Flame Toys IDW Tarn

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Recon734, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. vladimir-pocket

    vladimir-pocket Decepticon

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    278
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Likes:
    +51
    Sigh*... one of the LEDs on the chest won’t work on mine. It kind of flickers if I move the ab crunch a certain way so it must be a wiring issue... can’t exchange it since my retailer is sold out.
     
  2. Friendross

    Friendross Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Posts:
    3,786
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Newark Ohio
    Likes:
    +2,159
    Feels more like $299 item if I’m being honest. the paint, design, engineering, and materials are great.


    however I dont appreciate the mask poppin off like it does when he is being jostled around or the chin hits something. i dont appreciate the wrists being what the are at all. I have to be missing something with them. I could have used some more accessories.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2019
  3. TonyChuFDA

    TonyChuFDA Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2018
    Posts:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Location:
    Toronto
    Likes:
    +17
    I just got mine today. It's gorgeous figures and I love the bulky bruiser design. But I have to say the figures from Sentinel and Flametoys makes me hesitate to purchase because they never use ratchet joints and always use friction joints regardless of the design. This worries me as the joint tightness for shoulder and crotch area on mine feels buttery smooth, which means they will wear out quick and turn into flop. I was wondering if anyone else on here that has received their figures have done anything to reinforce for friction joints to be tighter and lasts longer. I feel that this figure would be the best toy of the year for me IF all the joints were to be replaced with ratchet joints. This way, you can actually pick up and play with the figure while the longevity of the figure increases. I've bought 4 figures in total from Sentinel/Flametoys and all of the joints on my figures are getting floppy as they only use friction joints...

    Here's to hoping someone will make ratchet joint replacement for Tarn.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. robb0429

    robb0429 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Posts:
    1,378
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Lehighton, PA
    Likes:
    +167
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    What are the holes on the sides of his waist for?
     
  5. er4smiths

    er4smiths Optimus Prime Titan

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    1,180
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +949
  6. liquidroyl

    liquidroyl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Posts:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Likes:
    +21
    Still need to check the screw holes, and maybe he’ll loosen up to my dislike after a couple months, but so far, yeah. Awesome.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
    • Like Like x 4
  7. liquidroyl

    liquidroyl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Posts:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Likes:
    +21
    Skullface review:


    I'm a fan so definitely recommend watching, but if you're impatient / not a fan:
    • Overall recommends
    • Fingers falling off annoying
    • Not a lot of issues others, his had good tolerances / working lights (as did mine)
     
  8. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    15,817
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +4,523
    What I would be interested in is the state of the figure after some play. Some people have reported that the figure becomes floppy afterwards. No one has come out denying that which is really worrying.
     
  9. Ambrojh

    Ambrojh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2018
    Posts:
    554
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +402
    Thanks for the info, was thinking about buying both Drift and Tarn, because I am interested in Star Saber. For $400+ pieces, there should be no QC issues.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. cybertronwarriors

    cybertronwarriors @cybertronwarriors on Instagram

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Posts:
    804
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +3,090
    Instagram:
    Such a gorgeous figure, and awesome mechanics. Some cons: mainly the wrist. I’m really worry that clamp with snap one day. Drift is overall a more flawless figure, but hey, this Tarn is still great. Full gallery coming soon.

    4FD503F0-F718-4F58-AE2D-5A6AA0B41E28.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 7
  11. Retroheavy

    Retroheavy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Posts:
    1,201
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,424
    Ebay:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Looking forward to this line continuing.
    3A6290B1-C9BA-499C-AD9E-5D678848A529.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  12. Scyla

    Scyla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Posts:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +175
    I would agree that Drift is the better (engineered) figure but I prefer Tarns sculpt and color scheme.

    Can‘t wait to get Star Saber.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  13. Remko

    Remko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +44
    Picked up mine today. Was a little hesitant at first (no transforming and high price), but got a little extra cash, so I treated myself to this figure.

    Not disappointed.
    Nice and heavy, great poseability. Very bulky as well, compared to this figure, MMC's Kultur looks very skinny.

    Only cons I can think of is the fingers popping out and inability to hold the combined gun stable.

    If anyone has some good suggestion how to have him hold it, I'd love to hear.

    I do regret not being able to get the version with the bonus parts (speakers and clean mask). I don't care for the mask, but those speakers look awesome.

    And finally a figure that can hold the "This is SPARTA!" pose without falling over or needing support.
     
  14. Remko

    Remko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +44
    A few poses. He can hold the combined gun, but as a bazooka. Looks good though. I also gave him a big sword.
    20190127_160258.jpg 20190127_160307.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Remko

    Remko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +44
    This. Is. SPARTA!
    Yeah, not satisfied. Will have to try again using the stand after all.
    20190127_160750.jpg

    And last but not least, an attempt at a famous pose.
    Original:
    gettyimages-481406443-612x612.jpg

    Tarn:
    20190127_161203.jpg

    Front view:
    20190127_161208.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. cybertronwarriors

    cybertronwarriors @cybertronwarriors on Instagram

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Posts:
    804
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +3,090
    Instagram:
    He’s surprisingly a nice guy to have a photo session with. It helps that I’m not on his list ;) 

    0BD77C59-9097-492A-8B52-D014F68AB948.jpeg 48279B91-7842-4068-834C-E1014EE8F9E9.jpeg 8006671C-0073-4033-8A8F-84B3FFC945DD.jpeg C2A1524D-D630-4567-AD1F-F41C21CD8EE3.jpeg BA9BF23D-92ED-472D-946F-6A3503A54B14.jpeg 76E36FF5-2CA0-4606-9EAC-64DF152EA2E2.jpeg AB79E986-B9EF-48AC-8D60-A505EDAF7803.jpeg 5463AB3A-402E-4C90-A126-6E713593C698.jpeg 020532BB-BDB8-49F2-B73E-F9BAF0D43502.jpeg 986CC416-EF1A-40E5-B38B-65F7D0EE1C2B.jpeg 063001BE-5157-4AC1-84E6-BE2E2C91F494.jpeg 3822628A-9836-429D-BF6C-7EA03720CF50.jpeg 1A394BF1-AD25-408F-A88E-999C256B348D.jpeg 8D0DBA46-2485-4D5D-AC7B-DADF7C7D8526.jpeg 6B0408FA-E3A0-4011-9B75-FCE06652E6D7.jpeg 25000FF4-869A-41F9-BECE-EB3688C27A1E.jpeg 4666BDE3-1317-4D91-A7D7-89EBF9EE0C99.jpeg 64CDDF0D-C871-4516-93E3-BA05175ABD5A.jpeg 927FCC69-3526-44F9-B9AA-3BE8CD8EA109.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  17. Remko

    Remko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +44
    I'm looking at some extra accessoiries for him. Got a few weapons and stuff, as well as some fun things.

    Here he is with the Lance of Longinus from Evangelion. It's an app. 30 cm long spear from Shapeways.

    More pictures coming. Just need to have a better set up / background for him first.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Remko

    Remko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +44
    Beer is here...
    20190215_170920.jpg

    Tarn Should stay of the booze. Another empty bottle of Nuke...
    20190215_191023.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  19. Remko

    Remko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Posts:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +44
    A try out for a similar set up. But with another head.
    Now I need to figure out how to make a Cybertronian spine.
    The human figure at his left foot is for scale. It's in 1/43rd and looks pretty good scalewise. I've found an image online with the actual size of the DJD, and it suggests Tarn is about 12 meters tall. So the figure is somewhere between 1/50th and 1/43rd scale.

    20190224_145158.jpg

    Close up.
    20190224_145211.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. YoungPrime

    YoungPrime DJD Recruit

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Posts:
    7,561
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +3,790
    Love Tarn.

    Would love a Siege Voyager class Tarn even more.