eBay - bootleg Black/Jafcon Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by e3nine, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. e3nine

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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Looks nice. I'da been tempted to buy it as well.
     
  3. Laser_Optimus

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    Huh... even at $90 that's tempting. You can't get the original JAFCON Black Convoy for that much. I would still be leary of purchasing one though based on the fact that I've not seen any info on how sturdy these incredably accurate Prime KO's actually are. If it's like some of the Frenzy/Laserbeak & Rumble/Buzzsaw two packs that came out awhile back. Or the Autobot Minibots that were released awhile ago. Still, I'd have a hard time dropping that kind of money on a KO.
     
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    I'm torn, I've always wanted the black Prime.
     
  5. Orodruin

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    Well at least this one is easy to tell apart. The real Jafcon's box doesn't have a flap.
     
  6. DrGrim

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    Seriously, these Prime's that have been popping up, they're probably from like China or somewhere right? How much did these sellers actually pay for these reproductions? Did they buy'em for like $20 - $30 to sell'em for $120 or so more?
     
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    Why do i get the feeling that bootleg Primes and Tapes are just the tip of the iceberg.......

    I predict Soundwave will be next.
     
  8. e3nine

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    I know this is purely speculation and maybe a ridiculous guess ... but ...

    the seller's last 2 eBay purchases were for a Soundwave (box included) and a Soundwave sticker sheet. Fan of the toy or repo'ing the materials?

    Also, this seller had Prime sticker sheets for sale around the time the KO Prime was announced by S250. If you look at all the other sticker sheets this guy sells, you see Superion, Bruticus, Dinobots, Cyclonus, etc. Sign of things to come?
     
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    Hmmm... Didn't know that I'd based that comment on the price/demand for reissue Soundwaves, the fact that they already have a mold that they can use for Buzzsaw, and the fact that Soundwave has relatively little detailing on him.

    ..looks like an almost foregone conclusion.
     
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    Hell, if he makes KO Dinobots before Takara reissues them, I'd bite!
     
  11. Elvin Pena

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    This is great in that it gives lots of folks the opportunity to get some G1 goodness at an OK price (depending on how you see it, of course). I have no problem with it other than I'm just not too crazy about having a market flooded with KOs. There are just way too many folks out there that won't be able to tell the difference.

    Think about it for a minute... When the movie hits on '07 there will be a huge flood of casual fans that will want to get back into the swing of things. There will be folks that will look for nice, sealed, G1 peices. I can see a situation where a lot of those people will pay through the nose for stuff like this thinking that it's authentic.
     
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    Could be, but keep in mind that these repro sticker sheets from China have been circulating for months now.
     
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    I have to ask

    What is the difference between that Prime and the official Prime released in the past?

    I'm not afraid to admit that I'm not too knowledgeable(sp) in distinguishing KO G1 from Official G1.

    So if someone can show me how to tell the difference I'd appreciate.

    Part of the problem is I've never seen an MISB G1 Prime so I don't know what to look for
     
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    There's a gigantic, factory made, crease that runs across the back of the flap. That's a dead give away.

    Also, check the windows on the version you're buying. There are 2 versions of the bootleg, one of which has blue trailer windows. That's not a G1 feature.
     
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    I own the JAFCON Black Convoy, but even if I didn't I wouldn't pay that much for a Knock Off/Bootleg version.
     
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    89 for a KO...I got the Jafcon Prime MISB for 60 bucks.....connections you know
     
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    If he releases them ten years from now, it will still be before Takara.......

    He's also bought Omega Supreme, the Constructicons and Metroplex recently........
     
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    So am I picking up that this guy is reproducing these guys himself?
     
  19. e3nine

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    naw, just my hopes and dreams are running wild. :D 
     
  20. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    he has the constructicons stickersheets up for sale right now too... all 6 for $15? thats good...but are they the real thing? I think he "said" they were.
     

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