Need an identification... KO Omega Supreme

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  1. SMOG

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    Today I picked up a KO G1 Omega Supreme at a thrift store... I've never seen this one before, and I'm not sure whether it's vintage or something more recent.

    Sorry, I don't have any pictures for the moment, but here's the description:
    - main tank/body is BLUE.
    - the chest and head/turret are chromed SILVER, with a black cannon
    - ALL the leg parts are BLACK, except the latches, which are RED
    - the rocket/forearms are chrome SILVER, and the claw is RED.
    - the track parts/wings are BRIGHT YELLOW... yeah, he's pretty colourful :) 

    I suppose it could be some random chinese KO, but the plastic and build quality is actually really good... probably as good as the real thing. It's in surprisingly good condition, and about 90% complete. The electronics even still work, much to my surprise.

    Anybody know what I've got here?

    zmog
     
  2. encline

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    dude..that is not a ko..that is one of those rare gudian robots...some vintage special issue or something...


    just kidding.....I am not sure what you have, but I have seen it before...I am going to look around to see if I can find it again...
     
  3. AutoCon2076

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    Ebay:
    there were a ehobby limited edition omega , the box is all monochromatic blue

    but that doesn't fit with your description :p 

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  5. SMOG

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    Ha! Almost had me, but I remembered the Guardian repaint was just blue with gray parts.

    Cool, thanks man... I hope you find something. This thing definitely has that chrome-y KO/vintage feel. I know it's probably nothing, but I'm just curious since I've never seen this particular Omega KO before, and the quality is so nice. I have a feeling this thing is OLD. Just something about the feel of it, and the retro stickers it has all over it... though it must have been in somebody's collection, because there isn't much playwear.

    When I say it's 90% complete, it's because it's missing the shoulders, which is still kind of a big deal, but not impossible to replace. Nothing is broken... it looks more like someone carefully removed the shoulders, maybe to repair a legit Omega figure? Hmmm...

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  6. AutoCon2076

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    Dammit I can SEE the figure you're describing... infact Ive seen it before. I dont think its the ToyBox Mechabot-1 I linked... I THINK the one you have was made by the infamous SHACKWAVE people...

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    Nope... I remember that one from hobby stores in the 80's when I was a kid, before Transformers took off. :) 

    At first I thought this one might be the same thing... the black and red parts match, but the head, chest, forearms and jetpack are all chromed, and the tracks on his back are really yellow...

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    Shackmega Supreme? Interesting....

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  9. Chosen

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    I remember an "awesome" thread that devolved into a pissing contest/true collector fanboy brawl over using the term Diaclone to describe a non-Takara mold, among other gems. Good times...

    Can't find it, but I'm quite sure it covered the figure in question. And Diaclones.com actually has it pictured, so it saves me the trouble of finding it. It seemingly had two different box types, one also called Mechabot-1 and another called Space Tank.

    Diaclones.com

    The only other OS mold I know is the Convertors version, which looked very much like Mechabot-1.
     
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    Yeah Chosen nailed it - what you've got there is SPACE TANK. Epic name....

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  11. Chosen

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    THE ROBOT COMES FROM COSMO STATION

    And don't you forget it, bitches.
     
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    It looks like Omega Supreme and Brave Max had a love child.
     
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    Haha! SPACE TANK! That's awesome!

    Probably at the same time that you found it, I also found it at Super Toy Archive:
    STA: Transformers: Generation 1 Knock-Off Omega Supreme (Cosmos Robot)

    The pics in your link are way better though. :) 

    I think what threw me off was that I'd always assumed the Mechabot-1 was sort of monochrome... mostly just black and red, like the photo on the box. It appears that what I have was sold as both Space Tank and Mechabot-1. Weird.

    Didn't get any of that sweet packaging with it though. It was completely disassembled in a grab bag at Value Village, for $3! I was pretty amazed that all the parts were there! Well... except for the shoulders, of course...

    Thanks guys! Mission accomplished!

    Robot Revolutionary time is coming! SPAAAAAACE TAAAAAAANK!!!!! :D 

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    You might be getting confused now, because this KO uses three (!) different names. One of them happens to be Mechabot-1 because it rips off the original box so much.

    There is a separate, real Mechabot-1 that comes in the box art's colors.
    http://1501bc.com/pretf/pictures/Mechabot1.jpg
    http://1501bc.com/pretf/pictures/Mechabot1_box.jpg
     
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    Aha! That makes sense!

    - authentic Mechabot-1 comes in the black & red deco. I knew I'd seen it before in those colours!
    - KO Mechabot-1 (among other aliases) comes in the rainbow-bling deco. So what I have is not even a KO Transformer... it's a KO pre-Transformer. Well, I guess I was right... it IS old. :) 

    Thanks again!

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    ...D00d, that looks SO cool in those colours.
     
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    There actually is a gudian robot available. It's a lot more expensive then the Encore OS though. Look at the fifteenth one down.
    Digital-Toys.com : Transformers Encore Reissues
     
  18. Gingerchris

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    I bought a couple of those things last year from a car boot sale for £15 each.

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    That red one is cool, but Omegatron? Sounds too close to Megatron, what is he his uncle? LOL!
     
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    I love those...
    I might make it a point to add those to my collection one day...
     

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