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Hasbro continues its slate of 2021 releases with its second wave of Kenner reissues. This time we have three releases: Fearsome Flush, Bug-Eye Ghost, and Ecto-1 just in time for summer. Staple parts any child who loved The Real Ghostbusters back in the day to collectors today, Fearsome Flush, Bug-Eye Ghost, and Ecto-1 are a welcome return to store shelves everywhere.

The official description of Fearsome Flush from Hasbro is:

(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 (each) / Available: June 7, 2021)

It's a (proton) blast from the past with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts from Hasbro’s GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics line! Inspired by The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, the packaging features design and deco influenced by the toys from the 80s. Kids can imagine eerie encounters with The Real Ghostbusters ghosts toys as it showcases fun action features, including cyclops eye-popping action from Bug-Eye and rolling action to reveal a fearsome ghost inside from Fearsome Flush.

The Real Ghostbusters Bug-Eye and Fearsome Flush toys from Hasbro's GHOSTBUSTERS Kenner Classics line are perfect for those wanting to relive the glory days of Saturday morning cartoons and ghostly green juice boxes or those who want to introduce a new generation of fans to the Ghostbusters. Available exclusively at Walmart

The official description from Walmart's website is:

Fearsome Flush Retro Figure

Arrives by Mon, June 7, 2021.
About This Item:

  • When ghosts haunt the streets of New York, the Ghostbusters team steps up to stop them dead in their tracks!
  • 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 toys. Featuring design intended to replicate the original toys 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.
  • THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS TM & ©2021 CPT Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
  • Includes: ghost figure
  • Ages 4 and up
  • WARNING: Small parts may be generated. Not for children under 3 years.
  • CLASSIC KENNER DESIGN: Created to replicate the original Kenner Fearsome Flush ghost figure from the 1980s, Kenner Classics brings old favorites back to shelves everywhere
  • ROLLING ACTION: The Kenner Classics Fearsome Flush toy is designed with a fun action feature, letting kids ages 4 and up imagine eerie encounters while rolling the figure backward or forward to reveal a fearsome ghost
  • 1980S ANIMATED SERIES-INSPIRED DESIGN: Inspired by the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, with design and deco influenced by the toys from the 80s
  • LOOK FOR OTHER KENNER CLASSICS: Keep your eyes peeled for Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters Kenner Classic action figures, vehicles, and roleplay toys (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Fearsome Flash comes attached to a card board backer and it takes seconds to unpack it then it's ready to play with right away. At a $15 price tag, can't argue with it being too expensive or buying one or two extra. These reissues look like they were made from the exact same Kenner mold and faithfully match the original versions of the toys.

For the Fearsome Flush, all you have to do is simply roll it along a flat surface and the lids will pop up and reveal the eyes and mouth of the entity then revert back to a seemingly normal looking toilet. The only real differences are the retro figure has smaller teeth than the original, the tires have treads, and there is a plastic piece between the tires that shields the interior workings of the toy. Interestingly enough, the front of the card board baker nearly matches the original except it now lacks the "Who Ya Gonna Call?" motto and the item code number is missing. Naturally, the back is vastly different as the release wave back in the 1980s is not the same as the current release wave. The retro figure's back has instructions and photos of how to play with the Fearsome Flush and advertises the Bug-Eye Ghost and Ecto-1 retro releases. And to be environmentally friendly, there are the recycling stamps near the proof of purchase.

Even though... you know, Fearsome Flush turns a mundane thing in your house and makes it scary, it's still a classic and fan-favorite from Kenner's classic The Real Ghostbusters line. Truly a delight to have it back in my collection.

This product has been provided by Hasbro for free for review on the Ghostbusters Wiki.