TCC 2015 Exclusive Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Autobot City Comics 2008, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. DesertDog

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    Yes! Circuit Breaker would be brilliant!!! And I have no problem with TF humans in Joe scale. I survived the 80's, I can survive wildly out of scale toylines. They will just get their own shelf. Solved.
     
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    That is fair, but I echo Pete's statements. I will also add that the TFCC is the best possible way to give the fandom characters that would be too obscure to have appeal as a wide release. Human characters have **ALWAYS** been part of the fandom no matter how much people will want to deny it. As I said before it's simply close minded, idiotic elitism that just shows how stupid fanboys can be. Not saying you are one of them, but there are quite a bit of comments on this thread that show that pretty well.

    To speak specifically about you, I still say again that Pete has a good point. There's a history of non-transforming toys, so why not? If not here, then where? Marissa isn't strictly a GI Joe character, but she IS most definitely a Transformers character. I for one think this is a pretty good precedent, and it isn't like the Club is switching over to human figures completely. They're giving people options, and that's great! It's a celebration of the Transformers fandom as a whole, and I don't see why anyone would not like that. The Transformers mythos is so wide and varied with awesome and crazy concepts, and I'm glad that TFCC is willing to start tapping into that. Bring on Old Snake, bring on GB Blackrock, bring on on Circuit Breaker!

    That's how I feel about it at least. I honestly hope that this is the start of a new precedent to finally get human characters from the mythos.
     
  3. Bionic Commando

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    So I'm trying to figure this out this is a separate club exclusive and not part of the subscription? So people who don't want it can just pass on it and those that do want it including myself can purchase it as long if you are a member?
     
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    Correct
     
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    If it looked anything at all like Marissa, I'd be all over it. Heck I'm not even bothered by the fact that she's not even wearing the same outfit she was wearing in the episode that put her with the technobots. But as it is, it just Looks like some generic girl's head on an EDC suited body.
     
  6. Enigma2K2

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    So how much are people gonna charge for this one since they don't want it? I can't explain it, but I actually like it. Non transforming Lightspeed and a... waitaminute. Wasn't Lightspeed a CAR?!?!?
     
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    It's Afterburner!
     
  8. Raiju

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    Agreed. Hell, I hope we get more Transformers characters in GI Joe format, such as Dr. Arkeville (as another poster mentioned, it seems he's quite easy to pull off as the parts are there), Spike, Sparkplug, Daniel, Carly, Chip Chase, etc. Even Bayverse human characters could be within the realm of possibility such as Lennox, Epps, etc.
     
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    Do we know that? Last years botcon used movie moulds.

    As for Kreo, as you say they've done it once. Honestly they aren't the best minifigure moulds, but done well I wouldn't mind seeing additional Humans packaged with future exclusives.

    Theres also Rescuebots I forgot about.
     
  10. Lumpy

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    im pretty sure it's only the 1st movie molds and anything from 2-4 that's a licensed vehicle. Those are what's off limits.

    That said, I don't want those tiny, garbage HA figures done as characters just to get a transforming companion. I much prefer 3&3/4 figures instead.
     
  11. fabexmax

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    Can I get this and not be a member of the club?
     
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    does megatron walk on water?


    NOPE
     
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    Well a few third parties will carry it, including several of the sponsors at the top of the page.

    Big Bad Toy Store and TFSource are possibly the two biggest ones likely to get some in, however some smaller places will as well.

    The alternative (and to save yourself some cash) is to find a Club Member near you, who is willing to buy it for you, and sell it at cost, plus a little of the shipping charges.

    *** EDIT ***

    Disclaimer - I do not work for nor represent Big Bad Toy Store or TFSource in any way. They've just been dependable sources for my international orders.
     
  14. Matty

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    This was shown last week, but the TCC is promoting it again on their Facebook page:

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    Still a pass for me, however when flicking through old issues of the Club Magazine, I noticed in issue 51, they did an article which may have been part of the start of this idea as a figure set.
     
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    I've been calling for GI Joe based TF humans for years and am so glad to see it finally happen! Now we need Old Snake, the Witwicky's, Chip, Dr. Arkeville, and perhaps the human forms of the Autobots from the Old Snake episode. We also need Ronald Reagan just so we can recreate the comic book scene with MP-10 :) 
     
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    Yeah! I really think this could be an awesome subgenre of the fandom. I thought the SDCC sets were pretty cool, but now we're looking at actual human characters from the fiction. I think it's a great idea, and this smaller set is great way for the club to dip it's toe into those waters. Plus the figure just plain looks terrific. Nice work FunPub!
     
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    Has any more information come out about Marissa, like when she will be available?
     
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    I hope that Marissa Faireborn will be released before or on Botcon 2015 especially since announced guest Susan Blu voiced her in the cartoon, I'd love to get her signed...
     
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    Do you have to be a member of the TFCC to purchase Marissa?