Need to say something about the IGear Playset

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by zealottoyou, May 26, 2009.

  1. zealottoyou

    zealottoyou Well-Known Member

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    Saw the picture today and a little shocked to find out how similiar it is to some other product:

    Here is a picture from the news thread. As you can see that numerous small panels assemble the playset. [​IMG]

    Now another hobby of mine is gundam models and here is something produced by Kotobukiya about two years ago. [​IMG]

    Basically it is a playset with about 10 different varieties. Each set is capable of combining with other sets to form a bigger set. You can make it into something like this:[​IMG]

    Costwise each Kotobukiya set costs about $8. However, there is KO on the market which costs around $2-3...

    So my suspicion is that igear uses either the kotobukiya playset or the KO ones (i would go with Kos) repaint it and give a little modification and pass it on to us fan as a "new" product...

    For those interested, here is a link for info on Kotu playset:
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  2. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    :lol  This comes up in the podcast episode 44 (that I'm in the midst of editing).
     
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    Do you have a link to these sets - I'm not really familiar with them but at a passing glance (by the pics you posted) the floor panels to the left of Prime are similar to this Gundam kit; otherwise there's quite a bit more added on.
     
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    What are these IGear play sets? Are they like plastic scenery?
     
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    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I actually own all 10 of the Kotobukiya chain bases, although they are kinda similar in very basic design to the I-Gear set, they really aren't the same. The I-Gear set is much smaller scale(the interchangeable squares, I mean) just from first glance alone.

    I don't believe that I-Gear is going to use copies of these for their Ark model and would be pretty shocked if they did. Believe me, I would catch if they did, I have enough of these things to know. But stranger things have happened, I just really doubt it though.
     
  7. StarFire_MK2

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    Those Kotobukiya sets look great! How well do they scale with Alts/BT's?
     
  8. MegaHavok

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    I though the comparison was quit obvious that it wasn't even worth mentioning. It'd more the evolution of an idea then a rip off of it. Man I would love if the ark set was modular and you could keep adding on to the base and take up a whole book case or something.


    Also I didn't know there was a knock off whats the quality and where do i find it?
     
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    I'd like to know this as well please!
     
  10. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    You can build them as tall or as wide as you want, so they are in scale with whatever you want really. I use mine with my Chogokins.
     
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    I wanna see the KO ones.
     
  12. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    You asked me the exact same question when I used them in my comics here.

    I want those Igear set pieces. When are they supposed to come out?
     
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    Mind like a sieve: that's a grad student for ya. If it's not related to your thesis, it's all through-put data :p 
    Where can one buy MSG Chain Link Bases in North America?
     
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    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I couldn't find anyone to buy from here in North America and believe me I looked. I bought all 10 chain bases from HLJ.
     

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