Trendmasters released the Extreme Ghostbusters toyline in 1997 to capitalize on the new show, following Kenner's formula and provided a companion ghost with each figure. Finally an appropriate scaled Slimer was released! While there were some positive aspects to the toys, there were many missed opportunities as well. The paint applications didn't match the TV show, the weapons were gimmicky and bulky, the figures don't have peg holes in their feet to help them stand, and they are out of scale with Kenner's taller figures. Arguably the biggest pitfall in this toy line is the omission of Garrett. A prototype was made, but never went into mass production.
Each hero came with a weapon, a trap, and a companion ghost. Kylie was packaged with the first US release of a correctly scaled Slimer figure. For the most part, the figure's likenesses were pretty good and each figure had several points of articulation, including elbow and waist movements. The weapons came with spring loaded missiles to fire at the bad ghosts and worked fairly well. Eduardo came with a standard looking backpack, while Egon and Roland had backpacks more akin to vacuum cleaners. Kylie came with a smaller backpack (to match her smaller stature) that was otherwise identical to Eduardo's. This, however, is a bit of creative license taken by Trendmasters as her cartoon counterpart carried a smaller pistol and stowed the trap on her back.
The Deluxe Humans from Trendmasters were the same scale as the Standard Human figures. However, these figures featured new head sculpts, different paint applications (still unlrelated to the show) and no companion ghosts. The weapons were replaced with huge, bulky weapons that featured spring loaded projectiles and lights and sounds. The packs are HEAVY and came with kickstands so the figures could stand upright while wearing them. Eduardo actually had 2 variants: one with a pink proton pack and the other with a purple proton pack. Deluxe Kylie's pack was inspired by the trap she wore on her back in the cartoon. Egon and Roland actually had weapons featured in the television show, although the colors were off. The original intent was for these new weapons to replace the smaller proton packs, but luckily that idea was scrapped.