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

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  1. BenjaminXavier

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    Either a new KO or a scam listing. If you buy one and receive it, let us know. I don't think he's been KO'd yet
     
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    I'm thinking it's likely a scam listing for an original G1 figure. I've recently noticed a bunch of sealed G1 stuff put up by sellers from China, all with with zero feedback and overly-long, number-ridden usernames. All of them had ridiculously low Buy-it-Now prices.

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  3. whoamidri

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    I agree scam listing. I dont see similar listings anywhere else.
     
  4. BenjaminXavier

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    I ordered one of those super cheap G1 Prime KOs to have as a desk toy (that way I'm not out much if it disappears) and it came with two guns. Clearly the G1 version is the bottom, but the top one will actually sit in his hand straight on. Does anyone know where that came from? Some Takara reissue from years ago maybe?
     
  5. DoubleClouder

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    Top one was the "bloated" gun that came with the Diaclone, and 1st releases of Prime with the gray roller.
     
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  6. doom saber

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    Can anyone help me out identifying the authenticity of G1 Browning I bought from the vintage toy shop in my town; they also had authentic Microman toys for 70 bucks, though those had the playset as packaging. I think it is real (the Browning) due to the Takara trademark stamp and date on the figure. However, I asked the same inquiry at the Cybertron Cafe group and the two response I received dismissed it as fake because I paid $30 for it (it was before I posted images of it as I was hanging out with a friend from 2nd grade most of the day.) I did research on Browning online, and the KO version that I am aware of is missing the Takara stamp on it. Because of that, were there any Browning with the Takara stamp? Here are the pictures of my Browning:

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    As for me paying 30 dollars for the toy, the vintage shop underprices TFs from the last two decades and seem too overpriced American G1 characters; they probably couldn't identify Browning via google.
     
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  7. DoubleClouder

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    None of the fakes had the Takara stamping. Also it has the Transformer logo that none of the "old" fakes came with (not to say someone couldn't put a reprolabel on it, but it looks like a vintage sticker).
     
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  8. doom saber

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    Thanks so much for the verification. I appreciated it. I didn't like how the responses I got from the Facebook group claimed it was fake simply because I got the toy for a steal and said nothing once i posted images -i was hanging out with a childhood friend when i picked it up - they overlooked the part where I said it had the Takara timestamp. I am excited in owning this toy as it is my first Japanese G1 figure, which is in surprisigingly good condition. Going to complete it by searching for the hands, guns, and bullets online. Thank you again for confirming its authenticity.
     
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    Has MP-08X King Grimlock (comic book colors) been KO'd?

    I am seeing listings from China for him for $80 shipped. (I tried searching this thread but didn't get any hits).
     
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    There's a TON of Siege of Cybertron box sets for Titans Return selling on eBay for $119-$130 right now out of China (ie: a few sellers that claim to have 20+). Did they get KO or did BBTS fail to pay for their promised second shipment?
     
  11. BenjaminXavier

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    Neither. They are most likely stock for asian stores, singapore, vietnam, hong kong, ect. Those sellers know we want the set and they're selling theirs on ebay for us to buy.
     
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    yeah, MP-08X been KO'd in china almost two or three years ago, I heard the KO version is a little larger than the authentic toy.

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    Hi there were two dates on the stamp. Does anyone know what they mean?
     
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    1974 is the year Takara started Microman. 1983 is the year this figure came out under Microman's Micro Change banner. All the early Transformers that came from Micro Change sport these dates.
     
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    So I saw this on eBay

    Is the figure inside the box real or KO?
    His shield has me wondering

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    Seller is in the US, not from China, but has 0 feedback
     
  16. GoLion

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    I bought a "reissue" Mindwipe off of ebay. It arrived today, and I have to say that it is DAMN CLOSE to feeling like the real deal. I used to have an authentic one and this one is damn close in terms of quality and feel. This could VERY EASILY pass for the real thing.
     
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  18. Liokaiser1989

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    What generation? US boxed?
     
  19. DoubleClouder

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    When people say "reissue" they are usually talking about the G1 KOs
     
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    Does anyone know if the Legend size Titan Returns have had KO's? I was looking at a few eBay auctions with Bumblebee and Kickback and they seem to be around $9-$10 and free shipping from China. Wasn't sure if they just get them cheaper or if the are K0's.
     

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