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Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner

Transformers News: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 2:14PM CDT

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Today's the day, the Transformers Collectors' Club has revealed their second 2015 exclusive. As many fans have guessed, the exclusive is GI Joe-related, but not in the way one would expect. The second Club exclusive is... Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner! No mock-up images as of the writing of this post, but according to the Club, Afterburner is a redeco of the GI Joe Wheel Blaster Bike from the GI Joe line in 2012 done up in the colors of the original Generation One Autobot of the same name.


The Transformers Collectors' Club brings the Humans!


Fort Worth, TX - August 14th, 2014 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Club, is excited to announce their first ever 3 ¾ inch human figure from the Transformers mythos… Marissa Faireborn!

Fans of the Transformers franchise will recognize Marissa as the Earth Defense

 Command (EDC) pilot from season 3 of the original Transformers cartoon. What G.I. Joe fans will recognize is the name, “Faireborn”. As Season 3 of the Transformers series took place a couple decades AFTER G.I. Joe, this crossover character was in fact, as intended by Story Editor Flint Dille who worked on both Transformers and G.I Joe, the daughter of G.I. Joe members Flint and Lady Jaye!

In addition to this great action figure offering, Marissa will also be riding in to action with her Autobot ally, Afterburner! Both will be revealed tomorrow on the Transformers Collectors' Club Facebook page. However, in the meantime we are thrilled to present the art for Marissa Faireborn w/ Afterburner by Robert Q. Atkins and Jesse Wittenrich.

This figure, along with the motorcycle accessory, will be available for order through the Transformers Collectors' Club early Spring 2015. For more information on the exclusive figure offerings of the TCC, including Lio Convoy, Nova Prime and the TFSS 3.0, please visit Transformersclub.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc.*(NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. *From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. *The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.

For nearly 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. *Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. *BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2014 Fun Publications, Inc. *All rights reserved.


Transformers News: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner

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Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599321)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 14th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
Pretty cool. :D
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599322)
Posted by Flashwave on August 14th, 2014 @ 2:31pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Today's the day, the Transformers Collectors' Club has revealed their second 2015 exclusive. As many fans have guessed, the exclusive is GI Joe-related, but not in the way one would expect. The second Club exclusive is... Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner! No mock-up images as of the writing of this post, but according to the Club, Afterburner is a redeco of the GI Joe Wheel Blaster Bike from the GI Joe line in 2012 done up in the colors of the original Generation One Autobot of the same name.


The Transformers Collectors' Club brings the Humans!


Fort Worth, TX - August 14th, 2014 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro's official Transformers Collectors' Club, is excited to announce their first ever 3 ¾ inch human figure from the Transformers mythos… Marissa Faireborn!

Fans of the Transformers franchise will recognize Marissa as the Earth Defense

 Command (EDC) pilot from season 3 of the original Transformers cartoon. What G.I. Joe fans will recognize is the name, “Faireborn”. As Season 3 of the Transformers series took place a couple decades AFTER G.I. Joe, this crossover character was in fact, as intended by Story Editor Flint Dille who worked on both Transformers and G.I Joe, the daughter of G.I. Joe members Flint and Lady Jaye!

In addition to this great action figure offering, Marissa will also be riding in to action with her Autobot ally, Afterburner! Both will be revealed tomorrow on the Transformers Collectors' Club Facebook page. However, in the meantime we are thrilled to present the art for Marissa Faireborn w/ Afterburner by Robert Q. Atkins and Jesse Wittenrich.

This figure, along with the motorcycle accessory, will be available for order through the Transformers Collectors' Club early Spring 2015. For more information on the exclusive figure offerings of the TCC, including Lio Convoy, Nova Prime and the TFSS 3.0, please visit Transformersclub.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc.*(NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. *From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. *The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.

For nearly 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. *Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. *BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2014 Fun Publications, Inc. *All rights reserved.


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Cool, and in line with the Joe SDCC exclusives, but unless we get Afterburner out of the Chromia mold, I'm not interested. (And yes, I know they already listed a non-transforming prop vehicle fpr the gig... hence my lack of interest)

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Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599325)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 14th, 2014 @ 2:45pm CDT
Yeaaaaaaaaaaah no, they probably should've waited a year or two so they could make afterburner from Gens Chromia. Sure afterburner would've been a chick, but so was animated Dragstrip, so I don't have a problem with it.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599333)
Posted by Burn on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
Another year ... another reason not to sign up.

More so given they seem to be forcing a crossover I've never wanted down our throats. I can see where this is leading, to get the full "set" you'll have to join the G.I. Joe club as well.

Smart move ... but nope.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599337)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:35pm CDT
So, basically it's like the SDCC G.I. Joe Crossover sets only on a smaller scale. Interesting, but the main draw to TF fans is Marissa and the deco of the bike. :-?

What will be the base figure for Marissa? Barones?
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599342)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Burn wrote:Another year ... another reason not to sign up.

More so given they seem to be forcing a crossover I've never wanted down our throats. I can see where this is leading, to get the full "set" you'll have to join the G.I. Joe club as well.

Smart move ... but nope.


Don't think you will. It will be a set available to both groups.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So, basically it's like the SDCC G.I. Joe Crossover sets only on a smaller scale. Interesting, but the main draw to TF fans is Marissa and the deco of the bike. :-?

What will be the base figure for Marissa? Barones?


Plenty of options for them to use. Baroness, Scarlett, Lady Jaye, and Bombstrike, as well as, Cover Girl and Quarrel have all been done recently. Edit: forgot Helix, and Jinx too. I'm pretty sure they can parts together a nifty EDC fig from those.

I was hoping for a transforming Afterburner. Are the Technobots on Hasbros radar? Probably not in the near future.
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Posted by Burn on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
Tigertrack wrote:Don't think you will. It will be a set available to both groups.


So they'll take the lazy route. No big surprise there.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599350)
Posted by Moonshot on August 14th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
Pretty cool idea. Really sweet if you collect Joe's as well. If I was going to get one though I would want Marissa smaller and closer in scale to transformers. When I first saw the post and saw the picture I thought Afterburner was going to be a Chromia repaint. Now TFCC, send me my TFSS 2.0 figure number 4 already :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599353)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:06pm CDT
Well, this couldn't be much more disappointing. A non-transforming G1 homage bike at club prices has basically zero appeal to me. And it's not like Afterburner was that major a character anyway, was it? I suspect this will be a slow seller. Then again, I could be wrong... I'm fairly shocked Animated Cheetor wound up sitting around long enough for me to get one.

Burn wrote:More so given they seem to be forcing a crossover I've never wanted down our throats. I can see where this is leading, to get the full "set" you'll have to join the G.I. Joe club as well.


As long as they don't make an actual Transformer a G. I. Joe club exclusive, I don't care.

Burn wrote:
Tigertrack wrote:Don't think you will. It will be a set available to both groups.


So they'll take the lazy route. No big surprise there.


So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599354)
Posted by Burn on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P


When it comes to me and FunPub? No, there isn't.

The only decent thing they've done in recent years is Runabout and Runamuck. Nothing else has really interested me (except Scorponok, but I couldn't afford him anyway) and their business sense is rather lacking.
(That's how I feel anyway)
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599358)
Posted by Convoy on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:Well, this couldn't be much more disappointing. A non-transforming G1 homage bike at club prices has basically zero appeal to me. And it's not like Afterburner was that major a character anyway, was it? I suspect this will be a slow seller. Then again, I could be wrong... I'm fairly shocked Animated Cheetor wound up sitting around long enough for me to get one.

Burn wrote:More so given they seem to be forcing a crossover I've never wanted down our throats. I can see where this is leading, to get the full "set" you'll have to join the G.I. Joe club as well.


As long as they don't make an actual Transformer a G. I. Joe club exclusive, I don't care.

Burn wrote:
Tigertrack wrote:Don't think you will. It will be a set available to both groups.


So they'll take the lazy route. No big surprise there.


So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P


How come every time a TF/Joe crossover is done in the real world with plastic they leave out the Transformer?
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599361)
Posted by shajaki on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:28pm CDT
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.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:37pm CDT
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?
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599366)
Posted by Flashwave on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:39pm CDT
Convoy wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:Well, this couldn't be much more disappointing. A non-transforming G1 homage bike at club prices has basically zero appeal to me. And it's not like Afterburner was that major a character anyway, was it? I suspect this will be a slow seller. Then again, I could be wrong... I'm fairly shocked Animated Cheetor wound up sitting around long enough for me to get one.

Burn wrote:More so given they seem to be forcing a crossover I've never wanted down our throats. I can see where this is leading, to get the full "set" you'll have to join the G.I. Joe club as well.


As long as they don't make an actual Transformer a G. I. Joe club exclusive, I don't care.

Burn wrote:
Tigertrack wrote:Don't think you will. It will be a set available to both groups.


So they'll take the lazy route. No big surprise there.


So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P


How come every time a TF/Joe crossover is done in the real world with plastic they leave out the Transformer?


Because scale. Ther are no TFs big enough to scale with the current GIJoe line of figures, and in the case of the crossovers, the humans are most important.

The only truly fair way to do it would be to use the HUman Alliance figures, but then the humans come out too small to be cross-compatible for GI Joe.

And smeone could prove me wrong, but I think the bike figures, Arcee, Wreck Gar, etc. are all too big. Chromia might not because of the enclosed cockpit, but she's not available. Heck, even the Energon Highwire w/Kicker was a frikkin' huge bike.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599367)
Posted by Mkall on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
An interesting idea, but considering that I'm not interested in non-transforming figures, I'll pass.

It looks like I'm only going to get the freebie figure this year.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599373)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 14th, 2014 @ 4:55pm CDT
I'd certainly be into a figure of Marrissa Fairborn if she's the same quality as the 30th anniversarry Joes.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599377)
Posted by Skywarp64 on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
This'd be pretty damn awesome. If I weren't busy saving up for an Army of Darkness chainsaw hand, I'd absolutely join TFCC for Marissa Fairborne alone. She'd look great next to Flint.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599381)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CDT
Somehow I just knew it was gonna be a Marissa Faireborn figure. The inclusion of the Afterburner bike is a nice touch, since I was only expecting the human figure alone.

Burn wrote:
Tigertrack wrote:Don't think you will. It will be a set available to both groups.


So they'll take the lazy route. No big surprise there.
Lazy? We're getting this on top of a membership incentive figure, a Club store figure, six Subscription Service figures, and a seventh bonus Subscription Service figure. How in the world can anyone call them giving us TEN exclusives outside of BotCon "lazy"? This is their biggest number of offerings they've ever given us, and this particular figure is pretty much exactly what many were expecting to get out of it, plus the bike toy.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599382)
Posted by ScottyP on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CDT
Neat idea for Joe fans I guess. I am horrifically indifferent to this. Neat that it exists for those that want it, but just not for me.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:32pm CDT
Character-wise, I honestly don't really see how this set would appeal all that much to Joe fans as it would to Transformers fans since Marissa Faireborn is a TF character who originated in TF fiction, along with Afterburner being from this brand rather than the Joe brand.

I guess using Joe toy molds might have some appeal to the Joe fans, but I'd be willing to bet that anyone whoever had any interest in owning an action figure of Marissa Faireborn was a TF fan above all else.

After all, there was that one other (unofficial) convention that had a figure of G.B. Blackrock for its exclusive one year, and that was made from a figure of DC's Commissioner Gordon, yet I highly doubt there were any DC fans who wanted it for any DC appeal over TF appeal.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599387)
Posted by Convoy on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Character-wise, I honestly don't really see how this set would appeal all that much to Joe fans as it would to Transformers fans since Marissa Faireborn is a TF character who originated in TF fiction, along with Afterburner being from this brand rather than the Joe brand.

I guess using Joe toy molds might have some appeal to the Joe fans, but I'd be willing to bet that anyone whoever had any interest in owning an action figure of Marissa Faireborn was a TF fan above all else.

After all, there was that one other (unofficial) convention that had a figure of G.B. Blackrock for its exclusive one year, and that was made from a figure of DC's Commissioner Gordon, yet I highly doubt there were any DC fans who wanted it for any DC appeal over TF appeal.


I wanted to say this but I waited for you to do it better. :-$
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Character-wise, I honestly don't really see how this set would appeal all that much to Joe fans as it would to Transformers fans since Marissa Faireborn is a TF character who originated in TF fiction, along with Afterburner being from this brand rather than the Joe brand.


Well, in-fiction she has ties to G.I. Joe as two members were her parents: Flint and Lady Jaye as explained in the news story.

Speaking of fiction, which branch of the G1 fiction would she belong to?
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:45pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Well, in-fiction she has ties to G.I. Joe as two members were her parents: Flint and Lady Jaye as explained in the news story.
Yes but that was more of an in-joke in the beginning that was only later spelled out in a serious, official manner.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Speaking of fiction, which branch of the G1 fiction would she belong to?
She came from the G1 cartoon, which she looks modeled after here, so I would assume that she's supposed to be the G1 cartoon version (until Fun Pub states otherwise).

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Posted by Rated X on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
I dont need this. I wouldnt mind it if it was in scale with actual transformers. Couldnt they have used legends arcee and the mefan fox human alliance figure ?
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 5:58pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I dont need this. I wouldnt mind it if it was in scale with actual transformers. Couldnt they have used legends arcee and the mefan fox human alliance figure ?
The Club has no access to either onscreen Movieverse molds (Legends Arcee) or Human Alliance humans designed to represent characters played by the movie actors.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on August 14th, 2014 @ 6:19pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P


When it comes to me and FunPub? No, there isn't.

The only decent thing they've done in recent years is Runabout and Runamuck. Nothing else has really interested me (except Scorponok, but I couldn't afford him anyway) and their business sense is rather lacking.
(That's how I feel anyway)


I like Jackpot, Scourge, Thrustinator, and the BW Uprising stuff... But I do agree there's room for improvement. For starters, get your freakin' website back up, people, it's been how long now?
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Burn wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P


When it comes to me and FunPub? No, there isn't.

The only decent thing they've done in recent years is Runabout and Runamuck. Nothing else has really interested me (except Scorponok, but I couldn't afford him anyway) and their business sense is rather lacking.
(That's how I feel anyway)


I like Jackpot, Scourge, Thrustinator, and the BW Uprising stuff... But I do agree there's room for improvement. For starters, get your freakin' website back up, people, it's been how long now?
http://www.transformersclub.com/
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Posted by Rated X on August 14th, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I dont need this. I wouldnt mind it if it was in scale with actual transformers. Couldnt they have used legends arcee and the mefan fox human alliance figure ?
The Club has no access to either onscreen Movieverse molds (Legends Arcee) or Human Alliance humans designed to represent characters played by the movie actors.

Actually I meant tf prime legends arcee. I would think any mold could be for the right so it can make money rather than collect dust in some chinese Warehouse. The club did start using off screen movieverse molds to make spinister, octopunch, and machine wars sandstorm. Change the paint colors and it isnt megan fox anymore. Its not like its a GM car or something. Its a mini doll.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Actually I meant tf prime legends arcee.
Ah, that make more sense. Though, the Club seems to prefer using more substantial figures like Deluxes and up, and the Legends Prime Arcee would be too small for a Human Alliance human figure since the HA line made some motorcycle toys for their human figures to ride (Jazz's gun, Arcee, Chromia, etc.) that were much bigger than Legends; closer to Scout sized even.

Rated X wrote:I would think any mold could be for the right so it can make money rather than collect dust in some chinese Warehouse. The club did start using off screen movieverse molds to make spinister, octopunch, and machine wars sandstorm. Change the paint colors and it isnt megan fox anymore. Its not like its a GM car or something. Its a mini doll.
Offscreen movieverse molds are fine, so long as they aren't designs owned by Paramount. The HA Mikaela mold is not only Paramount-owned but sculpted in Megan Fox's image. For a very limited production figure release, the Club would likely spend more money trying to get the mold to make the figure than they would earn from selling the figure.

Jesse Wittenrich once spoke about a matter similar to this, so if I can find what wrote about it, I'll post it here for all to see.
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Posted by fenrir72 on August 14th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
Will she be as kawaii as Marissa in KISS Players?
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Posted by Skywarp64 on August 14th, 2014 @ 6:54pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Will she be as kawaii as Marissa in KISS Players?


I thought the fandom had collectively agreed to never speak of that again?
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2014 @ 7:02pm CDT
Skywarp64 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Will she be as kawaii as Marissa in KISS Players?


I thought the fandom had collectively agreed to never speak of that again?
Nay, good sir (or ma'am, not sure :oops: ), for if one were to carefully and strategically eradicate any and all elemental traces of gross/skeevy material from the Kiss Player fiction, one would see that it does contain two very intriguing storylines. One involving the EDC leading an anti-Transformers propaganda and hunting down the Cybertronian TFs with manmade TF drone soldier (before the concept fell into overuse a few years later), and one involving Unicron's servants leading the protagonists on a multiverse-spanning journey that results in Primus battling Unicron on prehistoric Earth and sealing him away, planting the seeds for events to come in both Car Robots, Beast Wars II, and Beast Wars Neo. 8) :-B

If only it weren't for the perverted skeeviness hiding these grander stories.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on August 14th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Burn wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:So, you were annoyed that you'd have to be part of both clubs to get a full set, and now you're annoyed that this isn't the case? Just no pleasing some people. :P


When it comes to me and FunPub? No, there isn't.

The only decent thing they've done in recent years is Runabout and Runamuck. Nothing else has really interested me (except Scorponok, but I couldn't afford him anyway) and their business sense is rather lacking.
(That's how I feel anyway)


I like Jackpot, Scourge, Thrustinator, and the BW Uprising stuff... But I do agree there's room for improvement. For starters, get your freakin' website back up, people, it's been how long now?
http://www.transformersclub.com/


I meant the part with like the strries and profiles and stuff that was supposed to be there at one point, maybe the forums if they feel ambitious.
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Posted by Skywarp64 on August 14th, 2014 @ 9:31pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Skywarp64 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Will she be as kawaii as Marissa in KISS Players?


I thought the fandom had collectively agreed to never speak of that again?
Nay, good sir (or ma'am, not sure :oops: ), for if one were to carefully and strategically eradicate any and all elemental traces of gross/skeevy material from the Kiss Player fiction, one would see that it does contain two very intriguing storylines. One involving the EDC leading an anti-Transformers propaganda and hunting down the Cybertronian TFs with manmade TF drone soldier (before the concept fell into overuse a few years later), and one involving Unicron's servants leading the protagonists on a multiverse-spanning journey that results in Primus battling Unicron on prehistoric Earth and sealing him away, planting the seeds for events to come in both Car Robots, Beast Wars II, and Beast Wars Neo. 8) :-B

If only it weren't for the perverted skeeviness hiding these grander stories.


Huh. Never would've guessed in a million years something good came out of Kiss Players.

For the record, it's sir. You got it right the first time. ;)
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599470)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 14th, 2014 @ 10:13pm CDT
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.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599480)
Posted by fenrir72 on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:13pm CDT
Skywarp64 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Skywarp64 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Will she be as kawaii as Marissa in KISS Players?


I thought the fandom had collectively agreed to never speak of that again?
Nay, good sir (or ma'am, not sure :oops: ), for if one were to carefully and strategically eradicate any and all elemental traces of gross/skeevy material from the Kiss Player fiction, one would see that it does contain two very intriguing storylines. One involving the EDC leading an anti-Transformers propaganda and hunting down the Cybertronian TFs with manmade TF drone soldier (before the concept fell into overuse a few years later), and one involving Unicron's servants leading the protagonists on a multiverse-spanning journey that results in Primus battling Unicron on prehistoric Earth and sealing him away, planting the seeds for events to come in both Car Robots, Beast Wars II, and Beast Wars Neo. 8) :-B

If only it weren't for the perverted skeeviness hiding these grander stories.


Huh. Never would've guessed in a million years something good came out of Kiss Players.

For the record, it's sir. You got it right the first time. ;)


Sabrblade is always 99.98% right when it comes to TF lore. KISS Players had a pretty good storyline ( ecchi references aside...........aside from the tentacles and half naked girls getting eaten up, let's say compare that to the story line of ROTF and the over emphasizing Megan Fox's frame of the motor cycle scene, which one would you prefer?)

The trouble is, a lot of people fixated on the girls and the tentacles not not the core story.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (1599487)
Posted by ausbot on August 15th, 2014 @ 12:17am CDT
Interesting idea, but its not for me.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 15th, 2014 @ 12:36am CDT
Found the quote from Jesse Wittenrich on the Club's access to Human Alliance human molds:

Can't access any of the molds sculpted to look like actors, that's for sure. Well they could if they wanted to fund a new head sculpt, but since cutting a tooling for a head is pretty much the same regardless of size, I'm pretty sure Fun Pub would prefer to fund a Deluxe or Voyager head sculpt rather than a Human Alliance head.

And in response to the questionable resemblance of the figure to its actress, he said:

Right. But that doesn't matter in the paperwork. It could be a blob with a smiley face etched in it (which some of the HA aren't far from) but if Hasbro said that it's supposed to represent an actor that's all that counts.

So, yeah, if they wanted to use the Human Alliance Mikaela, they'd have to give it a new head, which would partly defeat the purpose of using it for Marissa Faireborn in the first place. And giving it a new head would cost about as much as it would to give a Deluxe or larger figure a new head, so it'd be hardly even worth the effort.
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Posted by mooncake623 on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
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!

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Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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.
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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: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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:

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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.
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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: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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:

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Updated. thanks.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 15th, 2014 @ 10:54am CDT
Nice G.I. Joe stand :P
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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!

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Could we modify the mirror link, please? It takes us to the Facebook Mobile page which displays REALLY wonky on a computer.
Re: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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: Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Exclusive #2 Revealed: Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner (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.

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