Not trying to stir trouble, but why was the KO site shut down?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Rdfnd1253, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    I know this has probably been discussed a bunch of times but why was kotoys.com shut down? I tried the search function of this forum but didn't see a thread saying why.......so just in case I apologize ahead of time!
     
  2. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ask the owner of KOToys and report back so we can laugh at the insanity of what's told.

    But no, seriously, no one really knows. It's been "said" that it's because of Hasbro dropping the hammer, but in reality only the site owner knows what's happened for real.
     
  3. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    Ohh that sounds about right. I would ask Mike but he never answered me back, back in the day I would email him......
     
  4. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Wasn't it mentioned hier in the forum that this Genzai dude, or what he's called, did start a new site because everyone already knew of his bad reputation and that he sends threats to everyone who gives him bad rep?
     
  5. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Careful what you say, you'll get a biro to the eye.
     
  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    No new site. He's gone underground. If you try hard enough you will be able to contact them. I just received my KO Gurafi and Noisu and they are fantastic! I hope they keep up these projects.

    iDD
     
  7. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    as a rule, any thread that is titled, "i don't mean to stir trouble" is going to do just that.
    and i thought drama from other sites is a no-no on these boards.

    anyway, KOToys had its fans, its haters and those who didn't care either way.
    just like everything else on the 'net.
     
  8. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    ^Right, OP's threads gonna start trouble.

    There's a whole thread somewhere where Mike makes a big ass of himself, it was funny.
     
  9. silenth

    silenth Well-Known Member

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    After all what was said and done, I would like to thank Mike for 2 things.

    1- I bought a crap load of stuff from him on his BST before KOTOYS.com was up. TFA and botcon stuff I got from him were great.

    2- For providing me with lots of entertainment when he lost his mind. I still remember the post when he threatened to stab someone with a ball point pen for giving his KO product a bad, but fair and honest, review.

    Thanks for the toys and the comedy.
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Hhaah yes.

    If nothing else, I can always credit Mike/KOtoys for two things, those being some of the funniest threads I've ever read in my life, and of course the Dark Skyfire that guards my purple tv along side Generations Thrust.


    Shitty Wok's got nothing on that character.
     
  11. UltimusPrime

    UltimusPrime Banned

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    Because they infringe on Copyrights. Look at Megaupload. The Feds are not playing with this crap anymore.

    They bust flea markets and sidewalk peddlers for bootleg stuff as well. Rather save your Butt then give it up in prison is what the Owner felt was the thing to do. I am sure he made a FORTUNE in the time he was running the store. He can retire like Scarface now after selling a bunch of bootleg Plastic Crack!
     
  12. bossman328

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    yeah...I think he just retired
     
  13. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    ... anyone have links to some of these funny threads?
     
  14. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy The. Balls. Will. Touch.

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    They were deleted AFAIK. Latest post from Mike is now from March 2010. But that thread is funny reading too.
     
  15. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I've posted in most of the recent ones, so just do a search in general & toy with "KOtoys".
     

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