Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure

Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 5:40pm CDT

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While there's yet no update on the Tarn figure from Flame Toys based on the IDW More Than Meets The Eye/Lost Light character of the same name and design; we now have a better, clearer look at the teaser for the non-transforming action figure to allow us to look in closer detail thanks to Flame Toys' Facebook page. Though nothing else about Tarn has been revealed as of yet, take a look at the picture below and tell us what you think in the comments!

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Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894571)
Posted by Deadput on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:03pm CDT
Lol A non Transforming figure of a Transformer addicted to Transforming.

Oh the irony!





Not saying this is a bad "figure" just taking note of the situation.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894575)
Posted by Kurona on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:18pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Lol A non Transforming figure of a Transformer addicted to Transforming.

Oh the irony!





Not saying this is a bad "figure" just taking note of the situation.

Heh heh -- I do love that myself. I'll just envision this as post-transformation cog burnout, pre-Delphi Tarn :lol:

I wonder if the size of this layout next to Drift is relative to the actual figure though -- like, if Tarn is that much bigger than Drift as shown here. What size would that make him; Leader? Either way if the price turns out to be low enough, this could be a nice alternative to Kultur if you don't care about transformation and just want a display figure and don't have an awful lot of money. Or if you're just a bit uneasy about third parties to begin with. I wonder if they'll make the rest of the DJD or other IDW-original characters like Rung or Aileron; their focus does seem to be on IDW which would explain why they went with Drift first -- being easily the most well-known IDW-original character :-? Either way this is getting me excited.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894582)
Posted by Deadput on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:32pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Either way if the price turns out to be low enough, this could be a nice alternative to Kultur if you don't care about transformation and just want a display figure and don't have an awful lot of money. Or if you're just a bit uneasy about third parties to begin with.


Nah I don't buy third party stuff besides reprolables and even then only conversion ones like the Dispensor one since I hate stickers since I have shaky hands/fingers.

Their too expensive as well like the masterpiece figures for something I'm only going to keep on display and sometimes Transform and fiddle with.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894584)
Posted by Kurona on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:36pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:Either way if the price turns out to be low enough, this could be a nice alternative to Kultur if you don't care about transformation and just want a display figure and don't have an awful lot of money. Or if you're just a bit uneasy about third parties to begin with.


Nah I don't buy third party stuff besides reprolables and even then only conversion ones like the Dispensor one since I hate stickers since I have shaky hands/fingers.

Their too expensive as well like the masterpiece figures for something I'm only going to keep on display and sometimes Transform and fiddle with.

Yeah, naturally the price is a huge turnoff -- if I had a ton of disposable income I'd be buying half of MMC's stuff and a ton of Perfect Effect upgrades, but it's simply not an option I have. That's one of the big reasons I'm hoping this'll be relatively cheap besides the obvious; makes it an actual option compared to Kultur.

Of course, if this turns out to be a really expensive statue situation and he's barely cheaper - or, even worse, more expensive - than Kultur, then that's gonna be a huge turn-off when I could just pay a little extra or a little less for a figure that does everything this does but also transforms.

Hopefully though, either way this should reduce the price of Kultur; much like how MP Inferno and Shockwave reduced the price of the many Third Party MP Infernos and Shockwaves.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894598)
Posted by Glarryg on July 5th, 2017 @ 7:06pm CDT
MagicDeath wrote:On another note, if extremely media-accurate, articulated, cheap-ish TF models were produced, I think it would be cool.


You're talking about Robot Replicas, or, for those of us who are a little older... [whispers] Action Masters.

Glarryg
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894661)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 6th, 2017 @ 1:20am CDT
This could be a good alternative to Kultur if the figure is attractive and the price is reasonable.

And even though Tarn was addicted to transforming, I can't remember if he actually transformed in MTMTE.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894686)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2017 @ 6:31am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:This could be a good alternative to Kultur if the figure is attractive and the price is reasonable.

And even though Tarn was addicted to transforming, I can't remember if he actually transformed in MTMTE.

Most of his scenes in the comic were of him torturing his victims physically or mentally - which is why it makes perfect sense for Hasbro to release a toy of him. A family company! :D - so we didn't see it happen an awful lot. The only one I remember was during his fight against Overlord in Dying of the Light.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894710)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 6th, 2017 @ 9:08am CDT
Actually, I think in Who's Afraid Of The DJD he did it a lot...ah, here, quote from the Wiki (sorry, don't wanna dig out the issue to check myself)

This issue makes clear Tarn's transformation addiction, as alluded to previously. When he steps off the ship, he transforms while everyone else walks the short distance, then transforms again to inspect Grimlock. When fighting Grimlock, he transforms to run over him with his treads, then transforms again to try his "talk to death" trick. When Crankcase unleashes the Cybernought, Tarn transforms to shoot it, despite having a perfectly good gun on his arm, then transforms again to address Fulcrum.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894726)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2017 @ 9:35am CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:Actually, I think in Who's Afraid Of The DJD he did it a lot...ah, here, quote from the Wiki (sorry, don't wanna dig out the issue to check myself)

This issue makes clear Tarn's transformation addiction, as alluded to previously. When he steps off the ship, he transforms while everyone else walks the short distance, then transforms again to inspect Grimlock. When fighting Grimlock, he transforms to run over him with his treads, then transforms again to try his "talk to death" trick. When Crankcase unleashes the Cybernought, Tarn transforms to shoot it, despite having a perfectly good gun on his arm, then transforms again to address Fulcrum.

Gah, how could I forget about that? I loved that they used the transformation for visual storytelling. My mind's been all over the place :HEADHURTS:
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894842)
Posted by Deadput on July 6th, 2017 @ 6:04pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Gah, how could I forget about that? I loved that they used the transformation for visual storytelling. My mind's been all over the place :HEADHURTS:


Shame that they stopped now their just robots with vehicle parts on them.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1894881)
Posted by Va'al on July 6th, 2017 @ 11:04pm CDT
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Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900208)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 28th, 2017 @ 2:27am CDT
Flame Toys has teased via their Twitter the next figure in their line of non-transforming figures. All we get right now is just an illustration tease of their 3rd project which is IDW Star Saber. Check out our San Diego Comic-Con 2017 coverage for images of their 1st project Drift.

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Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900214)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 28th, 2017 @ 3:00am CDT
Gundam.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900221)
Posted by Emerje on July 28th, 2017 @ 4:20am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Gundam.


Yep, definitely a Gundam.

Emerje
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900225)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 4:42am CDT
Well that's... very random. I've gotta assume they're relying on his popularity outwith IDW to sell well because Star Saber is certainly not the most prolific character in the comics.

Either way though, looks awesome :D
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900236)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 28th, 2017 @ 6:12am CDT
looks cool but there is gundam elements all up in this.
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900237)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 6:35am CDT
So because the images from our old IDW Star Saber designs post are dead, this forces me to use this image for a comparison.

You have no idea how much this hurts.

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Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900262)
Posted by ScottyP on July 28th, 2017 @ 10:08am CDT
Emerje wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Gundam.


Yep, definitely a Gundam.

Emerje


griftimus prime wrote:looks cool but there is gundam elements all up in this.
I found the board members that don't watch Gundam >:oP
Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900264)
Posted by Kurona on July 28th, 2017 @ 10:26am CDT
After weeks of knowing Flametoys had a non-transforming statue based on IDW's Decepticon Justice Division leader Tarn in the pipeline; we finally have a picture of the prototype! The company's put up a Tweet showing the greyscale prototype of the psychotic Decepticon loyalist and MTMTE villain in all his glory, giving us a rather good idea of how he'll turn out. Check out the image below, be sure to check out Flametoys' teaser for Star Saber and tell us what you think in the forums!

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Re: Better look at teaser for Flametoys' IDW Tarn non-transforming figure (1900267)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 28th, 2017 @ 10:43am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Gundam.


Yep, definitely a Gundam.

Emerje


griftimus prime wrote:looks cool but there is gundam elements all up in this.
I found the board members that don't watch Gundam >:oP

There are some slight Gundam-esque design cues (especially the stance), but if you put this design in a Gundam show it'd stick out like a sore thumb.

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