G1 sideswipe real Vs. KO help needed

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  1. Jarmich

    Jarmich New Member

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    I just bought a G1 sideswipe on ebay from a guy i have bought form before however, i think this one may be a KO and i think it mght have stooged us both. i thought i was pretty switched on most items and had done well until now.
    First of all its stamp. hasbro 80-82 Takara 80-82 CHINA
    I initially thought that being made in china meant it was a KO
    second the rubsign is on the underside of the car in vehicle mode... WTF?
    third of all it just looks so perfect for a toy so old, so its either a great deal if its real or it was made last week.

    I dont have the toy on me its still at the sellers house but if anyone can shed some light on this to help me out PLEASE.....
    thanks all
     
  2. ams

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    Hi there, and welcome aboard. There is no KO Sideswipe, to my knowledge, so I think you're ok.

    Someone please jump in and correct me if there is and I've missed it.
     
  3. redoptics

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    sounds like you have the reissue of sideswipe the quality is nowhere as good as the original and does have the rub sign underneath
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    swipe hasn't been ko'd, you're good
     
  5. Jarmich

    Jarmich New Member

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    hey thanks for the replies.

    i have a link to a variant site that right down the bottom touches on the sidewipe stamping variants that lists the china version as a KO

    Transformers Stampings Listing
     
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    No Ko sideswipe as far as I know. There is a GIG Sideswipe though, I am very confident that this is just a variant so be easy or wait untill Might Gaine, Doubelclouder, Malacha Ra or somebody else that has to much knowledge on this things speak.
     
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    For what it's worth, I own every Sideswipe reissue (eHobby, TFC, and Hasbro) and do not see any notable differences between them and my original G1.

    Investigate on your own for the right answer.
     
  8. redoptics

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    post up a pic but like i said sounds like its a reissue to me
     
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    I don't see where it mentions a China-stamped Sideswipe as a fake, only 'reissue'. All the new authentic looking KOs actually have the original manufacturing markings on them including "JAPAN". Also, a KO sideswipe hasn't been released to anyone's knowledge.

    I think redoptics nailed it you have a reissue - not the muddied definition you find on eBay - but the legit Hasbro Toys R Us reissue. Pics would help though to be certain.
     
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    quick question does he have blue eyes
     
  11. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    you sound OK, don't worry. i think almost everything is made in China NOWADAYS so just because it has the stamp does not mean its fake, probably just a more recent release. In fact, even the newer KOs that try to duplicate the original as much as possible would NOT have modified markings to read "CHINA" on the copyright, they aren't ballsy enough to do that and are making these guys by taking apart and re-molding older figures.

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    does your figure have those 3 dashes above the feet like the figure on the left?

    is there a pin holding the roof or rivets?

    Variations: Everything Else Autobot
     
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    I think the TRU reissues have CHINA stamped on it.
     
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    Do the missiles fire? If so than it either isn't a TRU reissue. It could be a Takara reissue, or has mix matched parts. If not it is almost 100% likely it is the TRU reissue.

    Regardless of which it is it still is at least a legit product.

    If you paid a big premium for a minty G1 I would request a refund or some money back. If you didn't at least you have a minty Swiper.
     
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    - Jap Diaclone Sideswipes: Takara Japan on back of waist
    - GiG Diaclone Sideswipes: blocks on waist, Takara (c) under hood
    - TF prerub freaks: Tak J(c) on waist AND Takara (c under hood?
    - TF prerub Sideswipes: Takara (c) on waist
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    - TF rubsign Sideswipes/Red Alerts: no blocks on waist,Has/Tak under hood
    - Classic: blocked Takara.
    - G2, Hasbro (c) under hood, no blocks.

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    Not a KO for sure, and definitely a reissue.

    BTW, the KO we have now days do NOT have the "Made in China" stamp on them.
     
  16. Jarmich

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    wow ok thanks for the awesome replies.

    i should probably clear up my choice of words. i collect G1's so when i said KO i meant not a G1 i have since realised by the replies that there are legit reissues and KO's and that they are completly different.
    since i am collecting original G1's i think this isn't what im after and i paid based on getting an origianl G1
    i really appreciate everyone getting on board with this one thanks!!!
     

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