BLUEFIN OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR NEW TRANSFORMERS “OPTIMUS PRIME” FURAI MODEL KIT FROM FLAME TOYS
May 9, 2018

Leading Collectibles Distributor Details First Release In A New Series Of Transformers Model Kits; Easy-To-Assemble Design Of The Iconic Autobots Leader Stands 6 Inches Tall And Features Maximum Poseability

 

Anaheim, CA, May 8, 2018 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, expands its catalog of Transformers products as it opens pre-orders for the Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys.

This unique (non-transforming) rendering of the stoic leader of the heroic Autobots as he is featured in the hit IDW comic series is the first in a series of Transformers model kits forthcoming form Flame Toys and was designed by the famous 3D modelling company, TRGGER. The figure stands 6 inches tall and features more than 40 articulated joints that provide for maximum poseability. Constructed with high quality multi-colored ABS plastic parts, Optimus Prime features an innovative design that allows for simple snap-together assembly by model builders of all skill levels.

 

The Transformers Optimus Prime Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys is set for release in October by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP is $36.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Flame Toys.

Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit is the latest Transformers product from Flame Toys, whose catalog also includes the Limited Edition Drift action figure.

 

Released in January, the extraordinary, officially licensed Drift rendering stands 8 inches tall and is constructed with high quality die-cast parts with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability. This release is also a must-have for any ardent pop culture collector or Transformers fan.

 

The (non-transforming) Drift figure also features 3 interchangeable facial expressions and contains 6 LED units that provide light-up displays on its body. The figure includes 3 sword weapons and a cape that is accented with bendable wires that allow for dramatic, anime-style windswept poses. The Drift Transformers figure from Flame Toys is available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide with an MSRP of $299.99.

 

Bluefin further complements the Drift figure with the upcoming October release of an action figure from the same Flame Toys line for the Decepticon, Tarn. The figure also stands 8 inches tall and features LED light-up features and represents a pinnacle collector’s piece destined to delight any ardent Transformers fan.

 

 

About Bluefin

Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Storm Collectibles, and is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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