What is a Knock off?

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  1. IronhideTF

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    I keep hearing the word KO, what does it mean? ty
     
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    A knock off is a unliscensed re-release of a figure. They are normally not very good quality (Like the combiner sets). There are also KOs that use aa figure as a basis but go in very different directions.
     
  3. Taker

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    It's a toy that it's not the original, a cheaper copy, usually made of bad materials, not so good coloring and durabillity, and sometimes out the actual size.
     
  4. IronhideTF

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    Is Alternators Ricochet one of them?
     
  5. Soundblaster1

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    No. That is a recolor.
     
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    No. If they are released by the parent company then its not.
     
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    KOs are like real shitty cover bands. At first you think, hey why not, its cheap, but after a while you wish you had your money back and waited for the real thing.
     
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    Nope, 'cos it is an original toy made by Hasbro (or Takara).

    If you find an Optimus that it's not Hasbro, Takara (or Diaclone), that's a KO.
     
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    Also KOs normally dont say the name of the show on it. Sometimes they have really wacky names like "5 star combining robot" or something to that affect.
     
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    KO's make the best kitbash fodder. That way, you don't have to sacrifice a vintage toy. Unless the vintage is completely messed up, then that's your last resort.
     
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    Yes, he's a total bogus repaint of Smokescreen. Never buy him :) 
     
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    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    :lol  :lol  :lol 
     
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    Is Alternators Ricochet one of them?

    I believe this is more of a philosophical question.
     
  15. RandomFerret

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    Actually, he's a totally bogus repaint of SILVERSTREAK.
     
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    What about the quality of the Optimus Primes on ebay right now, I also saw a Soundwave too.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the soundwave is authentic (either an original or re-issue), and its just the BOX that is fake.
     
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    A K.O is a Fake,Cheap poorly Colour version of a Transformers or anything... Go to Big Lots they should have many but the SS and VL are just Oversized.
     
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    to me,

    KO = an obviously fake and inferior dollar-store type of thing

    counterfeit/illegal reproduction = the full-fledged copies of misb G1s that are marketable not just as what they are but in their ability to be passed off as real G1 Transformers.


    Oh and yeah for that Soundwave, just the box would be the new fake box, not the figure. Boxes are out or coming out for Snarl, Devastator, and others too.
     
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    Whoa. No need for subliminal hate for KO's. I'd like it if KO's were sold in hobby shops as "spare parts" for kitbashing, but at a cheap price.
     

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