New Flame Toys products: The Fallen, Jetpower armour, Windblade and others...

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. RobotKnight95

    RobotKnight95 Unamused and Insane

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    BTW to any TFwiki staff I got your quote for this product's image.
    "Does not include Gamer girl bath water."
     
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  2. Scarlet knight

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    Or does it?
     
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    Roddy looks meh but I always felt like his IDW design sucked. Primal and Windblade look great though.
     
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  5. ShylockZeuss

    ShylockZeuss Surprise!

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    Hey me too dude, me too. It's been a while since I built my last Gunpla , hopefully the release date is not far from now.
     
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  6. Zappit

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    How about a Windblade that looks like a robot that turns into a plane? This model just looks like some generic anime robot girl with a Windblade head. I’ve personally got no problem with the character look feminine, but I’d still like it to actually be evocative if the character.
     
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    I don't disagree with you. It does fail at looking like a Transformer. To be fair though, none of these three really look like they turn into something.
     
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  8. Hooper_X

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    HOT TAKE: Every other FlameToys release has either looked EXACTLY LIKE their IDW control art (the MTMTE cast) or like they could actually turn into whatever they're purported to be (Primal).

    Windblade fails at both of these tasks.

    I'd LOVE a Windblade based on Sarah Stone's art. I'd love an entire LINE based on her art.

    Instead, we got one of those weeb jerkoff toys - and most importantly IT DOES NOT RESEMBLE ANY ITERATION OF THE CHARACTER.

    Horny nerds are gonna be horny nerds, though.
     
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  9. Smasher

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    I'm glad the front page link said that these were images of Optimus Primal and Windblade because elsewise I would have no idea who these were.
     
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    It's a thing of beauty, it's aesthetically pleasing. It's still recognizably Windblade What is there to be repulsed about? there's a market for everything, especially for things like that. Money talks and I'm definitely getting that Windblade.

    We have countless renditions of Optimus and Bumblebee that don't look the same but still evoke the essentials of their principal designs.
     
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  11. Booster Gold

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    Sorry I should rephrase that "more likely" it would be different colours of plastic than pre-painted. To be honest I'd not satisfied the prototype too much as it's really not for me.

    Well, that is interesting. I guess they could pre-paint the face then. I had no idea they'd done any painting on the kits before. Both the ones I've built haven't had a drop of paint on them until I got my brushes out. Which I so of course also an option here.
     
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  12. Nemisispath

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    Saw these not long after they were posted.  Absolutely thrilled they didn\'t back down on Windblade, after all the hate hurled at her!  Primal looks fantastic too; Chunky Munky.  Rodimus is alright, but I\'ve lost interest in post-All Hail Megatron designs.
     
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  13. TheAmazingBrave

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    people in here complaining that windblade looks too sexy while I'm here, absolutely furious, that rodimus isn't sexy enough!
     
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  14. Snaku

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    I ran Nicee past my wife and she said no. It was more complicated than that, of course, and she wouldn't stop me if I insisted but she indicated she's not comfortable with the figure so I decided not to get it. I'm not going to ask with Windblade (unless future pics show she has an engraved hooha like Nicee had) nor did I ask with MP Blackarachnia.

    I think you're supposed to interpret it as her wings being broken up and distributed over her arms and/or the rest of her body in bot mode. Or not; who knows?

    Yes you will. Or rather you did, because that is a comment.

    Getting kind of tired of the complaints about sexy figures. Yeah, that Arcee was overt with her porn star proportions, push up bra, and unnecessary anatomical details below the waist. Windblade is another matter: she's got the proportions of a particularly idealized and fit model but it's just a human shape. It's only sexualized if you interpret it that way. I mean yeah she's got human shaped breasts but you know what? Women have those and they're only sexualized because we choose to make them so. She's got the booty (and yes, that's obviously meant to be visually appealing) but, again, a fit human woman is going to have that - it's only sexual if we decide to make it sexual. The human figure can be treated as a work of art, or are we going to try to argue that every renaissance painter was a pornographer? And if that's the case, then why does a robotic humanoid automatically have to be sexual?

    Do I think she's sexy? Sure, because I'm a straight male and find the body of a fit female humanoid appealing. I also find the female form beautiful from an artistic point of view, just as the male human's form is. I'm getting tired of the hypocrisy of a fit man in a bathing suit being fine but a woman in a bathing suit (which given the colors in the original illustration, you could argue Windblade is) is scandalous, sexual, and demeaning.

    Point is, if you think a figure is too sexualized, then you're probably right, but it's more in the eye of the beholder than an absolute. If you don't think it's too sexualized, then you're still probably right. Maybe don't try so hard to yuck other people's yum.
     
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    I get what you meant, but like, Windblade's original concepts were all done by Takara artists who are, probably, presumably, employing asian artists, and IDW didn't do much more with Takara's original design than "give her a younger face", so I dunno if she ever really lacked an Asian "hand" in her design.
     
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  16. Triceradon

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    When we get an Optimus Prime model kit with Bishi proportions, and the same folks who slag off on people who don't like this Windblade line up to buy him, then I think we'll be on to something.
     
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    Honestly, I never noticed that before. Now I can't unsee it! :confused: 
     
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    I'm very happy that they're showing their versatility by giving us a sexy Windblade and an even sexier Rodimus.
     
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    You can have any redesign of Windblade you like

    as long as it's unappealing
     
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  20. Nemisispath

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    iirc, Windblade was designed by a guy at Hasbro.
     
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