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The Ultimate Ghostbusters Gift Guide

Ghostbusters fans are fun people who love to fantasize about fighting evil, but in a funny, campy, cute and sometimes slimy way. The films and cartoons evoke childhood memories for many, and with the 2016 all-female reboot, younger fans have popped up all over.

This list of items is full of perfect gifts for those who are head-over-heels in love with the spooky franchise. From toasty monsters to hot dog hogs, proton packs and glow-in-the-dark coffee vessels, these treats will please any Ghostbusters lover on a special occasion.  Answer the call with these tokens of affection.

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10 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Funko POP!

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a giant monster from the first film, who appears as a physical manifestation of the evil god Gozer. As the main, ultimate battle in the first film, Stay Puft is in the most action-packed, tense, funny scene of the entire story.

He is an iconic character from the Ghostbusters franchise, and is both cute and intimidating. The figure is oversized, just like the real Stay Puft, standing 6 inches tall. He is lightly toasted to perfection and very angry about it. This is a great gift for any Ghostbusters fan, as Stay Puft made later appearances in the animated series and the 2016 film.

9 Ghostbusters 1 & 2 on Blu-ray

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These films are where it all began. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters 1 & 2 are iconic and inimitable films. All the key quotes and moments with Egon, Venkman, Ray and Winston are within these two movies, with plenty of 1980s nostalgia wrapped into the package.

The original appearance of the Stay Puft Man, Sigourney Weaver's iconic portrayal of a demon possession and slime effects in all their glory make these unforgettable stories that can be watched again and again. For new fans of the reboot from 2016, this is an essential gift to get them up to speed on where Ghostbusters started.

8 Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History

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Published in 2015 as a ramp-up to the all-female reboot, this is a collection of concept art, photography, interviews, animation cels and sketches. The book spans the entire franchise leading up to the 2016 film, starting with the first movie.

It then moves on to cover Ghostbusters 2, followed by the animated shows The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters. Sections are also included on comics, video games and merchandise. As a bonus, the book also comes with a Sedgewick Hotel storyboard booklet, Venkman's business card, production notes and a few more treasures.

7 Glow in the Dark Slimer Mug

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Slimer is all over the Ghostbusters franchise - he appears in the first and second films, the reboot, both animated series and multiple video games. He is a favorite ghost for many fans, for his gluttonous appetite and goofy personality. The inside of this ceramic mug is covered in green to look like it's full of slime, and Slimer appears on the outside racing past, with the quote, "Ugly little spud, isn't he?" on the other side.

The mug glows in the dark, perfect for refreshment while watching The Real Ghostbusters in the dark for extra spooky vibes. It holds 20 oz, a little more than a standard coffee mug.

6 Mini Proton Pack and Wand

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Mini books make great simple gifts for any occasion. This one comes with a tiny replica of a proton pack and wand, with light and sound features included. The mini sticker book is 48 pages and is full of images and quotes from the 2016 Ghostbusters film.

The little proton pack is about 2 1/4" tall, is quite accurate to those that appeared on the big screen and can be used as a toy or desk decoration. This is a cute gift for an adult fan, encouraging them to play a little bit with the stickers and pack. It's also a perfect miniature present for a young fan who is enamored with the all-female reboot and newly introduced to the fandom.

5 Tobin's Spirit Guide

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Tobin's Spirit Guide appears in the first Ghostbusters movie from 1984. It's a comprehensive encyclopedia of ghosts, ghouls and supernatural creatures used as a reference by the film's heroes. This is an official piece of Ghostbusters merchandise, ensuring accuracy within the world built by the films, comics and shows.

This version is also expanded to include all information from the Ghostbusters universe, up to date with creatures that have been added since the first film. It includes never-before-seen illustrations and the design of the pages evokes an old, dusty book. This is a great nerdy gift for a fan who likes to dive into details when they love something.

4 Ghostbusters: The Board Game

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For 1-4 players aged 15 and up, this is a cooperative adventure game where players do some ghostbusting of their own and prevent the spirit world from interfering with the living. Players take on the role of an original Ghostbuster - Venkman, Egon, Ray or Winston. Each Ghostbuster has unique skills and can improve with experience. Gameplay is about 1 hour long, so it's an activity that the group can settle into for a while.

The sculpted pieces representing Slimer, Stay Puft, the Ghostbusters and various ghouls are fun for collectors. An original backstory is included from the creators of the Ghostbusters comic books, Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening, then players choose from various scenarios. There are also guidelines to create your own scenario for more replay, which makes this game very worth it.

3 Slimer Funko POP!

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In the original Ghostbusters, there is an iconic scene where a hot dog vendor opens his stand, revealing Slimer inside eating all of his hot dogs, mouth stuffed full of weiners. The quintessential New York feel of the hot dog vendor, paired with Slimer's classic insatiable hunger, make for an iconic scene that every fan remembers.

This pop shows Slimer dripping green slime, shoving his mouth full and smiling with glee. This pop is 3 3/4 inches tall and one of the best captured moments to gift to a Ghostbuster fan. This is the perfect ornament to keep nearby as a reminder not to take things too seriously (even ghosts).

2 The Real Ghostbusters - Animated Series

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This late '80s to early '90s cartoon is one of the best available if you're looking for good, nostalgic fun. Slimer is a huge part of this series - to the point where the show was briefly renamed to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters. 

In this series, Slimer acts as a team member and something of a mascot for the Ghostbusters, helping them in their cause. The show follows the original team of four and their green buddy, as they work to protect humanity from mischief and evil emerging from the spirit world. Over 100 episodes are included on these 10 discs, slime optional.

1 Ghostbuster Uniform Onesie

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Dreams of saving the world from spirits will flow all night long when your loved one sleeps in this onesie. It is an official Ghostbusters product, replicating the uniform worn by the original four Ghostbusters. In the 2016 reboot, the uniforms are similar but with some changes, so this is for a fan who knows the first two films.

The back features a proton pack strapped on, while the front shows the Ghostbusters logo and a generic name tag that reads, 'GHOSTBUSTERS'. This can be used as a Halloween costume but is built comfortably to function as pajamas or loungewear.

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