is this really a reissue ?

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  1. starscream.pt

    starscream.pt Well-Known Member

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    Steevy Maximus Old School Snarkster

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    Wheeljack was never reissued (he is among several confirmed lost molds).

    From what I get that they are saying, I THINK he is one of the "high end Knock off" reissued Wheeljack figures in an original box with new screen bubble.

    That or it is one of the "Knock off reissues" that are all over the place
    G1 KO at KOTOYS.COM
    At the bottom is PROBABLY what this guy is selling, a "knock off reissue" in a vintage box which got repaired.
     
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    ---The RAt Well-Known Member

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    yea most likely a chinese "reissue" bootleg since neither hasbro or Takara have reissued that ole boy. So most likely one of those higher quality KO's that keep running around
     
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    Technically it's a reissue. Just not one made by Hasbro or Tomy.
     
  5. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    In order for it to be a reissue it would have to originally be issued by the same company. In this case, it wasn't. This is a knock off plain and simple.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    KO the original mold for Wheeljack has sadly been lost.
     
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    Yep. KO.
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    More like a replica than a KO. KO's are the Big Lots things that crumble when you transform them.
     
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    :lol  You must own some of these and don't like the KO term applied to them.
     
  10. leov36

    leov36 Rubber Wheel'd UM

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    Replica, ko, reissue..... It doesnt matter what you call it. Its still a fake transformer.
     
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    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    As far as quality, I've found these have as many issues or less than official reissues. The replica combiners definitely win over the Encore Bruticus... I kinda wish they'd do a replica Bruticus. Maybe it wouldn't be as bad...
     
  12. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Those type of boxed Ko's are pretty good quality if you don't want to buy a vintage figure. I used to own that KO Wheeljack and other than a easily fixable leg problem, its worth the asking price:2c: .
     
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    Let me get this straight, Takara lost the mold to Wheeljack, yet a knockoff company made a 100% replica of Wheeljack without a mold?:crazy: 
     
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    Bingo!
     
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    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    No doubt a fake.
     
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    Reverse engineering
     
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    Can't Takara also do reverse engineering?
     
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    pixie dust...reverse engineering...basically the KO company spent $$$ that hasbro/takara did not want to in order to get a new mold created and to make the KO version of him...so they are the ones making money and not hasbro/takara....
     
  20. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    ....and that's the real bone of contention.

    I'm sure they could... but it's quite apparent that for some reason or other they wont, or they're doing it on a relatively limited basis.
     

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