Chinese Car Knockoffs with Transfomers 'bots!

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  1. Subria

    Subria Well-Known Member

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    Now as you know the Chinese are great copiers of everything. Heck, look no further than the Knock off Swoop and other G1 Transformers that arrived in recent years...

    But did you know they also do copies of Japanese cars? The actual cars? Honda's had issues with one of the car companies over there that knocked off their previous model CRV...
    http://paultan.org/archives/2004/12/05/china-pirates/
    http://www.autoblog.com/2005/04/16/chinese-copy-cats/
    They copy cars the same way they do Transformers, get an original, take it apart, inventory, make moulds, and then put them into production.

    But how about this, knocked off Chinese cars with 'Transformer' 'bots they turn into. They apparently got profiles and everything.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/03/chinese-automakers-copy-everything-else-why-not-the-transformer/

    As far as I can tell:
    The black one - http://www.autoblog.com/photos/great-wall-chinese-transformers/298567/
    Toyoya Bb (The Japanese domestic model, similar to the Scion xB)

    This one - can't recall the JDM name, but it rips the Scion xA. And the bot rips the Alt Mirage transformation. Badly.
    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/great-wall-chinese-transformers/298569/

    This one, I believe is a copy of the just released Toyota Corolla nee Auris. They've somehow managed to bastardise Alt Tracks' forearms and rocket launchers with Alt Smokescreen's legs, waist and chest.
    http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/great-wall-chinese-transformers/298568/

    I ain't got a clue on this one, something small and Korean? Managed to steal Hot Rod's head, but er. Heck.
    http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/great-wall-chinese-transformers/298567/
     
  2. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    Hahahahahahahaha! Oh god, this is rich!
     
  3. OrionPaximus

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    The last bot looks like they have ripped off the movie bumblebee design.
     
  4. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Looks like a bad photoshop job to me.
     
  5. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Complete Photoshop.

    The doors in robot mode have the exact same pixel cuts in them... aka they just reversed them for each side.
     
  6. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I like that the Scion ripoff is called "Coolbear." They must have heard somebody American mention the Colbert report recently and figure that was currently a "cool" name in American culture? I dunno.
     
  7. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    That is a disgrace, defiling our beloved alternators/BTs..:p 
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Too funny...
     

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