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Who you gonna’ call? On June 8, fans of the Ghostbusters franchise celebrate the release of the 1984 film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Annie Potts. In honor of Ghostbusters Day, we dug up some of the coolest toys, and other must-haves inspired by the hit movie. From collectibles to cosplay, this list of amazing items features proton packs, Ecto goggles, action figures, and more.
For those who want to celebrate Ghostbusters Day with a movie binge session, there are a few different places to stream the films in the franchise. “Ghostbusters,” “Ghostbusters II” and the 2016 reboot are available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video. You can also sign up for a free trial with Hulu or Peacock to stream the 1984 movie without spending a penny. See below for our roundup of great merchandise to buy. For more franchise swag check out the best gifts for “Game of Thrones” and “Lord of the Rings.”
The Ecto-1 makes a great gift for Ghostbusters fans of all ages. This replica vehicle, which is 8” long and made from die-cast and plastic, features a detailed exterior, rubber white wall tires, and the hood and door can open.
Designed for ages 4 and up, Hasbro’s Ghostbusters Plasma Series includes all four characters from the movie in the form of 6” collectible action figures. This realistic looking Peter Venkman figurine comes equipped with the necessary accessories for catching ghosts: a proton pack, neutrona wand, and Ecto-Goggles.
Looking for a proton pack? The Ghostbusters Spengler Legacy Proton Pack replica by Anovos will make any Ghostbusters costume that much more authentic. This extremely detailed design, constructed from a fiberglass shell against a metal backplate, is based off the backpack device created by Dr. Egon Spegler in the film. The replica features intricate molding techniques and platinum silicones to capture each detail of the original, and it comes with a display stand. You can get this cheaper Proton Pack replica for under $100.
Mattel worked with Sony Entertainment to develop these amazing Ecto Goggles likened after the ones in the movie. The one-size fits-most design lets you see four stop-motion animations created from Mattels 6” scale Slimer figure.
You can catch ghosts without a ghost trapper! This toy Ghost Trap accessory includes opening doors with a foot pedal, multiple lights, and eerie sound effects. It uses two AA batteries (included) and although it’s one of the cheaper versions around, if you want a more expensive prop replica, check out this ultra-detailed Ghost Trap for $499.99.
This Winston action figure from Diamond Select Toys features an almost uncanny likeness to the real character. Diamond Select’s collections of 7” figurines are a little more expensive than the ones from Hasbro, but the detail is unmatched.
Recreate the Ecto-1 with this 508-piece LEGO set. The Ecto-1 vehicle includes paranormal detection equipment, a removable roof and tracking computer, plus the Ghostbusters logo, and it seats three mini-figurines. The set comes with four mini-figuring (with proton packs), and an exclusive Ghostbusters booklet.
An ultimate collectible item, this limited-edition “Ghostbusters” studio script is a fully licensed facsimile of the official cast-signed movie script. The script is the final shooting version, last revised on October 7th, 1983 by Ramis and Aykroyd. The framed set, which includes the script and still photograph of the movie poster, is professionally sealed and mounted in a high-quality triple matted wood shadow box frame with metallic fillet trim and finished with protective glass.