Even though the original came out in the ’80s, there’s a reason why Ghostbusters is a classic and why kids and teens go nuts for Ghostbusters toys and merch. Whether your family is a fan of the new, all-female-cast Ghostbusters remake or you prefer the old-school version of the film, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Ghostbusters toys for newbies and OG fans alike. Whether your kid loves battling imaginary ghosts, just wants to blast a Proton Pack (aka the ghost-blaster), or has a thing for Bill Murray (don’t we all?), we’ve got you covered.
Toy trends come and go, but Ghostbusters toys remain popular with both children and adults across the globe. Since the ‘80s, these idolized films, spin-off shows, and comics have been adapted into accessories, action figures, and LEGOs, among other toys. From Playmobil Ghostbusters toys to the all-famous Ghostbusters proton pack, here are the best Ghostbusters toys on the market.
Playmobil Ghostbusters Toys
Playmobil has been dominating the toy industry since the ’70s and for good reason. Playmobil sets encourage your kids to use their imagination. Once set up, Playmobil gives children the chance to create and play in a world of their own. What’s more? Playmobil comes in a variety of themes, including Ghostbusters.
Save the city with Ghostbuster Peter Venkman. This unique toy allows users to project a spooky ghost into the clear hologram cone via the Playmobil app — choose from four ghosts to capture. This Playmobil kit includes the action figure Peter Venkman, a Proton Pack, Proton Wand, Poke Meter, and silicone slime splashes.
“Bought this for my nephew for his fourth birthday to go along with the Ecto 1 Playmobil car,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The combo was his favorite toy and he played with it the rest of the night.”
Ghostbuster heroes Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, and Janine Melitz are ready to save the town from supernatural forces in this authentic firehouse playset by Playmobil. This kit includes a variety of accessories, including a detachable Proton Pack, Proton wand, ghost trap, P.K.E. meter, and silicone slime splatters. (Not recommended for children younger than three years old.)
“I have a four-year-old whose Ghostbusters obsession started at two years old,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “He has every Ghostbusters toy to come out in the last couple of years, and even a few from the ‘80s. This playset, and the other mini-sets, are THE BEST Ghostbusters toys ever. They’re easy to assemble, with incredible detail (this set comes with a mini Tobin’s Spirit Guide, for example!), and a sturdiness that can withstand the demands of my little buster. Highly highly recommend all of these sets.”
Your kids can fly to rescue the neighborhood with this helicopter building set by Playmobil. This kit, which is based on the cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters, includes a Proton Pack, Proton Wand, ghost trap, and P.K.E. meter. The helicopter also includes a functioning water cannon.
“Bought this as a Christmas gift for my nephew and he absolutely loved it,” writes one Amazon reviewer. “Didn’t realize the helicopter doubles as a squirt gun; he had fun with that as well once we figured it out. Assembly was straightforward and took maybe 10 minutes in all.”
Gift your children hours of fun with this 79-piece Playmobil Ecto-1 set. The kit includes two action figures (Winston Zeddmore and Janine Melnitz) both of whom are in their official Ghostbuster attire, in addition to two Proton Packs and wands, a ghost trap, four slime splatters, and a P.K.E. meter for measuring psychokinetic energy.
“These Playmobil Ghostbuster sets are amazing,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “My four-year-old is OBSESSED with Ghostbusters, and we already had about six Ecto1 toys in various forms (FunkoPop, Hotwheels, RC, LEGO), but this one is the best of them all.”
Proton Pack & Ghostbusters Gun Toy
Ghostbusters wouldn’t be the same without the Proton Pack (also known as a Positron Collider or nuclear accelerator). Designed by Dr. Egon Spengler, the Proton Pack is a top-of-the-line device used to capture ghosts.
The Proton Pack is iconic. I mean, what kid wouldn’t want a ghost-capturing device? With this realistic-looking Ghostbusters Electronic Proton Pack your child can pretend they’re blasting (and trapping) ghosts with Proton streams.
“This is a great toy for boys or girls who like Ghostbusters,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I’m really impressed with how much fun my kids (ages three and six) have had with it. You can purchase additional ghosts for the unit for a few dollars. Ended up purchasing two of these and a matching costume for my boys.”
This Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Neutrona Wand is a collector’s item from the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It’s the perfect toy for children aged 14 or older and has a variety of features, including lights, sound effects, and motorized vibrations. There are also four modes to prepare your kids for any supernatural situation: Proton Stream, Slime Blower, Stasis Stream, and Meson Collider.
“Oh, man! This ‘90s kid has fulfilled his fantasy with this kick-ass toy,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The sounds and vibrations will make anyone feel like they’re busting ghosts. A must-have for any Ghostbuster fan.”
This Proton Blaster is kind of like a Nerf gun (though Nerf bullets will not fit this toy). It includes five BoomCo darts.
“My three-year-old is obsessed with Ghostbusters and shooting things, so this was a perfect toy for him,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I was nervous because most Nerf guns he cannot shoot unless he has me pull back the pressure thing because he is not strong enough. The perk about this proton blaster? He can load it himself!”
Give your kids the chance to embrace their imagination with this Ghostbusters child’s costume. It’s made of 100 percent polyester and is available in small (6-8), medium (8-10), and large (size 10-12). This consume also includes a jumpsuit with a front zipper and a Proton Pack backpack.
“My four-year-old is obsessed with Ghostbusters,” one Walmart reviewer writes. “This costume is perfect for him. He loves it so much he wears it constantly. It’s definitely worth the price.”