Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SwineTrekkie, Feb 15, 2019.
Nice that he's being made available again. The original release window on him was oddly limited.
Given that it was arguably hinted/implied that there are more GB/TF crossover toys on the way, what would you want to see? Ghost SS from the comic would seem a lock. What on the G.B. side?
Maybe Ecto 2 from the cartoon.
I could see an Ecto 1A repaint as an exclusive somewhere. Be nice is they'd at least put a new head on it.
I personally would love some ghostbuster equipment as transformers. Proton pack, PKE meter, ghost trap, etc. I think some forum member here did some sketches of this, and it was so cool.
Oh good call. That might seem like the most obvious route. What scale would you do them in? Like Deluxe size? Or micromaster so they scale with Ecto and MP10G.
I hadn't even thought about micromaster size... that would be great to be able to have other figures equip them.
Originally I was thinking at least deluxe size, just to give them enough engineering to help make the bot modes more substantial.
Maybe they don't even need to have bot modes... Could turn into a dog or bird, lol.
make them like battlemasters, hell do battlemaster proton packs
With Ecto-1 being made, I'd rather see Hasbro do other famous movie/TV cars instead of focusing on one property...
Sure, and I bet they will. But they have the Ghostbusters license now, which removes an element of friction (and it’s already proven that people will buy GB/TF stuff).
Ahhhhh that's right, I forgot all about that.
Start with mainlining MP-10G or an Earthrise Optimus based on its deco (and if the latter, rescale Ectotron to match).
Battlemaster or miromaster packs would be wonderful equipment bot ideas! I think a Ghost version of MP11 Starscream would be a good release to support. The Earthrise voyager would look nice in a ghost deco, but wouldn't scale well with OP-GB and Ecto. Beyond that I don't think there is a good chance of ghost decos.
Looking at other brands in their stable already: We know the Star Wars and Marvel Crossover figures didn't get the same love. I still think there might be something to it, but I feel even the recent Takara offerings do the same thing I'm not interested in and making the robot modes based on the other property instead of an existing or new Transformer. I wonder if a weaponizer could be made that would be useful with Marvel Legends figures?
GI Joe again makes good sense but many of the crossover figures were non-transforming. I have the Serpentor and think it is great despite what I said about robots above. The Old Snake with the B.A.T.s is great. It is too bad that GI Joe isn't currently doing well, because I would to see GI Vehicles turning into Transformers characters. Making them heavy headmaster retools and having the heads be GI Joe characters in Nebulon suits would have been fun.
Power Rangers probably has really good potential. Either the more animal/creature or the vehicle zords as Transformers that combine is obvious.
There are a few other of Hasbro's properties with really good crossover potential in terms of how good the toys would be, but would probably be a bit obscure. Then of course other properties that have wide appeal but might make for weird combinations.
Too bad there's no way anybody could afford a fully transforming Optimus or Ectotron upscaled for 3.75" figures to ride, and Ghostscream in scale would be as big as a small R/C plane. Hmm, maybe the old "Human Alliance" fiures ould be the right scale... or down to the pilot-figures of the old '90s "Flying Fighters" toy planes on joysticks.
It was Spudmunkey. He drew up some Botbots of the GB equipment:
2D Artwork: - Ghostbuster BotBot WIP
He also did custom transformers Gozer and Terrordogs:
Minor/Repaint: - Gozer & Terror Dogs - Ghostbusters/Transformers Comic Custom
And Stay Puft with Slimer:
Minor/Repaint: - Transformers x Ghostbusters Stay Puft & Slimer Headmaster
Maybe someone on Shapeways will come up for something for Sound Barrier ?
The Real Ectotron...
I hope the new Plasma Series streams will be blast effect compatible!
I was wondering the same about Marvel blast effects. Blast effects being compatible across multiple unrelated lines would be a great cross sale.
Just stumbled across Ectotron on Amazon (Prime) for $46.
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