The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. robh

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    Yeah, I had the official leader mold and hated it, due to that reason.

    I have that. I haven't given it to my kid yet, saving it for Christmas. I also have the devastator stored. I did give him the bruticus. It's pretty neat.
     
  2. destrongerlupus

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    Oh this is priceless. Vintage KOs from the "We're actually trying to fool you, kiddos"-80s are the best.
     
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    haha! That's great! :lol 

    The arms probably look even more comical just because they're so extremely YELLOW. Seeing old KOs like this from the 80s does bring a touch of nostalgia, to be sure.

    zmog
     
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    Lol - I bought one of these recently from a local vintage toy shop. It looked hilarious next to the G1 grimlock, but the plastic is shit on it. Tolerances are all off so that the joints creak and sound like they'll break soon. I transformed it to robot and back, and then just sold it off because it just felt too fragile to have around.
     
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    Some pictures of him I took before I sent him off.


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    OMG that is awesome, thanks for sharing the extra pics
     
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    SSS's armor looks like a Battle Cat deco.
     
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    20171005_173952.jpg pixlr_20171005180841285_20171005181857681.jpg pixlr_20171005180454100_20171005181951621.jpg pixlr_20171005181739006.jpg So it turns out that one Human Aliance dude does fit in both KO OS Highbrow and KO OS Brainstorm.
     
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    So beautiful... Thanks!
     
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    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Apparently, Wei Jiang is giving free back/rear leg filler upgrade kits to the online shops that sold their Rendosora OSKO TLK Megatrons. These can be then gotten in your next order for free. I hope Sirtoys will do the same.

     
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    Got a pair of Rendsoras from SirToys as well, hopefully Paul will be getting these upgrades.
     
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    minstral Back on the TF bandwagon after 6+ years off

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    Are these an original or a KO? Anyone have an ID?

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    Originals. Star Cats done by TFC (I believe for a Star Cats toyline). I have this set and like them. There is also a rescue team as well!
     
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    I believe that those are KO versions of the Starcats combiners. The originals, if I recall, were blue and grey, whereas these seem to be repainted KOs based upon the AOE Dinobots.
     
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    minstral Back on the TF bandwagon after 6+ years off

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    Thanks all. Wasn't sure if these were an obscure Dinobots thing. My soon to be 3 year old is into dinosaurs and saw these as a possible toy
     
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    They are somewhere in quality between a Hasbro Deluxe and something like TFC's Hercules - and the limbs are pretty much Deluxe scale the torso is a Voyager scale.

    There is actually 3 versions.

    The original they are all grey and blue
    the repaint (in Dark of the moon like packaging DOTM inspired colours) it's actually the same mould though
    The Cheapened KO - this is a different mould - and has a larger head on the main robot though is otherwise similar. I don't know anyonw who owns that version though. If you plan to buy it - either go for the blue/grey version for about £40.00 GBP or if you get the multi-coloured make sure you get the one with the proper head.

    They shjare TFC / Sentai style combiner ports so you can actually swap them around with others if you want too - but they are not scramble city they only go 2 as arms and 2 as leg and 1 as torso.

    Small problems the might have is poor fitting on the accessory weapons being to tight and need sanding to fit. missassmbled wings on not-swoop. Missing piece in one of the guns preventing them from being able to combine into the rifle for the combined mode. hinges on the dino legs mounting hatches can be loose too -

    Essential tips : don't put the guns together if they seem to stiff you might break them or be unable to get them appart - they really might need sanding a bit.
    It is possible to fix the wings if you want them to fold it requires some fiddling to do it but it is possible without cutting. likewise getting the launcher's pins out of the wings is also possible but not easy a warm hair dryer and a couiple of strong butter knives can get you started then once the pin is out enough to grip pliers can get the pin out from the flat end.

    There is a specific foot connector for a specific side that has a short piece on it you need that to be on the proper side for the legs to hold properly.

    I like them but they may not be everyone's cup of tea they might be considered old fashioned.
     
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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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