You may remember that we posted news about Flame Toys prototype Star Saber figure the other day. We just found out that ToysWalker posted some wonderful images of the upcoming Flame Toys Transformers figures that are on display at TOYSOUL 2017. These Transformers are heavily stylized from the IDW continuity and they are entirely non-Transforming figures. The selection ranges from fan favorites, with a lean towards Autobots, such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, and Star Saber. The two Decepticons in the line up are the traitorous Starscream and the Decepticon Justice Division Leader and otherwise fan favorite, Tarn.
Flame Toys has a booth at the current TOYSOUL 2017 event in Hong Kong. What stands out about these incarnations that while some are clearly action figures others are in fact super detailed models! Starscream in this case would be a model kit in fact. The images are mirrored below and also link to Toyswalker's extensive gallery from the TOYSOUL 2017 event.
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Posted by Evil Eye on December 14th, 2017 @ 4:03pm CST
Prime looks a bit weird with the moob shapes but Starscream looks gorgeous, and they both look Obari as all hell. I love it!
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Posted by Microraptor on December 14th, 2017 @ 4:49pm CST
Seems to be some movie influence with the weapons. Bumblebee's got a hammer and Hound is festooned with weaponry, including a combat knife and minigun.
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Posted by padfoo on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:42pm CST
That Hound looks amazing.... special ops all the way!
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Posted by TulioDude on December 14th, 2017 @ 5:46pm CST
I dont like some of the designs,but I would love them transformers,just to see how it would translate to animation.
Hound might be one of best though
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Posted by bvzxa on December 14th, 2017 @ 7:54pm CST
Overpriced statues that look like Gundams. Sorry not paying for statues. They are called Transformers for a reason...but hey what do I know 3rd party has done better so far than this. But I know wayward fans will praise this mess. Have at it hoss!!
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Posted by megamanfan on December 15th, 2017 @ 12:50am CST
man, that tarn looks so good. i dont need it though. i only get actual transformers. i totally don't need it. i absolutely, positively, definitely, completely do give it to me now.
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Posted by Emerje on December 15th, 2017 @ 6:32am CST
My only real complaint about Starscream is I prefer his null rays on his upper arms, not that far up his shoulder. Otherwise he reminds me of an even more G1 version of the RID design.
Not crazy about Prime, not sure sure what kind of truck he'd turn into with windows like that. I have no idea what's going on with BB. Why the emphasis on showing off his tires and why are his tires bigger than Prime's?
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 15th, 2017 @ 9:53am CST
I like Prime's axe and Bee's hammer. Hound actually looks pretty sweet too.
Still not the foggiest why they would do an IDW Star Saber, who only showed up in 3 issues I think so far. I mean, Milne's design for him was cool, but still
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Posted by Evil Eye on December 15th, 2017 @ 10:58am CST
Question is, Arcee when, and what nutty weapons will she be armed with?
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 18th, 2017 @ 10:26am CST
Flame Toys has been busy over the past few weeks with new reveals for action figures and model kits alike, and today, we bring to you news of yet another teaser, shown off on their Twitter page. The new teaser is for their Kuro Kara Kuri 04 Optimus Prime action figure, part of the same line that includes Tarn, Star Saber, and Drift. Optimus appears to keep the trend of his predecessors with his super detailed and stylized look. It is also notable that this is the first major Transformers character that Flame toys is tackling outside of the IDW comics designs, seeing as how Tarn is only know to his IDW comics appearances, Star Saber is big in Japan but the statue uses his IDW design, and Drift is a relatively recent character who started in the IDW comics and is based on his appearance in said comics.
It is important to note that this is an action figure, and not the model kit that was previously revealed at Toysoul.
Check out the teaser below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!
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Posted by william-james88 on January 4th, 2018 @ 8:44am CST
Kumastyle, a figure review website, got their hands on the new Flame Toys Transformers 01 Drift (Kuro Kara Kuri), a non transforming premium collectable figure.
They have given us both a video review and pictorial review. You can see all the accessories which include eight pairs of hands additional faces and the coolest sword ever:
The part that I found the most cool of all of the accessories is the hilt gimmick on Drift’s larger sword where you push the handle in and the hilt expands while changing the color of the orb in the center (shown in the video portion.)
Below is the overal score Kumastyle gives the figure, along with a video review followed by several images from their pictorial review which can be seen fully here.
Overall Score: 9.9/10 – As stated above, I have a very strong bias towards non-transforming homages that focus on look, build, and articulation like this piece does, so take that as you will. However, regardless of your preference on whether or not Transformers toys need to “transform,” there’s no denying that this Drift piece not only delivers but absolutely excels in what it aims to do. Flame Toys not only gave themselves a big, extravagant introduction into the world of Transformers collectibles but gave consumers an amazing piece to close out the year with.
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Posted by Scrounge1984 on January 4th, 2018 @ 9:33am CST
Drift looks awesome! Although the only real way you can tell that it is a transformer and not a gundam is the autobot symbol.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 4th, 2018 @ 10:18am CST
That Drift looks so sweet
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Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2018 @ 11:01am CST
While we wait for more news to come from the New York Toy Fair 2018 floor and presentations, we have a teaser from Flame Toys (distributed by Bluefin in the US) and their upcoming model kits - of which we previously saw Optimus Prime and Starscream - courtesy of Twincast Mainframes regular guest Mr Starscream!
The models, after the Autobot Leader and Decepticon second-in-command, will apparently feature the likes of Hound and Bumblebee, with some interesting accessories for both! Respectively, Hound will have his shoulder cannon and more guns and blades than his live-action Age of Extinction counterpart, while Bumblebee also borrows from Paramount and ILM, and will include a heli rotor, a hammer, and plenty of attitude. Check it out below, and expect more images over the weekend here at Seibertron.com!
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Posted by Evil Eye on February 17th, 2018 @ 11:16am CST
Ooooh, model kits, my favourite! I might have to get one of these...
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Posted by megamanfan on February 17th, 2018 @ 11:29am CST
those are some gundam-ass designs there. although i will say starscream looks pretty dang good. maybe i'll check them out.
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Posted by ZeroWolf on February 17th, 2018 @ 12:08pm CST
These have my interest, love the designs (okay maybe not bee but love that starscream) any one know how big they'll be? Just so I know which gundam scale to put them next to...gundam v transformers here I come!
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Posted by Nexus Knight on February 17th, 2018 @ 12:37pm CST
Okay, these look freakin' amazing... except Bumblebee. I feel like he'll look better w/ color.
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Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 17th, 2018 @ 1:43pm CST
hmm...I'll definitely get Prime if it isn't obscenely priced (I'll probably get two and make a nemesis if it turns out well)
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 17th, 2018 @ 1:54pm CST
model kits cant say i saw that coming, i am interested though especially in starscream but the real question is whats the price and quality like? Are these going to be as good as the stuff bandai puts out or will they be cheaply made & overpriced like everything else hasbro does?
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