Soo...is this a KO too?

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  1. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    So...as some of you know I was recently ripped off on ebay, I did the usual stuff - I checked feedback, looked at his other auctions to see if there were any KOs in there, I looked at the photos and saw the Takara logo and the embossed text.

    It had all the tell tale signs of a genuine Henkei, so I bought Mirage and a Bluestreak (I will find a non sticky one eventually, damn it)

    Now the Mirage was a KO, upon closer inspection - no doubt about that. But is the Bluestreak that I bought off the same guy a KO too?

    I've tried to find any information about a KO Bluestreak, but all I could find were people who said that there were no KO's off it...so I compared it with another Henkei Bluestreak I have and...there were differences.

    The packaging has a Takara logo instead of a CHMS logo and the text is embossed, so if it is a KO then they have made changes to the packaging in order to make it look like the real thing:

    Embossed packaging:

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    Takara logo:

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    Both the items I received have this kind of packaging, but I thought it was important to bring up as some people seem to think that all CHMS stuff is clearly labled CHMS instead of Takara.

    Now for what caught my attention - headlight...covers?
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    But wait a minute, my other Henkei doesn't have headlight covers, it looks like this one:

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    So...is this a KO? Another version, but still official? Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I am naturally suspcious after having received one KO allready.

    Anyone that can shed some light on this?
     
  2. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    The headlight covers are on the door wings. As far as I know, CHMS has not KO'd that mold.

    That's probably legit.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    all of that mold has headlight covers...they're on the back of his doors in robot mode, there is no ko of bluestreak
     
  4. Grandum

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    Awesome, thank you so much
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    For informational purposes:
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  6. Boy Blunder

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    Yeah, the covers are there, as others have said. They're just on the door-wings, folded behind.

    Seems legit to me.
     
  7. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    I would have expected it being an update of G1 that they would actually make him Blue thus "Bluestreak".
     
  8. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    Wow, now there's a sentiment I thought would never see the light of day again...
     
  9. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    Binaltech's Bluestreak is Blue what's yr point?
     
  10. Dansproject

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    Has the not-quite-a-Nissan mold been KO'd? I knew of Lambor and Mirage and the Seekers, but hadn't heard of this before.
     
  11. Foster

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    No it hasn't.
     
  12. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    No, just the whole 'he's Bluestreak so why isn't he blue' line of reasoning.
     
  13. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    it looks exactly like the packaging for my henkei bluestreak, so legit?
     
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    There are some enlarged and simplified KOs from Chinese makers, but no CHMS high quality copy.

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    I've been trying for years to see if someone can make some door mirrors for this mould that fit into the slots in the doors.

    The odd thing about that mould is they all have the feet on the wrong sides.
     
  17. Fartini

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    One thing to remember, in the beginning (particularly with the Seekers) CHMS was NOT stamped in the plastic and they did have Takara logos. I'm pretty sure it's legit but just be wary. Someone else beside CHMS may have got around to high quality not-Nissan mold KO's and reinstated the Takara logo shill.
     
  18. 1984forever

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    If anyone has a sticky Bluestreak-

    Pop off both doors

    Tape up the windows and headlights

    Lightly spray with testors metallic silver.

    It'll look too dark at first, but it dries within an hour to an exact match.
     
  19. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    G1 Bluestreak wasn't blue. "Bluestreak" is a reference to his personality, not his colour.
     

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