I have a question about Knock-offs. Exactly how are they made? Do the companies buy rights from the original manufacturer? Do they buy the molds? Are the molds copied and then the figures made from the copies? If so, wouldn't original molds make THEM original? A lot of times several companies would buy from the original, and just repackage them. But with KO Transformers and other figures, the quality is less. That makes me think the molds are copied? With past copiers, when you copy an image, the copy is not as good as the original. When you copy the copy, it's quality degrades even more.