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Once again, thanks to our very own newsie Exastiken we have additional images of Kuro Kara Kuri Rodimus color prototype direct from Flame Toys booth at San Diego Comic Con 2021.
This figure is part of Flame Toys top quality Kuro Kara Kuri action figure line which is their bigger and more expensive collection. We have closer shots of this impressive rendition of Rodimus, heavily based on IDW Rodimus design by Alex Milne. Flame Toys also revealed that this figure will have several extra parts to create a powered-up “Rodimus Prime version” of the character. They also revealed several new G1 figure for their Furai Model line (model kits) which you can see here.
See the images after the jump and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
November is leaving with a slow sightings week, but we are getting closer to Christmas so it may be different next week. Australian fans can now hunt the latest Rescue Bots Dinobots Adventures and they got official pre-orders for Masterpiece Shouki, New Zealand stores get the latest Kingdom Deluxe waves plus the Autobot Ark and the War For Cybertron Trilogy Ravage 2-pack has been found in Singapore.
Happy hunting, one and all!
Revived and giving high praise to Ratchet, Goldbug takes center stage in Shattered Glass. Inspect the 5-page preview of issue #4 after the jump, then join in the December solicitations discussion on the 2005 boards!
Thanks to 2005 Boards member Autobot City Comics 2008 for giving us the heads up of his sighting of the latest Transformers R.E.D Wave 4 at US retail.
R.E.D Reformatting Megatron was found at a Walmart in Northwest Arkansas. This figure is part of the latest wave of the R.E.D Transformers line of non-transforming action figures together with Optimus Primal. It is a special clear purple redeco of R.E.D G1 Megatron featuring details and painting inspired by Megatron’s reformatting scene as seen in the classic Transformers movie from 1986.
Update: Reformatting Megatron wave partner R.E.D Optimus Primal also spotted at Worcester Massachusetts Walmart by 2005 Boards member PoweredConvoy.
These are very nice addition to the top-quality Kuro Kara Kuri action figure line. First, we have a look a the color prototype of the Kuro Kara Kuri Rodimus in his “Prime Mode”. It seems that the regular Kuro Kara Kuri Rodimus will come with several extra parts to create this powered-up version of the character. Then, we have an image of the gray prototype of Kuro Kara Kuri Cyclonus, highly inspired by his IDW Lost Light design.
We still have no concrete information about price or release date, but stay tuned with TFW2005 for more updates. Flame Toys have been pretty active with reveals these days, showing the gray prototypes of several new Furai Model figures at San Diego Comic Con as we reported yesterday. Click on the bar to see the new images and then share your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Hasbro has applied and has successfully secured a brand new patent for an anti-theft, anti-tamper packaging for their toy figures.
Published on November 25th, this new patent may very well be a step in the right direction to prevent rampant toy tampering due to Hasbro’s new eco-friendly packaging with plastic-less open windows. What’s interesting is the fact that the locking mechanism is a part of the toy itself.
Official description at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):
A package can include a product display panel to which a product is to be secured, the product display panel comprising an opening for receiving a product locking assembly. The product locking assembly can include a locking element having a peg and an extended portion extending from the peg, and the extended portion comprising first and second spaced apart projections, and a receiving element disposed in or attached to the product, the receiving element comprising an aperture having a first end and an inwardly disposed second end. The locking element is adapted to fit through the opening and be inserted into the receiving element to a first position such that product display panel is secured to the product and the first projection extends past the second end of the aperture of the receiving element to prevent the locking element from being removed from the aperture, and the locking element being further adapted to be further inserted into the aperture after removal of the product display panel from the product to a second position such that the second projection extends past the second end of the aperture of the receiving element.
The above sounds like a lot of words, but we’ve attached some images from the patent application to help you understand the solution better.
In addition to the anti-theft and anti-tamper features of the new packaging design, the patent also highlights a feature to prevent returning a different toy in place of the original that was in the packaging. Once taken out of the package, the locking mechanism (known as ‘The Key Lock’) is permanently pushed into the toy to make it less obvious. This will prevent the toy from being reattached back into the packaging. If the toy is not reattached, the store can identify if the toy is used or a different toy is in place of the original. The seller can also examine if the locking mechanism is removed.
The only downside of this mechanism is having a visible mark of the lock on the toy itself. However, Hasbro may design the toys to have the lock, less obvious.
It is likely that we will see this new application on future Hasbro toys including Transformers and G.I. Joe.
Via Chefatron on Youtube we have our first in-hand images of the new Transformers Studio Series SS 86-12 Leader Class Coronation Starscream.
Coronation Starscream is a slight retool and redeco of Eartrise Voyager Starscream in more toon-accurate paint, with new articulated hands, and he comes with shoulder pads, crown, articulated cape, and Nemesis command seat/throne. We have comparison shots with the original Earthrise mold and showing off all the new accesories.
Check out all the images on this news post, as well as Chefatron video review, after the jump. Click on the discussion link below and let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Via friend site Cybertron.ca we can report that the new Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Class Dead End has been found in Canada.
Dead End is the only new mold of this wave together with re-releases of Cyberverse Warrior Optimus Prime (Cybertronian Mode), Hammerbyte (re-release) and Starscream (Cybertronian Mode) in the new “Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures” packaging. Dead End was spotted at a Walmart in Quebec by Cybertron.ca member MapleMegatron.
The previously revealed Transformers Unicron Plush is now available to order directly from Symbiote Studios, in addition to two other items you can also score at Comic-Con Special Edition or Los Angeles Comic Con:
Update courtesy of TFW2005 Newsie Exastiken: photos of the plush and shirts on display at Comic-Con Special Edition
Sound off about these latest additions to your collection on the 2005 boards!