New Knock-offs:G1 Aerialbot set

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  1. Longshot

    Longshot New Member

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    I was in a local (Longview, TX) Wal-mart during my lunch break today and was passing thru their LONG Easter isle on my way to the other side of the store when I noticed a particular pre-made Easter gift basket that included what looked like a knock-off of the G1 Aerialbot gift set.

    The packaging wasn't G1 -esque, but the set included what looked like all of the accessories for that combiner team and the robots looked like they were the right colors with reasonably accurate stickers. (They were packaged in their vehicle modes.)

    I balked at paying the $10 tag on the basket at the time, but I'll get a set tomorrow and post pictures tomorrow night if no one beats me to it.

    Oh, and if you collect knock-offs and can't find this set locally, send me a PM and I'll see if I can help you out with that.

    G'night ya'll.

    Longshot
     
  2. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    This comes out every year.
     
  3. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    I was lucky to find my G1 knock off Aerialbots for $5 only.
     
  4. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, there was a similar, if not the same, set that popped up at Walgreen's a while back. Along with 'G2'/yellow Constructicons and another reasonably accurate Protectobots set whose main difference was a red 'Hot Spot.'
     
  5. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    yeah. these are downright ancient. the quality is atrocious.
     
  6. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    all over ebay
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    The protectobot knockoffs are pretty decent. I have them displayed instead of the real ones, and I'm happy enough with them not to get the real ones. A little paint and some reprolabels, and they'd be damn near perfect. Same goes for the knockoff Raiden.

    But yeah, these things have been around forever. Not news at all.
     
  8. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    0_0 Knockoff Raiden?!?! Where?! When?! How?! Pm Me Plz!?
     
  9. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    I have the KO Constructicons. Quailty is not great. Almost broke it while combining it. Are the Protectobot KOs better quality than the Constructicons?
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    It almost feels ironic reading this since this is the first year I hav'nt seen any G1 combiner sets in any Easter baskets for some reason.
    There's always Big Lots if you don't wanna spend the extra 5$ for candy.
    Meijers had some organic transforming dinos but they weer pretty ugleee
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    You should be able to score one off ebay for pretty cheap.
    The Raiden ko is probably one of the best , if not the best ko G1 combiner that's out IMO
    Quality wise at least.

    KO Raiden pics heehee
     
  12. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got mine a few years back for like $10
    It is a great thing for a KB :ev: 
     
  13. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    the KO superion is super ultra bad, even for KO standards.

    i call him, craperion.
     
  14. vf-xx

    vf-xx ereh ees ot gnihtoN

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    Anybody seen the dino combiner KO? I don't remember what it was called.
     
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    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    We must have different ones then.
    Mine is great, plus it holds together really well....
     
  16. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Mine's in between.
     
  17. peteynorth

    peteynorth TFW2005 Supporter

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    Could you please elaborate on these (part of Easter basket, in toy section or Easter section, type of dinos, etc)? I'm sure you're right in their ugliness, but I've got a soft spot for organic dino TF's.
     
  18. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    they're horrible... I think they're just a set, I saw pics on here just a short while back... they remind me of those lego-type sets for toddlers :puke2: 

    Andy
     
  19. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    while the raiden set is quite good (I have it), I'm going to have to say that the abominus set is the best in terms of quality. while the colors of two of the smaller figs are swapped, as far as I'm concerned you can't tell by holding them that they're knockoffs. the plastic feels EXACTLY as good as originals.

    I have a taiwanese (at least I bought it from someone in taiwan) dinoking set, with shells, that's obviously not made by takara, as well as sets of road caesar and black shadow. they cost a bit more than regular bootlegs, and came in boxes with "official" artwork and instructions. are these anything more than "black market" bootlegs, i.e. "gray market" or something like the italian gigi g1 or korean sonokong figs?
     
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