Needless to say, the “Ghostbuster” movie series ended sometime ago. And while the “black guy” was no where to be found on the cover of the second installment, Mattel has made sure to include the utmost of detail in the Ghostbusters Exclusive Prop Replica Ghost Trap. The toy apparently went on sale last October for a purported $155, yet it’s already being sold at a premium. In fact, you can grab one on Amazon via a 3rd party retailer for $299.95. How’s that for supply and demand?!
Nevertheless, this toy will have even the most minute of Ghostbuster fans pining for one. There are two modes; prop mode and movie mode. Prop mode simply includes a set of flashing lights with no sound effects when the toy is activated. The movie mode, however, is the more robust of the two that will have fans of the quirky comedy salivating. Step on the included pedal, the trap opens up, the lights flash and sound effects are emmited from the plastic box. True to the Ghostbuster movie experience the doors of the trap will close moments later, followed by a set of LED lights indicating a ghost has been caught. But that’s not all! The toy trap will even go as far as to shake and wobble as if a ghost wants out. Adding further accuracy of the true to life movie prop is the ability to remove the box from the casing and discard of the ghost in an environmentally safe manner.