Thirty-five years ago, we met the unlikely team that busted ghosts, and some robot aliens with transformative capabilities. Decades later, we have a pop culture mashup that sets our geeky little hearts aflutter.

Hasbro and Sony Pictures Consumer Products revealed the first TransformersGhostbusters collaborative figure, the Ecto-1 Ectotron, available at GameStop this summer. Fans can preorder the figure now at and GameStop.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of both the Transformers brand and the original Ghostbusters film.

Meet Ectotron, a converting Paranormal Investigator. The figure is packed in a G1-inspired box, featuring classic tech specs, and it comes with its own proton pack and Slimer accessory. It also converts between two modes in 22 steps — a 7-inch Ecto-1 vehicle and a Transformers robot.

Fans can read all about Ectotron in a new, five-part comic book series from IDW Publishing and creative team Erik Burnham & Dan Schoening. The first issue will be available in June.

Additional Transformers/Ghostbusters mashups could still be on the horizon.


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Marissa Silva

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Marissa Silva is editor-in-chief of the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, the leading consumer holiday gift guide and toy review and news website. As a professional toy reviewer and an industry expert, she consistently reports on toy, entertainment, and pop culture trends and hot products. In addition to digital content management, Marissa contributes feature-length articles to the Pop Insider and leading toy industry trade magazine The Toy Book, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, ABC World News Now, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, WPIX, and more. A board game fanatic and professional toy reviewer, she spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, crushing at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thattoygirl.