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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    That sucks. I used to do okay with Ebay purchases... back when you were still buying second-hand stuff, rather than from Chinese junk sellers.. and back when US sellers would still ship to Canada. I got most of my Zoids and Battle Beasts from Ebay... good times.

    Another OS Hulkie figure? Seems like a weird choice for WJ.

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  2. trashk

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    ... You know this is the knock off thread, right? All this shit is stolen ideas.
     
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  3. SMOG

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    I mostly agree with this... especially when the person in question is no longer distributing this item. And also, we can consider that the original fan-made item is basically a 3rd Party product, and is itself stealing official intellectual property.

    zmog
     
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  4. rob_charb

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    Anyone looking for it, unfortunately, it's listed on an Asian site called Shopee...which, as fas as I know, does not ship to NA. However, if you really want it, PM me and I'll help you out.

    Edit: I should mention he only has two available.
     
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    Lame that he’s only got two, hopefully this figure will get a little more wide spread
     
  6. SirToys

    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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    Anyone have an ID on this guy?

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  7. SirToys

    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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    Is this tank dude based on anything?

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    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    Is there a ko of Iron Factory Lord Scorpion?
     
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    Not yet (as far as I know). But I could see a company like MFT taking that on.

    zmog
     
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    Just ordered a ko mp-36 from baba for 87.88.
     
  11. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Could someone confirm the quality? I'd LOVE this, as I snubbed the Legends version.
     
  12. cobrala76

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    Wanted to see how some stuff looked with JJ01 supreme leader Optimus. That's the OS ratchet, OS Hoist and Trailbreaker, OS Combiner wars Hotspot in the back, and hasbro bots up front 20180105_221524.jpg
     

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  13. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    all I see is a blue speedster bot.

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    as for the ethics of that KO dinobot figure, well, it's the same as UFO hands, stolen from a fan, but altered in a way that some people might like it better, the issue with third party is that the designs are not often copyrightable, even striker manus is too optimus-y to truly be defensible as "not an optimus" so if the maker can't defend their design from legal issue, it runs risk of a copy made later.
     
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    How is the oversized Rachet, that one caught my eye on sirtoys but I never pulled the trigger.
     
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    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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    More Diarobo Diecast.

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    Also I haven't been able to reply to emails or pm's lately. You guys know I'm always hunting stuff down for people, so can't spend time on penpaling. ;) 
    (Want-list for requests, problem report system for problems thanks).
     
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    He's pretty beefy, perhaps a little too big for some people's collections? I'm going to mod the head a bit, add a few paint apps, but otherwise I'm quite happy with it personally.
     
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    Maybe hes getting paid royalties?
     
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    It was done without his consent but he also no longer sells dinobot and he made dinobot without hasbro consent so essentially this ko is stealing from a thief in strictly legal terms
     
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    everyone steals from hasbro and everyone gets stolen from. that's how it works.
     
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  20. tigatron2002

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    Exactly, there is no moral high ground
     

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