How to tell the new KO Reissues apart from authentic toys.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by JunkersHVN, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. BenjaminXavier

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    The packaging looks legitimately aged. The KOs of Prime (there have been no reissues in that packaging) are really terrible quality. So unless the person bought a KO and spent a few days carefully aging the packaging you're probly ok. The KOs also don't have styrofoam inserts.
     
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    The box is 100% legitimate. I have no doubts about that. The figure looks just like my Optimus, so I think it's real as well. One of the main things that is different from a KO and original is the pins holding the wheels on, and they all appear to be correct. I think you're good.
     
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    Thank you all for looking! I'm glad I got the real thing. That's a relief. I was going nuts looking all over internet for comparisons and checking for clues.
     
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    Here's another easy check when you get him in hand. A real Optimus will have no peg on the inner smokestacks to keep them aligned. The upper arm will have a hole almost as if a peg should click into it, (this hole is hidden directly behind the smokestack) but there will be no such peg on either smokestack. I hope this makes sense, its hard to explain through text.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the tip! I think I remember seeing that in one of the comparison videos I saw as well as looking for numbers and other markings on the figure and trailer.
     
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    I have a way.

    so far the KO's have been better quality. seriously. When I get a Hasbro/takara piece that the pieces don't fit together as well as a KO, then something clearly is a foul.
     
  7. Auxilium Vitae

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    The KO G1 Prime I picked up has styrofoam, but has gray cardboard in front of it.

    I have a couple KO MP figures. Some you can tell like Wheeljack the paint is a little sloppy, but some of my other ones are better them the originals.
     
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    I've read that G1 ko Motormaster has a different head with some circles on the forehead,I tried to look at Youtube reviews but images aren't defined enough.
    Please,can you tell me how I can distinguish a G1 from a KO?