Quick review: KO Drift swords

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by jtscribe, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. jtscribe

    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    Spotted these at Acetoystore while meandering through their selection. Having just traded my Battle Tanker, which left Drift with a floppy, rubbery mess of a sword, I thought, what the hey? At $10 a pair these are definitely worth it.

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    Plastic is nice and stiff while not being brittle. Chrome seems nice and even. All in all the overall quality is just as good, if not better, as the two-piece Drift sword included in the Battle Tanker set. Nothing about these screams knock-off. If you need 'em, give them a shot. They work with Alts as well, as you can see. :D 

    KO Drift Sword 2x pieces with Chrome [KOSWORD] - $9.99 : Acestoystore, Transformers Collectibles
     
  2. pingth

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    I think this pair of KO drift swords is cool. Will get it if I chanced upon it.
     
  3. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    Just ordered a set, this really grabbed me for some reason.
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    Bought the last pair in stock.
     
  5. igniz1984

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    Bought a couple of these off ebay for 9 bucks shipped. Not a bad price if you ask me, you can never have too many TF swords.
     
  6. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Yeah. I got a set off ebay for cheaper than I would have thought it would be to ship them. They are excellent. Great idea to show them some love here.
     
  7. Cax6ton

    Cax6ton Insufferable Smartass

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    I bought a set of these at botcon, well worth the $10.
     
  8. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Does anyone know if they'll fit the hands of a TFP Voyager Megatron?
     
  9. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    They fit any 5mm peg holes. I got like 8 of these swords for my sword squards.
     
  10. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Not to be a downer, but while the grip is 5mm, the handle has a rectangular profile, so newer open-fisted figures my not be able to hold it optimally.
     
  11. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    Ah, I already tried it a few times. It will hold on certain angles pretty well. In addition, I got those 5mm peg straws if I need to mod them, but yes, you are right.
     
  12. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I noticed these bad boys on eBay a while ago and let a lot of folks know about them in the KO thread. They're definitely worth the $9; the chrome blades is just icing on the cake since I believe the real MT BT bonus sword had a silver-painted blade instead of chrome.

    Trudat. I've got my Takara Sidearm Sideswipe holding them in both hands but he's got the open-finger grips instead of the normal "Classics" hole-in-the-fists. He can only hold them at a certain angle due to the flatter, rectangular handles and it's not the most secure of grips but it will do (looks nice with Sideswipe squaring off against HFTD Voyager Bludgeon with the Headrobot's skull-face and chrome swords Blood Warrior add-on).
     
  13. Cecilia

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    Those are great, but the store linked charges 35 usd shipping and I can´t find those on ebay u.u Anywhere else or maybe anyone willing to sell just one sword from the set please? :3
     
  14. DrTraveler

    DrTraveler Once and Future Slicer

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    Do these work with Generations Blurr? In alt mode, where do these go?

    I was thinking about trying to get Drift's long sword to replace Blurr's sniper rifle and I'm wondering if this would work for that.
     
  15. Cecilia

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    Interesting question ;) 

    Still interested in actually finding those without being assassinated with the brutal shipping charge... maybe someone from us who hopefully gets lower shipping could help me? I got nice ebay reputation as a buyer if that helps :3
     
  16. jtscribe

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    I don't see why not. I sold my Blurr but the fists are molded exactly the same between the two. Blurr has the same sword clip on his back as Drift.
     
  17. jtscribe

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    Acetoystore is daelite20's (from the these boards); you might try PM'ing him and see if he can point you to his supplier or something. Is shipping from China-Brazil cheaper than US-Brazil?
     
  18. Cecilia

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    Shipping from China is cheaper indeed, but for small packages like this (and I buy tons of jelwery from ebay from us sellers at very low shipping rates, same with GI Joe figures) so thankies, will try to contact him ;) 
     
  19. igniz1984

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    Here's the listing for them on ebay if you haven't found them already. Free shipping worldwide!
    2 PIECES ANCIENT SWORD FOR TRANSFORMERS CLASSIC 3.0 DRIFT | eBay
     
  20. Cecilia

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    Thankies, though those doesn´t ship specifically to Brasil, but got in contact with daelite20 and got first class shipping rate of 8 usd, very fast response and nice service so far :D 

    With this my Drift will be perfect - got reprolables, worked details with gundam marker, just the big sword looked bad with the repros for being rubbery (the small ones which are smaller and harder look just perfect) so just need to get those, paint a bit of gold on the base of the blade and VICTORY :D 
     

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