Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MushroomPrime, Aug 29, 2009.
Saw it at the Dollar Store today, thought it looked pretty cool for a KO.
They actually aren't KO's. they were officially liscensed vehicles that some toy company made. they are a great idea, but the plastic quality is absolutely garbage.
Whats the difference between a knock off and a bootleg?
Which dollar store? Which chain, I mean.
My sick K/O fetish is aroused by these (In a thankfully non-sexual way)
None, basically, different terms for the same thing.
But to BE a Knock-off or Bootleg, you need to either
A: Copy an existing mold (How many changes you can make and still be a knock-off are debatable, but I digress...)
B: Put the name Transformer (or some wacky misspelling) on the package
C: Both A and B
If you just make a crappy robot, it's not a bootleg. It's what I lovingly call a "Cheap-o-bot" Clearly trying to cash in on TFs, but doing so in a totally above-board way.
It's what I miss about the 80's most. Being able to walk into any toy-store and not only having a choice of TFs, but also a WIDE array of crazy crappy transforming robots, some of which were actually really great in their own way (And some were TRULY great, I especially remember the ubiquitous bug-guys that put the deluxe Insecticons to shame, let alone the normal ones..)
It was actually Dollar General, sorry
DARN, I don't have those 'round these parts!
I wish the dollar stores around me carried KOs theres like twelve and none have them
I'm thinking more Roadbot then anything or a KO of those failed hotwheels toys from some time ago
Some people (not necessarily me) differentiate between bootleg and knockoff. They consider one of them to be something that's supposed to fool you into thinking it's the real thing (like those G1 remakes that are coming out in recent years) and the other is the weird colored ones that could not possibly be mistaken for the real thing. But I don't remember which is considered which.
Looks like a modified Legends Mudflap made bigger.
Are you sure that's not a recolored FAB Bumblebee?
um yes.....i got one of these things, they look neat but are garbage, better plastic quality would have helped miles with this
It has the Ford Logo on it, to boot!
the bot looks so-so, but if the QC is garbage, then pass, even if it is just a dollar.
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