The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. pilot00

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    Combined. The thing has stability issues and a tendency to untab (at least the one a friend of mine got). But if you have the patience to set it up its golden.For that price these things go for and the looks, those are elementary problems my dear Watson.
     
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  2. stprime

    stprime THE Prime that the Matrix refused.

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    Suggestions?
     
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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    I really like the way she looks on the shelf next to my MP Rodimus, and I think the size works quite well... but next to UP Ultra Magnus she'll seem pretty tiny, because that figure is HUGE. Same for most 3P Springer figures, which also tend to be extra beefy. :) 

    I have the set. I love the individual bots, because they are BEASTS. Really big, solid figures.

    However, I think I sort of hate the combined form. The ratchets are extremely strong, but there's still way too much space between each "tooth" on the ratchets, so across all the various joints, the combined form tends sag and lean precariously under its tremendous weight (this sucker is HEAVY). Some people have said that the upgrade knees help. Others say that when you get all the parts into the exactly right position he's more stable.

    But for me, the designs of these bots just don't carry the weight of the combined mode very well. I find it's too tiresome to combine, and it's not much fun to handle when it's combined because you practically need to wrestle with it to get it into a stable pose. And if this thing takes a fall, I expect there will be damage.

    So my feelings are very mixed about it. But as Constructicons, this is a great set. :) 

    zmog

    Some people actually find the light-hearted designs charming and amusing. I have to admit, I don't have much of a collection of cute "chibi" robots, but there is something sort of appealing about the colourful deco and cartoonish styling. Not every toy robot needs to look realistic or grim-and-gritty. :thumb 

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  4. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    So I figured this bad-boy could use some touch-ups... (the BPF OS Siege Megatron)

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    zmog
     
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  5. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Here's 2 OSKO figures for the price of one, even. :wink: 

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    zmog
     
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    Looks good man!

    I got my Aoyi Mech Megatron today. While I disagree with Ben’s review that he’s a downgrade from the BPF version (which I also have), I do think his joint tolerances are looser overall. First impressions I find it’s quality a bit lower than their Optimus Prime. I think I still prefer it over the BPF Megatron but it’s hard to make that call at the moment.
     
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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I was really hoping the Aoyi Megatron would match up to the Optimus.

    Honestly, the BPF is really the size that suits my collection, which is why I hit it with some paint. I experimented with some colour blocking because I wanted to see how it might affect the visual proportions of the figure. The hips are still a bit loose though...

    I'll probably paint the Aoyi version when it arrives. That plain grey plastic is really dead to me.

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    Some pics showing some relative scale...

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    "NO! I WANT TWO PIECES!!"

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  9. stprime

    stprime THE Prime that the Matrix refused.

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    Any ideas?
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    Looks like a Buddy L 'Bug Bots' Bumblebee Wasp. No idea how to tell if it is a KO or not, but considering the age and wear, it's possible it's an original.
    The Decepticon logo is definitely not original to the toy.
     
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  11. vvvTheONEvvv

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    Vintage Bug Bots BEE BOT Motorized Insect Transformer Robot Toy MOC Buddy L 1984 | eBay

    Yeah, even ebay is showing these guys in way better condition, shipped for under 10 bucks... found a carded sample to view - Bee Bot

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    The owner of these thinks these are worth 70 each though, with arm+leg shipping.
     
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    Are there any KO Predaking that is roughly the same size as the Official Combiners from Combiner Wars?
     
  14. SirToys

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    Brace yourselves Gravity Builder fans.

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    I haven't seen any KO Predakings outside of the Wei Jiang/Model Wizard these days
     
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    What exactly?

    How many KOs of 3p Devastators are here?
     
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  18. Hougangkid

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    Is there a reason why you don't fold the hood down, behind Bee's head?
     
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    I was thinking of purchasing the KO versions of the seekers since I cant afford the real masterpiece mp11 seekers but I heard KO Skywarp is as good as the original.
     
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    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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