Sonokong Big Convoy

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  1. LightningZERO

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    Just wondering if there's any difference between Sonokong version and the Takara version?
     
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    Just the box I think.

    They're officially licensed Transformers, so nice cheaper alternatives to the Takara ones.
     
  3. Pravus Prime

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    He comes in robot mode.

    Makes the instructions even less useful.
     
  4. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    but on the other hand... at least you can put him STRAIGHT on the shelf? :lol 
     
  5. MidnightBliss

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    The price is a major difference. I have plenty Sonokong Transformers. Love every one of them.
     
  6. kamuix

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    i just ordered one too for 52 total with shipping. can't wait :D 
     
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    No differences that I can see, but I've only got the sonoking version. However, its a great figure.
     
  8. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    No MAJOR difference between these 2 versions in general but I'd read that QC for Sonokong TFs tend to lower as compared to Takara. (To my observation)

    Here's the link:

    Sonokong - Transformers Wiki

    Also, I tried to verify this for myself so I purchased a Sonokong Magnus/Overload from Micron Legend series & I realised that the finishing on Sonokong's version appeared to be much rougher than its Takara counterpart.

    Put the Sonokong piece up for sale after that. :rip 

    Above comparison done for Micron Legend series but I'd heard from my fellow forum mates that Sonokong/Mocom did made some improvement on QC along the way thus pieces from Galaxy Force series turned out ok.
     
  9. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Just curious, but would a Sonokong Brave Maximus be an okay (budget wise) stand in for a Fort Max/Brave Max?
     
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    Where could I see these guys?
     
  11. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    I say YES, if you can live with the inverted Cybertron insignia. :lol 

    eBay? :sly2: 
     
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    Wouldn't matter so much to me, i guess. i'd just use him to display in base mode.
     
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    hey car robots had the black upside down autobot g2 insignia's already; so it'd fit right in :p 
     
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    My Sonokong Big Convoy and Takara Big Convoy are so alike in quality and finish that I have trouble keeping them apart.
     
  15. Rquiem

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    @NotoriousBIC

    Would it trouble you to make a few comparison shots for us?
    I'd like to see a few side by side shots.
     
  16. Rod

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    Is this company still making TFs, I ask because I'm living in Korea for the next year.
     
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    They lost the license in 2007.
     
  18. Pravus Prime

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    Outside of their selection of BWII figures, I haven't gotten any more recent Sonoking. My understanding was that at first they actually used Takara's plant so they were made with the same materials, just with different packaging.

    It was sometime later that they weren't able to do that anymore and had to do it on their own, but I'm not sure when that was.
     
  19. Automorpher

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    Another company by the name of "Mocom Toy" took over the license.

    Here:

    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Mocom_Toy
     
  20. LightningZERO

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    Got my Big Convoy just now. A good purchase with a good price. But yeah, the packing sucks as my Big Convoy falls apart when I take him out of the box. The QC is definitely lower as there's some bad paint jobs. But not too major. Overall pretty satisfied with him
     

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