Limited Edition "Maniacal Maroon" ASS-09 figure available via TFSource?!
Monday, March 15th, 2010 7:22am CDTCategories: Toy News, Event News, Rumors, Collectables
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-It's Assinine! Get it? Did we hammer it home?
It appears that Dairycon’s “Donkey of the Apocalypse” is about to see his final variation! It’s been revealed that the fabled Limited Edition “Maniacal Maroon” ASS-09 figure will be available EXCLUSIVELY through our friends at TFSource.com! Word on the street is that the figure will retail for $49.99, a fraction of the price that some of the previous versions have seen on the likes of Ebay! The figure will only be available in *very* limted numbers, and it’s my understanding that once he’s gone, HE’S GONE! Keep an eye out for more news regarding this figure from TFSource!
Previously only hinted at when the other Multi-Convention exclusives were announced (in ASS-09’s Bio Page), there are 5 confirmed variants to the ASS-09 figure. Of each of these, all were only available through various TF Conventions (one for each Con: Dairycon, CybCon, Autocon, Gamer’s Reunion, DutchBotcon), with the 6th figure left mysteriously absent, with all but a hint of its existence from a photograph on the page…
("Maniacal Maroon" ASS-09 can be seen in the upper-right corner)
The following is an excerpt featuring the "Thousand Asses of the Apocalypse" from the latest Dairycon fanfic "The Return of Convoy":
SunBeam was out of time. The lead horse was mere yards from his rear bumper. He knew he couldn't outrun them. Cursing Primus for his run of bad luck, SunBeam transformed, grabbing ahold of PinchBottom as he did so.
SunBeam: "This is it, little buddy. We had a good run. You need to get word to the others. Tell them... tell them I'm sorry, and that maybe I died a hero."
Pulling back, SunBeam threw PinchBottom as far away from the fracus as he could. He then turned, and began to lay down a covering fire. In this strange planet with its desert heat, his one saving grace was an abundance of solar energy that he could tap and turn into laser-fire.
SunBeam shot down several of the horses before sheer weight of numbers enveloped him. The horses flowed over him, around him. Several transformed and started beating him with their stunwhips. Others trampled him as they gallopped past. Enraged, SunBeam did the only thing he could. Pulling off his chestplate, and ripping the lasercore from his body, SunBeam tossed it out into the deepest part of the drones. Shooting it with the trickle of energy he had left in residual systems, SunBeam detonated his very core.
The blast was impressive, leaving a football field-sized hole in the terrain, and taking out a number of the Ass-09 drones in the process. The flow of beasts halted, as if reassessing the situation. Silence ruled the plain…
Then the flow began again, around the hole where the sparkcore had detonated. An uncounted number of hooves trampled a lifeless yellow chassis deeper into the sand.
Did you miss out on attending one of the conventions last year? Can’t live without your very own “Donkey of the Apocalypse”? -Want to add to your collection of the "Thousand Asses of the Apocalypse"? Need to add another figure to flesh out your “Cult of Unicron”? Think the phrase “Maniacal Maroon” is fun to say? Then keep an eye out for the upcoming announcement from our friends at TFSource!
Of course, more information about ASS-09 and other characters from the Dairycon Universe can be found here:
More information is yet to come for this year's Dairycon, so stay tuned?!
This article was last modified on Monday, March 15th, 2010 9:38am CDT
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Posted by Methusalen on March 19th, 2010 @ 4:13pm CDT
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This is the exclusive 2009 Dairycon Convention exclusive: Maniacal Maroon Version! Rumored to be the rarest of the versions, this color variation is only available through TFsource! Every year Transformers fans from around the globe make their way to the exclusive Dairycon Convention, in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin and this was the exclusive figure in 2009.
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Posted by Mr_Xevoz on March 19th, 2010 @ 9:56pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:The word is asinine.
I think they spelled it "assinine" because it is a mechanical donkey.
Posted by Methusalen on March 19th, 2010 @ 11:40pm CDT
Mr_Xevoz wrote:I think they spelled it "assinine" because it is a mechanical donkey.
*Ding!* Can someone give this man a cookie?! I apologize for any confusion, but that was the pun, a play on words in regards to his name... Ass-09 = Asinine ...but once you have to explain the joke...