Matrix of Leadership bootleg found

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TM2 Dinobot, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. CookSux

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    For those that have the authentic copy, could you post the dimensions of the box? The seller who sold me my set claims it's authentic, so I want to make sure before I send it in for a refund.
     
  2. grune7

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    Will someone please post how to identify the bootleg for those of us who can't view the video?
     
  3. Optimus_Prowl

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    It's in a thinner much less sturdy box.
    The shiny Matix innards are just one shiny panel instead of it being just the blue sparkly bits.
    The DVD cases inside on the bootleg are just Cardboard with sleeve holes cut into them inside so they can hold the DVD's unlike the normal ones that have actual plastic normal cases.
    The DVD's play back in a very low quality compared to the original.
    The bonus Magnets are now stickers.
    There is no book detailing the series included.
    There is a wierd Autobot/Decepticon Logo page (Looks to be a book cover of some kind) included that has absolutely no use whatsoever.

    I think that's about it.
     
  4. grune7

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    Thanks. My set is the bootleg. I checked it was June 18th I purchased it at Rogers Flea Market in North East Ohio. The vender I purchased it from had a bunch of other sets and said he sold on Amazon Marketplace so definately be careful ordering off there. I didn't realize that bootleg dvds had improved to where they looked so close to the real ones.

    I thought the cardboard cases seemed pretty cheesy and the little baggie sleeves were glued in real sloppily.
     
  5. Bgrngod

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    I would love to hear about one of these sellers getting the cops called on them. Not that the cops would do much. But, some kind of authority slapping them in cuffs would be great.

    Do it!!
     
  6. Batman

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    Well if you do get your money back, you can get it at Amazon.com for $98.99 with free shipping. Sorry to hear about the KO.
     
  7. CookSux

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    Can anyone answer my question by telling me how deep the box is? I have to return this item if it's a bootleg.
     
  8. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Nvm, didn't see the YT link in the first post!
     
  9. MaxLinden

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    Now i know not to buy this off ebay.... Save my money for the real thing from Bestbuy or Amazon.... Or something like that!
     
  10. x BlackMagnus x

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  11. TM2 Dinobot

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    Okay, here's a way to tell with a sealed set. Both boxes have the exact same height and width. 8" x 11". Where they differ is the depth. The REAL one is roughly 3 1/2" deep. The fake one is just under 2". Side by side there's no mistaking it. If you're buying it off ebay, or if you think you have a fake one, measure the depth. There is no mistaking that. :) 

    Does anyone know why this isn't front page news? I could care less about the news credit, I just want as many people to know about this as possible.
     
  12. Tirade

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    I suspect these Bootlegs have been running around on eBay for a while now. Also, Bootlegged DVDs are hardly new on eBay. That said, I think the thread title is a bit confusing. Needs to include the word, "DVD."
     
  13. Tigertrack

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    I'm very glad I got my DVD set at BestBuy. I think I paid $120 or so for it. Very much the real deal and super high-quality video. I'm very happy with it. My only complaint is I wish it included the 1986 movie. Other than that, it's perfect. I think I posted it somewhere in this forum.

    Oh, and from the title, I thought you were talking about the Matrix of Leadership STATUE display piece with the Key to Victer Sigma.
     
  14. TM2 Dinobot

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    Fixed.
     
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    looks like ill get mine from bestbuy
     
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    i really dont mind bootlegs at all, the only thing is the picture quality normal, or is it grainy, blinking up and down etc. was the chinese set much better in picture quality? how about the sound? ive bought many anime bootlegs which is very high quality. they were all complete sets. normally called china / maylasia sets. are theses similar?
     
  17. TM2 Dinobot

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    This is the best quality bootleg I've ever seen. I plugged in both the real and KO DVDs and watched them together. The title screens are the same, the menues are flawless. The only way I could tell which is which is when things are written in like (like computer screens or something) the KO is harder to read. But I also have a very low def tv.

    Honestly? The KO set is higher quality than the Rhino sets, and just under the Shout set. I was surprised. A lot.
     
  18. mmhand

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    Dammit, I just found out that my DVD box set is a KO. I was wondering why the video quality was so bad on my set while everyone seemed to be going on about how great the set looks on the internet.

    The damn bootleggers could of at least used DVD-9s instead of the 4.5 gb discs so we could have gotten comparable video quality.
     
  19. UltraMarcus28

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    i feel for you guys, but through your misfortune, i will buy mine cautiously
     
  20. darkwingduck13

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    I'm sure you haven't resold any of those bootleg sets, either......:rolleyes: