KO of the Year 2018: write-in NOMINATIONS stage

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  1. Cardboard Bots

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    Knock-offs (KOs) represents a large part of the third party experience. Sometimes they simplify a design, add to a design, upscale, downscale, or just make a direct copy. For good or for bad, they exist and generate A LOT of discussion on these boards.

    This is a companion thread to the 3RD PARTY TOY / COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2018 WRITE-IN STAGE nomination thread. Leave the KO shenanigans out of that one and we'll look at KOs here.

    We'll restrict entries to stuff that's out in consumers hands this year, not announced toys, or toys that have only been out for advance reviews by critics.

    Leave you top three (3) nominations. This will NOT be a weighted list. So your third choice nomination is equal in weight to your first or second choice. At the end of December/early January I'll ask that the thread will be locked and I'll tally numbers. You can edit, and change your mind until then. In January I'll put put out a poll based on the most mentioned nominees.

    I'm trusting you all to remember what came out this year because I have no idea, I really don't. Remember you can edit your choices right up until Dec 31st (or early January, cause Daddy likes to drink) so if someone points out a toy you think is this year was actually last year, you can go back and fix it rather than losing your nomination.


    Copy and paste the following and write in your answers.


    Best KO Toy of 2017
    1)
    2)
    3)
     
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    @Matty (or any moderator), can we get a sticky on this thread up until the new year, pretty please.
     
  3. Robogeek28

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    I love my Legends+ KO's, so my choices are Mech Fans Toys Grimlock, Chromedome, and Shockwave.
     
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    Thank you, Blacktimus.

    Best KO Toy of 2018
    1) KBB trailer for MP-10V (please do more downscaled MP'S KBB)
    2) Weij Jiang OS Weirdwolf
    3) Weij Jiang OS Chromedome (Please do more upscaled chug Weij Jiang)
     
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    I feel like the quality of KOs we got this year took a step up, so will interesting to see what people nominate.

    My list:
    1) Black Mamba Grimlock
    2) Jinbao Devastator
    3) Infinte Transformation Megatron

    EDIT: updated the list with Megatron. Completely forgot made it out this year.
     
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    1) Black Mamba LS-03P Dark Commander (OS MPM Optimus Prime in black with purple flames)
    2) Black Mamba LS-05 Grimlock (OS SS07 Grimlock)
    3) Infinite Transformations IT-01 Megatron (MP-36)
     
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    1) WeiJiang Hide Shadow (Blackout)
    2) WeiJiang Armed Cannon (Brawl)
    3) Placeholder
     
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    I wouldn't call Ultima Guard a KO. I believe it's on original design.
     
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    Now that you mention it, you are right :D  I will change that.
     
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    infinite transformation Megatron. Was that this year?
     
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    Best KO Toy of 2018
    1) BMB MPM-04 Prime
    2) JinBao Devastator
    3) WeiJiang Armed Cannon
     
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    AOD Glider (KO of DX9 Richthofen/Powerglide)
     
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    Yeah, february it was released. IRRC
     
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    BMB Barricade. Absolutely blew the original out of the water.
    YES Model Stubbom Buffett (KO MT Ironwill/Hardhead).
    IT Megatron--actually forgot I'd seen this one through a friend. After comparing with ANOTHER friend's official (I've not found a Megatron I'm happy with yet), it actually surprised me.
     
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    Infinite IT-01 MP G1 Megatron
     
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    I think that WJ OS Skullcruncher came out in 2017
     
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    IT - Emperor of Destruction
     
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    Really? I was sure those were this year. I can change it if so.

    EDIT: Yup--last year. Wow, this goes way too fast sometimes...
     
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  19. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    I don't have many KOs, but I did get the AoD Deformation Glider (Powerglide) this year and it's fantastic for the money.

    Oh and the latest version of Reximus Prime (the toon deco one). I forgot I had that for a moment!
     
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    Best KO Toy of 2018
    1) BMB Grimlock
    2) BMB Barricade
    3)THS MP36 Megatron
     
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