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Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by jaimanstone, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. jaimanstone

    jaimanstone Autobot Warrior

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    So I'm really getting into the encore G1 transformers. And, in my quest for shiny new G1 bots, I have encountered "KO" or knock-off bots. Two of interest are Wheeljack and Shockwave. Anyone have any experience with these or any other KO's? How's the quality? Any differences? I gather they're unauthorized Chinese releases, is that true?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    They are high quality KO's made in china there are a bunch of them including all five dinobots and a growing number of G1 combiners and there is even a rumor of a Fort Max High quality KO. there has been nothing that i know of to substantiate that at this time so treat it as the rumor it is.

    I don't own any of them so I'll leave it to others to tell you how good or otherwise the figures are.
     
  3. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I have the Wheeljack, and the quality is amazing.
     
  4. jaimanstone

    jaimanstone Autobot Warrior

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    Anyone else have any of these KO's?
     
  5. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    I have the G1 Mirage and his quality is outstanding.

    Even the box has very few typos compared to the Wheeljack, like this bit of box fail:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Edgewise updated homage

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    I've got Metrotitan & Reflector. They are much above the quality normally associated with 'knockoffs', though probably a small touch below the quality of Takara/Tomy/Hasbro authentic reissues. Like, one of Reflector's gun handles doesn't fit well and I think some factory-applied stickers are missing: like Sunstreaker's black sticker on the roof/chest.
     
  7. keebs

    keebs 32 Oh-Zee Killah

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    Shockwave- pretty good, Reflector- pretty good, Devestator, pretty good, Superion- POS
     
  8. jaimanstone

    jaimanstone Autobot Warrior

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    That is some good reading! Ha ha.

    Has anyone ever purchased the dinobots?
     
  9. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    KOTOYS FORUM - Index

    posted here are reviews of KO bots.

    On the note of combiners, I have heard that they are very good quality. I know someone that purchased the dinobots set, and there is a review on the link about it. They are pretty nifty.
     
  10. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    I bought the KO G1 Grimlock (only KO I have) out of curiousity and overall think it's pretty decent. One of the dinosaur feet is a little loose when you slide it back to reveal the robot's fist but the paint, chrome, stickers, and general detail are all very solid on mine.
    Hope this helps.
     
  11. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I've got both Wheeljack and Shockwave and I can not tell the difference between the KO's and the originals. If you get the KO's at KOTOYS.com, it is very good stuff. I also have Sunstreaker and Mirage and Mirage is flawless. Sunstreakers nice too.
    Worth the money when comparing the cost of MIB original 80's figure.
     
  12. Bort826TFWorld

    Bort826TFWorld OOGA CHAKA

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    Well Superion is a piece o' shit in the first place.
     
  13. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    I had the G1 Swoop KO. It was pretty well made. The only problem with it was the arms didn't quite sit right in his alt mode. I got rid of it when I came across a really nice vintage Swoop.

    If the prices on the KO's were lower I'd be all over them for the few things I'm missing! I would say if you're looking for some of the higher priced figures these KO are a viable option.
     
  14. jaimanstone

    jaimanstone Autobot Warrior

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    That is helpful, thanks. Did he come with all the G1 weapons?
     
  15. leov36

    leov36 Rubber Wheel'd UM

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    I always wanted a nice minty wheeljack. But just knowing he is a fake phony tf would. Ug the hell out of me so i never picked one up. And i just cant bring myself to spend hundreds on a authentic misb
     
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    jaimanstone Autobot Warrior

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    Just bought a Mirage from KOTOYS.com. I'll let you guys know how it goes when it gets here.
     
  17. Prime Noble

    Prime Noble Well-Known Member

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    You should pick up the custom heads for Encore Ironhide and Ratchet. They're constantly on Ebay at very reasonable prices. I have both and they improve the toys so much.
     
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    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Metrotitan KO reissue - did he come in a Metrotitan box or a standard Metroplex box AND where can I get one?
     

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