That KO vs. Real sticky thread is useful

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Gestalts Vault, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    But it's so incomplete and scattered. Every other page has pertinent information but readers have to scroll through loads of discussion.
    Is there anyway to clean it up and consolidate?

    Also, when people ask a question about fakes that the thread doesn't cover, their posts get referred to that thread and closed?

    Does anyone care to update that thread?
     
  2. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I am 4 a thread with complete details to make people aware
     
  3. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    I have a few guides out there ... check the signature for the link.

    I'm hoping to get the Insecticons and Dinobots done by May.
     
  4. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Ebay:
    I 2nd this. I have no problem with KOs but people should be aware of what they are getting and need to know how to look for certain things.
     
  5. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    My problem these days is spotting a repro label or instruction booklet. Is it even possible?
    Every Fort Max on ebay seems to have instructions but if you look at the seller's feedback, you'll see they were purchased from lanama(sp?)
    I actually saw someone selling just the instructions as genuine when their feedback for the purchase occured mere days before.
     
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    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah I agree.

    The thread is too incomprehensive and scattery, to the point that it is barely usefu. The subject and number of cases is getting so involved that to me it really needs its own section/set of threads, with a separate thread for each release.

    That would get rid of the 'too messy to find what you want' problem and help people actually get to the info they're looking for.
     
  7. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    Completely aggree!
     
  8. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    So should we ban together to create something for the greater good of collecting? As I really would like to help those who are not sure what to look for to avoid them getting taken by punk ass sellers that bull S*&t.
     
  9. Gestalts Vault

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    Yes
     
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    From auctions, the best thing to do is know who's selling them. Otherwise you really have to juxtapose two in hand - btw, those Omega Supreme instructions were the first time I had seen a comparison like that; thanks!

    NEWS: linanma is no longer registered. He likely received too many reports of selling counterfeits. Making those reports and getting the actual buyers to report these scum sellers apparently works.

    Unfortunately a seller, zoe_jj1984, now sells the same TF items w/the same pics. Curious, no? I reported him for being an alias of a banned user, but no action has been taken. This "new" Transformers seller also strategically makes his auctions private.
     
  11. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    linama ban is awesome, if that is the reason. I used to report Primes (Easiest to spot) but it's a lot of work. This could be more incentive.
    Thanx!
     
  12. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    I agree. The information needs to be more organized, otherwise it's not very useful.
     
  13. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I think we also need to make a list of all the sellers that pass KO's for the real deal! here below is a few that fail to say that they are KO

    buyitjnow
    trainee007
    tfforever_com
    liqdeal
    dvdshop88
    swil
    date_rose
     
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    Here's some additional, with some added back in for verbosity and some interesting geographic info:

    yc-collection (Toronto,ON)
    mecharsi (Hamilton,ON)
    akara32 (Hamilton, ON)
    zoe_jj1984 (?, China - possibly linanma alias)
    doufaceb (Surrey, BC)

    Also, note tfforever_com is from Toronto, ON, AND all those Ontario sellers currently or previously sold bootleg Nintendo DS games. IMO, that's one helluva strange connection.
     
  15. Gestalts Vault

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    Do they all have feedback from eachother?
    Could get em booted.
     
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    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    Yeah, it's becoming increasingly treacherous to buy Alternators and Binaltech on ebay, because not only will some sellers use pics of the real BT figures then ship you a KO, in many cases the KOs can be identical -- even down to the packaging.

    For example, check out this thread: http://forum.play.com.my/viewtopic.php?t=10400

    Also, I have heard through the grapevine that there are some convincing Alt Mirage/Rodimus KOs working their way into the market, as well as Shockblast/Meister RX-8 KOs on the way... and startlingly accurate movie deluxe KOs in packaging that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing without careful scrutiny.
     
  17. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    hmmmm interesting
     
  18. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone suggested something to the mods?

    Could it be a thread where the first post just lists all the figures that have been covered and all replies have the details. Have it locked so there aren't other type of replies. Have the original post link each reply so you don't have to scroll through.
     
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    Any chance you could fill us in on what happened to kotransformers.com? That was an awesome, burgeoning resource. Do the close-ups of the loose bootleg prime with a different version (legit reissue?) still exist?
     
  20. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    e3nine, your setup is exactly what I was recommending. If someone could paste that into the original post it'd be great.
    Excellent work, btw.
    Thanx!
     

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