After showcasing the artwork for the upcoming Transformers Collectors Club Marissa Faireborn w/ Afterburn yesterday, the Club has now revealed an actual Photoshop mock up of the figure and vehicle.
As we all expected, they’ve used G.I. Joe parts to assemble the Earth Defense Command pilot, using Cover Girl’s head, Resolute Scarlett torso, with Rise of Cobra Scarlett arms and legs. Afterburn is a repainted G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wheelblaster motorcycle.
I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sold on the whole concept of this combined universe experiment yet, especially because it’s firmly rooted in the Transformers future continuity (and so doesn’t necessarily “play nice” with the Real American Hero universe) but I gotta say the formula for the figure itself is pretty darn nice. A great combination of relatively modern, and nicely articulated parts, and I’m really digging the color scheme.
It’s certainly an interesting experiment, and time will tell how far the Transformers Collectors Club dives into this human element. It could provide some really great complimentary action figures to go with your G.I. Joe universe as well. I’ll certainly be watching.
Check out the Photoshop mock up below, and if you’re interested, considering joining up with the Transformers Collectors Club. Whether or not this figure will be available to G.I. Joe Collectors Club members still remains to be seen. I think it would behoove the Club to do so, because I’m certain they’d get some sales from Joe Club members, including some folks who wouldn’t necessarily want to pony up the cash to be a member PLUS the cash for this figure. There are definitely some cross-sell opportunities if the Club plays their cards right.