Recently a Egon's Lab playset prototype went for sale on Ebay. I wish I
had the cash but it went for just under a thousand bucks. Thanks to http://Protoncharging.com for this info. This auction gave us some great detailed pics of Egon's lab so here they are.
Here we see the lever that would let the hammer down.
In this pic we see the lever that would raise (levitate) the figure and the hands would pop out of the top.
As you can see in the pic above we get a good shot of the trap door that the hammer would send the ghost into.
Here is the info that was given by the seller,
display model of unproduced Ghostbusters Egon's Lab
Lab was one of the most requested toy concepts, when I was working
on the Ghostbusters line at Kenner. It kept getting passed over
by management as an introduction to the line (although we designers
knew it was what Ghostbuster fans wanted).
Mike Katauskas, toy guy extraordinaire and possibly the funniest
human on the planet, worked up the lab as you see it here. It got
through approval meetings, and was even tooled up and shown at toy
fair when...the line's sales petered out and no further Ghostbuster
development was done. The toy was dropped.
far as I know, this fully functional "looks like, works like"
toy fair model, and Mike's original concept model, are all that
exist of the legendary Egon's lab. This is a hand built and painted
prototype, with certain parts protomolded, others built from early
shots or from scratch. It is hand painted and the labels are hand
cut from photo prints and applied as was typical for Kenner pre-production
a great toy. You can put your GB hero on the exam table and check
him out for residual protoplasmic contamination. Suddenly he rises
off the table and ghostly hands pop out of the scanner to menace
him. You put a ghost on the containment unit, and the hammer-thingy
comes down and mashes it to oblivion...it disappears (through a
secret trap door).
reserve, if you're serious about having this museum-quality bit
of Ghostbuster and Kenner history, you can own it.