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. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    Man if I'm some evil internet lifeform this fandom is the first to crack with just some helping of Toon vs Toy, MP vs 3p, scale and sexy fembots topics. Goddang.
     
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    I mean, idw seems to be proud of their decreasing buyers.
     
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  3. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Team Lovehammer

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    (psst, you should probably take the time learn more about what's actually in those novels besides what's on the cover. Don't even need to read them to be familiar with the genre.)

    It's not the same thing, though. If you're not a fan of the violence in IDW...you just don't consume that particular media and leave it at that. But despite what some are claiming, IDW doesn't have "sexual content" and doesn't have designs like this.

    The difference with this is, until now, the Furai Models have never been presented in this style before. There is nothing inherently "adult" about the figures compared to the entire KISS Players line or the specific DC Bombshell figures that we see in comic shops. It's only Windblade. It sends the message that Windblade, specifically, is a sexualized character. Prime, Bee, Starscream, fine....kids can buy them and enjoy putting them together with their parents...but Windblade? Nope, sorry...that one is for adults only.

    If Hasbro/Takara wanted to do their equivalent of "Bombshells" then fine. Cut that subline and ship it out. Make it clear that if you want some T&A that's where you go. But that's not what Furai was...until Windblade showed up. And now we're left wondering if this is the path Flame Toys is going to take with future female characters.

    Again, and I'm going to repeat this because it's important: If Furai had done a couple of new female figures at once and demonstrated they weren't all going to be like Windblade, many of us would likely be far less disappointed. Hell, if it had been Blackarachnia at least it'd have been a character who was known for that design style already. But this being their first go at a female character is just disappointing.
     
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  4. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    You forgot Bayverse vs everything that isn't Bayverse
     
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    Yeah. Just like it was incredibly stupid to take Optimus Prime and force him into being a firetruck, right? Or a long nosed semi that turns into a robot with lips? I mean yeah, I personally do think those were stupid but that's my opinion - doesn't make it an absolute truth. Oh and...

    I've tried to be polite and respectful, acknowledging that my views don't line up with everybody else's but with a comment like that, I'm done with you.

    So once an artist has drawn porn, everything they do from then on is porn? I think I drew a few naughty pictures back when I was a teenager; I'd better go to my deviantart page and mark everything as mature. I also better take down all the TF photos I've posted on this site 'cuz porn isn't allowed here.
     
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    ...and now I'm remembering the reactions of when Arcee and Nautica were Blurr retools and people complained about that, lol.

    exactly! Thicc is plump and/ or buff but With a perfectly balanced figure as all things should. Sticc is without plump but with chance of buff but still looks good. She more Sticc than Thicc.

    The crushing heads thing doesn't sound healthy to begin with, though...

    *gasp* so cool!!! I hope they see thus and get inspired.
    Huh. In my BN, they're on two entirely differeny floors.
    I know, right!?
    Huh. Weird.
    But will it be oversized?
    Same. I think she looks awesome!
     
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    It was funny that Nintendo (or at least the Japanese branch) was willing to hire hentai artists to do some of their games xD
     
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  8. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Team Lovehammer

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  9. Megatron118

    Megatron118 Excelsior! Moderator

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    Yeah I’m wondering how far into the cast they will go, because if MP IDW is dead (hope not), then maybe the IDW kits can yield a more fleshed out cast. Thing is though, they don’t seem to be in scale really, they’re all around the same height
     
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    I'm not following you here though. You are acting like the line is already over. How do you know they aren't going to make Strika? They need to make body-diverse girls all at once? Even if they were going to do that, I doubt they could satisfy what you are looking for.
     
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  11. Angelmachine

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    Love Ban's art! Glad to see they choose him for the Windblade kit and she looks already great in the prototype stage. =)
    Will buy 2 kits and already in for 1 Nicee, she seems to be sold out in a lot of places. =D
    if Ban's Windblade gets cancelled, I'll just get some more Nicee's. >.<
    And hopefully Big Firebird will be pushed into creating their Windblade too. ^-^

    ~Angelmachine
     
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  12. dragon_lord

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    I thought they were making one too? Or am I misremembering? :confused2 

    Well, actually that sounds quite Nice :wink: 
     
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  13. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's Scriptor

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    I find it ironic that people enjoy titillation in real life, but when it comes to fiction it's almost taboo. While these discussions are interesting what I don't understand is the fixation of sexualized elements. There are so many standard versions of characters so do we really have to always complain when one company does something different? How many 3P G1 Arcee exist? Many. How many locked threads? Zero. How many Arcee figures like Nicee exist? One. How many locked threads? One.

    Personally, from my perspective as a woman it's like people become so uncomfortable and agitated when figures like these are announced that they respond to things with a lack of maturity, because even MP51 was overanalysed because of her proportions. How many Windblade figures like this exist? Does such a commotion really have to be made, enough to derail this thread? If this figure is so distasteful for you then you simply need to ignore it and focus on the things that you like.

    I enjoy healthy discussion, but it gets tiring that this happens with every fembot reveal, as a fan of fembots.
     
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  14. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    All things considering the arguments and discussions about the whole sexy thing is going pretty civil all things considering given TFW's habit of blowing things out of proportions.

    Sites like Twitter on the other well I think this gif sums up how they're handling it well.

    Tantrum gif.gif
     
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    No, see, you just shouldn't worry your pretty little head over this. If you're not offended by this obviously blatantly sexist toy, then it's just because you don't know that you should be and you need a bunch of strong men on the internet to tell you what you should be offended by.

    Just in case the blue text and the literally dripping sarcasm of that paragraph aren't enough - that was me mocking the hypocrisy of declaring the figure sexist and inappropriate. Normally I wouldn't make such a disclaimer but people are so freaking triggerhappy about this subject for some reason.
     
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    I don't see any point in being aggressive over this. Disagreement is fine by me :D 
     
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  17. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's Scriptor

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    This figure will be my first Windblade because the design and details are amazing for a character I don't pay attention to, it's my style as a character designer. Her curves are a plus and I won't protest. The same with Nicee who is just so unique. And whats so wrong with highlighting two feminine attributes?

    I will say this; it's not just fembots, people flip out over what they don't think is their ideal for that character, regardless of gender. I think many remember the debate about the incredibly buff physiques of FOC Optimus and Megatron.

    That reminds me, Planet X WfC Arcee when?

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    I think it's just the renders for now. =(

    Uhuh, we already don't have a lot of fembots.
    And now there are more diverse styles coming, but we are not allowed to have fun.
    That's why we can't have any shiney things. =/
    So I will support Ban's Windblade kit!^-^
    Vote with your wallets when and if preorders arrive! =D

    ~Angelmachine
     
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  19. T-Hybrid

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    Why does everything need to have titillation? It's Transformers.

    If you want titillation, it's the Internet...go find some. It's not that hard.

    You're burning strawmen.
     
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    Since the topic has shifted on the model being child-friendly, i'd argue that Megatron committing full on genocides and the DJD being a bunch of absolute sadists is worse than a female bot having a feminine body, especially in a universe where characters can literally build their body the way they want to.

    I could very well be wrong, but isn't his chest technically bare all the time? They don't wear clothes apart from ornaments like helmets or faceplates as far as i could tell, so they're all technically naked all the time :confused: 
     
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