The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. SMOG

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    I'm curious too, but I'm holding off till the exchange rate (maybe, hopefully) improves a bit.

    I'm gonna get it for sure though. After the AOYI Optimus turned out so fantastic, there's no way the Megatron can't be worth the price!

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    Just gotta say... these look kind of awesome. :lol 

    I love that they started the alphabet with "Alpaca"... though I'm still not sure what crustacean starts with "Y"

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    are there any U.S. based shops for ordering KO's? Just a little concerned about ordering stuff from over seas (long delays?)
     
  4. drmick

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    Ah, can't believe I missed your original intent. Doh.

    Are the Combiner Wars molds still getting knocked off as we speak? I see an all red Protectobot set, and some crazily coloured Aerialbot and Combaticon sets. If so, then there is still hope!
     
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    You didn't know about those sets?
    The red Defensor seems to be regarded as inferior in quality to the others, but still okay.
    I would love for there to be more future decoes. We'll see. There's no predicting what ko companies will do.
     
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    I second that. Also, I am curious if it has "battle damage" on the legs. I have seen some photos with it and some without. I will be quite disappointed if it does, but I will still purchase it.
    I am still waiting for my Aoyi Siege Optimus I ordered back at the beginning of March.
     
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    I've only took notice recently while looking for fodder for a custom. I completely forgot I'd sold off most of my Hasbro official ones since I already had most of the official Unite Warriors sets!
     
  8. SMOG

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    I don't know of any that are actually US-based. The KO scene just doesn't seem to have much traction in North America (and I seem to recall that some sites that did carry them pulled their stock -- maybe due to C&D requests from Hasbro?).

    Shipping delays are rampant these days, but otherwise, I've been very satisfied with my overseas KO buying. I wouldn't worry too much.

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    Which siege megs is bigger, aoyi or bpf?
     
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    I'm still waiting on my bpf Optimus and Megatron I ordered 2 months ago. The wait has been terrible. Never even made it out of China before the airlines shut down.
     
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    Oh I got something from him earlier this year, too, and it was great. I wasn't asking as a criticism, y'all, just picked a really weird time to start buying Transformers from China! I just wanted a wider sense of how shipping is going for others.

    Asking him how shipping is going for other customers would just be, well, rude.
     
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    If it's in scale with their Optimus, then the Aoyi Mech should be bigger than BPF.
     
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    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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    They come with these cards. I think they use an Australian name :) 
     

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    Thanks for the reply! When you said the latest is 22510. What does that mean? That 22510 want the bullet trains I'm interested in, or 22510 for the Transformers on the site? Is it harder to have toy runs now with the coronavirus or is everything normal now in China?
     
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    Want-list current counter... man's got side missions upon side missions. ;)  :lol  jk
     
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    AOYI is the bigger one. It's about Leader / MP sized.

    The BPF one is like a very big voyager (or an old 'Ultra' class maybe?).

    The BPF is a better match for my CHUG collection. I always wanted a Prime and Megs in exactly those sizes. The size of the AOYI versions is a bit too big for my purposes, but the quailty + the extra engineering makes them pretty amazing for the price.

    Cool! I guessed all of the animal names like Ibis, Quail, and Newt... except for the crayfish and the x-ray fish. I've never heard the term "yabby" before, and didn't know an X-Ray Fish was a thing. :lol 

    But there's a lot of charm in these. It wouldn't have occurred to me that they might use Aussie terms for some of the animals.

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    That's 22510 different requests for random things on and off my site. Total number of entries in the request database. You're the only one with the Bullet Train Bots on your want-list so you got dibs (if I remember lol). Not sure what percentage of requests I'm actually able to find are. Probably not that high, many things are long gone (which means @vvvTheONEvvv has a hundred one-of-a-kinds in his collection :)  ).

    All the markets are open here, no problems, everything is normal except almost everyone wears a mask (or half wears them on their chin like I do, and only puts it on when on the bus).

    I guess the borders are still closed or mostly closed here, and very few international flights which is why the shipping is slow (and the shipping company is charging us more too).

    Surprisingly very few PayPal cases. Most people are being patient. I'm proud of you all :p 
     
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  19. Fenrys

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    looks like sirtoys has the weijiang sideswipe and hound now, just ordered one of each
     
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    Imagine if you can fulfill all 22,510 requests, and you made $10 off each transaction...

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