Legitimate or KO Cyclonus?

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  1. VE Telus

    VE Telus Well-Known Member

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    A while back, there was a surge of G1 Cyclonus figures that some claimed were leftover Chinese stock, and others claimed as a KO. BBTS had them, and pulled them after they were informed, and these Chinese figures were always somewhat dubious.

    I just bought the Cyclonus pictured below. To those who know, is it a legitimate version, or the supposed KO version? Any suspicions?

    http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r280/idealcollectables/031908-toys/029.jpg

    http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r280/idealcollectables/031908-toys/028.jpg
     
  2. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    1) You bought the European release from 1986. There was a dead stock find recently. That's why they're relatively cheap and easy to find. Note the use of 4 languages on the box.

    2) The Chinese figures you are refering to (again, yours isn't one) are licensed 1990's Chinese releases, not knockoffs. There have never been "replica"-style counterfeit Cyclonus knockoffs. More info here:
    http://www.allspark.com/index.php/2...arly-1990-s-Chinese-G1-Transformers-Toys.html
     
  3. Rodimus Primal

    Rodimus Primal Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice if there was a dead stock find on the Targetmaster versions of them.
     
  4. VictoryLeo19

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    i always wondered what kinds of dead stock were still floating around somewhere in the world...i wonder if we will ever see anything else like this on a grand scale especially with larger figures like metroplex, scorponok and trypticon. i would love to see some headmasters and target masters for sure though.
     
  5. soundwaveCA

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    Out of curiosity does anybody have any info on a G1 Soundwave like this? I have him and like your Cyclonus the packaging has the same layout with the 4 languages and says "Made in France" with all the proper Takara/Hasbro stamps.
     

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