lineage for the 1990 wave uses the photo without Louis, but notes him in the list. This includes the Louis toy's card back as well.

Kenner Action Toy Guide booklets for fall 1990 and 1991 show all the toys flipped and a prototype Egon (silver skinned, no red accent paint) with Crazy Copter in green with a blue blade.

Variation Information

  • American Line: Standard version.
  • Canada Line: Standard version.
  • UK Line: Standard version.
  • French/Dutch Line: Standard version.
  • German Line: Standard version.
  • Italian Line: Standard version.

Reused mold of Bouncin' Bazookn Weapon

Compare and see

In an interesting twist, in the Batman the animated series line the "Pogo Stick Joker" uses the same device that came with Power Pack version Peter.



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