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Back from China and with KO sightings!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Bobby Lemain, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    I just back from preforming with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Orchestra, which I think was a total flop, but anyways, I had some chances to shop around in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and near the Yu Gardens, and what I found seriously made me wish I had more luggage space, more money to burn, and a camera that didn't eat up battery so fast...(I missed alot of opportunities to take pictures)

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    Not pictured:
    MP-03
    MP-00
    Encore Soundwave, Megatron, Ratchet, Ultra Magnus
    KO Grimlock, Swoop, Mirage, Sludge, Prime, Nemesis Prime
    Classics Jetfire+Grimlock pack
    the KO mini seekers
    KO combiners and some other bad quality knockoffs

    edit: well, I took 1 picture on my RAZR, and well the camera itself isn't much to boast about, but here is a really muddy picture of the G1 KOs I ran across:
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  2. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    holy crap that is a lot of transformers in that store!!! is the movie playing on the tv???

    i really want that barricade dead end repaint, whats with the jet with it though? kind of crazy.
     
  3. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    The jet's an oversized (I think) KO of Robot Masters Jetfire/R-Blade. Not a bad one, if it's the same as the one I've got.
     
  4. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    yup, but keep in mind, that "one store" only had legit TFs, all the other pics were either from street vendors, hole-in-the-wall stores, or from a huge, 4 story Chinese toy store which was weirdly next to a 5 story pearl, jewelry, electronic, clothing, luggage, and souvenir store...

    and as for the prices on the bots I actually decided to buy:

    KO TFTM Prime: 158 Yuan = $23.24
    Encore Ironhide: 140 Yuan (hehe, I bargained) = $20.59
    KO Vector Prime...which is horrible btw: 30 Yuan = $4.41
     
  5. Blitzwing256

    Blitzwing256 Triple changer

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    those are some nice knockoffs, was the "Cassette man" version of soundwave on sale or just a display?
     
  6. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    the soundwave on display was an encore soundwave (which was being displayed with all the other encores prior to Omega Supreme)

    But what I regret taking a picture of, is the little display the KO seller had up:
    -KO(?) Metroplex
    -KO(?) Sixshot
    -KO Prime
    -MP3 Soundwave
    -Japanese Soundwave with a red Soundblaster Chest
    -Ultra Magnus
    and some obviously easy to forget smaller guys
     
  7. Nemesis_Prime22

    Nemesis_Prime22 Dark Emperor

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    I love the Sunstreaker Police repant/KO. :lol 
     
  8. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Cool. I actually wouldn't mind getting ahold of one of those Vector Prime ko's, if only just for the remolded nose-cone. I've seen it in at least one other type of packaging, and a similar one using the Legends mold.
     
  9. diablien

    diablien Banned

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    AWESOME FINDS!! God I'd love to be there!
     
  10. Nemesis_Prime22

    Nemesis_Prime22 Dark Emperor

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    I would like the knock off Veccy just because it would make it easier to make that Last Autobot Ive been wanting to make...