G1 Swoop: Need your expert eyes!

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  1. VE Telus

    VE Telus Well-Known Member

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    Is the G1 Swoop offered here a legitimate version? I've been pouring over all the images and comparing it with the KO reissue, but I'm still not entirely sure. Can I call upon members of the community, who knows their G1 and KOs more than I do, to look at this on my behalf?

    eBay G1 Swoop
     
  2. Prometheum5

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    Comparing just the back art with agesthreeandup's info for Sludge:


    I'm almost tempted to say it is real, but I'm no expert AT ALL.
     
  3. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    If it's a KO, the seller went to the trouble to beat up the box a little. :) 
     
  4. blahduh

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    KO for sure(holes on the insert card)
     
  5. wheeljaxx

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    the perferations on the card are what we were going as to tell a KO from an original. but i see factory stickers on this one, and my KO had no factory applied stickers...
     
  6. RoboticPlanet

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    Looks legit to me, though those perforations are indeed puzzling as I thought everyone had agreed that was a sign of KO's.

    The figure has the correctly placed rubsign sticker on the right wing, and as for the box, it has the lighter gradient on the sides and the flush glow around the character art, both indicative of a genuine vintage piece. I'm gonna say it's for real.
     
  7. blahduh

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    Good point, first run of KO has factory stickers on seperate stickersheet.

    But I heard they fixed the rubsign location on the late releases of swoop KO.
     
  8. VE Telus

    VE Telus Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy. I was afraid there wouldn't be a definitive answer. Any other tell-tale signs?

    And assuming it is real, is the price a good one, or is it in the realms of insanity?
     
  9. Golden Age

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    Honestly, there doesn't seem to be much point in buying originals now. Assume they are all KO's, and go with the sellers that are honest about it. The originals have no value anymore.
     
  10. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    I dont think the original swoops accesories was able to lay under him. I think I heard something about that.
     
  11. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Don't the KO's have "Ages" followed with a period instead of a colon at the bottom left corner? This one has a colon which would make me think vintage.
     
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    Interesting opinion.

    Why would you say originals dont have value? Im not questioning you... Im just new to collecting TFs.

    I have been looking at getting a dino set and see 100% loose pieces and kos can be had for similar prices.

    What is the thought behind your post?

    Thanks
     
  14. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    Well, because they're only worth as much money as the G1 fans are willing to pay. Younger generations don't care about G1, thats why they endorse KO's. They are perfectly happy to see G1 implode. Now if the Chinese started to KO superconvoyblasterass (or whatever that schlock is called), then they would get all huffy. They like the kind of toys they can play with in the sandbox.
     
  15. Chosen

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    Wow.

    There's civil ways to discuss KOs... and then there's Golden Age. Pure class.
     
  16. Golden Age

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    I do what I can.
     
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    Thats about the biggest load of crap that the originals do not carry any value.
     
  18. Peaugh

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    Is it possible it's a KO figure in a genuine box?
     

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