WARNING - KO TFTM - Fracture on the loose

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by yuujin-mikeru, Nov 28, 2010.

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  1. Kupp

    Kupp Relic of a time before time. TFW2005 Supporter

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    does that make this the first KO gobot homage?
     
  2. Bogatan

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    I suppose I shouldn't be surprised but even with the recent flood of high end KOs this one still does surprise me.

    Is it possible that these were running changes made to the mould after the earlier releases? I can't remember the order the repaints came out in. Anyone have a definte real Fracture to hand or does the more recent japanese transparent version (official one) still have the mould errors/arrangement as the first releases?
     
  3. Kupp

    Kupp Relic of a time before time. TFW2005 Supporter

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    How about a Blue Prime or Blue Bumblebee instead of this.
     
  4. T-Logicon

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    Thanx for the info. This mold is one of my all-time favorites. I have the basic 3, but will definitely be looking forward to aquiring the other versions - KO style. For me, the minor differences dont mean a whole lot, due to the fact that Im not interested in the potential - future value of any of these figures. If my collecting style were more focused on the $ side of it, than I would be very concerned. I was on KOToys last night checking out these new Mirages, and I think they look awesome!
     
  5. DBJetsman

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    I had bought mine off eBay almost a year ago and I ran upstairs to check it out. KO!!! Don't see what the big deal is. Still awesome. :crazy: 
     
  6. oxidative

    oxidative last chance to evacuate

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    Thank you for this! Your work here is awesome :thumb 
     
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    20.00 for a KO fracture is somewhat a rip-off.
     
  9. yuujin-mikeru

    yuujin-mikeru What's a Tu-Ran-Su-Fo-Ma?

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    @Sizzle

    I actually read that before I went too meet the seller. It has some great points but didn't help much on Fracture since she came packaged in alt mode. The only one I was able to follow was checking her shins. I only noticed the differences I highlighted after I scrutinized her under some photo lamps after I got home.

    @All

    I got a reply from the seller about this and he said, he didn't know it was a KO and added it was sourced from Hong Kong then offered a full refund. He's also offering full refunds to anyone who bought Fractures from him. That's another sign I should have picked up on: having multiples of hard to find figures is suspicious. I'll let you guys know how it works out.
     
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    guard ya dollars the fake bots are like a zombie plague, seems cool til they r everywhere then there is no escape.
     
  11. mondo

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    how much would a loose genuine Fracture cost? For a MOC Fracture?
     
  12. reddragon162

    reddragon162 Almighty Slacker

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    Ebay:
    I picked up a genuine one a few years ago at Wal-Mart because I love the mold and was pleasantly surprised that Hasbro decided to make the character a fembot. Kept her MOC as I do all my figures, but didn't know she had become so valuable.
     
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    Fracture was always going to be valuable for the reason that she's based on the Gobot Crasher and that it's still very rare to have any female Decepticons of any toyline at all.

    If they are getting so much use out of this mold lately it would be jolly good fun if they made this mold in G2 Wasp like colousr that the Spychanger/Gobots Mirage has.

    Mirage (1995) - Autobot Counter Intelligence - www.tfu.info
     
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    um wow knocking off a walmart exclusive, what's next? ko desert themed tuner mudflap?...i noticed that the ko package doesn't have the 'only at walmart' sticker so i'm guessing us sellers with the walmart sticker on package are still 'safe'.. until they smartened up and transfer the sticker from other walmart items.
     
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    All five of mine (Mirage, Henkei Mirage, Clear Mirage, Fracture and Drag Strip) have the exact same defects/details as Mirage has in the first post in this thread.
     
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    At least the seller is trying to be honest.
     
  17. Human Beastbox

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    The Ebay prices I've seen for MOC has been in the $30-40 range. I can't recall seeing many loose ones lately.

    Why do I know this, you may be wondering? Because I missed out on that figure a few years ago, now I want one, but I'll be damned if I'll pay over $20 for a re-painted Wal-Mart toy from 3 years ago.

    I just don't want her that badly.

    I wonder how much that KO is going for????:D 
     
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    I recently lost an auction for a MOC Fracture, I wondered if it was a Knock Off or not.
     
  19. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Ebay:
    Thanks for the review, but these are so minor differences, you will never guess it from a blurry Ebay photo.

    What I'd instead like to know... how is the plastic quality? I got the KO Henkei Skywarp this weekend, and the whole thing is made from the shiny, cheap-ish plastic... it is not brittle or weak, but you just look at it and know it is a KO. Is this the same case?
     
  20. yuujin-mikeru

    yuujin-mikeru What's a Tu-Ran-Su-Fo-Ma?

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    I just got news from Cybertron Philippines about this KO Fracture. She's now rampant in, Divisora, a shopping district in Manila full of flea markets, she's selling there for $13. There's also report of KO ROTF toys like, Voyager Demolishor, HA Bumblebee and HA Sideswipe, in nearly authentic packaging.

    I'm a little scared now to go toy shopping because of this.
     
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