How to tell the new KO Reissues apart from authentic toys.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by JunkersHVN, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    Just ask him for a picture of the hose and two ends seperated. All the KO ones came with those three pieces glued together.

    Spencer.
     
  2. vnutz

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    Yeah, I just looked at mine actually and it doesn't have this wording.

    Hmm, are there better tells on the fake?
     
  3. Mega-Prime

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    I'm with you on the "does not record or play casettes" part, but I challenge anyone to find a sealed G1 Soundwave without the carboard insert.

    I looked & all the ones I found had the insert... Even the Euro boxed ones.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/1984-G1-SOUNDWAVE-TRANSFORMER-AFA-80-MISB-MOSC-MOC_W0QQitemZ150139549949QQihZ005QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1984-Transformers-Soundwave-Pre-Rub-MISB-MIB_W0QQitemZ230150045974QQihZ013QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-1980s-G1-SOUNDWAVE-MISB-Factory-Sealed_W0QQitemZ220127048783QQihZ012QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-G1-Soundwave-Buzzsaw-MISB-VERY-RARE_W0QQitemZ330145713334QQihZ014QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  4. rodimusminor

    rodimusminor Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the counterfeitors may have realized that too:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TRANSFORMERS-OPTIMUS-PRIME-BLACK-VER-G1-MIB-RE-ISSUE_W0QQitemZ280134702141QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Works for most of the fakes out there still..... I hope.
     
  5. vnutz

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    rodimusminor Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if there's a counterfeit Superion giftset?
     
  7. rodimusminor

    rodimusminor Well-Known Member

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    You know, I'm wondering if he just used a real box for the picture.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    no, it's still got the biggest difference of all. the gray border at the top of the window.
     
  9. Mike

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  11. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    G1 Mirage - Original vs Reproduction

    Hello to all,

    I previously made a series of images depicting the differences between a real and repro'ed G1 Prime. Here we go again with Mirage.


    Before I start ...
    This "guide" (if you can even call it that) is a work in progress based off of 1 repro'ed image (the only one we have to date).

    Credit to Spirit-Of-Cybertron for the repro'ed Mirage image. Thanks to Toyarchive for the Mirage picture.

    All participation is welcomed.

    Keep all ethical "knockoff" discussion out of this thread. This is for educational purposes only. NO DEBATES PLEASE.

    Again, the purpose to this is to educate eBayers. There are AWFUL sellers out there who claim these pieces as being real. Spirit-Of-Cybertron has never done so and is very trustworthy. (those in the eBay forum will remember the rotten POS who claimed repro'ed Primes as being real)




    1. yellow splatter radius
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    2. grey border width
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    3. Wheel is chopped off
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    4. The small things ...
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    5. A typo ...
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    6. *NEW* Font issues ...
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    (in progress ... more to come)
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dude im totally gonna do that 'is it genuine or KO' mascot, then you can PS it into these heyar pictorial thangs, what?
     
  13. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    I really appreciate stuff like this, thanks
     
  14. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Wow, this one seems really easy to spot. Is there a chance they will fix these errors?
     
  15. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    wow thanks! good eye :thumb 
     
  16. e3nine

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    With all of the known box issues with the KO'ed Prime, they never adjusted because the foam would be off.

    It's possible with this one because nothing shifts but images. The bubble should remain the same. Again though, to get everything just right ... I'm sure even with a revision, we'll catch something.
     
  17. Sector Seven

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    This is going to be a valuable reference guide. I hope it gets stickied.

    +1 for the work, e3.
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    Thanks a lot man. This is really helpful!:thumb 
     
  19. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Dittos on the thanks. I asked about this in the News forum thread.
     
  20. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Damm dude, you must really have an eye to detect these things...
     

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