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Transformers-Ecto1 G1 Style Box Packaging (WIP) by btnkdrms Transformers-Ecto1 G1 Style Box Packaging (WIP) by btnkdrms
This project has been held over for about a year since I found Johnny216's ECTO-1 image.

I recently dug up the old WIP and made some adjustments then scrapped it and rebuilt a new one from scratch.

Most likely the ECTO-1 image is inspired by the Alternator/Binaltech version of the Transformers from 2005 - but since those boxes vary in detail I started with the original G1 style box art as a warm up.

The idea here is to design boxes for fans to have that can fit their multi-scale versions of Ecto-1. Interest in this project was re-ignited upon the release of the 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Elite version of ECTO-1. I make the box in several themes/styles and you print it yourself on card stock and fold and glue accordingly, make your own foam padding, and show your car in said box.

I also made Blister Card version and have outlined the different style boxes to make, but have yet to actually create.

You see --in order to continue I kind of want Johnny216's :iconjohnny216: OK to continue with his design. I'm not going at this because it is Johnny's ECTO-1 alt mode design.

The Ectomobile version in the fake box is actually someones Ecto-1B from the Ghostbusters video game.

A big Thank You goes out to the Ghostbuster Model Master SlaysGhosts for use of his custom Ecto-1B. The original thread featuring the Ecto-1B and other three Ectomobile car versions can be found through here: [link]

The box used as a reference for this WIP is actually the US version of the G1 Jazz Box - The descriptions & terms are inspired by the Ghostbusters movie.

NOTE: Be sure to click on the Download button for a super sized version of this image.

Don't forget to visit Johnny216's :iconjohnny216: DA Gallery and check out SlaysGhost Ectomobile collection on!

Check out the Pacific Northwest Ghostbusters franchise page on Facebook and GBFans for this and other exclusive samples, pieces and apparel/paraphernalia anytime (pretty much)

PNW: GB ([link]) and GBFans member Btnkdrms ([link])

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xaviorbat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
This would be an interesting crossover toy, and given the "recent" storyline crossover with Ghostbusters, TMNT, GIJoe, and Transformers, entirely possible. My only concern is the big blue hoses on the side, where would those fold up to? part of his pack?
BaelRathLian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the picture.  Too bad it is not a real toy.  Would make a great collectors / novelty item. 
joy1411 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wow I wish transformers are real also dead space and ghostbusters maybe avengers too
Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I love the retro box style! Faved for being a fantastic combination of two of my favorite properties.
NickMaster64 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
a transformer ecto1 truly made of win
Phenometron Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Transform and bust ghosts!
btnkdrms Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It was a fun piece to make and Johnny216's :iconjohnny216: Alt-Mode design is the bee's knees .. please check out his Deviant Art page as well and leave comments too!
CanRay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Going to make one of the ID cards that went on the back of those old boxes?
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have one already done - I'm holding off on presenting the backside of the box because I wanted a Ghost Busters themed mural with 4 different Ecto-1 car models facing off a robot version of Gozer, Stay Puft, Terror Dogs (one transforms into Zuul and the other into Vinz Clortho and back into identical Terror Dogs) and the Scoleri Bros.)

I'm kind of going it alone - so this is just a side project thing to do kind of project.

If I come up with descriptive details for Ecto-1 I'll post just the stat card for you guys to have and sketch out a mock mural of the fake mural for the mock box for the toy robot car that doesn't exist too! :D
CanRay Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That's pretty awesome! x)
DyingMan75 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very creative!I like it!
TheDrunkenWeasel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist

This needs to be on shelves, like, IMMEDIATLY!!
thunderstudent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Most epic crossover ever
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
More to come - and thank you for the compliment and support!
Chad-Panther Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats brilliant! :D
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks - Big Up to Johnny216 for the focus of inspiration :iconjohnny216:
ThomasKimbler Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Sheer awesome, I would totally buy this
btnkdrms Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hell yeah~

Thanks for the comment!
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