Buyer beware: KO Computron giftset is out!

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  1. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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  2. MaxLinden

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    Put this in the toy section.
    But errr.... KO combiners apparently suck.
     
  3. antapp

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    Hope they do it in WST size.
     
  4. Facemeat

    Facemeat Give me your Face(meat)!

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    I think you're thinking of "Big Lots" Combiners; I've heard most of these "reissues" are quite high quality.
     
  5. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    i have defensor and it is quite good, not as good as original though...
     
  6. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

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    I was really wondering the over all KO Quality of these G-1 combiners.

    I bought KO Cyclonus & KO scourge & they seemed to be the highest KO quality I ever saw.

    Sadly I bought all 5 KO G-1 Dinobots. the KO company did a lousy job of painting the diecast metal parts. there seemed like a white wash paint apllication that was very thin. Also the KO Dinobots inner bubbles weren't properly sealed. there was no neat way to reseal them. NEEDLESS TO SAY I sold all 5 on ebay.

    I was debatting for a while on getting the KO High quality metroplex. I'm still debatting the options on that one.
     
  7. OldsCut78

    OldsCut78 Laser Rod

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    It's about time. 3rd Parties and KOs are getting more of my money then Hasbro
     
  8. billcosby

    billcosby Geewin

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    Er... released from a time capsule?
    Look at the edges of the box... looks like it's 30 years old! :lol 
     
  9. Jingjing

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    Haha, yeah and you can spot tape in the down right corner. That must be a vintage box on the pic!
     
  10. Sizzle

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    I am not sure if I could tell the difference between my KO G1 Prime and the real deal if they were both out of the box. These are pretty high quality.
     
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    keebs 32 Oh-Zee Killah

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    Defensor didn't come with rub symbols even on a sticker sheet to apply. Hot Spot didn't have his flame stickers. He also came with 2 left fists and some of the parts didn't align properly.
     
  12. mac&cheese

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    yeah, you got that right. They have been taking most of my money, because hasbro mainly aiming for kiddy toys these days. I want collector toys not kiddy toys. Why the hell did hasbro/ takara stop the encores? I was buying all of them hoping that I get some of my favorite characters, then they stop cold. So now most of my money goes to fansproject, high quality ko, and other third parties who comes out with collectors toys.
     
  13. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    They'll start up again, probably with a new line name. Then re-re-reissue Prime and Megatron.... In the meantime, I'm sucking up these high quality replicas. They're no worse in quality than Encore Bruticus....
     
  14. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Because for Hasbro there's no money in TF collector lines. That's why there has only been a few random releases since they canned the commemorative series. For Takara/Tomy it's probably the same issue, in that the Encore line wasn't making a profit anymore.
     
  15. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    it is just a stock photo i think, this seller has a reputable feedback, if we can call ioffer feedback that
     
  16. G1_Cindersaur

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    This is way old news, KOTOYS.com already has the KO combiner gift sets for Computron, Menasor, Defensor, Couple of different themed color of Devastator.
     
  17. highrise

    highrise ZombieApocalypse Survivor

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    At least KO Nosecone and KO Afterburner will come with their proper KO sets instead of the countless times we've seen them lumped in with the really cheap (usually found in pre-made Easter baskets) KO Menasor and Defensor...
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    KOtoys doesn't have Computron yet...
     
  19. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hope the quality is good enough for those who may want KO Computron. I too though would like to see a WST set.
     
  20. rhinox1701

    rhinox1701 #1 TransFan

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    computron. my fav autobot gestalt

    Have the original displayed w my dinobuddies. Too cool. Looks much better than the "big lots" knock offs...
     
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