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SDCC Exclusive GI Joe-Transformers Set

Post by Blackjack » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:24 am

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At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, one of Hasbro's exclusives will be a GI Joe-Transformers brand crossover. The set will include a figure of Cobra Commander with an accessory of Megatron in gun mode, as well as a G.I. Joe Skystriker jet repainted to represent Starscream in vehicle mode.

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Post by Slayer-Fan123 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:05 am

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Post by Hound » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:13 am

CC looks like something off of Robot Chicken.
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Post by Shrapnel Clone » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:32 am

Starscream ain't no F14 :(. It's like those old movies, where they just use footage of aircraft at random (one scene it's a F15 Eagle, next a F18 Hornet, then a F4 Phantom II).

Anyhow, I don't think this will appeal to either of the fangroups. I'm no GI Joe expert, but even I think that CC looks kinda... odd.
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Post by Thunderwave » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:35 am

Shrapnel Clone wrote:Starscream ain't no F14 :(.
For the G.I. Joe crossovers he's been a lot of things, not to mention that they update and change him every few years. iirc he's been a Night Raven, a P-51 Mustang, two different bi-planes, and not to mention an assortment of other jets. He could do worse for a G.I. Joe cross over.

They could of made him a Rattler.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm just glad they're doing a proper version as well - G3 compatibility and structural reinforcement FTW... The F-14 just doesn't fit Starscream - it's not close enough to be accurate, and too far away to be a change if you follow.

But yeh, this is just a random convention exclusive, no worse than most of the desperate crap BotCon have put out in its' way...

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Post by inflatable dalek » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Seems harmless enough, and the F14 is close enough to fool this aircraft novice. The main problem is it's just a bit bland looking.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:05 pm

Aye... I've not looked closely at the pictures, but the basic Joe Skystriker is a grey jet, so Starscream will be a grey jet with red and blue trim and maybe a yellow cockpit if they're feeling cocky... It's the sort of thing that'd make a really fun custom sticker set on a fan site, not so much a tempting exclusive - you'd feel a bit daft spending however much on something so easy to customise (actually, I'd be surprised if no-one's actualyl done it before), certainly.

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Post by Ackula » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:01 am

I'd pick it up if it isn't crazy expensive, but I don't even know what the retail price for something like that would be if it wasn't a SDCC exclusive, to be honest. I usually get the SDCC exclusives just because they are easy for me to get, since it is only 4 hours away from where I live. But I hope this isn't the only Transformer exclusive this year, since it isn't actually a transformer, technically.
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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:22 am

Cliffjumper wrote:Aye... I've not looked closely at the pictures, but the basic Joe Skystriker is a grey jet, so Starscream will be a grey jet with red and blue trim and maybe a yellow cockpit if they're feeling cocky...
Yup, I think it would have actually helped to go for the brighter cartoon colour scheme. It would have been more eye catching and would have made a certain degree of sense (or as much as convention exclusives ever do) as it's the TV versions of the two characters who have the connection.
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