The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. Shaman

    Shaman Well-Known Member

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    You ever have one of those days where you become super aggravated and as the day goes along that aggravation transfers to something else and then you're pissed off at the new thing also? That new thing for tonight is a pair of my KOs.

    First is my OS Warbotron (Bruticus.) ToyHax is having a sale and I bought a bunch of repro labels I've been missing but they won't do the OS Warbotron. Seems like I can center the standard release labels and everything should, in theory, look good but rolling on a theory is, eh, concerning. Especially with no basis that it's actually going to work.

    Then there's Lambor. So, I haven't transformed any of my figures. Because of space constraints at this time I was hesitant of transforming, posing and labeling only to find that I couldn't fit something back in it's tray to be boxed for storage. Hell, I have a Gigapower Dinobot that is sitting in my wife's doll case because he won't go back in his foam and all I did was move his wings. Anyway, the whole ToyHax label purchasing led me back to recalling that Countach is misspelled on the KO Lambor and in turn had me looking for a fix. Either removing the lettering or a replacement decal. Somehow I ended up on the thread for the actual KO and everyone talking how much of a shit show that KO was.

    Now I'm researching how to fix this dumpster fire of a bot that, mind you, I've never transformed and haven't a clue if it's even got the QC issues some have reported. I'm a hot mess tonight. o_O 
     
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    Just an example as it's popular with many people on this site (My go to place for Dr. Wu Weapons for example) The Cashbacksite I mentioned works on many sites that are international, mainly based in America, Canada and the UK.
    For example it works the majority of the Domestic USA retailers that sell toys as well as hundreds of other things (even Amazon sometimes - but not often) - the UK site is handy for other UK retailers like Tesco, Smyths, The Entertainer, Very and so on.
    eBay is just the easiest example ; it's not the only reason I use those sort of websites - just the one I use the most.
    I think it works on Asian retailers too (or at least the western version)

    For example : AliExpress Cashback & Coupon Codes | TopCashback

    There is also the option to get paid the cashback in gift cards with a % bonus on the funds - via things like an Amazon Gift card.
    So yeah - useful - That is why I do tend to push people towards it so much - as I've found it a tremendous boon.


    I wonder if Swindle is actually yellow and not a sandy colour like the Hasbro one - I think it's likely just the lighting. If anyone buys them and notices some colour differences i'd be interested to know.
     
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  3. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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    You need a shot of vodka or whiskey, bro... Definitely not a Scotch night.;) 
     
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  4. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Toyhax HAVE made stickers for KOs, most notably the undersized MP Optimus Prime. However, they have stopped and no longer support even making oversized versions of their existing stickers, it even making custom sets for customers wishing only an oversized, or palette-swapped version of existing sets.

    Personally, I think that's silly.

    In other news, I recently realised that Blackshot send to be from the same Ninjabot clan as Deadlock...

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  5. Shaman

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    I saw they had KO sets and at one point I had emailed them and asked about a set for the OS and was told it wasn't in their plans. Over the past few days I moved the standard set in and out of the cart several times before placing my order and ultimately decided against it for the time being. Sometime ago, probably approaching a year or so now, I had seen a reviewer on YouTube that had used the standard set. At the time I was watching a lot of reviews while deciding if I wanted to add the combiner to my collection or not. Now that I want to see how the labels were applied I can't find the review.

    Had a chance to calm myself also. The wife took care of our kids this evening and another couple we're friends with came over and we played paper Magic. Been years since I played. After a few hours of that; I think I can manage the Lambor situation when the time comes. If it even has QC issues. Little Future. Little custom work where need be. I bought a KO so I wouldn't feel guilty adding labels and making modifications where needed to give it a nice G1 feel. Just may need a little more work.
     
  6. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    I emailed reprolabels about osko stickers for the osko wei jiang Headmasters (and regarding actual suffer backed faction stickers). They replied and stated that they didn't support ko sticker sets and wouldn't sell their free silver backed (on clear plastic sheets) sets.

    I haven't bought anything recent from them, due to that and also due to their sets not being that great. I can usually reproduce most of their features with a bit of paint, anyway.
     
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    Welp, I attempted to message them but no dice. They wouldn't let me buy separate figures. Guess I'll try my luck with Taobao?
     
  8. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    sounds like tequila time to me :lol 
     
  9. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    Thanks for the help everyone. I've been searching ebay with no luck and they are all sold out at sirtoys but I added them to my wants list anyway. Should have got one when I first saw it.
     
  11. God Orion

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    Thank you, that is awesome!

    Perfectly complete explanations. Thank you for that!

    How does this site work? Is it trustworthy? How is Nippon Yasan? Also it's still expensive for some KO
     
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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    :lol  oh, man...

    I mean, not technically. Both MP10v and MPP10 stretched out the calves, but I don't believe that MP10v is actually a downsize of MPP10. The legs are still different molds. And check the thighs, which are also not the same (MP10v's are longer, I believe, relatively of course).

    Ah, thanks. I knew hiragana was another alphabet, but I wasn't sure how it differed from kanji and katakana.

    I wouldn't worry too much. I had two versions of that KO Lambor, and neither one had any significant issues (bearing in mind that minor paint issues were widely reported on the official Takara releases as well). I also had the yellow version and the Red Alert version. Red Alert had a paint blotch on his knee, and his helmet hinge doesn't sit flush (small gap). Otherwise, they're alright, especially compared to Takara pricing. But good luck. Hope you got a good one!

    zmog
     
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    Anybody's seen these two blue guys in the middle before? Looks like something from Prime or nuRiD.

    [​IMG]

    Cya
    Raziel-chan
     
  14. IceConvoy

    IceConvoy Jikuu Keiji

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    Could be Prime Starscream maybe.
     
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    mikequillm Wrecker

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    So is that the price plus shipping or no?

     
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    tigatron2002 Wrecker

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    Looks like a blue version of warrior fracture from nurid
     
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  17. God Orion

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    Same question! I have no idea how this site works also
     
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    Those are some RID Mini-Con Deployers.
     
  19. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1

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    The full URL is probably better and Chrome will translate it. 变形玩具金刚 日版配色 MP10 +车厢 擎天柱op KO版 到货-淘宝网
    Price is 470 and 10 domestic shipping. To use Taobao and if you're living outside of mainly Asia you'll need.to send to a forwarding warehouse in China and then pay an International shipping fee from there. This is all integrated in the Taobao site. Have a look at the Taobao thread here on on tfw2005 for more info. It's a must read if you want to use Taobao
     
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  20. Razzy

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    Oh yeah, it does look like deployer Fracture. I wonder if they modified the mold any, maybe added some articulation

    Cya
    Raziel-chan
     
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