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This thing was weird. I remember it was like a gun and you would shoot ghosts that were projected onto the walls. I never had this, but really wanted it.
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Rob - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one of these. I left it outside under a bush and some neighborhood kids apparently came along with a lit grille and burned it. It still worked but was singed. I know. Weird, useless story.
Margie - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
My son loved his ghost gun..I still have it but no film for it..I am wondering if someone has a new one or the parts for it..My two boys would shoot holes in those ghosts and just laugh and laugh..that was about 78 or there bouts.
Joe - June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
One my favorite toys growing up. I remember painting the exterior with flames and other "cool" stuff after I ran out of tapes.
Denise - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Does ANYONE know where to purchase a ghost gun, vintage or new? My brother had one ( early-mid 70's) My cousins and I loved it as much as he did. I have 4 sons of my own and would love to get one for them.
John - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I got one for christmas one of my favorite toys we had a big dark basement use to play with it down there. Would love to get one for my kids now ! It was great to see someone else remembered!
Mark Pulley - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
By far the COOLEST toy in the history of the world! I had 2 of them growing up. I laid waste to 1000's of ghosts & ghouls back in the day. I wish I still had one of them! I think it was made by a company called "ideal".... (are they still around???) If so, all of us Ghost Gun fans need to start writing & calling to have it reissued!!!!!! I swear I would buy several of them just because they were really that cool!!!!!
John F - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree with Mark Pulley. I am 42 years old. I think my two favorite toys of all time (as a boy in the 70's) was the Ghost Gun and the Ricochet Racers. I remember being a so excited when my dad put the batteries in the thing and I first projected those "ghots" on the white walls of my bedroom in the dark. The memory of that image is burned into my brain. Compared to video games of today, these things seem very dated, but I swear my young boys would LOVE this toy for its simplicity and fun. I wish someone would reissue something like it.
John F - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
In addition, I think it was manufactured by "Hasbro." (If you are looking for one online, like on or ebay.
jon - April 23, 2010 - Report this comment
yea i remember getting this as a christmas gift in 1975.. saw it on tv and had to have was my nightly toy at bedtime
maureen - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
There is a Ghost Gun for sale on ebay-sale ends May 3, 2010. It even has a book of targets!! Alas, I don't have 49.99- memories of this toy will have to do...: (
Jeff Cook - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh man ! I'm so happy I found you folks. I couldn't remember the name of this toy but I loved to play with it in my darkened bedroom. It was one of the few toys I remember having while my parents were still married. If you think about it, this gum was like an early video game !
mom2010 - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Brother had one and would NEVER let me touch it! They should remake this. My boys would love it!
witchammer - October 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I had that toy. It would punch holes in the film so it looked like you shot the creatures
Mike O'Halloran - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Mom took me to a toy store as a kid, said she had a friend with a little boy my age and asked if i would pick out a toy he might like so i picked out the ghost gun. month or so later my birthday came up and i got a present, when i opened it, it was the ghost gun!!! i loved this toy and its a memory i will never forget.
Pkdixon - November 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Just found mine and it still works
Brian4442 - December 14, 2010 - Report this comment
My wife and I just pulled Mine out of the attic ,I remember sitting in the closet shooting Ghosts but running out of the ghost film,I just put it next to My Marine corp collectables,Wondering if tthe Gun is what made Me join.
ARobson - March 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Had one whe I was a kid, it was so spooky and cool to sit in the dark blasting them! I agree, Id buy one in a heart beat if they re-issued them, good memories!
Arobson - March 07, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone has one, submit a photo here so we can see it again pleasenthx.
Justin - May 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Have one up for bid on Ebay right now. Search for Ghost Gun and you should find it. Works great and is a blast to play!
Harris - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My uncle worked for Hasbro and gave me one when I was a kid AND a huge lot of the strips. I had a nightmare about a ghost from playing with it and my dad smashed it in the garage and the only thing I saved was a couple of the strip books. A few years ago I got one in a box with a booklet on ebay and didn't haven't had any bad dreams from it yet. It's so cool!
Dave - July 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 44 from Sydney. I loved the ghost gun. Simple but effective toy. It's funny how some things stay with you after all of this time. The ghost gun was a classic!
LindaW - August 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, I had one too. I remember spending many happy hours in the hall closet (dark but not too dark). I would LOVE to see this toy reissued so I could get my son one.
Rod - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a Ghost Gun in working order with plenty of target strips. Also have box but it is in rough condition. I am going to put it on ebay. Give me a shout if you would like to purchase. I will post the link to ebay when I get it up.
Jeff - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I got this for Christmas back in the late 70's. My recollection is hazy, but I could not get the gun to work for some reason. My Mom returned it to the local Ace Hardware store and got me the radio controlled R2-D2 instead (which I still have in perfect working condition).
Ladd - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a similar gun when I was 8 that was probably made by the same company. It was green and instead of ghosts, projected WWI airplanes and blimps. A pin punched a hole in the strip just the same. I went through the film strips quickly, but was able to order more. I found it several years after college and the rubber roller had dry rotted, but I was able to wrap a rubber band around it and it worked.
Andy - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
MY brother and i also had the version that shoots airplanes and have been looking for one for years if anyone knows where one can be obtained pleaselet me know on the blog.
Tony - September 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I have one for sale, going to list it soon on e-bay, with box, works,
YMan - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I had one… Wonder whatever happened to it ? It was pretty cool…
wanda - October 26, 2012 - Report this comment
my twin brother had this very fun Ghost gun. For some odd reasons this toy has not been forgotten. Wish we still had it!! But our mom didn't have the sentiments like I do.She didn't keep any toys.
Sandra - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Hasbro just released something I think would be very similar. Called Johnny the Skull
EDDY - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I had one of these. It was an awesome toy. Used to go under the stairs to play with it because it was really dark.
barbara o - April 07, 2013 - Report this comment
My cousin had one i always got his toys after he was done.i loved it
Daniel - June 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I also had the one with the airplanes. This game was awesome. This brings back great memories of me & my dad R.I.P. First toy he ever bought me that had nothing to do with a birthday or christmas. Im glad i found some people who know about this toy. No one i know seems to remember it.
Angela Guyer - October 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a ghost gun that was my brothers, I think it still works but I do not have the paper with the ghosts on it for the gun. If you are interested in buying it from me make me an offer. Thanks
Julie - October 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I had one when I was about 8. Have asked many people if they remember it and no one ever remembered it. Glad I found you guys and no longer have to think I am crazy.
shawn - December 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I had one when I was a kid. I do not remember everything on the gun but must have been. Thought it had its own projector. Had lots of fun with it. If I had one toy again from my youth I think this would be the one. That and the Robot that played 8 tracks and you answered questions on.
Timma - February 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one and I loved it!! I would love to get one again..Where can I find one?
susan - February 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved my ghost gun so much, i am 48. I remember going in my closet and sitting on the floor in the dark and shooting the ghosts. Great memories
Kevin - March 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Great toy with such a simple design. I had one when I was 5 in 1975. Was a nighttime ritual, Dad would come in and help me shoot up the ghosts in the room. Definitely helped me sleep like a kid who had just shot up all the potential bedroom nighttime threats.
sam - June 03, 2014 - Report this comment
i had one ..i liked shooting the ghosts and the tank mine broke after a few times always wanted another one still do
RealNH - June 13, 2014 - Report this comment
there's a modern day version available to buy on amazon uk - search for 'Ghost Hunt Game or 'billy bones'
Tamara - November 30, 2014 - Report this comment
The year Ghost Guns came out they were a very popular item. I snapped up the last available one in Springfield MO for our daughter.
Rob - December 24, 2014 - Report this comment
My older sister and I had this, it must've been the early eighties if not late seventies. I remember the gun actually poked holes through the film so we were reluctant to use it too often.
Heather - December 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one of these growing up! Wish I could find one for sale :) If you are on Pinterest, you can find a pic of one 1974: ghost gun

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