Customs: Decent Knockoffs for Kitbash Fodder?

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  1. CodeXCDM

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    I'm still a bit... reluctant, to tear apart official figures unless I manage to get duplicates or really hate the figure. (Un?)Fortunately, I've only found/bought figures I like, so I'm having a tough time cutting them up. >__<

    Recently I bought a few items off KOToys.com... a KO Classics Ultra Magnus, Mirage, Superion, and CHMS Ramjet.

    Magnus is intentionally mispainted. Also had bad paint apps. But for only 12$ base price, he's not bad at all if you want to grab the figure for parts and/or repaints.

    After seeing reviews that the CHMS knock-offs for Seeker Jets were good... well... Ramjet was only OK. Plastic's good, paint wasn't great, and some joints were a tad touchy. Overall not too bad... him and other seekers are 12$ atm, so I guess it's worth it for parts.

    The Mirage was *garbage*. It didn't survive transforming, the driver seat underside snapped. His waist was also absurdly loose. Interestingly, the legs were sturdy enough to replace it off an official Mirage who had only half a torso, so he's displayable, LOL.

    Superion was laughable. It has only a vague resemblance to the original figures, the plastics flimsy and STINKS!!! Avoid it like the plague.

    Any other KOs worth checking out by chance?
     
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    Roadbots are pretty good. They're like Alternators, but they come in different scales. 1/32 is in scale with a modern deluxe car. A company called Happy Well makes them. They make other robot-based generics and knockoffs.

    M.A.R.S. also makes a line of transforming robots called Converters. They're affordable and the quality is decent.
     
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    Mars are sharp looking and at any walgreens for 9.99 they are just larger than the deluxe i have some roadbots the 1/32 red ford gt is nicely built and looks good
     
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    Well, scale-wise yes. Anything Scout to Voyager would be interesting if the parts are good for chopping up! :ev: 

    I'll check it out sometime... thanks
     
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    nothing more eh? =.
     
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    Didn't we give you sources??
     
  9. CodeXCDM

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    Yes, I should've put the word "more" into the post. Sorry.

    Was just hoping to see more in the thread.
     
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    Can't really think of much else other than the Happy Well line and Mars Convertors. I mean, I could recommend some super shitty knockoffs that give off the impression of having been made out of construction paper and glitter, but I won't.
     

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