In 1988, the Real Ghostbusters line released the Haunted Humans, ghosts with human appearance. This subseries comprised 6 figures (you can see three of them here: #360). The next year/wave, these figures were also available, as well as other ghosts "in disguise". These other haunted humans/objects were not marked with any subtitle, that is, they belonged to the general series, as the Fearsome Flush or the Full Speed Ahead Ghost (#105).
In this case, Wicked Wheelie is two ghosts in one, or a ghost with two parts. The driver´s face and belly can be opened revealing a mouth, thonge and eyes of a terrific monster. The motorbike turns into a terrifying insect-like monster. Has a certain similitude to the VW Bug "Highway Hunter" (#488). Both toys probably had the same designer.
There was a second, very similar, toy in this wave called Air Sickness, that comprised some kind of vehicle and a driver/pilot. When I complete it, I will update this entry.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: WICKED WHEELIE
- Toy Line: The Real Ghostbusters (Wave 3)
- Year: 1989
- Company: Kenner (U.S.A.)
- Size of the figures: 10 cm approx. (length)