Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Megatron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lejamonster, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. divinecomedy

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    I think the sniper rifle is Vos' alt mode.
     
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    Like an angel of death:eek: (if only i have the money for this i will definitely buy but for now lets just wait for the model kit ver.)
     
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    I think it's a sniper rifle version of his G1 alt which is insanely cool.

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  4. Booster Gold

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    This guy looks fantastic and weirdly a lot less 'extreme' than most K3 figures. I'll still be too expensive for me though.
     
  5. Abysswatcherr

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    I´m so ready for this figure! Stealthbomber Megs is easily my favorite rendition.
    But i hope they don´t try to overachieve like with their Prime because he definitely has some problems.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

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    It helps that Don's original design was pretty exaggerated to begin with, with the linebacker shoulders, huge boots, and wasp waist. That's already within FlameToys' wheelhouse, so there wasn't much to extrapolate on.
     
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    Stealth bomber Megatron was a fantastic design that didn't stay around long enough. It got a deluxe that wasn't bad, but it was flawed and too tiny for Megatron. Some 3rd parties produced cool interpretations but I always wished he got a proper voyager.
     
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    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    The wings seem totally unnecessary. They’re so obviously tacked on and don’t match the body design, and the rifle just looks like it’s from another toy. Where’s his awesome raingun-fusion Cannon?

    Otherwise phenomenal. I just don't know why they thought the design needed these components that clearly have no business being there and could easily be removed to no detriment of the toy. Bomber Megs is quite possibly my favourite G1 Megatron design ever, and they nailed it, just so weird that they tacked on something so... pointless.
     
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  10. PoweredConvoy

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    They probably wanted to add their touch to it. Especially since there was a Hasbro / TakaraTomy version of this design.
     
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  11. Daedelus

    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    The wings have been rumored to combine to create his railgun. The sniper rifle is also a bit of allusion to the G1 Walther alt mode and IDW Vos. These "extraneous" things to the figure are probably optional for display anyway.

    I like the mixture of influences more than their Optimus.
     
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    Oh this turned out very good looking (and they improved upon the original design). A pity they didn’t go for Don’s IDW Optimus Prime as well.
     
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  13. divinecomedy

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    Looks amazing in color, but this year's Flame Toys budget has been spoken for by the Tarn reissue. Sorry Megatron!!!
     
  14. Novaburnhilde

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    Gawd it looks even better in color, this guy is an absolute beast.

    Watch as his fusion cannon is an exclusive accessory to those who pre-order. :lolol  As much as I love and am totally biased for Flame Toys they do love to make exclusive items...
     
  15. mx-01 archon

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    The wings look to be the same pieces as his railgun. I think they're the same parts replicated several times over, so now he has a complement of Nu-Gundam style Funnels/Bits.
     
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    It was the wrong touch to add. It clashes and brings the design down, rather than adding to it naturally.

    That's even worse.
     
  17. mx-01 archon

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    Why? They're optional.

    That's just FlameToys' usual schtick of adding a little manga/anime flare to the Western designs, just like Tarn's combining cannon ala the Buster Gundam.
     
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    It's what Flame Toys do.

    If I were to use one phrase to describe their design approach it would be 'over-egging the pudding'. I really like everything they do but outside of the more slavish IDW stuff they always go a couple of steps too far and go to over the top with stylised design flourishes to make the figures look 'awesome' and 'kickass'. Everything is 'roided out and armed to the teeth. In a way I'm glad they do it because they give me a reason not to have the dilemma of wanting it so bad I convince myself to spend the crazy money they are asking for.

    Saying that this is the best one I've seen from them in a while... oh ffs I'm still tempted by this and Tarn... what the hell is wrong with me!
     
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  19. Retroheavy

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    Just took a closer look at the rifle after this post and yeah, I totally see the P-38 in there. To me, that’s amazing. And it seems like your correct about the rail gun. I think that’s awesome too.
     
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    Been looking forward to this one. Idk about the decepticons insignia being tampod on ALL those wing pieces though. Looks weird. Some of those extra bits better form that iconic rail gun. It\'s weird to see him without it. I do dig the gundam-esque fin funnel wings. 

    Wonder what the exclusive item will be?