Ghostbusters/ Transformers Crossover Toy Revealed, Ectotron! – Toy Fair 2019

We have been posting up a storm this week about all of the amazing reveals ahead of NY Toy Fair 2019, but I think Hasbro just won the event. In an unbelievable crossover of epic proportions, bigger than the Tunguska explosion of 1908, Hasbro has revealed a mash-up toy combining Transformers with… Ghostbusters!

Revealed by io9 earlier this morning, Named “Ectotron”, this Transformer comes equipped with his own proton pack and paranormal activity-detecting goggles. He also has a makeshift jumpsuit color scheme once transformed.

According to the original article, Ectotron transforms from a seven-inch long replica of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle to a robot in about 22 steps.

As if getting a new movie wasn’t enough, now we get a transformer too!

A non-transforming Slimer figure is also included, although the scale of this is not known at this time.

Ectotron will also get his own official origin story from IDW Publishing. A brand new 5-part comic series from creative team Erik Burnham & Dan Schoening, the team responsible for the great GB comics out now from IDW, will begin in June 2019.

I was not expecting to make an announcement like this on my site today, but wow! I’m not a big Transformers fan, but this is an instant purchase for me.

This is not the first crossover toy for Ghostbusters, as Playmates previously did a mash-up combining the busters with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

This toy will be available in early June for $40 piece and will be exclusively available in-store at GameStop, although the original article also says you can get it online. Pre-orders will start tomorrow at GameStop’s siteHasbroPulse.com, and EB Games Canada.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of both the TRANSFORMERS brand & the original Ghostbusters film.

There have been a lot of reveals leading up to NY Toy Fair. Some of the highlights so far have included Hasbro teasing us with a first glimpse of their new Overwatch figuresDiamond Select purchasing Gentle GiantMcFarlane Toys picking up the DC Comics LicenseHasbro’s “Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures” figures,  Mezco’s new One:12 Captain Marvel figureMego announced new 14″ Star Trek figures, and a new line based on characters from Stan Lee’s vault, and Neca debuted a great looking Shredder and Karate Kid set.

Stay tuned this weekend as our exclusive NY Toy Fair 2019 coverage begins on Saturday! 

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