Buyer beware: KO Toys is back under a new name

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  1. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    ACETOY, ACETOY,Pro toy trading

    On the surface, it just seems like another KO site. Yet a lot of the photos still have the KO Toys watermark on there.

    Then you have the conditions of use: Conditions of Use : ACETOY, ACETOY,Pro toy trading


    It's basically the same layout as the old site, minus the forum (so far). I wonder if this is their way of trying to escape the notice of Hasbro/Takara, or simply trying to fool buyers into a "going out of business" sale and then running off with the funds.
     
  2. nemisispringer

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    Thats daelite's store. He retails some of kotoys stock but the store isnt run by mike. Its also not new.
     
  3. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Daelite's is Acestoystore.com, different from this one.
     
  4. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    This site is too horribly done to be anything BUT KO Toys again.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    Mostly #2, with a little bit of #1, I bet.
     
  6. joshua

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    Yeah I posted about that a few days ago:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/400882-kold-blue-convoy-finally-out-9.html

    However, that one post on the allspark forums seems to indicate that the site has been up long before the rumor of KOToys shutting down even came about. Still....very suspicious none-the-less.

    http://www.allspark.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t83227-100.html

    No its not Daelite's store. Daelite's store's URL is http://www.acestoystore.com

    That KOToys wanna be or actual KOToys shop is http://www.acetoy.net

    two totally different sites, different layouts.....etc etc.
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    That collection pic is from one of the members here... can't remember who.
     
  9. The Dark Seeker

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    So....Mike is stealing pics? Maybe?
     
  10. Louk

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    Well, if this is KOToys, where are the Dinocassettes? I can't find either the first or second set pre-order on there.
     
  11. The Dark Seeker

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    Well....


    The Allspark Forums > Find any Knockoffs lately?

    If it hasn't been updated since July of last year, that might explain why nothing is really on there except stuff that's already been out. I haven't really browsed through it myself, but after I found that conditions of use page, I promptly left. That man will never get another dime from me.
     
  12. Strarf

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    Sex cat costumes WTF
     
  13. joshua

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    I saw that, too. Haha!
     
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    I already looked into this. According to the KOtoys message board, acetoys.net is just another chinese toy site, not owned by KOtoys that stole a lot of KOtoys photos when they made their page.

    They came online back in July 2011, and have not updated the site at all since then. I contacted them though email asking if they were open, and got a single sentence response that they were open for business, but they wouldn't give any details.
     
  16. The Dark Seeker

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    They not only stole the photos, but a lot of the text too from a lot of their pages. I dunno.....knowing how mentally unstable Mike is, you'd think he would have done something about that site if it wasn't his.
     
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    Here's the thing, though. If the rumors were true and Hasbro/Takara were behind KO Toys closing down, then of course they would deny any association with the "new" site. The fact that the info was stated on KO Toys own message board doesn't do much to ease any suspicions.
     
  18. The Dark Seeker

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    Here's something else:

    FAQ : ACETOY, ACETOY,Pro toy trading

    Considering I've been seeing this site on google search results all throughout last year (and never paying any attention to it mind you)....that puts the store being up at about 2008 ish....give or take. Yup, this site has been around long before the talks about KOToys shuttin' down.
     
  19. Star Saber

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    What if that FAQ was copied as well though? :p 
     
  20. The Dark Seeker

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    True, and you're right. It is like copied and pasted from KOToys.com. But even then you can see that in the new products section, they haven't added anything new since July of last year. The rumors of KOToys closing down didn't come out til just recently within the past 2 months or so. Not to mention I have seen that site in google search results prior to any rumors of closure. I don't know how else to explain it, but I'm positive that site has been around for quite some time.
     

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