Browsing back through recent posts on this blog it occurred to me that there are very few female action figures on these pages. Time to address that right away with The Real Ghostbuster‘s erstwhile secretary Janine Melnitz! Very much the fifth Ghostbuster in the animated series where she was voiced by Laura Summer and Kath Soucie, the character first appeared in the Ghostbusters movies played by the wonderfully droll Annie Potts.
This vintage Real Ghostbusters 5 inch action figure from 1989 actually marked her third appearance in the line and is one of the best in the Super Fright Features series (the sequel to the Fright Features).
Kenner really raised the bar in creative expression with these figures, as can been seen when one pulls a lever on the back of the Janine Melnitz action figure – her eyes pop out of their sockets and her helmet fills up with fish infested slime! Indeed, she came packaged with a fishing pole accessory and the Boo Fish Ghost.
Unfortunately, as is often the case with vintage figures, this figure is missing the accessories, although she is still in great shape with hardly any play-wear and with the all important Ghostbusters logo transfer in perfect condition. Most importantly, the Super Fright Feature is still in good working order!
Real Ghostbusters Janine Melnitz action figure, 5, , “”