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Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced

Transformers News: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 12:29PM CST

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Looking forward to Flame Toys Thundercracker? Well thanks to an Eagle eyed spot from fellow Seibertron user and News Staff member, D-Maximus_Primal, we've learned that pre-orders are open on select websites for this non-transforming model kit. Flame Toys posted on Twitter that pre-orders were open and provided the following image:

Transformers News: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced

Here's the tweet in full and the links to the retailers carrying the pre-orders:

Flame Toys wrote:「風雷模型 #05 TRANSFORMERS Thunder Cracker」
Preorder is started!! We recommend you to reserve!!

Official E-shop :
http://www.d4toys.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=427&product_id=761

ET-toys (for Japan area) :
http://et-toys.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=430&product_id=622

#FLAMETOYS #TRANSFORMERS #風雷模型


Are you looking forward to Thundercracker? Who else do you want to see Flame Toys tackle? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
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Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2008470)
Posted by Ominous Sand on February 6th, 2019 @ 12:54pm CST
I just might have to pick Starscream up now to have all the Seekers
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2008588)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 6th, 2019 @ 5:26pm CST
I was hoping Hound would be next, but my favorite seeker is coming, so I don't mind that it's him!
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2009087)
Posted by padfoo on February 9th, 2019 @ 8:05am CST
I love the way TC looks, its a must have!
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2009091)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 9th, 2019 @ 8:28am CST
Wasn't sure if I should post this here, but Emgo uploaded a review of the new Starscream kit yesterday. I didn't watch the video myself but I think y'all should see whether or not this kit is for you ;)
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2011497)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 19th, 2019 @ 7:05pm CST
And to finally wrap up our coverage from Toy Fair 2019, we bring you our final gallery of the event: the Flame Toys figures! Toy fair had some of the currently available Flame Toys model kit figures out on display, such as the Attack Mode Optimus Prime, Starscream, IDW Optimus Prime, and Attack Mode Nemesis Prime, along with some of their upcoming figures like Thundercracker, Bumblebee, and IDW Megatron. Also on display were their larger action figure based Transformers, including the soon to be released Star Saber, IDW Optimus Prime, IDW Bomber Megatron, and the prototype for Victory Saber once more, though we are still anxiously awaiting colored shots of the new Victory Saber.

You can check out the full gallery by following this link, or you can click on any of the photos below to take you to the gallery itself. Let us know what you think!

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Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2011516)
Posted by Emerje on February 19th, 2019 @ 9:33pm CST
For a brief moment I thought the unpainted Megatron figure was Vector Prime. I'm sad now.

Emerje
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2011696)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 20th, 2019 @ 5:48pm CST
Emerje wrote:For a brief moment I thought the unpainted Megatron figure was Vector Prime. I'm sad now.

Emerje

We need the 13 here as kits. Onyx Prime especially
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2014547)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 13th, 2019 @ 7:42pm CDT
I'm excited cause Bee is gonna be out here at the end of the month, and I'll have him and IDW Prime coming home in April then hopefully.

with Thundercracker set for summer, I wonder who will be next? IDW Megatron, Hound, Devastator, and Skywarp all seemed to be around the same in terms of readiness for retail in the past few months, so I wonder when they are set to hit. I am ready for all 4 of those guys.

Also looking forward to seeing when we'll get the reveals of others in the concept stage like Windblade and G1 Prime
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015578)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 21st, 2019 @ 8:47pm CDT
After several months of teasing and images, we finally have some new pre-orders up for the latest Flame Toys Model Kit - IDW Autobot Megatron!

This new model kit is the 7th model kit to be available for order, following their Attack Mode Optimus Prime, Starscream, Attack Mode Nemesis Prime, IDW Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Thundercracker. Megatron is based off of his appearance in the IDW More Than Meets The Eye and Lost Light comic book series after he became an Autobot during their Dark Cybertron crossover, an appearance that was designed by Alex Milne. The model kit will stand about 6 inches tall, and will be highly posable, though non-transformable, as is the norm with these kits.

You can find Pre-orders below from various site sponsors, with the price falling in around $49.99. Let us know if you are placing your pre-order below!

TFsource: https://tfsource.com/flame-toys/transfo ... atron-IDW/

Robot Kingdom: http://www.robotkingdom.com/4897054512353.html

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Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015579)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 21st, 2019 @ 8:48pm CDT
Got my Pre-order in!
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015580)
Posted by Marcdachamp on March 21st, 2019 @ 8:51pm CDT
Are these models officially licensed?
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015582)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 21st, 2019 @ 8:58pm CDT
Marcdachamp wrote:Are these models officially licensed?

Yes they are
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015586)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:44am CDT
Wait, six inches? Isn't that roughly Deluxe size?
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015588)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on March 22nd, 2019 @ 5:06am CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Wait, six inches? Isn't that roughly Deluxe size?


I think so, but 6 inches is the normal size for figures like Marvel Legends and such, and apparently model-building companies have started to join the 6-inch club
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015594)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2019 @ 6:55am CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Wait, six inches? Isn't that roughly Deluxe size?


I think so, but 6 inches is the normal size for figures like Marvel Legends and such, and apparently model-building companies have started to join the 6-inch club

So many jokes .... Must resist...
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015598)
Posted by Emerje on March 22nd, 2019 @ 7:28am CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Wait, six inches? Isn't that roughly Deluxe size?

Pretty near it depending on the figure, though I'd be surprised if it's as small as 6" since these tend to be a little more than that. I just happen to have the first Prime kit on my desk and he's only a little smaller than Siege Voyager Megatron, by around a few millimeters, making it more like 7". I guess with all the dynamic posing they lose an inch.

Emerje
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015602)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on March 22nd, 2019 @ 8:53am CDT
i love the design.
i love the arc from the comics even more.
but it doesnt transform.
sorry Flametoys, Mastermind Creations gets my money again. Tyrantron transforms.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015617)
Posted by Deadput on March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:15pm CDT
SG Roadbuster wrote:i love the design.
i love the arc from the comics even more.
but it doesnt transform.
sorry Flametoys, Mastermind Creations gets my money again. Tyrantron transforms.


He didn't transform in the comics either. Because god forbid Transformers actually transform in the comics these days.

So really it's accurate.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015634)
Posted by Randomhero on March 22nd, 2019 @ 3:30pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i love the design.
i love the arc from the comics even more.
but it doesnt transform.
sorry Flametoys, Mastermind Creations gets my money again. Tyrantron transforms.


He didn't transform in the comics either. Because god forbid Transformers actually transform in the comics these days.

So really it's accurate.


Hey plenty of transforming in the other books that were going on.

The MMC figures robot mode is also stupidly out of proportioned and inaccurate and the sad thing is no one knew what his altmode was so they just made up one and when Alex finally revealed it in his art book and on Twitter it was just Megatron laying down with his chest folded out. How did no one guess that?

I do own a handful of MMC figures(not that Megatron) but the more time has passed the more I see the flaws in their stuff. Everyone is just not proportioned well. Last thing I got was their cyclonus because I wanted a cool looking cyclonus and while I still enjoy him I just see him and see all his problems
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015639)
Posted by bvzxa on March 22nd, 2019 @ 4:56pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Deadput wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i love the design.
i love the arc from the comics even more.
but it doesnt transform.
sorry Flametoys, Mastermind Creations gets my money again. Tyrantron transforms.


He didn't transform in the comics either. Because god forbid Transformers actually transform in the comics these days.

So really it's accurate.


Hey plenty of transforming in the other books that were going on.

The MMC figures robot mode is also stupidly out of proportioned and inaccurate and the sad thing is no one knew what his altmode was so they just made up one and when Alex finally revealed it in his art book and on Twitter it was just Megatron laying down with his chest folded out. How did no one guess that?

I do own a handful of MMC figures(not that Megatron) but the more time has passed the more I see the flaws in their stuff. Everyone is just not proportioned well. Last thing I got was their cyclonus because I wanted a cool looking cyclonus and while I still enjoy him I just see him and see all his problems



Sounds like a personal problem to me. Last time I checked MMC Tyranntron is very popular and he fetches a pretty high price on the secondary market. I guess it's because of those odd proportions right?
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015644)
Posted by Randomhero on March 22nd, 2019 @ 5:35pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Deadput wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i love the design.
i love the arc from the comics even more.
but it doesnt transform.
sorry Flametoys, Mastermind Creations gets my money again. Tyrantron transforms.


He didn't transform in the comics either. Because god forbid Transformers actually transform in the comics these days.

So really it's accurate.


Hey plenty of transforming in the other books that were going on.

The MMC figures robot mode is also stupidly out of proportioned and inaccurate and the sad thing is no one knew what his altmode was so they just made up one and when Alex finally revealed it in his art book and on Twitter it was just Megatron laying down with his chest folded out. How did no one guess that?

I do own a handful of MMC figures(not that Megatron) but the more time has passed the more I see the flaws in their stuff. Everyone is just not proportioned well. Last thing I got was their cyclonus because I wanted a cool looking cyclonus and while I still enjoy him I just see him and see all his problems



Sounds like a personal problem to me. Last time I checked MMC Tyranntron is very popular and he fetches a pretty high price on the secondary market. I guess it's because of those odd proportions right?


You’re a an idiot to buy on the secondary market becaaue he’s never been out of stock on a bunch of sites and he’s popular with people who desperately wanted an IDW Megatron.

Doesn’t change the fact his proportions and over all look is off and a lot of people who got or wanted him said they just won’t change him coz his altmode sucks.

I’m personally cool with tossing a sticker on an official Megatron. I have an imagination.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015646)
Posted by bvzxa on March 22nd, 2019 @ 5:51pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
bvzxa wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Deadput wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i love the design.
i love the arc from the comics even more.
but it doesnt transform.
sorry Flametoys, Mastermind Creations gets my money again. Tyrantron transforms.


He didn't transform in the comics either. Because god forbid Transformers actually transform in the comics these days.

So really it's accurate.


Hey plenty of transforming in the other books that were going on.

The MMC figures robot mode is also stupidly out of proportioned and inaccurate and the sad thing is no one knew what his altmode was so they just made up one and when Alex finally revealed it in his art book and on Twitter it was just Megatron laying down with his chest folded out. How did no one guess that?

I do own a handful of MMC figures(not that Megatron) but the more time has passed the more I see the flaws in their stuff. Everyone is just not proportioned well. Last thing I got was their cyclonus because I wanted a cool looking cyclonus and while I still enjoy him I just see him and see all his problems



Sounds like a personal problem to me. Last time I checked MMC Tyranntron is very popular and he fetches a pretty high price on the secondary market. I guess it's because of those odd proportions right?


You’re a an idiot to buy on the secondary market becaaue he’s never been out of stock on a bunch of sites and he’s popular with people who desperately wanted an IDW Megatron.

Doesn’t change the fact his proportions and over all look is off and a lot of people who got or wanted him said they just won’t change him coz his altmode sucks.

I’m personally cool with tossing a sticker on an official Megatron. I have an imagination.


Your imagination is flawed. I wouldn't call someone an idiot for buying a transformer that transforms. Bottomline its a very good toy and no one is an idiot for buying one.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015652)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on March 22nd, 2019 @ 8:10pm CDT
Take it easy kids, there's room for both licensed non-transforming model kits and unlicensed third party figures. Personally, I'm glad that comic-based designs have any options at all. I'm holding out hope for a Furai Lost Light Rodimus, which I would prefer to Hot Flame and Calidus.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015662)
Posted by bvzxa on March 22nd, 2019 @ 9:38pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:Take it easy kids, there's room for both licensed non-transforming model kits and unlicensed third party figures. Personally, I'm glad that comic-based designs have any options at all. I'm holding out hope for a Furai Lost Light Rodimus, which I would prefer to Hot Flame and Calidus.


The kits are OK. Its one of those niche things to me that other companies at least made a transformable figure of. No hate I give credence to both.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015665)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 22nd, 2019 @ 10:43pm CDT
Megatron eh? I'm-a gonna git me summa THAT
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015666)
Posted by william-james88 on March 22nd, 2019 @ 10:49pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Megatron eh? I'm-a gonna git me summa THAT

Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015753)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 23rd, 2019 @ 7:05pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:Take it easy kids, there's room for both licensed non-transforming model kits and unlicensed third party figures. Personally, I'm glad that comic-based designs have any options at all. I'm holding out hope for a Furai Lost Light Rodimus, which I would prefer to Hot Flame and Calidus.

I agree. This gives us options.

The 3P guys are there for those who want ones that Transform, but they are more expensive and unlicensed, which is why I haven't bought any.

And while these ones don't Transform, they are official and they are kits, which are really cool, and it helps in the "Attack Mode" and the "IDW" kits to not transform, so they can utilize every ounce of exaggeration in their design, which is awesome to me. I don't mind them not transforming since they are kits.

I really think that should Flame Toys keep going, we could get some more Awesome IDW MTMTE kits, and maybe even start branching out more into kits of the 13. I think this line as the potential to go on for years and give us a lot of cool designs that we have been aching for
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015789)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 24th, 2019 @ 3:48am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:Take it easy kids, there's room for both licensed non-transforming model kits and unlicensed third party figures. Personally, I'm glad that comic-based designs have any options at all. I'm holding out hope for a Furai Lost Light Rodimus, which I would prefer to Hot Flame and Calidus.

I agree. This gives us options.

The 3P guys are there for those who want ones that Transform, but they are more expensive and unlicensed, which is why I haven't bought any.

And while these ones don't Transform, they are official and they are kits, which are really cool, and it helps in the "Attack Mode" and the "IDW" kits to not transform, so they can utilize every ounce of exaggeration in their design, which is awesome to me. I don't mind them not transforming since they are kits.

I really think that should Flame Toys keep going, we could get some more Awesome IDW MTMTE kits, and maybe even start branching out more into kits of the 13. I think this line as the potential to go on for years and give us a lot of cool designs that we have been aching for

My thoughts exactly. These are great products and very fun as well while third party stuff is just too expensive (I understand that they are the price they are for the company to make a living but my budget is my budget), once I can find a good UK supplier for these I plan on filling my boots (I can't remember if Kapow stock these, I'll have to recheck)
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015832)
Posted by bvzxa on March 24th, 2019 @ 4:17pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:Take it easy kids, there's room for both licensed non-transforming model kits and unlicensed third party figures. Personally, I'm glad that comic-based designs have any options at all. I'm holding out hope for a Furai Lost Light Rodimus, which I would prefer to Hot Flame and Calidus.

I agree. This gives us options.

The 3P guys are there for those who want ones that Transform, but they are more expensive and unlicensed, which is why I haven't bought any.

And while these ones don't Transform, they are official and they are kits, which are really cool, and it helps in the "Attack Mode" and the "IDW" kits to not transform, so they can utilize every ounce of exaggeration in their design, which is awesome to me. I don't mind them not transforming since they are kits.

I really think that should Flame Toys keep going, we could get some more Awesome IDW MTMTE kits, and maybe even start branching out more into kits of the 13. I think this line as the potential to go on for years and give us a lot of cool designs that we have been aching for


I know it's pro Hasbro here that's why 3P got placed in an unearthed corner of the website. Hail Hasbro and hail licenses that give you a basically a Non-Grade Gundam model kit. It would be nice if they could even parts form like 1/144 HGUC Gundam kits do. I have built model kits from multiple series the only exception I make is for Gundam because since 1980 Gundam was always mostly a model kit. I built the Starscream kit its great but its not a transformer. So lets stay off licenses because obviously Hasbro doesn't care as long as it isn't infringing on their IP/design of a character. So lets just say you like licenses and I like my toys to transform because hence the word 'transform'. Have fun kids!!
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015867)
Posted by william-james88 on March 24th, 2019 @ 11:05pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:So lets just say you like licenses and I like my toys to transform because hence the word 'transform'.

Too bad the word Transformers isn't on the box of your toys though :lol:
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015873)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 25th, 2019 @ 5:06am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
bvzxa wrote:So lets just say you like licenses and I like my toys to transform because hence the word 'transform'.

Too bad the word Transformers isn't on the box of your toys though :lol:

I believe that is whatywe call touché :lol:
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015877)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on March 25th, 2019 @ 6:16am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
bvzxa wrote:So lets just say you like licenses and I like my toys to transform because hence the word 'transform'.

Too bad the word Transformers isn't on the box of your toys though :lol:

I believe that is whatywe call touché :lol:


Sheesh, Will. We're supposed to stop murders, not commit them :lol:

I did see a really nice (and surprisingly affordable) Macross model kit that was really articulated and could transform. But I assume since most Transformers need to look a particular way, having them transform without being a shellformer or partsformer would have them lose articulation.

On the subject of 3P, or more precisely, IP-infringing products, I thought Tyranttron had a pretty weak alt mode (Siege Megatron's was better lol), and pretty expensive, so I would much rather get this guy instead
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015961)
Posted by bvzxa on March 25th, 2019 @ 5:02pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
bvzxa wrote:So lets just say you like licenses and I like my toys to transform because hence the word 'transform'.

Too bad the word Transformers isn't on the box of your toys though :lol:

I believe that is whatywe call touché :lol:


Touche?, no very bright but here I'll make it easier for the cheering squad.

You have a transformer that does not transform.

I have a toy that actually does transform and apparently does it well with better quality and doesn't have a license. I guess you have to talk down to things you cant afford? I'll wait for the comeback.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015963)
Posted by bvzxa on March 25th, 2019 @ 5:05pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
bvzxa wrote:So lets just say you like licenses and I like my toys to transform because hence the word 'transform'.

Too bad the word Transformers isn't on the box of your toys though :lol:

I believe that is whatywe call touché :lol:


Sheesh, Will. We're supposed to stop murders, not commit them :lol:

I did see a really nice (and surprisingly affordable) Macross model kit that was really articulated and could transform. But I assume since most Transformers need to look a particular way, having them transform without being a shellformer or partsformer would have them lose articulation.

On the subject of 3P, or more precisely, IP-infringing products, I thought Tyranttron had a pretty weak alt mode (Siege Megatron's was better lol), and pretty expensive, so I would much rather get this guy instead


You cant compare what you don't own. I have them all. Lets see all the problems that Siege Megatron has he is not that high on the list of voyagers, he ranks lower than Starscream who has the faux chest. Umm most reviews of MMCs version are all mostly good so you dont know what you are talking about.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2015988)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 25th, 2019 @ 6:08pm CDT
Hey look man, I got no problem with you getting your 3P guys. I'm a fan of the looks but not the buys ok? That subset of the fandom isn't for me really.

And besides, mine doesn't transform, but it'll be fun to build him and pose him to buggery and beyond. I don't mind the non-transforming type whenever they are buildable
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2016014)
Posted by bvzxa on March 25th, 2019 @ 8:12pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Hey look man, I got no problem with you getting your 3P guys. I'm a fan of the looks but not the buys ok? That subset of the fandom isn't for me really.

And besides, mine doesn't transform, but it'll be fun to build him and pose him to buggery and beyond. I don't mind the non-transforming type whenever they are buildable


Nah I built the Furai Starscream...and I build Gundam like there is no tomorrow. It's just if MMCs version was trash then yeah I would say so but it's not proof is in the want and reviews. I'm not just a 3P guy I'm an all around collector. I go for the best. The kit looks like he stepped of the page of the comic. It will be a hit
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2019938)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 26th, 2019 @ 3:48pm CDT
Thanks to a new listing on both, TFSource and Robotkingdom, Flame Toys have revealed their latest entry in their Furai Model kit series, and it's none other than Shattered Glass Optimus Prime!

The listings include brand new images of the completed non-transforming model kit, which itself is a redeco of their previously released Optimus Prime Attack Mode. The preorders are now live for this kit. Please enjoy the selection of new images below which we have mirrored for your convenience.

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What do you think of this kit? Will you be building this twisted mirror image of everyone's favourite Autobot commander? Does this mean a Shattered Glass Megatron could soon appear? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020041)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 28th, 2019 @ 8:30pm CDT
THAT is frikkin gorgeous! So glad to see they are not afraid of the Shattered Glass kits. Ugh, love these things
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020416)
Posted by william-james88 on May 3rd, 2019 @ 9:17am CDT
Even though obtaining imported products has never been easier these days, some fans still like taking the car, driving around to stores and looking for items there. Well we have good news for them, the Flame Toys Transformers Optimus Prime Model Kit (IDW Version) is available at Barnes and Noble. The bookstore seems to be the main distributor of these kits in the US and continues to stock them as they are released, to a much later date though. We have an image below of this Optimus found in the store. You can also purchase the kit online at the Barnes and Noble website. The figure is $35.99 and features a ton of articulation, rifle, and a choice of six hands.

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Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020420)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on May 3rd, 2019 @ 10:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Even though obtaining imported products has never been easier these days, some fans still like taking the car, driving around to stores and looking for items there. Well we have good news for them, the Flame Toys Transformers Optimus Prime Model Kit (IDW Version) is available at Barnes and Noble. The bookstore seems to be the main distributor of these kits in the US and continues to stock them as they are released, to a much later date though. We have an image below of this Optimus found in the store. You can also purchase the kit online at the Barnes and Noble website. The figure is $35.99 and features a ton of articulation, rifle, and a choice of six hands.

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Sorry Will for not posting earlier, but I found both the IDW Prime and Starscream model kits at Barnes and Noble last week ;)

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Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020422)
Posted by Randomhero on May 3rd, 2019 @ 10:29am CDT
wasnt this news a couple weeks ago? I got mine 3 weeks ago. Maybe I’m thinking another site. Anywho yeah I got mine and he was a treat to make. Really looking forward to Megatron.

Also he’s way cheaper there! He’s $35 and I think most online stores have him for $40 and ya toss shipping in there over $50. Surprisingly something at Barnes and Noble is cheaper than other places.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020424)
Posted by william-james88 on May 3rd, 2019 @ 10:30am CDT
Randomhero wrote:wasnt this news a couple weeks ago? I got mine 3 weeks ago. Maybe I’m thinking another site. Anywho yeah I got mine and he was a treat to make. Really looking forward to Megatron

Maybe another site. But this isnt really a sighting, its more to let fans know that they are there and that B&N are gonna keep carrying these.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020437)
Posted by Glarryg on May 3rd, 2019 @ 12:28pm CDT
So is B&N going to be carrying all of these kits? Because I'm looking forward that their Bumblebee; he's Action Masterrific.

Glarryg
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020442)
Posted by Randomhero on May 3rd, 2019 @ 1:03pm CDT
Glarryg wrote:So is B&N going to be carrying all of these kits? Because I'm looking forward that their Bumblebee; he's Action Masterrific.

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I don’t recall the anime like Optimus but Starscream and IDW Optimus so far have been seen so if people buy them I’m sure they’ll keep ordering them.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2020444)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on May 3rd, 2019 @ 1:42pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Glarryg wrote:So is B&N going to be carrying all of these kits? Because I'm looking forward that their Bumblebee; he's Action Masterrific.

Glarryg



I don’t recall the anime like Optimus but Starscream and IDW Optimus so far have been seen so if people buy them I’m sure they’ll keep ordering them.


I've seen the Attack Optimus kit as well as the others before. No repaints yet tho.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2021311)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on May 13th, 2019 @ 12:51pm CDT
I finally finished assembling my IDW Prime kit, my first Gundam-style model building experience in almost two decades. I bought proper tools and even did some panel lining.

It was very fun, but like Lego it was more fun as an activity than as a product. I'm definitely going to get the IDW Megatron, and I hope to get the Starscream kit to repaint into Slipstream. I'm not sure if I have the skills to repaint, but I'm looking forward to the challenge, and it might be an interim step to custom decos on the Hasbro toys.

Some random notes on the product itself:

1. Glue is definitely recommended for some parts. I'm not planning to pose it too much, but one of his helmet antennae is very loose, and there are other places where glue would help.

2. The stickers detract overall. I used them because there are several places where silver stripes are a major part of the design, but they're too visually loud. This annoys me in part because I spent time trying to make the panels pop and add weathering, but all I can see when I look at it are those stickers.

3. It is a nice companion to the comics. I like the representation, and while transformations are always a nice touch, they're less important in the context of comics than in other media. I'd rather have this than the Legends (Legion?) scale Optimus that has a similar design, and like others, I'm hopeful for Megatron and other comics-inspired characters.

I'll share pictures if I get around to taking them.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2021342)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on May 13th, 2019 @ 3:47pm CDT
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I had no idea they were making a Nemesis Prime version of the IDW Prime model kit. Looks badass though :x

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Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2021346)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 13th, 2019 @ 4:21pm CDT
Funnily enough we found out about the Furai Shattered Glass Optimus Prime Attack Mode through the exact same way, preorders just appearing.
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2021349)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on May 13th, 2019 @ 4:52pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians, we have two Transformers model kit news items for you today. The first is news about the new Flame Toys Thundercracker Model kit, which has been anticipated for quite some time. Now, thanks to this post on Facebook, we have an in hand image of the box, which features a lovely piece of artwork on the cover.

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In addition to the above, yours truly has discovered that Flame Toys intends on releasing a Nemesis Prime version of the IDW Optimus Prime model kit as well. This was revealed on RobotKingdom, where it is up for preorder right now. We have mirrored a few images for your convenience.

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Will you be picking up this version as well as the regular Optimus Prime, or will you be skipping Optimus entirely for this one? Tell us in the comments below!
Re: Flame Toys Thundercracker Preorders Announced (2021351)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 13th, 2019 @ 6:14pm CDT
I feel like Flame Toys themselves have been enjoying these secret Prime repaint reveals. That's 2 in a month with no hints at it prior to the RK pre-orders, and I follow them really closely.

Got my IDW Prime kit last week, hoping to put him together some time this week

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