Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found

Transformers News: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 11:55AM CST

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Courtesy of this tweet from Twitter user Autovolt, we have a new image of a figure that was once in TFCC's plans before being unfortunately cancelled - an apparently fully Cybertronian counterpart to Sari Sumdac from Transformers: Animated, presumably transplanted into a non-Animated continuity! While it is sad we'll likely never get this Windblade retool, take a look at the picture below and tell us what you think in the forums nonetheless!

Transformers News: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found
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Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863709)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2017 @ 12:01pm CST
Hey neat! That's from that new Transformers Animated fan book that just came out in Japan. There are a few other Animated-based proposals from Jesse Wittenrich in it.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863711)
Posted by Microraptor on March 1st, 2017 @ 12:02pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Hey neat! That's from that new Transformers Animated fan book that just came out in Japan. There are a few other Animated-based proposals from Jesse Wittenrich in it.


Can you tell us about the others?
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863714)
Posted by ScottyP on March 1st, 2017 @ 12:07pm CST
Are these "we were going to for sure do these before the license got pulled" or "just pitched ideas we moved on from or weren't allowed to do" material? One of those things is very different from the other.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863717)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on March 1st, 2017 @ 12:13pm CST
now that we have a Windblade headmaster otw, I feel its not too late for this one. in fact it might be more appropriate with that mold
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863718)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2017 @ 12:18pm CST
Microraptor wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey neat! That's from that new Transformers Animated fan book that just came out in Japan. There are a few other Animated-based proposals from Jesse Wittenrich in it.


Can you tell us about the others?
ScottyP wrote:Are these "we were going to for sure do these before the license got pulled" or "just pitched ideas we moved on from or weren't allowed to do" material? One of those things is very different from the other.
This is where I found out about the book, with a ton of pics from the book shown here.

This post lists all of Jesse's proposals that made it into the book:
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JESSE WITTENRICH
He offers an illustration and comics in TFCC.
He is in charge of a story line in Wings of Honor
He participates in the concept of TFCC and the BOTCON item from 2010.
It is Dion that he dealt first.
The sample photograph of his interview and item which was not manufactured is placed.

AOTOBOT Sari (Body is Windblade new head)
BW Megatron (Body is ANIMATED Grimlock)
BW Optimus Primal (Body is Sentinel Prime)
Wreck-Gar (Body is PRIME Breakdown new head)
Unknown name (Coloring near Yoketron, Body is Voyager class Brainstorm, New face)
The fifth one whose name was unknown is supposed to be Yoketron himself.

Jesse then elaborated more here on the proposals that got put into the book, how some of them were for one Animated-based proposal while the others were for a different Animated-related proposal:
These are from two separate proposals. The first one was an all Beast Wars-themed set which told the story of Primal Minor searching for his missing friend. His journeys take him to a strange jungle where he finds a collective of odd semi-organic Decepticons, led by none other than Blackarachnia! The dark-hearted spider has continued her experiments and created Fractyl, Terrorsaur, Inferno, Antagony, and Megatron - an egotistical former tyrant who reminded her of her previous boss. To Minor's horror, also among the Decepticons is his friend, now renamed "Tri-Nox*", given a prehistoric beast mode, and enslaved using a control collar and brainwave bolts. The stalwart Autobot explorer must battle these Decepticons - or Predacons as they've taken to calling themselves - alone and so resorts to guerrilla warfare as he also tries time and again to break Blackarachnia's hold over Tri-Nox.

The second was Transformers Unanimated, featuring Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Sentinel Prime, Sari, and Yoketron vs. Starscream/Headmaster, Lugnut, Wasp, Elita-One, and a confused Wreck-Gar.

*Tri-Nox was going to just be a joke... until I did the mock-up and found I actually loved the results.
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Note that the "Tri-Nox" mock up is not in the book. Jesse posted it himself.

Also note that since the book is a fanbook, nothing within it is officially licensed by Hasbro or TakaraTomy.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863723)
Posted by SillyMcGilly on March 1st, 2017 @ 12:49pm CST
That's so... sad. ;n;

I hope this is a hint that Sari might show up again in fiction though.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863747)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 1st, 2017 @ 2:15pm CST
Hm - that Sari Sumdac wind blade would have been nice...
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863762)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 1st, 2017 @ 2:49pm CST
Another great idea going down with the ship... really hope the successor of the Club (of there's going to be one, that is) capitalizes on this one!
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863763)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 1st, 2017 @ 2:51pm CST
?!?!?! But I WANT IT!!

Was this supposed to be the secret figure in this set?

Do we even still get a secret figure?
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863787)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on March 1st, 2017 @ 3:53pm CST
Damn, that's actually a really good take on this figure.

I guess it helps that it's powered by unobtanium.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863798)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 1st, 2017 @ 4:46pm CST
I would've friggin' killed for that Sari! :evil: :BOWDOWN: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863801)
Posted by Dr Lockdown on March 1st, 2017 @ 5:15pm CST
This paint job looks utterly amazing, but then I remember just how floppy and messy the Generations Windblade mould is.

It has gotten me thinking; maybe a custom based on the current RID one would do well. Just a thought. I'll go ask Steamshield on TFW.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863845)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 1st, 2017 @ 9:20pm CST
Windblade as Sari?
Well, this could work VERY well!

But I have a better idea. Make her a titant master. On a clearly feminine body. That was my hope in Animated. But the show abruptly ended. Oh well.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863846)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 1st, 2017 @ 9:48pm CST
i wouldve bought that sari if it been released
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863856)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2017 @ 11:05pm CST
DecepticonFinishline wrote:?!?!?! But I WANT IT!!

Was this supposed to be the secret figure in this set?

Do we even still get a secret figure?
It was part of a proposal that never got off the ground. Scroll up to my previous post to see exactly what this was figure concept was for.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863860)
Posted by Flashwave on March 1st, 2017 @ 11:46pm CST
But... The last Botcon used the Windblade md, right? It was an Airazor, I believe? I woilda passed on that Airazor since I had the original from Energon Slugslinger, but I woulda LOVED a Botcon Sari. I understand where Marketing woulda said "Airazor works better", but Sari is a figure we'll never see relwased.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1863861)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2017 @ 11:53pm CST
Flashwave wrote:But... The last Botcon used the Windblade md, right? It was an Airazor, I believe? I woilda passed on that Airazor since I had the original from Energon Slugslinger, but I woulda LOVED a Botcon Sari. I understand where Marketing woulda said "Airazor works better", but Sari is a figure we'll never see relwased.
This was not a BotCon 2016 toy that got replaced by the finalized Airazor figure. It was part of a "Transformers: Unanimated" proposal that never even got off the ground.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1864194)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 3rd, 2017 @ 9:47pm CST
A Sentinel Prime as Optimus Primal would have been really cool.

And that Sari is wicked! Man, some good ideas that went kaput
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1864221)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 4th, 2017 @ 12:33am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:A Sentinel Prime as Optimus Primal would have been really cool.

And that Sari is wicked! Man, some good ideas that went kaput
Well, not so much "kaput" as "nah". These weren't so much "canceled" ideas as they were just "suggested" ideas that simply didn't go any further than the idea stage.
Re: Image of Cancelled TFCC Sari Sumdac figure found (1864267)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 4th, 2017 @ 3:25pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:A Sentinel Prime as Optimus Primal would have been really cool.

And that Sari is wicked! Man, some good ideas that went kaput
Well, not so much "kaput" as "nah". These weren't so much "canceled" ideas as they were just "suggested" ideas that simply didn't go any further than the idea stage.

Still, brilliant to me. And cool

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