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Flame Toys IDW Tarn

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

  1. vladimir-pocket

    vladimir-pocket Decepticon

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  3. TonyChuFDA

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    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.
     
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    What are the holes on the sides of his waist for?
     
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    er4smiths Optimus Prime Titan

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    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]
     
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  7. liquidroyl

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.

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  11. Retroheavy

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    Looking forward to this line continuing.
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    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.
     
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