The Knock off transformers thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by blunghole, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    My concern is that the TFC/Starcats Dino Team toys may not be appropriate for a 3-year-old.

    There are lots of small parts that could be dislodged, lots of pointy bits, and the plastic has a lot of sharp edges. They're not hard to transform, but not that simple either. I don't think they will do well in such tiny hands. They're reasonably tough, but not really age-appropriate, in my opinion.

    Age 6... then maybe we'd be talking.

    zmog
     
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  2. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    I would also advise caution in giving KO toys to young children. There is no guarantee the tolerances, brittleness of the plastic, lead levels in the paint etc are safe for young kids (especially if they imported from China, etc), so young learners, such as three year olds, have a tendancy to still pop things in their mouths. This presents the possibility of lead poisoning or choking hazards.
     
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  3. RyanCharlie

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    Yeah if you give Chinese KO's to a child they will probably die.
     
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  4. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Thanks for the concern guys. My 5 year old plays with TR combiners so the skill required amongst my boys is up there. Valid point on the materials themselves so may steer clear for the time being
     
  5. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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    Soon to be "3" year old... Meaning still "2" years old.

    Damn your kids age fast... By the time it arrives, he'll be 17!
     
  6. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    3 in beginning of Feb and hasn't put anything in the mouth since 2. He could read letters and numbers around 2 or so years old also so yeah I think he's kinda switched on. But like I said, will steer clear of these
     
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    20171007_152556.jpg 20171007_153325.jpg 20171007_154140.jpg this guy. 17 quid from B&M. He's massive! Cheapo plastic, obviously, as the head came off the first time I transformed him... anyone know if these oversized combiners actually combine? The ports are there but no springy mechanism...
     
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    Τhe oversized CW KO of the guy who is replacing Groove (the SWAT vehicle) could combine.
     
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    They're only about £4 on ali, too.
     
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  10. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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    In answer to your question...

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  11. Starskreem

    Starskreem Well-Known Member

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    I tried to be patient and wait for sirtoys to resolve an issue but hes ducking the problem. First off, he ignored me for 4-5 days and when he did respond, he ignored my complaint about a broken toy. So i responded again about said issue. He then comes back a day later hiding behind a disclaimer.

    Let this be a warning to anyone buying crap from paul. He doesnt want to replace a toy that arrived broken. He wants to hide behind a disclaimer instead. Ive had to open a dispute with paypal and i will let them decide the outcome.

    You think his slow and overpriced shipping is bad. his after sales service is non existent.

    This is the first time ive ever had an issue with a TF seller from china about replacing broken toys. Leave it to sirtoys.

    Regards.
     
  12. destrongerlupus

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    1. This isn't the Sirtoys.com feedback/complaint/customer service thread.
    2. I'm sure Paul's not "hiding behind a disclaimer" - he's totally upfront about the nature of some of the stuff he sells. You have to click a box acknowledging you understand...it even TLDR's you a "jist"summary of what you clicked in case you didn't read.
    3. I haven't been following your posts, so I don't know what item you're having a problem with, but I've never had an issue with getting a replacement for any of the higher-end stuff. If it was a low- end to mid-grade KO though, breakage and QC is part of the game with this part of the hobby.

    So much of this stuff is in low numbers, hard or impossible to replace, and for the cheaper stuff, just not worth it for anyone involved when garbage-toys designed for children to break perform as expected and turn into broken garbage. Just because us adult fans are willing to pay a premium price and import shipping for a(n amazing and cool and special and wonderfully wacky) piece of crap, doesn't entitle us to expecting anything more than exactly what we're getting.
     
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  13. Starskreem

    Starskreem Well-Known Member

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    considering he basically lists items in this thread for sale, its relevant. Sorry, but i would like toys that i paid for to show up not broken. Or at the very least be offered a replacement part if said item is broken. OMG the entitled me.
     
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  14. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Wrecker

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    Disclaimers exist for a reason, did you read his before buying or did you just blindly click?
     
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  15. Starskreem

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    Well if we are being specific about disclaimers.

    he states. "willing to accept a """certain"""" amount of breakage and repair damage due to transit yourself."

    certain amount of breakage and repair damage can mean differing things to him and me -- it does. technically, his disclaimer is incomplete and it is truly undefined.

    Im willing to accept a certain amount of damage to a degree. broken/unfixable is beyond my certain amount of breakage.

    if parts came chipped, warped, bad paint etc and the toy could still be used as intended, so be it. however, when you buy devastator and his leg arrives broken and he cannot be used as devastator, that goes past an undefined certain amount of breakage. it goes into unacceptable broken beyond repair damage... send me the 1 dollar replacement part at least.

    but no..
     
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  16. RyanCharlie

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    I've had two defective parts arrive from ST and one broken bot and Paul has replaced them all three times.

    So let's just assume from your postings here and in other threads that you were hostile with him right from the start and conclude that is the reason he's not offering replacements.
     
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    Actually, i wrote a message covering the entirety of the order to him, even praised the WJ Kos he sent. hes not offering replacements because hes not. he ignored my complaint the first time and only talked about those said WJ kos basically. i had to bring it up in a second reply and then his reply defers straight to his disclaimer.

    so it will be up to paypal. ive never directly opened up a paypal dispute ever, ever. Nearing 1k transactions as a seller and buyer, so who knows how they judge things. I've never had a broken toy not be offered a replacement part/piece, ever.
     
  18. beardy

    beardy Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

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    Meaning he's probably around 2 years and 10 or 11 months which is quite a far step from simply 2 years old and is worth mentioning.
    Are you a parent? If you're not, I can see why you may think it's silly to be mentioning 'nearly 3'.
     
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  19. destrongerlupus

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    Last point of engagement, but out of curiosity since we're all comparing notes here anyway. What specific toy did you have an issue with? You said something about a Devestator, but there are dozens of them of wildly varying quality and availability. WHAT you're trying to get a replacement for matters. Also, shot in the dark here...is part of the concern that you don't want to have to pay to ship the figure back to China and/or ship the replacement part back to the US? Because, that's where all the nasty expenses are.
     
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    The main issue was CW G1 KO Devastator. Mixmaster showed up in two pieces (Im sure he could buy a complete set in china for 3-4 dollars) I left the ball in pauls court to see how he would handle the issue. All i originally wanted was a replacement mixmaster.

    However, since he wanted to just throw his disclaimer at me, now i want a refund and have escalated that process to paypal.

    Theres also a secondary issue with other toys, one that was borderline. BUT using certain undefined breakage definitions there is another questionable set. Since paul wants to throw that at me, well that second set more than qualifies as well.

    Once again ive left it up to him to decide, he can refund partial or up to the entire order and i will send it all back. I dont care if shipping costs eats into things, it's a matter of principle now.

    OR it'll be up to paypal to decide. if they rule in his favor, so be it. Just letting people know my experience is all. especially since he lists his toys in this thread
     
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