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The new models for the rerelease of the books have been revealed and it's causing something of a stir within the Animorphs community. In the books, Marco is explicitly described as being half-Hispanic, with darker skin and hair. The model chosen however, is white. Nezumi9 asked us to pass on the message and to tell our members about a petition to change it. Her original message is below.

"As you probably know, the new cover models for the re-release have just been posted www.scholastic.com/animorphs/c… and we on the LJ Animorphs community think that the Marco model doesn't fit his character's description at all. I've created a petition to change it www.ipetitions.com/petition/ma… and I was wondering if you could post a blog entry about it? Any signatures are really appreciated and I'd love your help. ^_^"
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starscream64 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I was going to sign the petition. But then it asked me for money....
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sendoshin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's asking you for money, you already signed. The donation is optional.
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starscream64 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Oh, really? Well, yay! I guess I signed, then. ^_^
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Haerodiel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
All the other models are perfect. But that Marco.......
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Azriel95 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I vote change it.
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Poke-fan-girl101 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
He's not too bad. He actually looks cute. But if you ask me it reminds me of Ax's human morph.
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masaothedog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Artist
Well, they all look too old, but I expected that. Seriously, though. Marco looks nothing like MarcoO_O. What the hell with the short curly hair, too? The longish hair was even in the books. And yeah, I can't imagine white Marco. I will signXD.
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Dragon-Ed Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They sort of changed Tobias too, but it's more manageable than Marco. i definitely had to sign this petition, let's see if they recognize the importance and change his appearance.
(i personally liked the characters as they were in the tv shows and used them as reference in the books.lol)
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Trapila Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
signed it.

Honestly, why don't these people just *read* the books? Even just reading one of them would drastically improve the accuracy of these character depictions. It's not like it takes horribly long to read one of those books... :/ mer.
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nuyorican14 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I clicked on the link and i was all "NOOOO MARCO" but then i noticed the whole site and i was like "Oooooh shin- OMG CASSIE Heckyus".
so you can say i got easily distracted :P
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Phantom-Fighter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Ditto!
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TheStiv Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tobias was always meant to be dirty blonde, was he not?
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Jen-Foxworth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
sigh... poor marco...
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racehell Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
>.< Any why is Jake blond and Tobias brunette? They just never get it right.... sigh.
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beachbeagle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Well, Tobias at least has lighter hair than me this time. I'm a REALLY dark brunette, and the 90s Tobias had hair about the same shade as me. That definitely wasn't dirty blond. This time it's at least semi-passable.

As for Jake, I don't mind him having light hair. At least he looks like he could be related to the Rachel model. It's not perfect, but it's something I could live with.

The Marco model though.... His skin is maybe a shade or two darker than the white characters. It's not the contrast the original model had, and I definitely wouldn't know he was supposed to be half hispanic if I weren't already a fan of the books.
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pofinluvr14 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHATTT??? DDD8 *goes to sign petition*
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