The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. saucesmithco

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    He's pretty beefy, perhaps a little too big for some people's collections? I'm going to mod the head a bit, add a few paint apps, but otherwise I'm quite happy with it personally.
     
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    Maybe hes getting paid royalties?
     
  3. Fenrys

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    It was done without his consent but he also no longer sells dinobot and he made dinobot without hasbro consent so essentially this ko is stealing from a thief in strictly legal terms
     
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    everyone steals from hasbro and everyone gets stolen from. that's how it works.
     
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  5. Fenrys

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    Exactly, there is no moral high ground
     
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    Which version? The generic KO? Or the THF?

    He's VERY beefy. He feels like his proportions are a bit too thick for Classics... maybe too much for MP-scale even. Part of this is because his legs are so short and stocky... if he had an extra inch or two on his feet, he'd feel more balanced, I think.

    In terms of quality, he's pretty simple, and the plastic/paint job is kind of cheap. Despite that, he transformers pretty smoothly, feels rather tough and rugged, and poses remarkably well for such a simple toy.

    zmog
     
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  7. Devastator21

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    Thf, dont like the look of takaras grey, IT looks unpainted with a clear coat over it.and magten was way too much.
     
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    Wheeljackie He will set us free

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    I'm hoping for news on oversized POTP Dinos. I think they would look good with the KO Oversized Legends Grimlock.
     
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    Thanks, looks to be super upscale dx-9 version wish they would do the Scourge in that size.
     
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    Thanks
     
  11. primalxconvoy

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    Especially true as Takara doesn't seem to be releasing them as a boxed set, with improved paint or remolds.
     
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    I just bought a few of these today. The orange jeep, the yellow bug, the other yellow one and one of the blue ones. I'll let you know how they come out. I've bought a few diarobo designs because I love them and I couldn't pass them up.
     
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    I agree... I'll be getting the THF version too. From what I've seen, $88 is a great price on that one.

    YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes...

    zmog
     
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    Thank you. I didn't want to be this blunt.
     
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    and profiting off of something he stole from hasbro makes it way more illegal. 3rd party is just as illegal and morally wrong as ko. it is what it is.
     
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    Wait, we're talking about moral high ground in the KO thread?.......That ship sailed a long time ago.;) 
     
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    yup. let me spell it out for anyone thinking they're better than us. if you buy anything that's not made by hasbro, you are promoting theft. therefore you're not any better than us. stop pretending to be. people lie to themselves so much they start to believe the lies.
     
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    I've been opening them a few at a time - the Beetle one is decent enough, The Porsche is a bit messed up as the wing is pegged into both legs so you have to unpeg at least one side to seperate the legs.

    The Mustang is missing a lot of paint due to the original having a roof stripe on it. I am sure what when they 1st showed up they had painted roofs eyes & wheels.
     
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    It has not been proven that third party toys are illegal. It is a legal and moral grey area. However, If you buy ANY TfF related figure that is not endorsed by the official distributor in your own market, then you are depriving that distributor of potential revenue.

    Thus, this also includes "parallel imports" of official TFs from other markets/countries, 3P toys, second hand official toys, KOs and custom TFs/parts, etc.
     
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  20. stprime

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    So. MP Megs. G1 head and chest. We got a clear answer on this yet?

    I kind a got lost in the last few pages/posts...
     
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