Bootlegs :o

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  1. soundwave_217

    soundwave_217 Banned

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    Optimus prime(s):

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    Dinobots:

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  2. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I had a set of the Prime-like ones. I don't even know if they were worth my $1...

    The dino's are kinda cool though. Different!
     
  3. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    I had all of the Dinos at on point (long neck, triceratops, stegosauras, and T Rex/generic bipedal dino).

    The T Rex one and the Stego were the best. The triceratops was ass, and the long neck was reasonable.
     
  4. Ramrider

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    I'd hesitate to call the dino ones bootlegs, to be honest, as they don't even have elements of existing TFs - although the closest the Prime one has is copies of Inferno's arms...

    I do quite like those dinos, though. Do they transform, and do you have pics if they do?
    They actually remind me of some Airfix kits I had, that were little (about 3" tall) SD-style robots that transformed; I recall having a jet, a helicopter, a sauropod, and a tyrannosaur-type-thing that transformed into a spaceship. They were cool little things.
     
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    Yeah, the dinos aren't bootlegs, to be a bootleg it has to be a bootleg of something.
     
  6. soundwave_217

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    What should I call the dinobots? Rip offs?

    Well anyways...

    MOAR PICS:

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    Compared to Grimlock:

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  7. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Web Warriors by any chance? I remember them but couldn't find much information on them at all :( .

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AIRFIX-WEB-WA...oryZ1189QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  8. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Not at all, they're just cheapio transformers (as opposed to Transformers :p ). Actually they kind of remind me of some Insecticon-alikes I've got, some of which are bootlegs (or at least very similar) of the Deluxe Insecticons (there's definitely one that looks a lot like Barrage).

    That there would be the fellas, and Glitch and Bug were indeed two of the ones I had.

    This site has all the names, but it's text only, unfortunately - the Web Warriors are the last group, right at the bottom of the page. I think I recall Drive was a helicopter, and Ram was the sauropod-thing.
     
  9. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    SW217:

    Those Primeoids are obviously the $1 dollar-store ones, but they're different from mine! Mine had a scaled-down 20th Prime head, which this one is similar to, but the designers have added horizontal Wheeljack-like bars to the mouthplate on yours...when did you get them?

    The dinos are just off-brand transformable robot dinosaurs. I haven't been able to find anything, yet, that they are based on, although I did find them in Butto's off-brand toy galleries. They're pretty nifty.
     
  10. soundwave86

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    I still have the dinosaur ones.
     
  11. soundwave_217

    soundwave_217 Banned

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    I got them at dollerrama today.
     
  12. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Cool. I think I've seen the dino one's before, and I've bought 2 of the Prime-like one's (thought hey had normal Prime face-plates). I wouldn't mind getting ahold of two more of the Prime's, as the guns would help me with a kitbash project of mine.
     
  13. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, the Dinos actually qualify as knockoffs, rather than bootlegs.

    The Primes are kind of grey. They're heavily modified, but the majority comes from actual Transformers. The legs are from Robot Master G1 Convoy. The arms clearly are Inferno arms, and the head is obviously a slightly altered Prime head. So they look like bootlegs, to me.
     

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