Oversized KO Minibots ahoy!

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  1. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    Found something quite interesting in my local 'Poundworld' shop - one of those places where everything is £1.

    Knock-off minibots!

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    These come in packs of two, and appear to be approximately twice the size of their authentic Hasbro distant cousins.

    Pack 1:

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    As you can see, the 'bot packaged in robot mode is a G1 Cliffjumper knock-off. There are some differences - the wheels are all-plastic and attached to the arms by means of a screw. The arms are simplified, and don't have the inner ends of the wheel arches moulded on. The colours are, needless to say, quite different and he appears to have an alternative head mould. The vehicle-mode 4x4 is unfamiliar to me - it looks a bit like Brawn but shares the CJ/BB-style transformation. Hmm.

    Pack 2:

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    Knock-off Bumblebee ahoy! As with his CJ-esque counterpart, the mould is a little simplified, and appear to be around twice the size of BB himself. Once again we get a different head mode, and an unfamiliar vehicle-mode counterpart who looks like another 4x4 with a similar arms-out, legs-out, feet-up, head-back transformation.

    I've not had a chance to open them up yet, I want to get more photos and some scans of the hilarious 'Engrish' transformation instructions on the back.

    All in all, some odd little items!
     
  2. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow... I would love to see what some of the kitbashers who have been articulating combiner parts see what they could do with those...

    Cool find!
     
  3. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I'll take some... I'll be curious to see out of the package shots...
     
  4. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    these are blown up kabaya kits, that's why the molds are different, brawn transforms like cliffjumper instead of like the tf-brawn.

    the engrish on back is HILARIOUS! i looked up some of those words and they exist, lol.
     
  5. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    And here they are...

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  6. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    I wish my wheels could forth undraw and circumgyrate 360 degrees :( 
     
  7. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  Awesome English indeed!

    All I know is my girlfriend would smack me good if I ever got caught using the word 'Circumgyrate"
     
  8. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    a kitbashers new must have figures i guess, coz damn those are some badass colour combos on them :lol 
     
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    My local Poundland be getting new TF KO's now. G1 Constructicons, Oversized Cybertron Legends, Undersized Cyb Brimstone with Legends Scourge + Leobreaker.

    Hooray for wierd KO's.
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Interseting.
     
  11. domientius

    domientius Well-Known Member

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    Got someone keeping an eye out for these in the UK for me already.
     
  12. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    And for their next trick, they escaped their packaging!

    Here are not-Cliffjumper and pseudo-Brawn, fresh from the bubble:

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    No sooner did 'CJ' come out of the bubble, than his right foot fell off! Due to an assembly error, the pin that helps hold the two halves of the foot together hadn't lined up, and the lower half had bent when screwed in. After rectifying this, he was able to stand on his own two feet.

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    'CJ's head isn't too far removed from the original's - I might repaint this guy into 'authentic' colours and make myself a giant Cliffjumper. :D  The moulding process is very rough, judging by the 'flash' left over on the edges of the sections.

    Here's Brawn-alike!

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    I recall there being, in Japan, a model kit of Bumblebee and Brawn that wasn't unlike this - you got all the parts on sprues, as a regular model kit, in unpainted black plastic and you could make yourself a Bumblebee, and a version of Brawn that was essentially a re-shelled BB. This came out back in the 1980s I think.

    Hubcap is looking at Cliffjumper and thinking 'They grow up so quickly these days. And they change colour too.' :D 

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    Last shot shows the not-Brawn in 'bot mode and CJ-esque in car mode. As you can see, the arms stay in position quite well, thanks to a tightly-fitted screw. Unfortunately, this is too tight and any attempt to pose the arm or transform him results in the shoulder 'twisting'. The plastic quite soft and I can see this snapping unless the screw is adjusted.

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    Probably not all that suitable for kids, given their fragility, but these could make useful fodder for novelty kitbashes. You can't go wrong at the price either, with each 'bot working out at 50p (approx $1).
     
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  13. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    BumbleBrawn

    Cliffback

    Outjumper

    Hey I could go all day...

    Nice though, wouldn't mind having a couple!
     
  14. Optimus Scourge

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    Cool find! Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. Codimus Prime

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    Thanks for the out of package photos... these guys are pretty neat for KO's
     
  16. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    Yea, I wouldn't mind snaggin a set of those either. Maybe some of the dollar stores here state side will be getting some of these in. *crosses fingers* I'm a sucker for KOs.
     
  17. Orion P

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    hahaha, the bootleg Autobot symbols are the shit~
     
  18. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    I find the packaging hilarious. 'Quick and Easy! Transfigurate the car' and 'Wheel forth undraw and circumgyrate 360' are the definite standouts here. Much LOL-age all around.
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    :lol 
     
  20. NemesisBruticus

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    Why is it these things always use the word distortion?
     

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