what's your opinion about kos?

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  1. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    I remember seeing a debate about whether or not buying kos
    were a "wrong" action toward hasbro.( this thread doesn't have anything to do with me buying your kos,darkstar.I'll send payment when I find some time :)  ) So what are your opinions about them?

    IMO,they're fun to collect :D 
     
  2. TSFC

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    I'm all for them. It's much cheaper to fix them up, or Frankenstein a KO with the original and make a figure. Yeah, they kick ass and they're cheap!
     
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    Fun to play around with and sometimes the size diffrences are awesome
     
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    I'm not a fan of then for the most part. I have two (Raiden and Landcross) that I use as stand-ins till I get the real things. If they're obviously different from the real thing sometimes it's cool, like mini versions.
     
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    They're awesome. And I don't feel the slightest bit bad towards Has/Tak since they get an ungodly amount of my money from the obscene amount of official purchases I make.
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    My only ko is a multicolored devastator. I may repaint him sometime. I also picked up an extra hook ko and used his metal peg to fix my original whos peg I lost long ago. Thanks to that I have a complete original devastator and only spent a couple of dollars for the fix. I have no real problem with ko's.
     
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    KOs are great, and many of them have enough differences to put on the shelf along originals (The BT KOs comes to mind)

    Although, a KO will never replace an original, thereĀ“s some exceptions to the rule, mainly KOs made several years ago (KOs of Victory figures comes to mind, the oversized G1 Bruticus too)

    Others in difference size, are simply too great to pass up (Mini Devastator, Defensor & Superion), or the new Fire Guts Ginrai, RM sized :) 
     
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    the oversized G1 Bruticus, I would commit murder for one of those!
     
  9. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    Y eah, I REALLY want the oversized Bruticus. :cry 
     
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    QFT, I wonder sometimes how the sizes are changed. As for Knock Offs:

    They are okay however,

    A KO will never take the place of an official Transformer in my collection.

    I prefer KO's that are different sizes like the miniature 'Energon Omega Supreme' or the double-sized Mircomasters, the Transoids Six Wing set, or the Jr. DX sizes. I also have a cool KO Mini of Fortress Maximus. :D 

    When the KO's are different sizes, I really don't think Has/Tak is losing any $$.
     
  11. e3nine

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    ko's like this are cool ...
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    There's no harm in them knowing they have almost no negative impact to collectors.

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    Now, if the vendor/seller is honest and you know what you're buying, then there's no major harm. I view these types of KO's as reissues which capture the packaging properly.

    If the vendor/seller tries to pass this off as being real, then these become a terrible thing to the market. It brings suspicion to all the legitimate items and destroys the value of vintage items.
     
  12. Eradicator

    Eradicator I am Antithesis

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    I'd say that sums up my opinion. I also like some Kos for repainting or like others have said an easier way sometomes of getting accessories for official figs that may have lost them long ago.
     
  13. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Pics or link please!!!!!!

    I love ko's. They make me feel like I get to experience the figure without paying the full price($5 dev and superion come to mind) And my 14 inch sixbuilder in original colors looks sweet with my alts and 20th prime.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

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    They're good for filling in the spaces and keeping the seats warm for the 'soon to arrive' authentics.
    Also good sample bots, to check out a toy in a way before you buy.
    Good for parents who kids gawk at their G1 collection, so they can get them their own ko version.
    Also good conversation pieces, to fool the non fans or to make fun of and laugh at.
    Or good to have another version of a certain fig to show off.
    Also good for kitbashing wild ideas for expensive moldtypes.

    Ko's are cool. Don't see anything wrong with them as long as websites keeps the people updated on whats REAL or not since many ko's lately look insanely authentic.
    They're also the highest form of flattery to the original makers who legally (if wanted to) have the upper hand if they were offended.

    Im glad there's ko's out there even though there may be too many.
    Still it's another way for the classic TF likeness to get out there more for people like old TF fans who's forgotten their childhood to stumble upon and say "Hey I remember those!"
    Then end up on the net typing "Transformers" in the search bar only to be directed to all of us eventually saying "Welcome aboard"
     
  15. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Kos is hilarious. I have about 4 or 5 of his albums. His best is "Himself." :D 
     

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