And we are starting to get our first images from Toy Fair 2018. Our first set brings us the Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Action Figures And G1 Model Kits On Display.
The Kuro Kara Kuri are highly detailed, poseable and fully-licenced non-transforming action figures. On display we can see Drift, Tarn and Star Saber. We also have a look at Flame Toys G1 Model kits, with Starscream and Optimus Prime. Both the action figures and the model kits were originally sold only in Asia, but now they are getting a US release.
You can check out the images attached to this news post after the break, and stay tuned for more images and news from our Toy Fair 2018 coverage at TFW2005.
Sigh, I want to like these things so much more. I did the stylized looks and if they were any other brand they'd be on my wishlist, but being transformers I always feel something was lost.
I saw the drift model for sale at Wonderfestival, by a private vendor. It was about 300 Dollars. I was even allowed to touch it, but I refused (I didn't want to break a 300 dollar figure).
I suspect that Drift is already for sale?
It looks like the model kits are 1:144 scale, so if they\'re anything like gundam, theyll be in the $20 – $30 range. If they\'re anything like the 1:144 high grades of gundam, with a little panel lining and a little paint, these things will look very slick on a shelf.
Benscollectables has a video of a Drift prototype.
I'm definitely up for some TF model kits. I've been having an action master itch for a long time and these will help scratch that. My only complaint is that they probably won't do more obscure characters but whatever.
$300 USD is an absurd price unless these are literally made of die cast, or are massive. Any idea of scale for these? If Bandai can produce approx. 6"-7" figures, some in die cast, for literally about a third of the price of that Drift, I can't see how they expect these to sell, unless they're in another size class entirely. That said, I absolutely need that Tarn, my god. I've loved his character from the get go, so having a representation of him for my 'Cons (since Hasbro hates the DJD for whatever reason) would be great.
When will the fair start sending images?
Starscream looks cool, but no thanks. I just don't see TFs as models. Gundam, of course, and even Macross. But TFs? Doesn't feel right nor seems it would appeal to most TF collectors, in part because model collectors are a different breed (not that there can't exist some overlap, obviously).
Here's the thought, although I understand it doesn't apply to all:
"If" anime/original toy accuracy, genius/originality/complexity of transformation, and solid/integral quality construction and articulation, are values we hold in selecting our TFs, then something like these models, IMO, fails miserably from the start.
That being said, I'm a very proud owner of a non-transforming Generations MAS-1, and he is godlike. Likely because he satisfies most of the above criteria despite not transforming (and he's massive).
There are two different lines here: the model kits and the Kuro Kara Kuri figures. The Kx3 line so far is Drift, Star Saber, and Tarn. The G1 model kit line is Prime, Starscream, Bumblebee, and Hound.
We don't have pricing on the model kits yet, and just a few preorder prices on Drift (that are $300), so probably not super expensive things you have to build yourself. I would expect the model kits to be similarly priced to other Gundam-type model kits.
Probably not. Better bring your own tape and glue.
300 Dollars for non-transforming Transformers that I have to assemble myself?
Do I have to go online and print out the instructions on my own printer and paper, too?
The box is at least pre-assembled, right?
Are these things diecast? Can’t see how it can be so expensive without them.
Pass, especially when KBB somehow managed to release a few really fun transforming model kits, these would be boring in comparison.
Hell yes! Even if the alt modes were kinda lazy/weird
so anyone wished the Cyberverse cartoon designs should have been this instead? well with a working transformation duh.
I always wanted some better articulation, especially in the legs, on my MP star saber. This version should do the trick…if not for the fact that is going to be completely out of my budget.
Holy crap that's pricey.
They all look great. I wish I had the money for all of these. Or any of them. Maybe I'll be able to get the model kits, at least. But what's that about them already being released in Asia? I was under the impression that they hadn't been released at all yet…
Looks closer to something like the AGE-3 to me. Maybe more so this one, the AGE-3 Graft, than the others:
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When can we see the studio series ?