The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle

Transformers News: The first  mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle

Friday, August 15th, 2014 10:08AM CDT

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Just yesterday's we reported the reveal of the TCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER here and today we already have the first mock up toy image thanks to the TFCC facebook page. We've Mirrored the below images for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Transformers News: The first  mock up reveal of the TCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle
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Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599567)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:13am CDT
That looks pretty good. Actually wouldn't mind having that as a novelty.

Though, I do question why the hell they decided to name the bike Afterburner, not only is it not a TF, but she never had a connection to Afterburner in the first place.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599569)
Posted by Super Megatron on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:That looks pretty good. Actually wouldn't mind having that as a novelty.

Though, I do question why the hell they decided to name the bike Afterburner, not only is it not a TF, but she never had a connection to Afterburner in the first place.


I take it you have never watched the G1 cartoon episode "Money Is Everything".
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599573)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
Looks good, but I kinda wish the eyes of that Cover Girl headsculpt weren't so squinty.

Though, it is a rather tiny image compared to this one:



Super Megatron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:That looks pretty good. Actually wouldn't mind having that as a novelty.

Though, I do question why the hell they decided to name the bike Afterburner, not only is it not a TF, but she never had a connection to Afterburner in the first place.


I take it you have never watched the G1 cartoon episode "Money Is Everything".
Not to mention that this is no different from those SDCC Joe/TF crossover sets that had non-transforming Joe/Cobra vehicles as Starscream, Shockwave, Hound, and Jetfire. At least this one has some fictional precedence by teaming Afterburner up with Marissa, rather than being done just for fun like the others were.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599575)
Posted by Flashwave on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:That looks pretty good. Actually wouldn't mind having that as a novelty.

Though, I do question why the hell they decided to name the bike Afterburner, not only is it not a TF, but she never had a connection to Afterburner in the first place.


Neither is SDCC Hound, SDCC Jetfire, or SDCC Shockwave. The bike is painted to resemble Afterburner in vehicle mode. It just doesn't transform. A vehicle mode actionmaster, if you will.

And as mentioned, the Technobots were working with Marissa and the EDC during that episode with Dirk and Quintessons,
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599576)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Looks good, but I kinda wish the eyes of that Cover Girl headsculpt weren't so squinty.

Though, it is a rather tiny image compared to this one:





Updated. thanks.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599577)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:52am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:That looks pretty good. Actually wouldn't mind having that as a novelty.

Though, I do question why the hell they decided to name the bike Afterburner, not only is it not a TF, but she never had a connection to Afterburner in the first place.


I take it you have never watched the G1 cartoon episode "Money Is Everything".

I would hardly call that a teamup worthy of homaging in this way. IT would have been better had this simply been a bike.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599579)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:54am CDT
Nice G.I. Joe stand :P
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599580)
Posted by Super Megatron on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:55am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Super Megatron wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:That looks pretty good. Actually wouldn't mind having that as a novelty.

Though, I do question why the hell they decided to name the bike Afterburner, not only is it not a TF, but she never had a connection to Afterburner in the first place.


I take it you have never watched the G1 cartoon episode "Money Is Everything".

I would hardly call that a teamup worthy of homaging in this way. IT would have been better had this simply been a bike.


I don't know. Given we got the "Year of the Horse Optimus Prime", "Optimus Prime with Starscream parts", and "Neon Genesis Evangelion Masterpiece MP-10", this is a welcome change.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599581)
Posted by Flashwave on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:56am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Just yesterday's we reported the reveal of the TCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER here and today we already have the first mock up toy image thanks to the TFCC facebook page. We've Mirrored the below images for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!



Could we modify the mirror link, please? It takes us to the Facebook Mobile page which displays REALLY wonky on a computer.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599595)
Posted by RhA on August 15th, 2014 @ 11:16am CDT
More G1 humans in this fashion would be very nice. This is a good start.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599598)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 15th, 2014 @ 11:20am CDT
RhA wrote:More G1 humans in this fashion would be very nice. This is a good start.
Oh NOW we get pro-human comments like this.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599602)
Posted by Flashwave on August 15th, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:More G1 humans in this fashion would be very nice. This is a good start.
Oh NOW we get pro-human comments like this.


We just needed figures of good humans. ;) I don't think anyone ever cheered for Marissa to be "accidentally" stepped on like they have for most iterations and doppelgangers of Spike is all.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599604)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 15th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599608)
Posted by Flashwave on August 15th, 2014 @ 12:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Second pic from the TCC Twitter - https://twitter.com/The_TF_Club/status/500312605677060096



That looks a lot better than I "want" it too. The face sculpt is a bit too soft in bone structure I think for Marissa, but its a nice set...
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599624)
Posted by Seibertron on August 15th, 2014 @ 1:17pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Joe fans are concerned that this set won't be available to them unless they join the TFCC. The Retaliation bikes are TERRIBLE toys, heck you can find them on shelves now. The only thing worse than the bikes are the five points of glory figures they come with.


They should offer this exclusive to both memberships. With the downward spiral of the GI Joe fandom at the moment, having Joe fans subscribe to the Transformers Club doesn't seem like the proper strategy. Hopefully that's not what they're planning on.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599625)
Posted by Seibertron on August 15th, 2014 @ 1:23pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Joe fans are concerned that this set won't be available to them unless they join the TFCC. The Retaliation bikes are TERRIBLE toys, heck you can find them on shelves now. The only thing worse than the bikes are the five points of glory figures they come with.


They should offer this exclusive to both memberships. With the downward spiral of the GI Joe fandom at the moment, having Joe fans subscribe to the Transformers Club doesn't seem like the proper strategy. Hopefully that's not what they're planning on.


I'm really torn on the idea of this exclusive. I like it, but promoting it as a Transformers and Gi Joe exclusive is really a stretch. I don't have any desire to own Flint and Lady Jaye figures because they're Marissa's parents so I'm not sure that Joe fans have a desire to own Marissa because she's their daughter. I'd be curious to hear what GI Joe fans have to say about this. I've always been under the impression that Transformers fans have been more accepting of Joe/TF crossovers than Joe fans. With no piece of Joe fiction involved here and no "Joe" incentive accessory or figure, I just don't see the appeal for Joe fans.

A better set would be to continue the GI Joe vs Transformers theme from SDCC and have a multi-pack with Marissa versus some special version of Baroness or something or do a "Fairborn" family pack with Marissa, Flint and Lady Jaye ... throw in a mini-comic that involves time travel or worm holes and all of those characters can exist together at the same time or have a multi faceted storyline where something that happens in the past affects Marissa's future or something along those lines.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599626)
Posted by Seibertron on August 15th, 2014 @ 1:26pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
shajaki wrote:i cant help but think... arent there bike-formers they could have used that would fit a gijoe? only remolding would probably be the handlebars to fit a joe hand.

Wouldn't movieverse arcee fit a Joe?


Yes she does!

Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599628)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 15th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
shajaki wrote:i cant help but think... arent there bike-formers they could have used that would fit a gijoe? only remolding would probably be the handlebars to fit a joe hand.

Wouldn't movieverse arcee fit a Joe?


Yes she does!
Unfortunately, that's one of the molds the Club can never use.
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599630)
Posted by Seibertron on August 15th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
RhA wrote:More G1 humans in this fashion would be very nice. This is a good start.


I agree. I've been saying for years that using GI Joe figures as the humans from the Transformers Universe has been a severely missed opportunity.

The "everything must be in scale" folks are driving me crazy that they'd rather have sub-par horrible looking Human Alliance figures instead of figures that look decent. These are as out of scale to Classics and Movie toys as G1 Devastator is to G1 Jetfire and G1 Optimus Prime (and, well, just about everyone else from that era too). Not everything has to be "in scale" (though playing devil's advocate, Generations Tankor and Universe Galvatron should have both been at least Voyager figures and Ultra Class Powerglide would have been fine as a Voyager or a Deluxe).

I think this set would have been more awesome had Dirk been made from a Joe figure to go in a multi-pack with Marissa. No one is going to buy a Dirk figure alone but this would have been an awesome chance to do this.

A G.I. Joe G.B. Blackrock figure would also be awesome. None of this silly Kre-o business!
Re: The first mock up reveal of the TFCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle (1599631)
Posted by Seibertron on August 15th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
shajaki wrote:i cant help but think... arent there bike-formers they could have used that would fit a gijoe? only remolding would probably be the handlebars to fit a joe hand.

Wouldn't movieverse arcee fit a Joe?


Yes she does!
Unfortunately, that's one of the molds the Club can never use.


And thank goodness too! I wouldn't have wanted to see that mold used for this.

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