KO Toys Wonderfest Henkei Black Convoy

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  1. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Well, I just got this today from Mike at KO toys and i'll jump into the review before I give my overall opinion of the toy.

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    Plastic

    I'm actually quite surprised at how well the Plastic feels. It feels up to par with the Henkei/Hasbro released Classic Primes.
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    Molding

    Obviously, a copy/clone is going to lose some detail. As many posters have noticed, all KO Convoys have undergone a nose job.
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    Joints

    This is where the KO takes a hit. I don't know if it was just mine but a lot of the joints are very loose. Upon opening the package, I had to fix the arm and several pins. The pins that gave me the most trouble are around the grill, left arm (the part that holds the Truck panel) and the roof gun. The roof gun is the worse and to quote Borat, "It is like sleeve of wizard"

    Now, I fixed the arm/cab joint in minutes because the pin wasn't very secure. I'm thinking the factory put them in backwards but I wrapped some tape around it anyway. Its perfect now and the Grill Joint was a easy fix as well. I haven't attempted to work on the roof gun because its not something I like to use anyway.


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    I noticed everything doesn't fit as snug as the real versions do but that is expected. Just pointing out the obvious here.
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    Overall

    I can't 100% recommend or guarantee your going to love this toy. The Joints/pin issue was a huge turn off for me because I can't fix all of it with my limited skills. However, the toy is pretty solid and if you don't mind working on it, pick this up. I don't think Mike had many of these made. I'm a HUGE Black Convoy fan so picking this up was a no brainer BUT... I still hope this figure sees an official release sometime in the near future.

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    The KO is nice but..... i'd rather have an official one:2c: 

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    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    Just curious as to when did you order it? (I wanted one too but I wanted to see how long it takes for an order to get processed and if the site is safe. I have been hearing issues the last few days)
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Check your PM, I really don't want this thread to turn into a "KO TOYS SUCKS" thread:2c: 
     
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    aprim Well-Known Member

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    He's got them in his sales thread. Top top notch seller too.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/items-sale-trade/325822-daelite20-new-stuff-sale-more.html

    Also if you ever owned the NFS one it was a little loose with problems as well. Still sells for a ton of cash. This is a great way to get this awesome version of Prime IMO. I owned the orginal and now the KO.
     
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    I have one of these coming in the mail myself. Any idea how to fix pins if mine has issues?
     
  6. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Just tape/nail polish, the Pins are very easy to knock out.
     
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    I got one as well.

    All my joints are fine but for the pin on the forearms connecting the windows/shield/cabsides. Easy fix.
     
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    that looks cool, but i don't know if i really need to drop 50 bucks on a 4th version of that mold... I do like the red windows a lot though... but i'm pretty happy with my SDCC version...
     
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    heres a comaprison picture with the KO on the left and Real WONDEFEST BLACK CONVOY on the right
    the plastic is up to par with the original
    as chris mention the nose of the face is shorter, There are some pins that need to be push in..I think causes loose joint to door cab but other than that is great to get these mold than paying someone to customize or paying hundreds or thousand for the real deal
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  10. ryanlb

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    Wow, very much want, but $50 seems like a lot. But I really like the dark grill and the red windows, compared to the SDCC Nemesis Prime. Ugh, I'm spending way too much money on TFs. But I NEEED them all, Ultra and Evil Leader. This. Is there a good KO Shattered Glass Prime? I Need one of those too.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'm pretty sure it will happen eventually.:popcorn 
     
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    More then anything we need a black rodimus. Please get in that.
     
  13. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Yep, that one might be coming too:popcorn . Jump on the KOtoys forum and voice your opinions!
     
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    KOTOYS is awesome! I think there's a black Hot-Rod from E-hobby on ebay somewhere, but never saw a black Rodimus.
    Anyway, Chris, which one of those Primes is your favorite? I think mine would be the big MP guy. :) 
     
  15. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Honestly... I'd have to say Animated Black Convoy. I don't really know what it is about him but he just made the best transition to black:rock 

    MP is a close second however
     
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    heres comaprison of the face mold
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    more KO wonderfest picture
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  18. ryanlb

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    Well, I ordered one of these from Daelite.. The pictures make it look too good. Now I just need a Henkei Prime and Shattered Glass, then I think I can be done with this mold. And maybe a Crystal one. Is there a KO Crystal Prime? Cause I surely can't afford a real one.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Yep but I don't think its been released yet. Daelite has a review going, check it out.:rock 
     
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    Hmmmmm...... I know the good quality, but do I want to pay the $50 for this or the hundo for faith leader.. Crap.. If only they were the same size, it would be an easier decision..
     

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