Ask me again why I love Knockoffs

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  1. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    I lot of people would rather listen to the horrible voice of 20th ann Prime (Not Cullen) then have a knockoff in their collection. I believe knockoffs have a place in collecting and I don't mean custom fodder. Take a look at some of my knockoffs.

    Let's start with what got me into Transformers. I started like a lot of other collectors with a knockoff. I could not afford a real Soundwave and got Cassetteman at a flea market. My first transformer, I pulverized him. At one point he had only 1 hand, the chest was taped on and his head was loose as hell but I loved him. So when I got back into Transformers my holy gail was to get him back.

    CASSETTEMAN -the true man
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    After that I had to get his minions
    Ravage, Laserbeak, and Frenzy
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    Fourstar Kickback and Bombshell
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    I also got the newer knockoff cassettes because let's face it clear plastic is cool
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    I soon found out about a fourstar knockoff of Devastator with an awful Jetfire head. I had to have one and lucked out and found the giftset
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    I also scored an almost complete set of individual carded ones
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    RARE Predaking vintage giftset better than the newer knockoff
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    The ever popular dinobots
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    Which leads me into my greatest find. A fourstar Slag, never before documented as far as I know. Also the fourstar white seeker jet
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    Also Fourstar black seeker jet
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    Just look at these two jets and tell me knockoffs suck.... These molds are way better than the takara molds they stole from. I absolutely love them.

    Omega Supreme... Voltron.... Popcorn maker.... you decide??
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    Because I can never win a Black Shadow
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    Fourstar Shockwave. Better than Shackwave
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    This one came out around the same time as Shackwave
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    G2 Menasur? Way too many drugs Menasur
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    You want Action Masters you got em. The only way to get Bluestreak
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    Minibots yep got those also, in your favorite colors...
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    Pee on me Lio Convoy anyone??
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    I know, I know, he's a gobot not a knockoff but so what...
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    Finally dug him out. Neon Color Piranacon
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    Remember, don't knock a knockoff until you've hunted one down as a prized possession.....
    MegaMus
    -Proud to say he has knockoffs in his collection.
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Very nice KO collection. You've got quite a few pieces I'd love to have.
     
  3. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Very cool stuff, man! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Very very cool!
     
  5. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    I never said Knock Off/Bootlegs suck, only the bad ones in obviously poor material do, but those like you have are pure gold :D 
     
  6. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Is that Lio Convoy repackaged? The box looks so real.
     
  7. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    It came that way from China. It looks very similar but the thickness of the box is a little thinner.
     
  8. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Where did you get that KO Black Shadow? You know where to get another one? Or did you get that one from Liokaiser from the boards?
     
  9. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    Yep, I got it a while ago.
     
  10. Smokescreen

    Smokescreen The Ultimate Gambler TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very impressive KO collection. One question. In the pic with the KO Dinobots, what's the one called that looks like a Brontosaurus with wings? He's right next to Grimlock. I vaguely remember him from my youth, but I can't remember what his name is.
     
  11. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    All the bronze colored ones came from the same company. I can't remember the name but the line is called Prehistoric.
     
  12. StrawHatPirate

    StrawHatPirate KaizokuOu

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    You've got some awesome looking KOs. Then again, I love KOs. Some companies get really creative with them, as evidenced by some of yours, and they really make for some great pieces to collect. I'd love to have that rainbow colored Menasor and the Slag KOs. Great stuff, man.
     
  13. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    It's 1AM here, and I'm off to bed. So I can't think of any stupendous reply apart from me saying I'm impressed.
     
  14. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    I should have jumped on that deal.
    I actually getting the KO Battle Gaia soon. $50 shipped to me is better than $500 for the original. :D 
     
  15. miasboytoy

    miasboytoy Well-Known Member

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    very interesting stuff.
     
  16. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    :p 
     
  17. Kenucme

    Kenucme Yes, I'd get that one too TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome!!! Just awesome.... I had no idea that such wonderful knock-offs were out there.

    You also educated me a good bit on the Cassette Man.
     
  18. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Nice KO's... :) 

    Love the minibots... see a few familiar faces there!
     
  19. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    2x ^ there is both a real vintage and ko vintage cassette man on top of soundwave just makin sure its known

    very sweet, interesting items!

    I had never seen the Predaking one before I don't think, the chrome weapons look neat. I like the seeker ones too, that white seeker and dinobot in box look really nifty.
     
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  20. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Awesome KO collection, megamus.
     

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