Worst knock-offs ever? (must see!)

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  1. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    A nearby store (kind of the equivalent of a Dollar Store, I guess) had a Metals Transform a few weeks ago so I've been keeping an eye on it for some time to see if more would surface. Yesterday, I found something hilarious.

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    Okay, let's see here. Armada logo, G1 Decep symbol, a generic Optimus Prime, a Cybertron AND Armada Starscream art, a Gundam and of course the toys themselves: very generic Gundam knock-offs... could have fooled any real fan. but wait! It gets better.

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    The back is pure, quality cardboard. Can't beat that.

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    Looking closer at the card, it seems to have a screenshot of the PS2 Armada game, with what looks like Red Alert with the wing kit. I don't remember that particular area though.

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    OK, here's the bots themselves. Very non-descript Gundam-y things with a shield or a gun. They actually have articulation in the arms. The paint is hand-dry brushed sloppily on a black mold and if you flex them a bit (the plastic is hilariously bad quality, as is the "bubble") it cracks and I get carcinogenic metallic paint all over my fingers.

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    Oh, and the arms are completely hollow.

    The pack cost me about $4 but I figured it would be good for a laugh. I certainly got that, at least...
     
  2. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep, those are pretty bad. :lol 
     
  3. unicronhq

    unicronhq Banned

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    they still look better than those really crappy combiners that walgreens sold last winter for 3 for $9.99...the devastator,bruticus and defensor ones.
    my friend got these and two of the three broke upon putting all the bots together.
     
  4. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    That pic is from a game tha´ts not realted to Transformers:D 
     
  5. Red leader

    Red leader Nom Nom Nom

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    help! I've gone blind!!!!!! AIEEEEEEEE
     
  6. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Those are hideous! Thanks for the laugh!
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    You're right. I was looking for that game when I saw the review in a local PC games magazine. It was way back in 2003 or 2004. It's called Gun Metal.
     
  8. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    Oh, right, there we go:

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    Didn't even get that right then :D 
     
  9. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    I want you to transform these...

    ...from robots to molten lumps of plastic! :ev: 
     
  10. DELTAsnake

    DELTAsnake Decepticon

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    I still think the KO WST Menasor is worse, but not by much.
     
  11. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    What? No they don't. That's stupid.
     

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