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Hasbro Fright Feature Ghosts (Slimer, Stay Puft, Muncher) Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Toys

One of the most memorable series in the original Kenner toyline of the 1980s were the Fright Features (and later the Super Fright Features). While I don't know if Hasbro will bring them back as part of their Kenner Classics line, they have brought back Fright Features as part of a new series of figures. The first wave consists of six human figures based on the classic 1984 film: Peter Venkman (with Terror Dog), Peter Venkman (with Muncher), Winston Zeddemore (with Slimer), Winston Zeddemore (with Yellow Ghost), Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler. Sadly, the humans themselves are just standard Kenner-style figures with no "Fright Feature" abilities. It's the miniature companion ghosts that have the "fright feature".

However, Hasbro also released three full-size ghost figures which DO have a Fright Feature: Slimer, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Muncher. Read on to find out more about them...

The official description for this product is:
(Ages 4 and Up / Approx. Retail Price: $9.99 / Available: Fall 2021)
Fright Features are back and better than ever with the GHOSTBUSTERS Fright Features Ghosts from Hasbro! Once activated, these ghosts will stretch, spook, and cause a fright! Kids can imagine the spine-tingling frights faced by Ghostbusters old and new! Additional figures include Muncher, Slimer, and Stay Puft (each sold separately).
I had my first chance to see these frightful figures back in February 2020 at Hasbro's Toy Fair event.


The three figures are presented in the standard Afterlife colorful Ecto-1/Caution Stripe packaging. Slimer is approx. 5" tall (from base to top of head) when extended. Stay Puft is approx. 6" tall when extended. Muncher is approx. 4" tall. Let's take a quick look at each one.


Official Description: Floating, green, and made of Ecto-plasm, Slimer is a slimy thorn in the sides of the Ghostbusters!
Fright Feature: Press the button on the back to cause his arms to raise, his jaw to drop, and his tongue to roll out like something out of a Tex Avery cartoon. This feature is very similar to X-Cop from the classic Kenner line.



Official Description: A skyscraper-sized specter, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is big, sticky, and anything but sweet.
Fright Feature: Squeeze his legs, causing his arms to raise and his torso to twist open, exposing his marshmallowy Mini-Puft innards.



Official Description: A blue ghost with a taste for anything metallic, Muncher loves making mischief!
Fright Feature: Push his top arms back to cause the metal ball he's eating to protrude outward. Push each of the two buttons on his back to push out the stop sign and fire hydrant in his stomach.


Here is a short, silent promotional video Hasbro made showing off Muncher's two fright features.

The Ghostbusters Fright Feature Ghosts carries a MSRP of $10.99 per figure and are available from a wide variety of retailers. Here are links for Amazon, from which Spook Central will earn a small commission: Slimer, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Muncher.

Images scanned and/or photographed by me or provided by Hasbro. This item has been provided by Hasbro for review on this site. For addition information, check out the Ghostbusters News review.

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