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Old 04-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #591
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I recently got a sludge that was supposed to be at 1984 original (loose, not packaging), but I'm suspicious. The copyright says: Takara, with some Japanese/Asian lettering, JAPAN and 1980 1984. It doesn't say Hasbro. Is this a Chinese reissue from the early 90's?

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Does it look like this?

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This is one of the, apparently three, versions of the stampings you can get on a U.S. Sludge. I'd wager that this is the earliest mark of the three.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #592
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I recently got a sludge that was supposed to be at 1984 original (loose, not packaging), but I'm suspicious. The copyright says: Takara, with some Japanese/Asian lettering, JAPAN and 1980 1984. It doesn't say Hasbro. Is this a Chinese reissue from the early 90's?

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It is probably a knockoff from 2005+, based on the Copyright. That Copyright is not very common on real Sludges and all the KO Sludges have it. This page has a really good pictorial comparison so you can tell for sure:

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #593
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Hey, this helps a lot, along with Engledogg's link. From both, I've deduced its definitely a 1985 vintage original G1. It follows the descriptions from both links.

Thanks and much appreciated! Glad to know I didn't get ripped off!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:33 AM   #594
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I would like to see comparison of Battle Gaia. Boxes are different of course, but KO looks very identical. Can someone take a photo of these unique toys?
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #595
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KO Squawktalk/Beastbox and Grandslam/Raindance ID Guides up!

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #596
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also here are the details on the defensor box set.... the box itself is ko big time tooo glossy and instead of one of the tech specs saying defensor it says Befensor !!! okay!! like wtf !!! now the hotspot careful on some sites .. hot spot is one to figure out easily the top on its later there are two metal screw .. round ones are the ko's big time .. he suppose to have the flat top screw not rounded , first aid was an issue you can tell the windows in the back part are differenmt the ko is larger then the original ! on the back windows plus no stickers .. you can get away from it with reprolables .. yet again i differ cause check this out >>http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...Picture344.jpg noticed the difference from the holes in the back as well also the chest on the ko is alot brighter red the original is a b loddy red color watch out for that
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Which one is the ko in the picture? I can't tell from the text.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #597
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Anybody know where to find a KO classics Ultra Magnus ?
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #598
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any comparison? or how can you tell if it fake?

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Two months ago I purchased the Menasor KO and I am pleased with it.

The only problem I had with it is trying to transform Dead End's feet.
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any comparison? or how can you tell if it fake?

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The bio card inside is on the right, all the pics of official toys I can find have it on the left.

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