Filmation's Ghostbusters' Vampy Siren from Schaper 1986
Would you believe this is the only toy I own with rooted hair? I loathe rooted hair more than sun-faded plastic and missing accessories! Do I reject all toy lines with rooted hair? Absolutely not. She-ra and Golden Girl paved the way for girl adventure toys. Not to mention the amazing three ladies in this very Ghostbusters line. What I hate about rooted hair is its sloppy, frazzled appearance, its penchant for collecting dust, and its allusion that all female figures must make some concession to doll-status (only allowing them one foot in the door of the action figure arena). Maybe some people would only buy a toy if you could dress it up and make it pretty, but I know they completely missed their mark with me because I was cursing up a storm as I brushed her hair in preparation for these photos. Actually, I may just customize her with some sculpted hair ..hmmm. Anyway, back to the lady of the hour, the lovely Mortici.. Mysteria! I never caught wind of the Addams family inspiration until years after I was watching Ghostbusters after school. To my naive eyes, she was completely original. She was the most vain, wicked, silly, sophisticate in the Hauntquarters. So clearly I was enamoured.
I love her cartoony ghoulishness.
Her articulation is pretty limited. Swivel waist, shoulders, and head. Her head is made of soft rubber as is usual for rooted-hair figures.