The Knock off transformers thread

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

  1. stprime

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    So will these (UM,Bape,EVA) have a box like KO mp10 or are they loose?
     
  2. fleshling

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    Thank you! OS Crosshairs will be bought. Do you have some movie verse deluxes you can show with him? Or some mold of Leader Prime?'

    Is it bad that I look forward more to what SirToys is getting now than Hasbro?
     
  3. stprime

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    ok, trigger pulled! $129.90 shipped. first ko mp purchase.
     
  4. MnemonicSyntax

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    I have Rotf Prime and AoE Prime, I will do both with Crosshairs when I get home. As for movie dekuxes, I don't have any, as I only collect Movie Leaders and Human Alliance.
     
  5. soybean56

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    Just made my first order with sirtoys. Can't wait!

    Also, would anyone else like to see KOs of the Fansproject Glacialord? I LOVE the design, but their asking price of over $200 is crazy.
     
  6. fleshling

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    Thank you. This is awesome. Can you get some pictures from behind on him. The trench coat? On the deluxe, the middle piece (car hood and windshield) are two pieces. I'm wondering how much they simplified him. Also, can he store his weapons on his legs?
     
  7. N_M_S

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    Rage kit WILL work with v2 KO Herc. Connects to "Hook" fine. Nice and snug and allows a nice solid rotation.

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    The issue is the connection to the arms. With the simplified connector there is extra plastic in there that keeps the normal TFC connector from inserting (the KO male port has a slit in it allowing it to compress which is why it fits). I trimmed away a little plastic but still almost snapped my wrist trying to insert it. That said, the connector itself is solid, no stress marks anywhere… but it's going to take a little work to get it fully seated. Sadly, I don't have the time right now to break out out the Dremel and do a proper job so I'm not going to just hack away at 'til it fits for the sake of proof-of-concept

    But it WILL work, just not straight out of the packaging.


    Overall:

    There is quite a lot of simplification going on and some of the joints are loose (always the hips on gestalts!), but for $60 I'm quite pleased. I have 3 of the 6 TFC robots (two arms and one leg), so once I have time I'll do a full write up and pics.
     
  8. GaussGunner

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    Thank for information. There is simple solution to make KO Hercules better - buy marsrobot and taikongzhans, dissassemble parts and unite best parts together. I think, it will work.
     
  9. N_M_S

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    Yeah, I'm considering ordering the v1 as well...

    Overall, if you were only going to get one (for a Devastator stand-in), I think the v2 is probably better; but some of the choices they made are so odd. Making everything split symmetrically results in virtually no movement for all those parts (crane, shovel, dozer, mixer, loader) and really makes the right foot weird due to ball joints making the loader very fiddly.

    The gestalt head also is not on a ball joint, so using on of the alternate Herc heads will require some work as well. But it does have a red LED (in the middle of his forehead) that can be used for another project if desired.

    And the hands totally suck. Fortunately, I have an extra set of the TFC ones I acquired a while ago. I thought the sword would be kind of cool, but it's only moulded on one side (!) totally hollow on the opposite side. The gun is decent, but only has a peg on one side so can only be held in the left hand.
     
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  10. GaussGunner

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    Yeah, i know, seen, marsrobot better in some articulation and have stroger joints, when v2 have better Devastatorysh look. Its look like: build your Devastator!
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    Please, make video review. if you can =).
     
  11. stprime

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    I just grabbed that 3rd party um blaster that looks like his g1 version. It's black and silver but I can always paint it white.
     
  12. BenjaminXavier

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    I've been thinking about picking up some "reissue" (KO) G1 combiner gift sets.

    I think I've seen that they're all more or less as good as the G1 sets were, but can anyone point me to a good store that has them in stock? I'd rather get 3-4 sets at once then cherry pick from ebay sellers in China.
     
  13. SirToys

    SirToys OS Multicolor KO

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    I bought a scale.

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    What to weigh next?
     

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    The hood and windshield aren't two different pieces but the windshield and roof are. His rifle cannot store on his legs out of the box because the hole is too big, the peg too small, etc. but I believe some Future polish should help with that.

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    Here's the backside of Drift if anyone wants that

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    Here is the height comparison with ROTF Prime and AoE Prime, both Leaders (not first edition)

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    If anyone needs or wants anything else, let me know.
     
  15. Arkitect76

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    im looking for the links on these two...might you have a direct link for these to order?

     
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    transformers g1 for sale - iOffer
     
  17. MnemonicSyntax

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    Perfect. Thank you!!!
     
  19. crispyklown

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    Made my first order to sirtoys, gettin the emissary hexatron, looking forward to it, can anyone tell me about how long it takes to get a tracking number?, ordered the 17th, not sure if its normal to take this long, I dont do many online orders.
     
  20. SirToys

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    I always forget what this set is called.

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    and is this brick Prime from anything?

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    check history page and spam folder for tracking.
     

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