Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Jan 26, 2020.
oh wow I'm all in for this!
If its less than 200 dollars , I will buy it
all over this!!!!!!!!!! feel better about missing the original and hopefully they improve on it ie: the arm ratchets which have gone on some peoples
would be good if the upsize it too
Dont think they will upscale it as I kept the original scale for their previous KO..... But hey anything is possible, so lets wait for more news about it
i'm happy either way
Yup me too
Absolutely keeping an eye out for this!!
He never had ratchets in the first place.
Hope we also get Star Saber too then.
I wouldn’t trust a KO of the flame toys to be very good. Those figures are ultra high quality and that’s what makes them, since they don’t transform. I may be wrong, but I can see a KO of these being laughably bad, even though KO work has become better of the years.
friction joints then which became loose just from being on display
Still seems sad to make a non-transforming figure of a character addicted to transforming... but if the price is right!
The quality of the Flame Toys stuff isn't that special. The Drift would be the real challenge to KO since it has a lot of moving parts that depend on each other but Tarn was very normal and was loosing fingers in the reviews.
I collect a lot of gokins and the quality is top notch. A few loose fingers is a QC problem, but not a base quality issue. Compared to your average MP or 3rd party plastic figure, the Flame Toys are a clear cut above. It’s not equivalent to KOing an average TF, imo.
Tarn is the simplest of the three, true, but I’m just saying I would expect a KO to be a big step down from the official release. You don’t see KOs of high end gokins these days and I imagine a big reason for that is they are harder to pull off.
I'm not interested in Tarn and I'm not planning to buy him even at KO prices, but should I ever decide to buy a Flame Toys KO it would only after been given confirmation possibly from multiple reviews that the joints are tight enough. Even the originals have some problems in that regard.
Flame Toys is related to Sentinel and their transforming Dancouga was just KOed with added better shoulder articulation and waist movement added to two of the bots.
I also collect high end gokins and also high end 3P Gundam like Moshow/Poison Toys. Had the Flame Toys Drift and let me tell you that that was a big letdown compared to the 3P Gundam stuff. Felt like an overly fragile self queen that was frustrating to handle and that did not justify it's price tag (even if you didn't have to pay and extra 100$ for the official TF brand). The Fewture stuff, which has a very basic engineering level is way more satisfying to handle.
The Drift strength was in the moving parts which they have since then abandoned for more normal articulation in their other releases. We are talking about current Bandai Robot Spirit level here.
So making a copy of a glorified action figure that doesn't transform considering today's level of 4P works isn't that special or difficult. Hell, they could easily improve them with ratchets instead of those easy to wear down friction joints. They only need quality paint really.
You don't see KOs of high end gokins because basically all of the popular stuff are from Bandai and Bandai brings down the Warhammer hard. Companies that KO or just do 3P of their licenses have to constantly change names or mask their releases with fake armor or heads.
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