Introduced in 1985
To get the most out of their rights to use the Ghostbusters brand, Ralston introduced three cereals over the course of a few years: Ghost Busters, The Real Ghost Busters and Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters. All three cereals appear to have been the same cereal repackaged.
When this cereal - the first of the three - first hit shelves, an ad with the following song hit television:
There's a new cereal in the neighborhood
with O's and ghosts
(Tastes real good... Ghostbusters!)
Marshmallow ghosts... fruit flavored O's
Ghostbusters taste great with milk and juice and toast
(a nutritious breakfast with the ghost... Ghostbusters!)
What you gonna crunch? (Ghostbusters!)
The following text is from the Ghostbusters cereal box and coupons for the cereal:
In 1989, Ralston introduced Ghostbusters II cereal as a tie-in with the release of the film Ghostbusters II. Once again, the actual cereal appeared to be the same.
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This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
Ghostbusters Cereal Theater
Title: Ghost Busters Ghost Flyer
Title: 1988 Ghostbusters Cereal Box
Submitter: Mr Breakfast
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Ghostbusters?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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By Blueberry M.
I had an allergic reaction to this cereal (and to Rainbow Brite cereal too). Despite my allergic reaction, it was still delicious!
Comment submitted: 10/25/2014 (#17904)
Three years ago I wrote the first review on these cereals as I have a vivid memory of eating "Ghostbusters" cereals with "glow in the dark" marshmallows as a kid, around 1985-1987... Maybe was it a "special edition"? I'm wondering if anyone else remembers eating glow in the dark marshmallows?
Comment submitted: 6/28/2013 (#12580)
I miss this cereal! It was my favorite for the relatively short time it was available!
Comment submitted: 4/20/2013 (#11781)
By Jeff O.
I have great memories of this cereal. In my opinion, it was the best tasting cereal ever and I don't think there has been another that I've had that has tasted as good. There was something very special about Ghostbusters cereal!
Comment submitted: 2/18/2013 (#10887)
Who ya gonna Call when you're cereal tries to eat YOU? Fantastic! This was as crazy as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal... although green milk was... odd. :-)
Comment submitted: 5/2/2012 (#7509)
By mrPibb7781 (Team Breakfast Member)
I was an enormous fan of this cereal when I was a kid, mostly because I loved the movie and Saturday morning cartoon. But it tasted great and as a kid, enabled me to think I was a Ghostbuster (because all REAL Ghostbusters eat their own cereal).
Comment submitted: 12/22/2011 (#6019)
This cereal rocked... was my favorite. It sucked that it went away. They should bring it back. There was something extra good about even the fruity bit s- like they had extra yum fruit flavor in them. And the marshmallows rocked. Ghost Busters was the greatest.
Comment submitted: 12/2/2011 (#5869)
By Cereal Person
How did this cereal get get 841 votes yesterday and 22 votes today. It only had a total of 69 votes to begin with and was in 200th place. Now in 2 days it in 20th place.I thought it was a fair place to vote for your favorite cereal, but I must be wrong.
Note From Mr Breakfast: Thanks for pointing this out. We look for unusual variations in (or entering into) the top 10 daily, but the rest of the list weekly. We'll run a search for multiple votes from single voters during single days and remove any unfair votes. Thanks again.
Comment submitted: 10/20/2011 (#5534)
I loved this cereal. It was my very favorite cereal. Anybody remember Ninja Turtle Pies from Hostess? lol
Comment submitted: 5/18/2011 (#4871)
By mighty toe
Wait... Wut? The marshmallows glowed (glew?) in the dark? Holy crap! What was in 'em, plutonium!? Stomach tumors and tape worms, here I come!
Comment submitted: 2/4/2011 (#3813)
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