The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. Windsweeper II

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    Thanks :thumb  Enjoy the figure.
     
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    @SMOG Seems your suggestion about the KO Blackjack is about to arrive at my doorstep :D 
     
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    I hope he fulfills your Scamper requirements appropriately. :lol 

    zmog

    Yeah, of course China and Japan have a much stronger sense of a monolithic ethnicity compared to places with a long history if high immigration. I expect being a known regular who speaks the language helps somewhat though.

    Yeah, I've heard that's quite common. Plus, I mean... there are Chinese people everywhere, so there are a lot of different ways to be Chinese and not-Chinese at the same time.

    I have a friend from Ouagadougou who emigrated to France, then to Canada, and became a dual citizen of both... and when he visits home, everyone treats him as non-African, even though he was an adult when he left!

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  4. pilot00

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    He'll do...Whether he likes it or not :lol :lol :lol 
     
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    I did not even open my mouth, but somehow they can tell I'm not a local, and this is Shanghai, the most cosmo of China cities, it's their equivalent of their New York.
     
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    Wow, it's amazing they can peg you before you even speak, even in a place like Shanghai, where personal style wouldn't necessarily be a dead giveaway!

    zmog
     
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    I had similar experiences when I lived in China. I'm Korean and my wife is Taiwanese, but people could still tell immediately we were foreigners before we even opened our mouths, haha. We lived in the Northeast area for 4 years, though we often visited some larger cities like Beijing, Shenyang and Changchun. Our area, Yanbian/Yanji is actually a Korean-Chinese prefecture so there are plenty of Korean-Chinese citizens (Koreans who escaped into Manchuria region in the early 1900's or so and naturalized into China), so I was able to communicate with Korean and my wife with her Chinese. Obviously, our accents were obvious once we started talking, but generally people could tell by our clothes or demeanor that we not only were not Chinese, but that we were American.
     
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    I was taking the elevator back up to my hotel room in Shanghai, on the 20th floor, and a local in the elevator with me didn't have his keycard to activate his floor number, so he was forced to ride the elevator all the way up with me, even though his floor was like 5th or something, and he was complaining to his friend on the phone that the foreigner in the elevator was making a fool of him. He didn't even think I could understand Chinese.

    On the flipside, I can spot a Chinese national in my hood with at least 90% accuracy. So it goes both ways. I guess we look same same but different.
     
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    So I just received the Rendsora I ordered less than two weeks ago. Never expected it to arrive so quickly. Feels like it was practically teleported to me.
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    It's about posture, haircut, clothes, body mass and body language. I can usually spot native Japanese people aboard, due to the ways they act and dress.
     
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    I remember when someone brought that thing to a local tf meeting. It must have been the first of many times that I laughed my @ss off at the original.
     
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    Indeed. That KO, and similar film KOs, helped me realise how great some of the designs are. Both of the larger, official versions are a joke compared to the OSKO.
     
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    Btw, does it come with the "back filler" bits that were sent to the owners of the original version of this KO?
     
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    Yes, those were included. They even came preinstalled.

    Although they probably need to be glued in. Had one of the feet fillers pop out when I was removing the figure from the box.
     
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    I have been umming and erring about getting this figure again.... Still not sure.
     
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    I customized my Evasion Prime KO with some chrome paint.
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    Does anyone know where I can still get a Masterpiece Star Saber KO?
     
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    Yeah, I guess we all have our little "tells" that give us away, even if it's subtle. There are little things that are similar that I'm sensitive to, but not really fully able to quantify. Body language and personal style, particularly. I mean, even in a cosmopolitan city, you start being able to spot the various "types" with relative accuracy (like, those women are totally Russian, this dude is a French national, that man is from one of those countries in Africa where everyone is absurdly well-dressed, even in the hottest weather, etc...)

    Where did you order it from? Wow.

    Y'know, it's funny... but I find I can do that too, even though I haven't spent that much time in Japan, and have only known a handful of Japanese people personally. And I can't narrow it down to one thing.

    It's partly because I grew up in a town that had a lot of Japanese tourism, and partly because Japanese people don't emigrate very often, so they always stand out to a degree.

    Some cameras have a lot of trouble to focus at very close range, especially if your hands (on the phone and on the toy) are moving a lot.

    That's why these photos are too blurry to see properly. You're better off putting the figure on a table and taking the photo from a few feet away.

    zmog
     
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