KO Sideswipe Kit

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  1. icefox

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    The other week I got the KO Sideswipe Kit in the mail

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    Unlike the last kit this one came in a real box and the parts were left on the tree. One of the tree's:

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    And it included all four heads we have seen with this mold
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    Also all of the different accessories (such as the lightbar and the different roof's), three guns, and a clear and clear red set for the windows. Between all those options you can build the toy in many different ways. Originally the set was going to be sold in nine different colors, but only 50-100 black kits were sold as the manufacturing mold broke in the factory in China. I grabbed two before they were sold out. The Kit doesn't come with instructions so I photographed it as I went KO Sideswipe instructions for anyone else to use as a reference

    There isn't a blue version of this toy so I decided to go with my interpretation of the Italian state police Lamborghini Gallardo crossed with an Energon Prowl to make my take on Prowl.

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    I had an absolute blast putting this toy together. While I usually have a toy on my desk for a few days and get some fun out of it I end up working on and playing with the kit for significantly longer. While the mold might have a few minor issues compared to the real toys I know every little bit of it and have had more fun putting the kits together than any transformer I have picked up lately. The different options on how you can build it really top it off and I can't wait to put together the next one.
     
  2. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    impressive kit! may have to pick up one of these
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    Interesting. Where did you purchase this from?
     
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    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    huh

    crazy. neat.
     
  5. icefox

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    kotoys.com
     
  6. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    just got an email that my clear & red window versions have shipped, but they also refunded me $6 for a gun problem? anyone know what this problem is?
     
  7. Cax6ton

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    If anyone wants to trade/sell/give the breakdown head from that kit, please get in touch with me. I'll take the punch/counterpunch head if you want to get rid of them both. Send me your parts wanted list, check my for sale list linked in my sig, or link me to your wanted list.
     
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    ok, so I got both red and clear versions today and I must say I'm a bit disappointed. They came pre-assembled & pre-painted, the clear version is missing the fold down grill insert, light bar, and has the no-lightbar roof only, the red window version has the light bar roof and no light bar to install, and neither of them came with extra heads. :mad  but they did give me that $6.00 refund for the "gun issue" (witch they both had full sets of) hardly makes up for the missing heads that I was looking forward too.
     
  9. StarSaber

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    They never claimed that Deep Cover came with the extra heads or that he comes disassembled. Those statements were only made about the kits.

    Aside from the floppy arms and feet that required excessive force to pop out, I'm quite happy with it.

    -SS
     
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    Damn I want one of these kits for a custom breakdown and it looks like they're sold out on KOtoys :cry 
     
  11. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    To the OP, any chance of your parting with the Breakdown head?
     
  12. icefox

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    The guns were made slightly too small. You can put some glue on the peg to make it snug again in the hands and whittle out the hole in the back it attach to the bottom of the car.
     
  13. icefox

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    Sorry I sold both of my extra heads already.
     
  14. icefox

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    For what it is worth they just put up the pre-order for the rodimus kits.
     
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    Sorry I didn't mean to give you the impression that the put together ones came with all of the same parts. They were only in the kits so those making custom versions could mix and match to make the toy they wanted.
     
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    Now that this is out... anyone want to buy my authentic G2 unassembled Sideswipe? :D 
     
  17. icefox

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    Yah no doubt the G2 sideswipe is near the top of the list of ones to ko
     
  18. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Damn. Thanks anyways.
     
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    That's good news. I can't decide if I want the extra heads bad enough to buy the whole set though - if anyone has plans for the normal kit and won't be using the Breakdown/P/CP heads, look me up.
     

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