Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative: Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Ectotron Figure was released on July 31, 2019, based on the IDW five-part series introducing the character Ectotron. This is one of two toys based on the Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative, the other being the Optimus Prime Ecto-35 Edition Figure.
A re-issue of this set was released in 2021. Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ecto-1 Ectotron Figure, is a update to the design, re-tooled to be based on Ghostbusters: Afterlife film, it also included the first comic of the Transformers/Ghostbusters arc, as well as the additional ghost named Muncher, as well as keeping Slimer in the set.
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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.
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!
- On The Goldbergs Series, season 6 episode 16 "There Can Be Only One Highlander Club", the character Adam plays with an Ectotron figure. The show is set in "1980-something", so of course Adam could not possibly own a toy that wouldn't be released for another 30 years.
- The figure is featured on page 128 of the Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron TPB.