Monday, August 08, 2011

Revenge of the H2 Ghost

So Imaginext has been producing this really great line of aliens and spacemen suitable for the pre-K crowd, and I can't help noticing similarities between one of their latest offerings and something from my own childhood. Here's Imaginext's two-in-one alien:

Now, here's "H2 Ghost" from the Real Ghostbusters toy line:

I usually hate it when people draw similarities like these, but in this case, there are far too many details in common here for a coincidence. We've even got the same number eyeballs and jaws per monster!

Somebody or other at Imaginext may have grown up in the same era that I did, and fondly recall the wacky array of original monster toys that weren't ripped straight from the latest Hollywood brain fart. H2 Ghost was never prominently featured in the Ghostbusters cartoon - almost none of the toys were.


Anonymous MisterAlexander said...

I dreamt once as a child that I had a giant mechanical H2Ghost that I piloted in my living room! Just the lower, cycloptic half, though...

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H2 was one of my first GB toys, the other being the skeleton that could trap the ghostbusters in his ribcage. This toy is clearly inspired! Even down to the color. Where are the other imaginext aliens?


9:17 AM  
Blogger Scythemantis said...

There's one other big alien you can buy, an awesome toadlike monster with a translucent rubber belly for when it eats your fisher price little people or whatever.

All the playsets come with tentacled rubber aliens who fit over the human figure's heads as parasites.

3:25 AM  

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