Flame Toys Products: Kuro Kara Kuri, Furai Model, Furai Action *NO Tangential Fembot Topics*

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by williammmw, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. OriginalFire

    OriginalFire Well-Known Member

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    They are making a less expensive line. The Optimus Primal will be The first figure and he looks cool. The pic is at the beginning of this thread.
     
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  2. Sephiroth169

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    Yes...hahahaha. I think the same Way.
    I do not know if I should cry or laugh in Insanity about their Prices. Sometimed I think, these Prices Tags are some Kind of....Joke.

    I would even call them "Lunatic"
    Charging 500$ for a 20cm IDW Megatron
    is beyond Insanity.
    Yes they do a Cheaper Line.

    BUT:

    - What is cheap in their sick Opinion?
    > maybe still charging 250$-300$ for an
    Optimus Primal or Leo Convoy is still Insane!

    - I want IDW Megatron for example
    > If they do not add him to the Cheaper Line,
    It is useless to hook Up another Line, if they do not Produce the Figures that people want in their Collection.

    What if some People are not Interested
    in these "Cheaper" Figures? I am not Interested in Primal. Only in Megatron.

    I think some People think similar to this.
    New Line is useless if they do not add previous Characters to it.

    IT IS possible > remove the Metal Wire
    Frame from Megatron and add him to the new Line for half of the Price. Problem solved > more Sales > more Customers

    I admit Leo Convoy and Primal look awesome, but they are not Worth 200$-300$
    Flame Toys needs to realize this.
     
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  3. mx-01 archon

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    The metal content is not the reason for the high prices. Low production numbers are. Flame Toys isn't Hasbro or TakaraTomy or even Bandai. The market isn't there for them to produce their wares in high enough numbers to leverage economics of scale.

    The toys would cost the same (roughly) if they were made entirely out of plastic. The added weight of diecast metal only adds to perceived value, to sweeten the pot, because nobody's going to buy at $400 featherweight figure. If it weighs 5 pounds then at least it feels like something you could feasibly spend $400 on.

    Do they? They've generally had no issues selling out on the Kuro Kara Kuri line. And not even like, months down the line from people waiting for clearance sales. The presales sell through.

    The cheaper model kits are actually the harder sell for them, because they're priced slightly higher than competing model kit brands, plus the busywork of assembling a model kit turns some potential customers away.
     
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  4. Mako Crab

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    She never showed. :( 

    *throws phone in the river and walks home sullen in the rain*
     
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  5. pluto

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    I for one was really looking forward to some good faith efforts by flame toys to produce equal opp thirst robots, but a lack of visible taint six pack on jazz has left me disappointed once more :,(
     
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    I cannot afford K3 and luckily for me I'm not really into the OTT designs that go with the line (I prefer the Furai stuff) however they are produced on small runs and they look amazing! Every single reviewer I've watched reviewing one of them extol the quality of build, materials, hardware, paint etc etc. Yes they are very expensive but the quality you get for that money is second to none. I'm sure we'd all like them to be cheaper and they might be a bit overpriced but I don't really consider them a rip off, just out of my price range.
     
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  7. mx-01 archon

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  8. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

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    Don't give up hope yet Windblade fans, hang in there and hopefully we see something promising and / or reassuring.

    Flame Toys gains nothing by listening to a vocal and impotent minority except distrust among loyal consumers and supporters who will hesitate to buy from them in the future if they can be so easily bullied. If they choose to release her they'll make a small fortune, gain lots of respect and plenty of people who probably didn't even know about her will probably buy one just to give them positive support for not backing down.

    They should then make Ban the official overseer of all future Flame Toys fembots. :3
     
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  9. Scyla

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    The Tarn legs and feet still look terrible on the Fallen. Do we know if the flame effects will be removable?

    Jazz looks dope, so does Victory Leo.
     
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    Yes and this showcase really cements that. No new model kits and the latest two Furai model reveals have been moved forward to the Furai action subline, now with diecast. Meanwhile the tripleK line is on fire with a new Jazz and a Seeker, updates on IDW Rodimus and Victory Leo as well as signs of wip on the Fallen and the God Armor project.

    It seems there just aren't enough Transformers fans willing to spend the time and money to go model kit building, on top of which still having to go and paint them (if they want them to look like the promotional photos).
     
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    So much want coming for the TripleK line. I'm sure my wallet isn't ready for The Fallen, Hot Rod, Jazz and a Seeker.

    I've got all their releases upto now and Megatron on pre-order already, so the only two i'm not interested in so far are Victory Leo and the recolour of Star Saber.
     
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    Victory Saber seems incredibly back heavy...I wonder how well will be able to stand.
    Jazz aside from the doors on his arms looks really cool.
    The teased Starscream... interesting, but timing is a bit unfortunate (at least for me) if it ends up being released near the new MP one.
     
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    Haha, I think there are gonna be more reveals right? If the first day was kkk, then furai, then kkk, tomorrow should be furai! If there are more, but I think so

    Edit: I think the actual display is this weekend so a good chance there will be some models there
     
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    Everyone's talking about Windblade while I'm just sitting here waiting for Hound like

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    No prototype of the Jetpower armour? I wonder if they're still trying to get the design to work, that concept art is different again to the last two reveals.
     
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    No Windblade yet again, eh? .....
    *Prays it doesn't go the Hound route*

    Victory Saber: Gonna be honest, it looks TOO busy for my taste. Maybe the black Star Saber could make it work for me, but by the time pics of that show up it will be long gone. That and with what bullcrap my life is bringing up soon, I don't think I can afford $400

    The Fallen: he looks so good! It's such a shame that Iron Factory's rendition hooked me already!

    Seeker/Jazz: .....meh?

    Bugbite: interesting. I'll grab it if Hasbro doesn't pull through with the Gen Selects version.
     
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  18. Convoy

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    AHA! I totally forgot about Hound! that pic was so long ago! I sort of assumed it got scrapped, since the pics came out before the Beast Wars guys right?
     
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    So what do we even have coming in the Furai Model line still this year. Just Red Bee and Bug Bite, right? Maybe Rodimus? (assuming he doesn't just get moved to Action)
     
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    Pretty much, plus the clear IDW Prime. I'm a bit conflicted about the implication of this news, I do hope we get all the Action moulds in Model and vice versa. Id like to be able to pick and chose based on my deco preferences, I like this Primal's deco and might bite on the Action figure, but I wasn't a fan of weathering on their IDW Prime and am glad I was able to get the kit and paint that up as I pleased.
     
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