Transformers Collectors’ Club Marissa Fairebown With Afterbreaker Review

Transformers Collectors’ Club Marissa Fairebown With Afterbreaker Review

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At G.I. JoeCon 2015, Fun Publications revealed new G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover figure sets coming this year and this includes Old Snake with Advanced B.A.T. Duo, and Marissa Faireborn with Afterbreaker.

Marissa Faireborn is the first 3 3/4″ human figure from the Transformers Collectors’ Club. She is remembered as the Earth Defense

 Command (EDC) pilot from season 3 of the original Transformers Generation One 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.

Availability: August 2015

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Marissa Faireborn is based on her appearance in the Transformers Generation One animated series in Series 3 and is painted in the Earth Defense

 Command (EDC) white and blue pilot uniform. She includes a new head sculpt, jet pack, heavy “laser” weapon, and hand-held “laser” blaster.

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Partnered with Marissa is a non-transforming Autobot named Afterburner. The motorcycle is a reissue from the G.I. Joe Retaliation toy line and features a firing wheel projectile. The motorcycle is repainted in an orange, gold, and black deco with an Autobot logo at the front. It’s unfortunate that Afterburner does not transform, and at the same time we’re seeing some newly tooled figures from the Club such as Oilmaster from the BotCon 2015 Box Set.

While we are trying to forget that the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie ever happened as well as the toy line, re-releasing a motorcycle from that should have been reconsidered and maybe the Club could have invested some money in new tooling and had offered something a bit more G1 accurate that can transform? We understand that options are limited and that they club had to go this route, we just wish they had offered something more even some retooling to the Retaliation bike.

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Overall:

Marissa Fairebown and Afterbreaker are excellent homage figures and both G.I. Joe and Transformers fans would want to get a hold of these. However, as we said about Afterburner, something a bit different should have been done such a newly tooled transformable figure or a retooled bike.

Recommended.

Bio:

With two parents on the elite interdisciplinary G.I. JOE® team, MARISSA was an army brat through and through. Growing up, she came to appreciate the beauty and fragility of the varied environments of Earth as she bounced from base to base, continent to continent. She attended the US Air Force Academy, to her parent’s twin pride and chagrin–they had been hoping for West Point–and graduated salutatorian. She qualified for the intensely competitive solo orbital flight program and was among the first wave of pilots to qualify for extra-atmospheric combat. When GENERAL CLAYTON “HAWK” ABERNATHYTM formed the EARTH DEFENSE COMMAND to proactively address the DECEPTICON®  threat, she was one of the first to sign up. MARISSA is a driven officer with a keen tactical mind, who understands the importance of seizing and maintaining the initiative. Teamed with the TECHNOBOT® AFTERBREAKER, MARISSA and her AUTOBOT® comrade patrol the streets of earth, looking to thwart and DECEPTICON (or human) who look to cause chaos and destruction.

Keeping in the theme of the Hasbro summer convention exclusive G.I. Joe & TRANSFORMERS ® crossover action figure sets released from 2011-2013, MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBREAKER come carded as a cross-brand team up! MARISSA FAIREBORN is a 3 3/4” scale G.I. Joe figure and comes with jet pack, heavy “laser” weapon, and hand-held “laser” blaster. AFTERBREAKER is a non-converting AUTOBOT motorcycle with firing wheel projectile.

Purchase:

This figure can be found at the following stores:

BigBadToyStore

eBay

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