Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Saturday, December 17th, 2016 2:05pm CST

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The 2016 Toy Soul toy show is currently happening in Hong Kong. There is one new Transformers themed reveal at the show and that is the very first licensed Transformers product from Flame Toys: Drift, based on his IDW design. This non transforming figure will be part of Flame Toys' "Kuro Kara Kuri" series. The figure on display is an unpainted prototype and you can see many pictures of it below, which highlight the accessories he comes with, like swords and a cloak. These images comes to us from Tag Hobby.


Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

Transformers News: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016

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Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847645)
Posted by Fox Thiagarajan on December 17th, 2016 @ 5:33pm CST
Looks incredible. :BOT:
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847664)
Posted by Microraptor on December 17th, 2016 @ 10:06pm CST
He's almost Gundam-esque.
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847667)
Posted by william-james88 on December 17th, 2016 @ 11:42pm CST
Microraptor wrote:He's almost Gundam-esque.

Makes sense, the original design in the comics had that same kind of flare.
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847683)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 18th, 2016 @ 3:55am CST
Off topic, but I'm getting edgy... It's not Christmas until David Kaye sings a Christmas song as Beast Wars Megatron. :PREDACON:
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847685)
Posted by Microraptor on December 18th, 2016 @ 4:16am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Microraptor wrote:He's almost Gundam-esque.

Makes sense, the original design in the comics had that same kind of flare.


To an extent, yes. But this thing is way more OTT. The crazy-huge and detailed swords, the mile-long legs and massive feet, the exaggerated A-stance and the increase in thickness are all more Gundam-influenced. It's not bad, one of the best things about non-transforming figures is that they can be a lot more stylized, but I feel it kinda detracts from Drift's overall character.
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847747)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on December 18th, 2016 @ 2:53pm CST
Woah...I want this so much. Any idea on a price and/or release date?
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1847753)
Posted by Emerje on December 18th, 2016 @ 3:26pm CST
Microraptor wrote:the mile-long legs


His legs look disproportionately short to me, especially his squat little thighs. Even the art gave him longer legs, I don't know how they got them so short on the figure.

Emerje
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1861861)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 21st, 2017 @ 4:21pm CST
As we continue on with the vast amount of content from Toy Fair 2017, we bring to you a new gallery featuring Flame Toys' IDW Drift statue! Flame Toys based this statue on the first Drift mini-series version of the character after his transition from Deadlock. The character is shown to come with swords (cause, why wouldn't he?) as well as a cloak that he used on a couple of occasions. Check out some sample images below, and head to the full gallery to check out the rest of the images.

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Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1893748)
Posted by Va'al on July 2nd, 2017 @ 3:48am CDT
The very IDW inspired and officially licensed Flame Toys Drift - a non-transforming figure - finally has a full colour look to him, courtesy of the Hong Kong's company's social media accounts! Attending Anime Expo untl 4th July with distributor BlueFin, Flame toys are showing it off at the stall during the event, but you can also check it out below.

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Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1893753)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 2nd, 2017 @ 4:18am CDT
Such bulky shoulders have gotta be a problem for peripheral vision?
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1893800)
Posted by Skullcrunchberries on July 2nd, 2017 @ 12:53pm CDT
That's the best looking figure I have absolutely no interest in I've seen all year.
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1894345)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2017 @ 6:58pm CDT
It looks like Flame Toys, the non-transforming Transformers figure licensee behind the extremely IDW accurate Drift, has their next project set up and teased - and it's another big presence in the IDW run of comics, specifically a More Than Meets the Eye character: leader of the Decepticon Justice Division, Tarn! The image was posted by user 断翼华尔兹 (of either Baidu or bilibili location), and may be part of the Drift packaging or promotional material. Check it out below!

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Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1894367)
Posted by ScottyP on July 4th, 2017 @ 9:41pm CDT
Tarn? Nice. ;)^
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1894371)
Posted by smdudajr on July 4th, 2017 @ 9:48pm CDT
It doesn't even transform :BANG_HEAD: ... what is the point? A transformer that doesn't transform isn't a transformer. These are just action figure statues basically.
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1894385)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on July 4th, 2017 @ 10:27pm CDT
smdudajr wrote:It doesn't even transform :BANG_HEAD: ... what is the point? A transformer that doesn't transform isn't a transformer. These are just action figure statues basically.


Let me just say... I completely agree with you.

However, the budget to make some characters transform and look like what people see in the comics would be huge (probably). These are action figure statues, essentially, which is what some people want. As for myself, I'm not highly interested, but I understand the sentiment.

On another note, if extremely media-accurate, articulated, cheap-ish TF models were produced, I think it would be cool.
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1894437)
Posted by Kurona on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:43am CDT
To be quite honest, if there was any character to get this treatment, Tarn is the perfect choice as I doubt a character as defined by, uh... ahem, violent acts as him would ever get an official transforming toy from Hasbro. Maybe I'm wrong about this but it just doesn't seem like it would be within the realm of possibility -- so this is the closest to an official Tarn as we'd get. Still seems weird when one of his things is that he's literally addicted to transforming, though -- maybe this is his punishment :lol:
Re: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (1894568)
Posted by Kurona on July 5th, 2017 @ 5:39pm CDT
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: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (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: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (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: Flame Toys' IDW Drift Revealed at Toy Soul 2016 (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.

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