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!
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1929679)
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.
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1929703)
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.
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1929722)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 4th, 2018 @ 10:18am CST
That Drift looks so sweet
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939691)
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!
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939695)
Posted by Evil Eye on February 17th, 2018 @ 11:16am CST
Ooooh, model kits, my favourite! I might have to get one of these...
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939702)
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.
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939715)
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!
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939728)
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.
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939744)
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)
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939754)
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?
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1939896)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 17th, 2018 @ 5:56pm CST
Liking all of these so far, Hound will probably look better in color and even if his torso isn't as square as I would like it to be, it will look good anyway. Bumblebee looks a bit odd compared to the others with a more G1 look but no complaints from me about that.
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1940242)
Posted by Va'al on February 18th, 2018 @ 12:57pm CST
We return to the Javits Center in New York City to bring you more images from the showroom floor, as megatronus and Seibertron are roaming the area to cover more licensed products featuring Transformers!
First up is an addition to yesterday's post about Flame Toys' (distributed by Bluefin in the US) upcoming model kits and non-transforming action figures, as shown with their beautifully painted and poseable (and expensive) Drift. The former, priced around $30 USD, currently feature Optimus Prime and Starscream, along with Hound and Bumblebee in the future, while the latter sees grey prototypes of IDW character interpretations of Tarn and Star Saber. Take a look below!
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1940374)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 18th, 2018 @ 7:24pm CST
"Drift. The former, priced around $30 USD" $ 30 USD or $ 300?
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1940385)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 18th, 2018 @ 7:50pm CST
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1940435)
Posted by AFTRHR on February 18th, 2018 @ 10:47pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:"Drift. The former, priced around $30 USD" $ 30 USD or $ 300?
Hopefully it's only 30
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1940651)
Posted by Prowl of Petrex on February 19th, 2018 @ 3:12pm CST
Exactly, 'the former'. Referring to the first of the two things in the previous sentence, also then explained after the comma: the model kits of Starscream and Optimus Prime.
This was apparently not clear enough, as other have pointed out, so I apologise for the unintentional confusion!
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1940694)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 19th, 2018 @ 4:36pm CST
These model kits look pretty nifty! I would not mind picking one of those up. Bee looks very cool to me, especially with him hammer
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1946651)
Posted by WreckerJack on March 17th, 2018 @ 3:39am CDT
Flame Toys presents us with some photographs of Tarn via their Twitter page. This figure is a highly detailed, non transforming collectible. It appears that this figure will be poseable and in images below you will notice that a lot of intricate sculpting went into this work of art. Flame Toys figures of this type run about 300$ each. Before the colors had been finished, Tarn's prototype was displayed at ToySoul 2017 in Hong Kong. Fans of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye and Lost Light comics should be familiar with Tarn as the powerhouse of the DJD. If you have not already read IDW the comics, we highly recommend checking them out.
Re: Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime 04 Optimus Prime Teased (1946656)
Posted by Emerje on March 17th, 2018 @ 4:50am CDT
That does look really nice, but not being able to transform at that price does take half the fun out of it. What we need is a proper IDW Masterpiece line from Hasbro. Or better yet it would be nice if Hasbro stopped being self conscious and let a third party (not a "third party" but a real licensed one) make some Transformers that transform for a change.
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