Now in this thread here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=159066 It was said: "Get the new K.O,It'll be easier,No difference just not made by Hasbro" And I have seen this assertion posted a fair bit by various posters. Now I'm not trying to pick on anyone but this is really not fair to those asking for info and receiving these answers as it involves spreading some serious MISinformation about the KO/bootlegs (urging people to buy them on false premises, claims that aren't true or shouldn't be presumed). First of all, this kind of claim in Metroplex's case is being said without anything in depth about his overall quality being known (something I'm sure Spencer from A3U will provide asap, he points these quality differences out himself so people know and still sells lots so let's just not take these things as being of quality that they are not, aka of equal to the originals they are based on) and with little knowledge to back such a claim. But generally, judging by most the other new KO/bootlegs and adding the company doing Metroplex's inexperience in these I'd say there's plenty of reason to assume there will be greater and/or lessor quality issues NOT 'no difference' (aka the same). Just look at the Dinobots. If someone went out and bought one because someone here told them they are no different than the originals and equal in quality that is mighty unfair for that person who might be disappointed when they get one with a different plastic, chipping red chest, the wrong and missing weapons, and unfixable loose areas. Note that what I'm talking about in this thread has nothing to do with the 'right or wrong' and 'for or against' arguments surrounding these. It would just be nice if people didn't spread false information and baseless blanket assumptions about them that are either not proven or have already been proven to not be the case (being identical in quality). I know these have come a long way, but there are certain quality concerns that do make them inferior to their real cousins upon which they are based that prospective buyers deserve not to have shielded from them.