TCC 2015 Exclusive Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner

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

  1. W-P38

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    An official G.I.Joe Marissa Fairborn figure as a TF release? I think Hasbro deserves a bit of credit on this one for sourcing a somewhat hidden fact of the shared universe and releasing a distinct character with the kind of personal history only (most) appreciable by those who know G1 fairly well. After all, what makes her an appropriate Joe figure is who we know her parents to be. Spike or Daniel as Joes wouldn't carry the same appropriateness.
     
  2. starscream-99

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    I'm in on this. I've been asking for TF human characters. Time to put my money where my mouth is.
     
  3. ZacWilliam

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    Love it. And have wanted Joes of the TF human cast forever.

    ZacWilliam, hope it sells great and we get lots more: Old Snake, Dr Archeville, Spike in armor, Circuit Breaker...
     
  4. REMINATOR

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    Wow, I'm actually interested. That art sure make Marissa looks sexy. I want her next to my MP22 UM as seen from the episode Killing Jar.
     
  5. Composite Ghost

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    Well Pete you came up with a winning idea.

    For the GI Joe Club.

    Let's see, it's a repaint of a Joe figure on a repainted Joe vehicle. The character is the daughter of two important Joe team members. Yup, sounds like a GI Joe figure to me.

    But at least she's not a Kre-O
     
  6. warriorpriest

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    I am on the same page. I would not mind a set of TF human characters but I could do without the Joe vehicle repaints.
     
  7. harveydent

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    The HA figures are too big for MPs or deluxes. They can only go with Voyager cars or leaders
     
  8. koonfasa

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    Where can I find out about the club and how it works with exclusives. Just looking and every now and then I see an appealing offer.
     
  9. Jalaguy

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    Regardless of her parentage, Marissa was created for, and has only appeared in, Transformers. She's a Transformers character by any reasonable definition.
     
  10. ebonyleopard

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    I'm kind of surprised they didn't go with a mode of the Human Alliance Mikala and use one of the Arcee cycle bots as the partner. That seems like that would have made the most sense. Though I guess an official GI JOE of a Joe offspring character is in the "about time" category.
     
  11. mykticon

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    I wasn't aiming to pit fandoms against one another. Like a few others have mentioned it just feels more "Joe" because it is a GI Joe figure and a GI Joe vehicle. Granted they are using them as Transformers characters, I just don't like that we don't get a Transformer for the second figure. Like I also wrote, a lot of people probably dig this set, it's just not for me or my collection.
     
  12. influence82

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    TCC is taking a risk with this one. The first non converting TCC exclusive and a GI Joe crossover. Some fans have been clamoring for it. If no one does it, who will? At least it is not a super popular well known character that Hasbro or Takara will eventually make anyways. I do not like those exclusives. Less popular characters are perfect for this club. GI Joes are good figures, they just do not transform. Afterburner is a good choice since Marissa appears after G1 season 3 in the future. The success of this toy will be a benchmark for future GI Joe Transformers crossovers.
     
  13. Jalaguy

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    Any Human Alliance figure intended to represent an on-screen human is off-limits to the club, along with any moulds of on-screen Transformers.
     
  14. Thundershot

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    Thinking on this... A neat set would have been human Arcee, Springer, Magnus, and Rodimus along with Old Snake.

    I didn't care for the SDCC crossover sets, so naturally I don't care for this either.

    Fortunately, I don't have to buy it, and it seems many others will love it.

    I'm all in for Lio Convoy, Nova Prime, and the TFSS 3.0!
     
  15. CodeXCDM

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    A repainted Chromia as a fembot version of Afterburner would be a good partner...

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    Come on, Funpub. Make this happen!
     
  17. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Meh, sexy artwork on the Marissa poster..but that's all it is for me.. :lol 
     
  18. Primal Sabbath

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    THIS is what I would find ideal.
    I'm 100% behind this idea. I wanted 3.75" figures in place of Kreos for this year's Botcon (Olin, Navigator, Squirm)..
    I'll definitely be picking this one up to support any future "human/Nebulan/other" types of figures... I just hope next time, we get something that transforms... No matter how out of scale it is.
    That being said, I'd like a Verity Carlo "Joe-styled" figure paired with a repaint of Generations Chromia in her "armored" form ala LSOTW. And then the aforementioned BotCon 2014 pirates.
     
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    The bike looks nice.
     
  20. GizmoTron

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    I'm willing to bet it will be offered to members of both clubs, since this is a figure they are going to sell and not a free figure that only one club or the other can receive.