Announced at Toy Fair with the reveal of the Ecto-1 Ectotron, IDW Publishing has officially announced Transformers/Ghostbusters and released a first look.
Written and illustrated by the long-time Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado, Transformers / Ghostbusters will span five issues, with the first issue’s variant covers featuring the artistic talents of Dan Schoening, Paulina Ganucheau, Nick Roche, and Alex Milne.
In the first chapter of the “Ghost of Cybertron” storyline, the Autobots – having escaped from the war that destroyed their home planet – trace a stray Cybertronian signal to the planet Earth. Investigating the otherworldly source will bring the Robots in Disguise face-to-face with the renowned professionals of paranormal investigation and elimination: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore!
The team-up that has been three-and-a-half decades in the making will tie in directly to the announced toy release, featuring appearances by the new Transformers character Ectotron… as well as yet-to-be-revealed crossover surprises that are sure to cause mass hysteria in both fandoms.
Both franchises launched in 1984 and see their 35th Anniversary in 2019.
Take a journey aboard the star-ship Nostromo but it might not end well. Celebrate 40 years of a sci-fi horror classic with a Pop! keychain Xenomorph that will strike terror into the hearts of anyone who sees it.
Warrant Officer Ripley with a tracker and Xenomorph make a potentially violent pair as a Vynl. duo.
Pop! Warrant Officer Ripley is ready for action in her spacesuit and Pop! Xenomorph is ready to inflict terror and damage.
Metallic Xenomorph Pop! is available as a Funko select specialty series.
Pop! Ripley holding the adorable Jonesy is available as a Funko web exclusive
POP! MOVIES – BEVERLY HILLS COP
The 1984 action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop is getting the Pop! treatment. Bring home Pop! police detective Axel wearing a low-key outfit or Axel holding a pair of bananas.
VYNL. UP IN SMOKE – CHEECH & CHONG
“I been smoking since I was born, man, I can smoke anything, man. You know like I smoke that Michoacán, and Acapulco Gold, man. I even smoke that tied stick, you know?”
Celebrate Cheech and Chong’s legendary and iconic first feature-length film, which debuted 40 years ago. Pedro De Pacas and Anthony “Man” Stoner might not be upstanding members of society by most standards, but they are entertaining and the Vynl. duo is an undeniable statement piece for any collection.
POP! MOVIES – PRETTY WOMAN
POP! MOVIES – CADDYSHACK
Celebrate the 1980 comedy classic Caddyshack by bringing home your favorite characters including Pop! Carl Spackler, Pop! Gopher, Pop! Judge Elihu Smails, Pop! Ty Webb with a chase and Pop! Al Czervik.
Find Judge Smalls with Hat exclusively at FYE.
Indulge your sweet tooth and ‘90s movies fandom with Caddyshack-themed Pop! PEZ. Bring home Pop! PEZ Carl Spackler and the Gopher he just can’t seem to catch.
POP! MOVIES – JAWS
Whatever you do, don’t go in the water! Celebrate the 1975 classic film that continues to terrify beachgoers 44 years later with Pop! Chief Brody, Pop! consulting oceanographer Matt Hooper, Pop! shark hunter Quint, 6″ Pop! Jaws and 6″ Pop! Jaws with a diving tank in his mouth.
POP! MOVIES – FORREST GUMP
“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Twenty-five years ago the world fell in love with an Alabama man who became an all-American running back, received a Medal of Honor for heroism in war and became a world-renowned ping pong celebrity. Bring home Pop! Forrest Gump carrying his iconic box of chocolates and Pop! Forrest Gump wearing his ping pong outfit.
POP! & BUDDY AND POP! MOVIES – MEN IN BLACK
“Here come the Men in Black, they won’t let you remember!”
Join Agent J and Agent K on an extraterrestrial adventure the likes of which you might forget if the agents happen to be packing memory-erasing neuralyzers. Agent J and Frank the smart-talking pug-alien make an adorable Pop! and Buddy while Agent K and Neeble the coffee-addicted worm make for a more cynical Pop! and Buddy.
Edgar the Bug makes a memorable Pop! but you might want to keep him away from farmers given his history of eating them.
Pop! Agent J is available as a Funko web exclusive.
POP! MOVIES – SUPER TROOPERS
Go on a wild ride with Pop! trooper Carl Foster and Pop! rookie trooper Robbie “Rabbit” Roto of Super Troopers. Their detective and policing skills might be questionable, but there’s no denying that they make entertaining characters.
POP! MOVIES – GHOSTBUSTERS
“Who you gonna call? …Ghostbusters!”
Celebrate an unlikely tale of hard-on-their-luck-scientists-turned-ghostbusters with a Pop! Keychain Slimer and Pop! Keychain Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Who needs good guys when the bad guys are so adorable?
Indulge your sweet tooth with a Pop! Pez Slimer, Pop! Pez Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Pop! PEZ Dr. Peter Venkman, Pop! PEZ Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, Pop! PEZ Winston Zeddermore and Pop! PEZ Dr. Eegon Spengler.
Pop! PEZ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Angry) and Slimer Glow available at Walmart.
5 Star Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz, Winston Zeddemore and Dr. Egon Spengler are armed with their ghostbusting suits, proton packs and ghost trap.
If you’re looking for a cuddle, SuperCute Plush Slimer and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man would make adorable companions.
Bring some color and slime to your writing implements with two Slimer pen toppers and two Stay Puft Marshmallow Man pen toppers.
The entire Ghostbusters gang is present in Mystery Mini form including Dr. Peter Venkman with a proton pack, Dr. Egon Spengler with a proton pack, Dr. Ray Stantz with a proton pack, Winston Zeddemore with a proton pack, Dr. Egon Spengler covered in marshmallow, Dr. Ray Stantz covered in marshmallow, Zuul the Gatekeeper of Gozer, Louis Tully as Vinz Clortho, Gozer the Gozerian, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer and the librarian ghost.
Find Translucent Slimer, Burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Terror Dog as Funko Specialty Series.
Find Stay Puft Glow Fire Marshmallow Man, Scary Library Ghost and Slimer Eating Hot Dogs as GameStop Exclusives.
Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Egon Spengler struggle with a resisting Slimer in an epic Pop! Movie Moment.
Bring home the fire station where the ghostbusters plotted against their otherworldly enemies as a Pop! Town building and Peter Venkman Pop! figure.
Bring home Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs, Pop! Scary Library Ghost, Pop! Dr. Peter Venkman, Pop! Dr. Raymond Stantz, Pop! Winston Zeddemore and Pop! Dr. Egon Spengler.
Find Translucent Pop! Slimer chowing down hot dogs only at Walmart.
Find 10 inch Super Sized Pop! Stay Puft Mashmallow Man only at Game Stop.
POP! MOVIES – SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
What do your beloved canine, feline and leporine companions do while you’re away at work? The Secret Life of Pets 2 attempts to answer the question but if you bring home Pop! Max wearing a cone of shame and Pop! Snowball wearing a superhero suit they might have some additional answers.
These Pop! Keychains featuring Snowball and Max are only available at Walmart.
POP! MOVIES – HELLBOY
The world’s favorite half-demon is back, fighting the forces of evil on behalf of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). With his new gun in his hand and a threatening grimace for evil-doers, this Pop! Hellboy will elevate your collection’s tough factor exponentially.
Hellboy comes to theaters 4/12/2019.
POP! & BUDDY – PET SEMATARY
Thirty years after the release of the horror film, you can bring home an undead Gage Creed and less than friendly undead Church. The Pop! & Buddy duo might terrify most people and there’s a possibility they’ll go on a murderous rampage but that’s the price you pay for loving horror.
VYNL. SUICIDE SQUAD – THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN
Few Super-Villains can match The Joker and Harley Quinn for style and ability to intimidate. Bring home two of the Suicide Squad’s most infamous members as a Vynl. duo. The Joker’s green hair and menacing expression are a contrast to Harley Quinn’s nonchalant pose.
Autobots, Decepticons and ghosts?! Hasbro and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have 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 Hasbro Pulse,GameStop, and EB Games Canada. This year marks the 35th anniversary of both Transformers & 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.
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 and 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 Hasbro Pulse, GameStop and EB Games Canada.
All the Ghostbusters—the
originals, the ladies of the 2016 film, and beyond—come together against a
threat too powerful for any team to handle alone. For a while now, the original
Ghostbusters have had access to an interdimensional portal that has given them
all-new ways to research the paranormal and consult with Ghostbusters
throughout the multiverse… but they haven’t shared this tech with any of those
other Ghostbusters, and some don’t think that’s fair. That’s why, after a
chance meeting, Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander have decided to right this
wrong and cobble together their own working portal… which unintentionally
unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters’ Containment Unit! Collects all
eight issues of Ghostbusters: Crossing
Over and the Ghostbusters 2018
Are you troubled by strange noises in the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, then four fearless Ghostbuster teams are here to serve your supernatural elimination needs, courtesy of IDW!
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, IDW Publishing will release a different Ghostbusters comic weekly in April, each focusing on a different team, including the original “Prime” team from the classic film, the Real Ghostbusters of 1980s cartoon fame, the all-female team that “Answered the Call” in 2016, and the next generation of Extreme Ghostbusters!
it’s been an amazing eleven years. With Ghostbusters hitting such a milestone anniversary, it’s time to celebrate every facet of the team’s history… and to get ready for everything that’s coming next!”
April 2019’s Ghostbusters one-shot specials include:
Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters
by Erik Burnham (writer) and Dan Schoening (artist)
First out of the Firehouse are the original ‘busting team of Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray, who have seen a lot of things during their time as paranormal investigators, but the latest case might just turn history on its head! Could it be that they’ve found proof of… Atlantis?
Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters
by Cavan Scott (writer) and Marcelo Ferreira (artist)
The Real Ghostbusters keep losing business to a flashy new rival ghost-catching company: SPOOKS AWAY! But there’s something sinister in the neighborhood, and it’s up to Ray Stantz to go undercover to find out who—or what is behind these new supernatural elimination superstars!
Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters
by Devin Grayson (writer) and S.L. Gallant (artist)
Do demons get visitation rights? A harried young mother tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors, intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler, and Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell!
by Jim Beard and Keith Dallas (writers), and Tim Lattie (artist)
Ever wish you could talk to animals? Well, when the furry, feathered, and finny inhabitants of the Central Park Zoo star demanding their release, the people of New York just wish they’d shut up! It’s up to Egon and his ExtremeGhostbustersto free the beasts from their fiendish possession!
IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW’s year-long 20th
anniversary celebration! An all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your
favorite characters 20 years into the future—or past! What made them into the
heroes you love… and what twists does the future hold…?
Twenty years in the future, and a new generation of Ghostbusters… is sent on all the jobs Ray, Winston, Peter, and Egon just don’t feel like taking on themselves. The Sanctum of Slime Ghostbusters—Bridget, Samuel, Gabriel, and Alan—have proven themselves many times over… first against the demon Dumazu, and later with the Ghostbusters of many other dimensions in the recent Crossing Over event. Now they’re ready for an easy gig, something like a simple haunted house. But they better be careful… you never know Wat could happen.
The cold weather has begun to set in, but warm weather will follow, and with it will come some awesome items from Diamond Select Toys! Shipping in the spring, the following offerings include items based on DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and Lady Death! Read on for details, then pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!
DC Comic Gallery Dark Nights Metal Drowned PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! How deep is your Gallery? The DC Gallery line of PVC dioramas goes even deeper with another addition to the Dark Nights: Metal series of sculptures – The Drowned! Leaping from the water surrounded by the tentacles of some huge beast, this aquatic Batman from the Dark Multiverse is the perfect addition to any Batman or Aquaman collection! The 10-inch diorama features detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Alterton! (Item #NOV182291, SRP: $45.00)
DC Comic Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Never send a Batman to do a Batwoman’s job! Kate Kane, of the Gotham City Kanes, drops into the spotlight in the newest comic-inspired DC Gallery PVC Diorama! With her striking red hair and black costume, Batwoman is ready to leap into action in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV182292, SRP: $45.00)
DC Movie Classics Gallery Dark Knight Joker PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Why so serious? Heath Ledger’s greatest role is brought to three-dimensional life in this, the latest PVC Diorama in the DC Gallery line. Joining Batman and Bane, this 9” sculpture of the Joker as he appears in The Dark Knight depicts him holding a hand of playing cards with his clown mask and a bag of money at his feet. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182293, SRP: $45.00)
DC Movie Classics Vinimates Dark Knight Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys Release! They’re the Vinimates you need and deserve! The cast of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy come to the DC Vinimates line with these three new releases: Batman, the Joker and Bane! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style and strikes a pose straight from the movie. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!
Batman Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182288, SRP: $9.99)
Joker Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182289, SRP: $9.99)
Bane Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182290, SRP: $9.99)
Femme Fatales Lady Death IV PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! All hail Lady Death! Brian Pulido’s creation comes to life in a new Femme Fatales PVC Diorama! Depicting her wielding a ball of blue flaming energy, with one hand resting on a massive broadsword, this 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #NOV182295, SRP: $45.00)
Ghostbusters Marshmallow Egon Action Figure PX
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this action figure captures one of its most iconic moments! The most serious and strait-laced of the Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler gets covered with marshmallow in this 7-inch scale action figure inspired by the film’s final scenes. This figure features newly sculpted parts and 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #NOV182296, SRP: $19.99)
Kingdom Hearts 3 Select Action Figures Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Kingdom has come! With Kingdom Hearts III fast approaching, DST is offering their first-ever figures based on the newest game! The first 2-pack features Maleficent with Diablo and Sora with the Starseeker Keyblade; the second features Goofy with his shield and Donald with his scepter! Each 7-inch-scale figure features multiple points of articulation, and each two-pack comes in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #NOV182281, SRP: $24.99/ea.)
Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Comic Gallery Thor
A Diamond Select Toys Release! By the power of Mjolnir! The Asgardian God of Thunder returns to Midgard – and the Marvel Gallery PVC line – in the form of this electrifying diorama! This sculpture of Thor in his modern garb captures him mid-strike, with lightning coursing through his hammer Mjolnir and into the ground. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, this 8-inch sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #NOV182284, SRP: $45.00)
Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Corvus Glaive PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The first servant of Thanos is here! Corvus Glaive is ready to take on the entire Avengers in this new PVC Diorama from the Marvel Gallery line. With his glaive at the ready, Corvus measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #NOV182282, SRP: $45.00)
Marvel TV Premier Collection Netflix Daredevil Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a stairway to hell! Straight from the infamous fight scene in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, this 12-inch scale statue shows a battered Daredevil descending a staircase with duct tape on one hand and a chain in the other. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182285, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Unmasked PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From the blockbuster Black Panther movie comes this new, unmasked Marvel Gallery PVC of T’Challa himself! The Black Panther is ready to pounce on anyone who invades Wakanda in this variant sculpture based on the hit film, and it is in the same 9-inch scale as the other figures in the Marvel Gallery line. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182283, SRP: $45.00)
Marvel TV Gallery Defenders PVC Dioramas
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s time for a team-up! Luke Cage and Jessica Jones return to the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama line with new costumes and sculpts based on their appearances in Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix! Each approximately 9 inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Previously a GameStop exclusive.
Luke Cage Diorama (Item #FEB178005, SRP: $50.00)
Jessica Jones Diorama (Item #FEB178004, SRP: $50.00)
Marvel Comic Gallery FCBD Black Costume Spider-Man PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! How spectacular is your Gallery? Spider-Man celebrates Free Comic Book Day with this black-costume variant in the Marvel Gallery PVC diorama line! Crouched on a web slung across an alleyway, Spider-Man lives up to his namesake in this all-new PVC sculpture portraying the hero in his element. Measuring approximately 7” high by 11 “ wide, this detailed sculpt by Alterton is based on a design by Caesar, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Available through FCBD-participating retailers. (Item #NOV180013, SRP: $45.00)
The Ghostbusters have survived every challenge thrown their way so far, but they aren’t home free yet—and with Tiamat involved, victory will come at a cost! Join us for the grand finale of the biggest Ghostbusters story of 2018, setting the stage for the future! CROSSING OVER ends here!
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening, Tristan Jones (a) • Dan Schoening (c)
Troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Catch all the Ghostbusters action as the boys in gray travel NY and the whole country to fight against slimy specters and nocturnal nuisances everywhere. Collects issues #1-12 of the Ghostbusters, Volume 1 series.
Several teams of Ghostbusters from across the multiverse have just about pulled off a very difficult task—tracking down and recapturing all the ghosts that had escaped from the containment unit. Crisis averted, right? They wish. In this issue, the Ghostbusters of many worlds come face-to-face with the goddess of chaos herself. TIAMAT HAS RETURNED!