Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron

Transformers News: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron

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Hasbro wrote:Hi,

This morning, Hasbro and Sony revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Ghostbusters Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 Ectotron, ahead of the 35th anniversary of Transformers and Ghostbusters! It will be available at GameStop in the summer of 2019 and pre-order starting today at HasbroPulse.com, GameStop and EB Games Canada. The character will also make their comic book debut in a five-part origin story from IDW that starts on June 2019.

Full release is below!

Let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks!
Hasbro

Transformers News: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron

Transformers News: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron

Transformers News: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron


HASBRO REVEALS TRANSFORMERS-GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1

COLLABORATIVE FIGURE AND IDW COMIC SERIES


'More than Meets the Eye' Collides with 'Who You Gonna Call?' for Transformers & Ghostbusters™ 35th Anniversaries

PAWTUCKET, RI – Feb. 15, 2019 – Autobots, Decepticons and ghosts?! Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) and Sony Pictures Consumer Products today revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Ghostbusters Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 ECTOTRON, available at GameStop summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February 15 at HasbroPulse.com, GameStop and EB Games Canada. This year marks the 35th anniversary of both the TRANSFORMERS brand & the original Ghostbusters film.

When fans of the iconic Ecto-1 from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie look a little closer at this nostalgic interpretation of the car, they will be treated with a new "robot in disguise" named ECTOTRON, a converting Paranormal Investigator. The figure is packed in a G1-inspired box featuring classic tech specs and comes with its own proton pack and Slimer accessory, and converts between two modes in 22 steps – a seven inch Ecto-1 vehicle and a TRANSFORMERS robot.

TRANSFORMERS robots have always been more than meets the eye, but now, through the TRANSFORMERS Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up and meet up with other characters, teams and people. It is a world of constant change where things are not what they seem. A combined world of TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters where heroic Autobots, evil Decepticons and now ghosts can be discovered!

The Ghostbusters have a new, out of this world teammate and fans will be able to meet the all new TRANSFORMERS character ECTOTRON in his epic origin story by IDW Publishing. A brand new 5-part series from creative team Erik Burnham & Dan Schoening begins in June 2019.

The ECTO-1 ECTOTRON figure is available at GameStop starting Summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February 15 at HasbroPulse.com, GameStop and EB Games Canada. And be on the lookout for other possible TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters items. When these two iconic franchises come together – anything is possible!



About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE's Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.



About Ghost Corps

Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.
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Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010550)
Posted by Full-Tilt on February 15th, 2019 @ 11:34am CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


The BTTF Delorean and KITT are PRIORITIES. The rest would be nice to have. Would Christine make for a nice Shatter? :-?

I guess a Doctor Who TARDIS would maybe satisfy those nerds fans :lol:

Plenty of possibilities, but sadly, little chance of a Gundam crossover :-(


Well you could try to repaint a transformable gundam like Aegis or Wing, but that isn't the same as an official crossover.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010552)
Posted by LordBludgeon on February 15th, 2019 @ 11:41am CST
MUST.... HAVE!!!
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010553)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 15th, 2019 @ 11:45am CST
really out in left field, but as an Elm Street fan, I'd love a Cadillac from Part one that turned into a Freddycon.

4149492-7141868854-Fredd.jpg
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010564)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 15th, 2019 @ 11:55am CST
vehicle mode great, robot mode pass. Nothing like i imagied in a drawing I did some years ago which would have been more masterpiece like with optional head accessories. Multiple versions in different colors too for the jump suits in the sstyle of real ghostbusters. Will probably end up getting this at some point tho, just for the vehicle.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010568)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:02pm CST
Full-Tilt wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


The BTTF Delorean and KITT are PRIORITIES. The rest would be nice to have. Would Christine make for a nice Shatter? :-?

I guess a Doctor Who TARDIS would maybe satisfy those nerds fans :lol:

Plenty of possibilities, but sadly, little chance of a Gundam crossover :-(


Well you could try to repaint a transformable gundam like Aegis or Wing, but that isn't the same as an official crossover.


And most of the transforming Gundams suck in their alt mode, and the ones that don't are either expensive or rare.

I tried looking for peace in Macross buuuuut... yeah, I'm not paying 200$ for that.

Oh well, that's partly why I stick to Transformers anyway. They give me what I want and like for a much more affordable and modest price
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010573)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:12pm CST
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


For me, the number one priority would be the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!!!

Edit: I'd also pull the General Lee off the list. No way in hell Hasbro is touching that in today's political climate.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010575)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:13pm CST
This is all kinds of awesome and I approve... So this year we have Mazinger Z x Transformers, now ghostbusters x Transformers...can we get three good crossovers in a row?

Also sadly we'll never get gundam x Transformers as that means Bandai would have to play nice with Takara.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010576)
Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:17pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:This is all kinds of awesome and I approve... So this year we have Mazinger Z x Transformers, now ghostbusters x Transformers...can we get three good crossovers in a row?

Also sadly we'll never get gundam x Transformers as that means Bandai would have to play nice with Takara.

We had the street fighter crossover last year
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010580)
Posted by carytheone on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:21pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


For me, the number one priority would be the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!!!
:lol:

Yeah, I'd buy that for sure. The Ghostbusters figure is neat and looks great in alt mode, but not something I'm interested in. I do think it's cool that it exist though.

I just saw that the official reveal is marking it as a shared anniversary, but I wonder if this is also related to some type of cross promotion for some new GB media that we haven't heard about yet.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010582)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:29pm CST
carytheone wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


For me, the number one priority would be the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!!!
:lol:

Yeah, I'd buy that for sure. The Ghostbusters figure is neat and looks great in alt mode, but not something I'm interested in. I do think it's cool that it exist though.

I just saw that the official reveal is marking it as a shared anniversary, but I wonder if this is also related to some type of cross promotion for some new GB media that we haven't heard about yet.

You mean like ghostbusters 3 ;) (though that is out next year)
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010592)
Posted by Shredd the Dinobot on February 15th, 2019 @ 12:48pm CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Full-Tilt wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


The BTTF Delorean and KITT are PRIORITIES. The rest would be nice to have. Would Christine make for a nice Shatter? :-?

I guess a Doctor Who TARDIS would maybe satisfy those nerds fans :lol:

Plenty of possibilities, but sadly, little chance of a Gundam crossover :-(


Well you could try to repaint a transformable gundam like Aegis or Wing, but that isn't the same as an official crossover.


And most of the transforming Gundams suck in their alt mode, and the ones that don't are either expensive or rare.

I tried looking for peace in Macross buuuuut... yeah, I'm not paying 200$ for that.

Oh well, that's partly why I stick to Transformers anyway. They give me what I want and like for a much more affordable and modest price


I need a cowbell that... turns into... Christopher Walken.

I'm not joking, if they make that I'd buy like twenty of them... Also he should have a slot to hold a Matrix. I need a Walken Prime.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010599)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 15th, 2019 @ 1:02pm CST
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?

Airwolf
Knight Rider


All those childhood. :x
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010603)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 15th, 2019 @ 1:17pm CST
Fall Guy pick up truck
Thunder in Paradise Boat
Captain Scarlet vehicles
Pink panther Car
James Bond cars
Chips
TJ hooker (Prowl with a toupee...)
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010604)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 15th, 2019 @ 1:18pm CST
The Turtle Van.

There's also the Star Trek crossover they have going on.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010616)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on February 15th, 2019 @ 2:32pm CST
I see you, Combiner War Hotspot retool. Ngl it would’ve been badass to retain the combiner function, who knows what that would’ve looked like.

Regardless, I WILL have this. Transformers should do more crossovers with more franchises like this.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010617)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on February 15th, 2019 @ 2:40pm CST
I'm just wondering when the pre-order on Hasbro will be live.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010623)
Posted by carytheone on February 15th, 2019 @ 2:51pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
carytheone wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


For me, the number one priority would be the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!!!
:lol:

Yeah, I'd buy that for sure. The Ghostbusters figure is neat and looks great in alt mode, but not something I'm interested in. I do think it's cool that it exist though.

I just saw that the official reveal is marking it as a shared anniversary, but I wonder if this is also related to some type of cross promotion for some new GB media that we haven't heard about yet.

You mean like ghostbusters 3 ;) (though that is out next year)
I was under the impression that Dan Aykroyd considered Ghostbusters: the Video Game to be “essentially the third movie”?

If we're just tossing nostalgic shit at the wall to see what sticks, I'd like to see this mashed up with Transformers.

Image
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010625)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 15th, 2019 @ 2:56pm CST
carytheone wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
carytheone wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


For me, the number one priority would be the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!!!
:lol:

Yeah, I'd buy that for sure. The Ghostbusters figure is neat and looks great in alt mode, but not something I'm interested in. I do think it's cool that it exist though.

I just saw that the official reveal is marking it as a shared anniversary, but I wonder if this is also related to some type of cross promotion for some new GB media that we haven't heard about yet.

You mean like ghostbusters 3 ;) (though that is out next year)
I was under the impression that Dan Aykroyd considered Ghostbusters: the Video Game to be “essentially the third movie”?

If we're just tossing nostalgic **** at the wall to see what sticks, I'd like to see this mashed up with Transformers.

Image



Oh see, I was talking about this ghostbusters 3...
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010627)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 15th, 2019 @ 2:57pm CST
RiddlerJ wrote:It BEGINS....

The BTTF Delorean
KITT
The Mystery Machine
The A-Team van
The General Lee
Christine
Bill & Ted's Phone Booth
Green Goblin Truck from Maximum Overdrive
what else?


Sorry to burst your bubble but there's no way in 2019 anybody is making a General Lee. This is a must have.
Re: Official press release and more images Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative ECTO-1 Ectotron (2010632)
Posted by carytheone on February 15th, 2019 @ 3:13pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:The General Lee
Sorry to burst your bubble but there's no way in 2019 anybody is making a General Lee. This is a must have.
Well there is a couple of muscle cars in the Studio Series line that could be some good custom fodder.


@Zerowolf - I knew you were, I was just bringing up an old quote for fun.

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