Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 3:23am CDT

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While we have seen most of these images of the Flame Toys non-transforming Optimus Prime model kit, they did have a watermark slap bang in the middle of them - and this piece of news is also warranted by the press release from BlueFin, the North American distributor, confirming the retail price of $36 USD and opening pre-orders for the set! Check out more info and the images below.

BLUEFIN OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR NEW TRANSFORMERS “OPTIMUS PRIME” FURAI MODEL KIT FROM FLAME TOYS

Leading Collectibles Distributor Details First Release In A New Series Of Transformers Model Kits; Easy-To-Assemble Design Of The Iconic Autobots Leader Stands 6 Inches Tall And Features Maximum Poseability

Anaheim, CA, May 8, 2018 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, expands its catalog of Transformers products as it opens pre-orders for the Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys.

This unique (non-transforming) rendering of the stoic leader of the heroic Autobots as he is featured in the hit IDW comic series is the first in a series of Transformers model kits forthcoming form Flame Toys and was designed by the famous 3D modelling company, TRGGER. The figure stands 6 inches tall and features more than 40 articulated joints that provide for maximum poseability. Constructed with high quality multi-colored ABS plastic parts, Optimus Prime features an innovative design that allows for simple snap-together assembly by model builders of all skill levels.

The Transformers Optimus Prime Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys is set for release in October by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP is $36.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Flame Toys.

Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit is the latest Transformers product from Flame Toys, whose catalog also includes the Limited Edition Drift action figure.

Released in January, the extraordinary, officially licensed Drift rendering stands 8 inches tall and is constructed with high quality die-cast parts with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability. This release is also a must-have for any ardent pop culture collector or Transformers fan.

The (non-transforming) Drift figure also features 3 interchangeable facial expressions and contains 6 LED units that provide light-up displays on its body. The figure includes 3 sword weapons and a cape that is accented with bendable wires that allow for dramatic, anime-style windswept poses. The Drift Transformers figure from Flame Toys is available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide with an MSRP of $299.99.

Bluefin further complements the Drift figure with the upcoming October release of an action figure from the same Flame Toys line for the Decepticon, Tarn. The figure also stands 8 inches tall and features LED light-up features and represents a pinnacle collector’s piece destined to delight any ardent Transformers fan.

About Bluefin

Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Storm Collectibles, and is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys. Additional information is available at: http://www.bluefincorp.com.


Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

Transformers News: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release

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Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1958384)
Posted by General Incursion on May 9th, 2018 @ 3:35am CDT
Is it an unwritten rule that none transforming Primes have to either be hideously ugly, horrendously expensive, or, if at all possible, both?
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1958391)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 9th, 2018 @ 5:28am CDT
I really need to pick this up at some point, it will look quite good next to my other kits
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1958393)
Posted by Emerje on May 9th, 2018 @ 5:48am CDT
I'm sure I'll end up with the Prime kit, but I really want to see some pics of the kit assembled straight out of the box.

Emerje
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1958422)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 9th, 2018 @ 9:37am CDT
Emerje wrote:I'm sure I'll end up with the Prime kit, but I really want to see some pics of the kit assembled straight out of the box.

Emerje


Yeah, I'd like to know how much panting is involved, or if it will be like a log of Gundam Models where they are molded in the proper colors already.
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1958465)
Posted by blackeyedprime on May 9th, 2018 @ 1:00pm CDT
Was hoping they would be a bit cheaper (around $20/$25) may still end up picking them up though.
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1958516)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 9th, 2018 @ 4:41pm CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Emerje wrote:I'm sure I'll end up with the Prime kit, but I really want to see some pics of the kit assembled straight out of the box.

Emerje


Yeah, I'd like to know how much panting is involved, or if it will be like a log of Gundam Models where they are molded in the proper colors already.

Same. I'm really hoping i don't need to paint him to look good (I put together Gundam models but never worry about much more than a few stickers)

Everytime I see him I get more excited. I love the Gundam feel to him, and the headsculpt is absolutely fantastic
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1967412)
Posted by Va'al on June 28th, 2018 @ 2:21pm CDT
Thanks to Weibo user 漫港湾, we have some in-hand images of a retail production prototype (rather than display copy) for the officially licensed but non transforming Flame Toys figure Tarn - the second in their highly detailed and highly posable figures inspired by the IDW Publishing comics. The leader of the Decepticon Justice Division can be seen below, with his mask in full view, what seems to be electronic for his optics, and some scene re-enactions with Drift - the first figure from their line.

Check it all out, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion boards!

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Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1967461)
Posted by Mechastrike on June 28th, 2018 @ 7:35pm CDT
too bad it can't transform. love the design.
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1967463)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 28th, 2018 @ 7:37pm CDT
Mechastrike wrote:too bad it can't transform. love the design.

Agreed. He looks absolutely rad
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1967504)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on June 29th, 2018 @ 12:36am CDT
Thirded. He looks so good but it’s such a shame he doesn’t transform! That picture of his eyes lit up! =P~

Maybe we’ll get him in the War For Cybertron trilogy...?
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1972715)
Posted by Va'al on July 20th, 2018 @ 11:37am CDT
We're on day two of San Diego Comic Con 2018, and just before we head back into the convetnion hall, we have some images from the Bluefin booth covering the Flame Toys figures - the officialli licensed non-transforming action figures based on IDW Transformers designs - including their model kits, super deformed and stylised, plus the larger, super poseable figures for Tarn, Staar Saber and Optimus Prime.

Among the model kits, you'll spot both Optimus and Nemesis Prime, plus a small Bumblebee in the superdeformed line and a fully equipped grey prototype, and a Starscream taking a nap on the display cases floor. Check out the images below, and stay tuned for more coverage from the event as the weekend goes on!

Model kits, superdeformed, and 1:64 scale - see images for name, I am collapsing on shuttle as it is


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Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1972719)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 20th, 2018 @ 12:15pm CDT
Those are really nice...and so are the Gundam kits behind them...
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1972742)
Posted by Cobotron on July 20th, 2018 @ 2:43pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Those are really nice...and so are the Gundam kits behind them...
Oh! Thanks for clarifying. I thought they were ALL Gundam kits. 8-}


Just kidding. ;)
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1972766)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 20th, 2018 @ 3:55pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Those are really nice...and so are the Gundam kits behind them...
Oh! Thanks for clarifying. I thought they were ALL Gundam kits. 8-}


Just kidding. ;)

You don't know how tempted I was to do a joke like that...
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1972767)
Posted by Dan14thPrime on July 20th, 2018 @ 3:58pm CDT
Based on these pics, I'd say the Optimus IDW model kit looks better than the high end figure. That high end figure needs some work. I was excited for it, but less so after these pics. The torso into the waist into the hips looks off - too skinny a waist maybe... :-?
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1972952)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on July 21st, 2018 @ 9:24am CDT
starscream is drunk af :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1973418)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 23rd, 2018 @ 5:10pm CDT
These look nice!

I plan to judge the kits themselves off of the first OP we get in September, but I'm hoping they're good, cause I wouldn't mind that IDW Prime or that Bumblebee. Or even Nemesis and Starscream.

And Star Saber looks pretty frikkin boss
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1974094)
Posted by Va'al on July 26th, 2018 @ 5:59am CDT
While we're still trying to track down the actual source of these images (though we know they are from the preview events over at ACG HK in Hong Kong), we have a new look in full colour at the Flame Toys non-transforming but officially licensed Transformers Star Saber figure - the third in their super posable line - and a newly revealed fourth grey prototype which can combine with the former: Victory Leo!

Check out the images below and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub discussion boards! It doesn't look like Leo has a robot mode, but the result - which is totally not GaoGaiGar from Brave - is pretty impressive nonetheless.

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Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1974124)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 26th, 2018 @ 8:36am CDT
:shock:
*puts on yuusha oh tanjou...you just have to*

A few questions:

How much? And how soon can it get to me?

These are amazing, the detail...the sculpting...I don't care they don't transform properly, these are a thing of beauty. And I'm not just saying that as a massive fan of Gaogaigar Final (this totally looks like Genesic GaoGaiGar in combined form)
Re: Flame Toys Transformers Furai Optimus Prime Model Kit Press Release (1974261)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 26th, 2018 @ 4:45pm CDT
Um, um, um.......

I am so glad I plan to get a lot less generations stuff next year.... I really want this. I will pre-order both as soon as they are ready.

Seriously, this is the coolest thing I have ever seen in the Transformers world.

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