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The peanut-eyed ghost was one of the first featured designs in the original #9206 - Glow in the Dark Ghost Mask with Shroud line up. It was released in 1992 in glow pvc on black shrouds and white cotton shrouds. Its sorrowed expression of sadness and mourning differentiates it from other styles. After the initial success of the masks, Fun World expanded with the same line now offered in exciting fluorescent colors (green, orange, pink) that glow under black light (#9207). It could also be found with a sewn on gown costume for item #9223 - All-in-One Ghost Mask & Gown Costume seen with the face painted over with white paint by the factory. These original masks came on Fantastic Faces header cards which featured a pink gradient and colorful party orbs. It was also found with a larger deluxe hood for #8919 - Glow in the Dark mask with Droop Collar, featured with a cape in #9219 - Instant Disguise. The peanut-eyed ghost was also featured on a decoration with light up eyes, #9873 - Wall & Door Plaque with Shroud. Its likeness was used on many of Fun World's decorations.
After the success of Scream in 1996, Fun World rebranded and expanded this item. In the late 90s, the mask was continued in the #9206 'Glow' line and #9207 'Fluorescent' line, now dawning stretchier polyester shrouds and a more Halloween themed header card with Fun World's new 'bat & moon' aesthetic. The glow masks feature the new more horror inspired moniker 'Fearsome Faces', while the fluorescent masks continued 'Fantastic Faces'. Masks from here on feature a scented additive that gave them a particular vanilla aroma, though masks have also been found with a grape and bubblegum smell. They could also be found included in the new Scream Stalker costume with a neck bib in place of the full shroud (found in both cotton and polyester). A 'Bleeding Dripping' variant, 7 foot novelty costume, and light-up eyes mask, were among the late 90s variants.
In 1998, Scream merchandising took over all branding for this product. The same 'bat & moon' style was used, replacing the Fearsome Faces name with a SCREAM logo (As Seen in the Motion Picture, Copyright 1997 Mirimax Film Corps). Soon after, the mask would feature a black "Ghostface" branded tag with a bloody vibe.
The most successful of the ghosts, this mask has experienced over 20 unique differing sculptures for retail. These masks are identified by their unique facial characteristics and stamped chin copyright type. The value of each varies depending on many factors, including its use in the Scream franchise or its rarity. Many different Halloween styles were created over the decade, including the iconic 'Bleeding Dripping' mask version, as well as Zombie, Scarecrow, Mummy, and Devil inspired variations. Our website focuses on the 1990s.
*Some fans incorrectly refer to masks by tag name. While tag can sometimes be a relative indicator of era, it is not always accurate and does not necessitate a quality of production. Tags often featured generic phrases (ex. "Fearsome Faces") that were used on hundreds of different masks in Fun World's catalog. We are only providing tag photos as a demonstration of merchandising.
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We opt to focus on the pre-Scream masks on our site, though there are many fan sites that highlight the many faces of Ghost Face and various Scream masks and merchandise throughout it's franchise history.