The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. Megs

    Megs Well-Known Member

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    I saw a few reviews saying how awful the tapes were. I appreciate the input. I definitely plan on tracking him town when the time comes.
     
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  2. Thalyn

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    I've heard very good things about Robot Hero's Pony (and hit little partner) - both the main bot and the tapes. Finding one might represent more of a problem than THF, though.
     
  3. The Happenin Rhinoceros

    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    Yeah, either THF or the straight KO can be easily found for under $40-50 shipped.

    RH...not so much
     
  4. Minimaximus

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    hey all, i saw the happy well jetfire/macross ko a few pages back, any of those in hand confirm its the same size as the g1 jetfire?

    also, is this guy still available?
    Jetfire G1 Robotech - TF - SirToys.com

    i messaged sirtoys about it a few months back, no response, but i'm a little confused about how they work.
     
  5. SMOG

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    Usually the best way to get a follow up with Sirtoys for an item like that is to add it to the Want List feature on your account. Generally he'll add a note like "out of stock everywhere" or "haven't seen them in years"... or alternately, "I can pick some up this weekend, the price should be $X" and you confirm whether you want it or not.

    Personally, I'd be really surprised if that Valkyrie was still out there. I think it's kind of old now.

    As for the Happywell Valkyrie, I can say with 99% certainty that it's the same size as g1 Jetfire. I have the original Happywell (grey) Valkyrie KO, and it matches the scale and build of the original figure - only the surface detailing is different. This new white version seems to be the same mold as the older grey version, so I doubt the scale would be changed.

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  6. Minimaximus

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    awesome, thanks dude. pity about the sirtoys one, i would've liked those turbo thrusters but keen on this happy well.

    i checked my sirtoys account, since i had put it on my list, but no notes or replies. all g though, seems like it's a dead end since its well out of production.
     
  7. SMOG

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    Yeah, some KOs seem to appear and disappear completely very quickly. A shame. I don't know what the quality was like, but the head remold on that Valkyrie was pretty cool. I think I had it on my list too, a few years back.

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  8. vvvTheONEvvv

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    Ok, the vehicle modes are sweet, the bot modes are waaaaay better than cwdevs (almost high-end 3rd party combiner quality bots), and the combined mode is... interesting... its stagnant in its posability, save the arms... but it's heavyAF!

    Loaded with diecast on each individual bot, and the crane weapons combining ability is pretty cool.

    Here's some pics, some for scale... the abominus is the OSKO version. :thumb 

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    :D 

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  9. Necrophon

    Necrophon Speaker of Death TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow! That's impressive! I had no idea it would be that large. (Grrr! Now I want one!)
     
  10. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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    Brotha, it's impressive for the cost... that being said - don't indulge unless you have the room. Even for individual constructicon drones, they are awesome.
     
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    Depends how willing you are to go through certain fixes.

    Soundwave has widespread loose joints and the knee ratchets are either super strong, or the springs are too long I suspect (didnt have the time to open him and find out).

    Also the gun wont tab on the hands and if you try to install KFC hands, the wrists are super loose. Ultimately from a friends copy that I did fix, every problem is fixable with applications of polish and trimming the springs.

    The cassettes are the opposite entirely. Super tight to the point where I broke one of the Frumbles leg (blue one) and baba sent me a replacement. Also on my copies the frumbles chrome was too easy to remove (by touching it barely).

    All of them have SPOTLESS paint apps, I dont think I have any other figure in my collection that the paint appas are as good as theirs.

    Ultimately if you find the set for 70-80$ and you have the time and patience to fix any issues you might encounter, go for it hands down.
     
  13. wreckgar39

    wreckgar39 I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way.

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    Okay guys....any ideas? I want so badly to say it's a shameless KO of something, but I also can't recognize it.
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  14. IceConvoy

    IceConvoy Jikuu Keiji

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    It’s an upsized KO of a 3P legends class figure. I don’t remember what company the original was from though. An early Iron Factory one maybe?
     
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    Looks like dx9 ratchet legends class upsized
     
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    I'm looking for some advice from anyone who has gotten the Takasa Tony Robot Formers Streak, is he good?, I found a seller with a good price for it so i was thinking about getting him, does he have any issues?
     
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    Titan Class BMB Volcanicus
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    OS Ratchet with BPF Optimus
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    Gonna buy another Ratchet to make it my custom Ironhide
     
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  19. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Photobucket just nagged me to log in? Found a few old photos from 2014!

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    I have two of those Ratchets as well, though I haven't got around to "Ironhidizing" one yet.

    Wait, is there an upgrade kit for an upscaled version of Volcanicus??

    That's a neat little figure, probably the best one on that STAR Rescue team.

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