The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. marvel b

    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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  2. LSyd

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    Yes. Since 2010 I have seen 3 complete/near complete and one junker, and a few parts on ebay

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  3. Max Tower

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    Is the Overscale Energon Scout Strongarm on sir toys something new or something they found in a dusty corner. ?

    It's so close to one of my long time wants Overscale (combining) Energon Autobots with the same size 1-1 size connections.
    There is a slight repaint of Energon Hotshot too - if you wanted one in another colour or for customs. I would have loved to see a red flamed one as an option for him. It does come with a rather nice blue weapon though if that is any use to anyone.

    Anway new or old ?
     
  4. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    If you mean this one:
    Strongarm Energon - TF - SirToys.com

    From the look of it, I think it's maybe a new release based on an older KO. I have one, but the colours are very slightly different. The plastic on mine is low-grade, but fairly thick, and so reasonably tough. Paul at Sirtoys lists this one as "fragile"... so not sure what that means, but maybe newer versions of the mold are made with cheaper materials. The joints are basically the same as the original, and the detail isn't too bad. Feels like a cheap KO, not a high-quality one like we see more lately... but it's not terrible. I do like the bulky size compared to Deluxes with this figure.

    I definitely feel that there are some great AEC molds that would make great oversized KOs... unfortunately, I doubt that the digital files that factories use to make high-quality KOs are still circulating for most of those molds.

    zmog
     
  5. LinkNZ

    LinkNZ Galvatron From The Headmasters Dub

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    When buying from aliexpress what do people usually go with for the shipping? Just the regular free one?
     
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    tigatron2002 Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I usually use
     
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  7. DrJest

    DrJest Crewdition Washout

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    Yeah. The free shipping is a big part of why people use Ali. It will take at least a couple of weeks and don't expect the tracking to be updated rigorously. I've gotten things before they show they left China before.
     
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  8. LinkNZ

    LinkNZ Galvatron From The Headmasters Dub

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    Cheers guys, free is good in my books. :D  Figured it could take a bit, but I thought the sooner I do the order the sooner it arrives!
     
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    JomasterII Nobody interesting

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    I usually go ePacket since it's a little bit quicker.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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  11. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    I'm using Chrome works fine. Looks like an issue on your side.
     
  12. Jazz of Staniz

    Jazz of Staniz Movie Jazz is best Jazz

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    So does anyone know what the chances are for more upscaled KOs of Studio Series figures? Like we have various Upscaled KOs of Brawl, Blackout, Starscream, Megatron, Optimus, and Ironhide, but what are the chances of upscaled SS Jazz or Ratchet with modifications to make them more accurate? I love SS Jazz and Ratchet, but there are some pretty obvious design flaws (that come from an expectedly and understandably small budget for Deluxes) that could easily be reworked to give them more accurate faces and paint apps, as well as reworking the engineering to provide a more accurate look and overall transformation.

    For example, reworking Jazz's arms so that the headlights are on the forearms and rotating his backpack to compress it and have the taillights where they are, or making Ratchet's spare tire and siren end up on his back and moving his extra lights onto his shoulders. All while giving them better sculpted faces and better paint.
     
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  13. Kouri

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    I don't know what it is - but the store pages always act up like that on my laptop in Chrome. Works fine on the desktop.

    Workaround is to switch to the item page. If you know how AliExpress works, you can manually edit the URL. Otherwise, if you can get *any* variant selected, adding it to your cart and then clicking the link in your cart will take you to the item page.

    Anywho, this link ought to work better for you:
    Transformation ko new design bruticus Devastator Defender Superion figure toys-in Action & Toy Figures from Toys & Hobbies on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group
     
  14. RyanCharlie

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    Considering how many we've already seen? I'd say it's pretty likely.
     
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    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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  17. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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  18. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Dammit! And right out of my cart! :stick: 

    zmog
     
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  19. autobot prowl

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    Ok want! I LOVE the mold it's based on and already have the "pretty" version!
     
  20. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Oh man, thanks. Yes, that does work now.
     
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