And today, an update of an entry published looong ago… two more “Fright Features” Real Ghostbusters: Ray and Janine. Egon and Winston were presented in entry number #21, so only Peter Venkman is missing… he’ll be here as soon as I find hishook-weapon.
Something interesting about Janine is that this figure is the first version of this character in the toyline. For the first wave, only the four ghostbusters where produced as figures. After this version, more figures of the secretary were made. From the five "Fright Features" figures, this one is probably the rarest, although all five are really cheap and common figures.
Everything told in that previous entry is also valid. for these ones: the figures came with a weapon an a ghost, the ghost could “attack” in some way the figure, and the figure could trap the ghost with the weapon. In this case, the “attacks” of the ghost are not so clear. In the case of Ray, the ghost attaches to his belly, but in the case of Janine, there’s no interaction between the figure and the ghost. The ghost has a cylindrical hole under its feet, but it cannot be attached anywhere.
|How does the ghost attack?|
And these are their Fright Features!
The weapons, however, do their mission very well, and can capture the ghosts very well.
Here’s the back card of Janine, showing the action features of the figure. This is another figure I bought half-price many years ago. Ray was acquired loose last month, so I do not have the card and I can’t show the cardback. Sorry.
|Janine Melnitz's Cardback - Note that the attack of the ghost is not specified.|
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: FRIGHT FEATURES' RAY STANTZ AND JANINE MELNITZ
- Toy Line: The Real Ghostbusters (Wave 2)
- Year: 1988
- Company: Kenner (U.S.A.)
- Size of the figures: 14 cm approx.