Another knock off being sold as a G1

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  1. devastator137

    devastator137 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, just thought I'd post this. I've seen a couple others before but not for this much, enjoy.

    [EBAY]270152118551[/EBAY]
     
  2. Liokaiser

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    That's not going to sell.
     
  3. Crobot91

    Crobot91 Daddy has lots of TFs...

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    I didn't even know that they made a KO out of Backstreet?!

    What a waste of time, lol....
     
  4. devastator137

    devastator137 Well-Known Member

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    I just sent a friendly message to the seller letting him know that it was a knock off. I guess I'll see what his reply is.
     
  5. DeathStorm

    DeathStorm Snoochie Boochies

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    To one of the newbies to collecting it might, never say never.

    Know how I can say that? Cuz three years ago, before these were discovered to be KOs, I bought one for $110. I didn't want to spend that much and I'm an idiot for doing it but it was the only Triggerbot I needed and to find him MOSC like I did (I'm talkin' mint minty mint mint) was something I didn't run across all the time. So I bought. Of course then it was announced he was a KO but what could I do? So I opened him :)  The quality on this particular KO is actually really good.

    If you find this KO for cheap I'd say go for it. I wasn't disappointed.
     
  6. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    The triggerbot is not a knockoff. It was made by Hasbro in 1994 for the Chinese market. The people who "announced" that it was a knockoff didn't know what they were talking about :) 
     
  7. DeathStorm

    DeathStorm Snoochie Boochies

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    There are misspellings on the card and the copyright information has been blacked out on the front of the card (cuz it wasn't licensed by Hasbro or Takara). Sorry, but that's a knock-off.
     
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  8. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    I'm interested in learning more about the Triggerbot. Just sent you a PM.
     
  9. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    DeathStorm Snoochie Boochies

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    Apparently pictures are harder to find online than i thougtht. But I saved your PM and once I'm back in the states, get a place to live, and get all the TFs back out I can scan my Backstreet card.

    And in looking around and reading a few articles I'm thinking maybe now mine could be an official Chinese release. Although I'm pretty sure it's not. I just remember finding misspellings on the Backstreet and Beachcomber cards (I bought both at the same time from the same ebay seller).
     
  11. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    The beachcomber is almost definitely a knockoff. I'm 99% sure your Backstreet is the real 1990's Chinese release, though, as it never had a bootleg of it made to my knowledge.
     
  12. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    It would be nice if someone from Hasbro or Takara made an official stance on these so-called Hong Kong Specials, to say if they were indeed officially licensed for the chinese market nearly 10 years after everywhere else, or to say that they are unlicensed knock-offs, albeit of a high quality.

    Different people have different views on the validity of these pieces, and it would be cool to know for sure.
     
  13. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    I'm writing an article about them. It should shead a lot of light on these imho. It will be on TF Pulp in probably about a week.
     
  14. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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  15. Killa-B-Killed

    Killa-B-Killed Material Handler

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    Finally, a decisive explanation for a lengthy debate whenever the subject arises.

    Thank you for this insightful documentation. It really helps out.
     
  16. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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  18. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    very nice article, i remember a couple of those images, lol.
     
  19. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Excellent article! There is a lot of evidence that points to these being completely legit.

    I reckon someone should ask Hasbro at the next convention panel for straight up confirmation that they licensed the toys in China. Then no-one would be able to argue against it ever again.
     

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