The Knock off transformers thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by blunghole, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. SMOG

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    Aha! Well, that makes sense! They'd probably win over more people with a Pyro homage (a bit less obscure than that repaint) but it's still all good.

    Yeah, it can really vary. I've had some really slow delivery times from Chinese sellers to Canada in recent years... but I generally expect about a month-ish.

    In some cases, it can be faster. If you get a larger order at Sirtoys (for example) that needs to be sent EMS (a bit pricier than Air) you can sometimes see it arrive in around 2 weeks.

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    What recolored ones?

    I'm not so sure. I've ordered some toys from SirToys and the supplier seemed to be in Singapore, and it was fast. I've ordered other stuff and it has seemed longer and it's from China.

    Both were/are EMS and I'm just down the continental road in Japan. One of my current orders feels like it's taken longer than two weeks, even via EMS. I suppose it's all down to the suppliers?
     
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    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    Some cool kos from Bangkok

    I think Hornet Blast is a ko of rid grimlock in movie colours. No clue about red spider. Both are voyager and look like they could fit into a generations collection.

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  4. Giga Leo

    Giga Leo I know and you know...

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    These bad boys. IMG20170729132732_cwsos4.jpg
    If their quality is anywhere close to the oversized figures WeiJiang has done (or if WJ made these themselves, I don't know who's behind these...) I'll be happy.
     
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    I believe they're both based off their respective Cyber Battalion molds?
     
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    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    Wow, good work. Google tells me you're correct. I didn't even know that was a line!
     
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    Those both seem to be KOs of the Cyber Battalion official figures, only released by Hasbro in Brazil and other developing nations. The Grimlock design and colours, although as you say based on two different versions, was done just so by Hasbro.

    G2 Autobot combiner goodness awaits you, Challenger.
     
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  8. SirToys

    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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    They have diecast parts.

    IMG20170407184710_Cyber_Battalion.jpg

    They're not :)  Same scale though.
     
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    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    How's the qc??
     
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    Pretty much perfect. The toys a *limited* from a design perspective both KO and Official, but the QC on the KOs is as good as the real ones...and with the diecast arguably the build quality is even better...though YMMV, as the diecast is more paint chip prone than plastic...but mine have had very little of that.
     
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    Convoy Useful dinosaur robot

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    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking of recovering the heads and feet to make a tm megatron
     
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    The Megatron mold is a joy in this scale and with the Diecast. Really, these guys are just some elbows and knees away from being amazing toys (Well...not Bumblebee....he's terrible....and StarScream has issues....but the others....)
     
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    I have the Megatron from the diecast KO Cyber Battalion set... he's sort of great and sort of annoying at the same time.

    The construction is really high quality, with good joints and nice diecast content. But the to is definitely let down by the limited articulation. I mean, we can blame Hasbro for that, but still... like Destrongerlupus says, with a few added joints, they'd be amazing.

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    I was trying to find that ko 10th anniversary beast wars megatron on Ali baba bit I've bag no luck. Anyone know where I can get one?
     
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    Yes, I'd love for Wei Jiang to make these again with proper joints. Currently, it's like going to a reformed rasterfarian/ex-hippy commune where everyone has given up smoking...
     
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    Has there ever been an OS Exosuit Spike and a regular-sized MP Goldbug?
     
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    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    I've seen a BW Megatron on the Wish shopping app before.
     
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    Thanks @we_are_forest
    What's Wish? Its ok though, gonna get the ko cyber battalion grimlock to redeco into tm megs instead.
     
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    We had some Talk about KO beast megs some months back here - did anyone ever buy one at that time - as I have still not seen a scale reference - I would like one myself if he's larger than the original - even if it's only by an inch.
     
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    When I get the black OSKO AOE Dinobots, I plan on repainting some of them with different detailing, turning them into "Nemesis Dinobots". I used the existing "Nemesis Grimlock" bio at TFwiki, and added bios for the other Dinobots (with Nemesis Grimlock's new dinosaur mode and extra gold details being inferred as a "Grand Scourge" kind of "upgrade"). I also used China-based dinosaurs for their beast-modes, as they are Chinese KOs ANd the original AOE Dinobots were "found" in China.

    What do you folks think? I'll repost the bio at the custom toys section as and when I ever repaint them.
     
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