First Knock Off G1 Optimus Prime Replica on Ebay

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by GetterDragun, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. ILoveDinobot

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    I bet the people buying are just going to resell it as the real thing for a higher price
     
  2. Golden Age

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    eventually. But on the other hand, it shows that TF collecting is becoming a big deal. One day, hundreds of years from now, experts will be looking at packaged tf's to determine if they are real or fake! Keep em MISB!
     
  3. Soundwarp

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    :eek:  It's getting to the point where you won't be able to tell stuff for quality soon...........:( 
     
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    Id buy that if the guy wernt in China.
     
  5. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    ...God, I love Engrish. :lol 
     
  6. e3nine

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    look at what Maz chipped in.

    there's that long crease along the back of the box. It's not done by the owner, it looks like it came like that. None of the G1 toys had that to my knowledge.
     
  7. Nightrain

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    I'm not sure I would've paid $50, since I got Pepsi Convoy for only about $60 shipped, but I do want one.
     
  8. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    I gotta be honest. As long as they are explicitly marked and sold as KOs at fair prices, I'm all for these things. But of course, the problem comes in of dishonest sellers who try to pass them off as the real deal.
     
  9. Maz

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    Another way of telling the difference is as follows: if you look at the box front, take special notice of the grey cardboard section that surrounds the cellophane window.

    Here is the KO:

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    Here is the real thing:

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    On the KO, that grey section comes up higher. On the real thing, there is no grey above the trailer section of the cello window.

    That should make it simple to distinguish between real and fake. There are other minor differences too, but that's the most noticeable one.

    All the best
    Maz
     
  10. Josh

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    i wonder the quality

    if its just as good then i might have to buy one since i'd have to rip myself a new eye-hole trying to get the reissue x__x


    oh and...

    frikken hilarious xD
     
  11. Nevermore

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    Actually, Hasbro's official response was:

     
  12. Soundwarp

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    WTF sort of response is that.....
    "Pussies"
     
  13. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    I'd love to have one. If only to look at it's minty-ness.
     
  14. Prowl2000

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    I have to agree, but the problem I see is once this gets out there people will try to sell it as MISB as the original. It concerns me a lot when it comes to purchasing vintage anything whether its Transformers or GI Joe.

    I'm very thankful Takara still reissues vintage transformers.
     
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    Hooray for Hasbro! Their ignorance of the issue is causing them to say that this is a genuine product.
     
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    You know it would make a good display piece for those that do not what to shell out the tonage of $ for an original
     
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    I totally agree. I finally decided several months ago that I wanted to have a real G1 Prime, since I never got one as a kid---then had to call for a defibrilator when I saw how much the last Takara reissue was going for :eek:  I ended up getting one of the previous Takara reissues, and it cost alot more than I really wanted to pay for it (about 3 times what these KO's are going for). It's nice to know mine is the real deal--but man, thats a pain in the wallet. I'm not a total purist--had this guy been available, I might have just gone for him. Collecting is a nice hobby--but hundreds of dollars for a piece of plastic you're going to put up on a shelf and stare at once in a while....it just gets a little silly for the less devoted fans out there. I think it's cool to have a "I'm too poor to be a purist" option, so long as sellers are honest about what it is. Hopefully we can find something distinctive to ID these so scammers won't be able to sell them as vintage models.


    :lol  :lol 
     
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    so how do we tell the difference between this and the real?
     
  19. Nevermore

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  20. Colorflash

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    So, um...all TFs sold in Europe are knock-offs, too? Those companies named "Hasbro" in non-US countries, they MUST BE SCAMMERS!!! CON-ARTISTS! RUUUUUUUN!

    So far for Hasbro not knowing its own ass...