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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby slugfest200x » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:05 pm

just when i thought my wallet should take a break. i love my KO devastator with the yellow and black instead of purple. definitely lookin forward to some more cassettes
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby DJ1107 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:54 am

This may be the only time I'll ever trust KO toys if there make decent combinerbots
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby horus » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:41 am

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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby horus » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:52 am

Motto: "Drown them in sound till you here no whispers"
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A few more pics, grandslam :)

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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby slugfest200x » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:33 pm

WHEN ARE THESE COMING OUT!!
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Mkall » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:03 am

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slugfest200x wrote:WHEN ARE THESE COMING OUT!!

I think he said in a couple of weeks
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Hoitytoity » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:10 am

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I am, surprisingly, totally down with these. Primarily the dino cassettes, but I might get the rest until I have the cash for the real deals :3
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:19 am

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I'll get the Dino Cassettes. To be honest, those things weren't even rare in Japan and are by no means worth the after market cost they command.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby MegaHammerTron » Tue May 10, 2011 5:09 am

These look really great!

I could get closer to completing my collection with these.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Amelie » Tue May 10, 2011 5:29 am

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*sighs* Getting Overkill to go with Slugfest is going to be a minefield now.

I don't mind KOs, but its when they're packaged in replica boxes\backing cards that I get annoyed. I know a lot of people like the KOs because of this, but its starting to make vintage collecting a dangerous, depressing affair.

We all know it won't be long before people start adding wear and crumpling the boxes, or deliberatly sunfading a bit to disguise it further as well.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby _mixmaster_ » Tue May 31, 2011 5:12 am

Photos of packing samples have been shown on the site of KO toys.

https://www.kotoys.com/forum/index.php/topic,1715.255.html
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Buyer Beware: KO Dinocassettes and Cassette Combiners in Vintage Style Packaging

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Tue May 31, 2011 12:23 pm

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I am NOT he!"
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Every now and again, we at Seibertron.com are notified of an upcoming Knock Off of a rare or expensive figure, and want to take the time to warn our members to exercise some caution when purchasing vintage pieces.

This time, it appears that a new batch of highly authentic looking Cassettetrons are about to be released, sporting very accurate package reproductions. It appears that Japanese exclusive Dial and Zaur, as well as Raindance, Grand Slam, Beastbox, and Squawktalk have been reproduced. As always, we encourage you to do extensive research when preparing to purchase a rare or expensive figure to ensure you are purchasing what you believe you're purchasing.


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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby gothsaurus » Tue May 31, 2011 12:58 pm

I'm glad someone is finally making these... if not Takara or Hasbro, then SOMEBODY. Been waiting a good decade. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby ae_productions » Tue May 31, 2011 1:03 pm

Motto: "Pew, pew, pew!"
Weapon: Rust-Ray Rifle
PURE WIN!!

These have been holy grail pieces for me for years. Just could never afford the outrageous price tag. Once again, Takara is too busy producing their 6th MP Convoy and crappy movie toys then to produce new or reissue old unreleased toys (unreleased to the USA). Takara dropped the ball again.

So happy we live in an age where there are options OUTSIDE of Takara and Hasbro.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Amelie » Tue May 31, 2011 1:11 pm

Motto: "Today's yummy biscuits are just tomorrows crumbs."
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I think its jumping the gun to assume that Takara will never reissue these figures.

They probably won't now the market has been flooded with KOs, though. How many people are gonna pay twice for something if they were prepared to own a KO in the first place?
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby TheCrookedMan » Tue May 31, 2011 1:17 pm

Motto: "I like blocky rehashes."
Derrick Wyatt's gotta be psyched about this.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby gothsaurus » Tue May 31, 2011 1:19 pm

As a rule, I WILL always get the official figure if and when HasTak releases it, even if I've gotten a quality KO.

I'm trying to remember if that's actually EVER happened to me, though. *hurts brain thinking* :-?
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue May 31, 2011 2:51 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:As a rule, I WILL always get the official figure if and when HasTak releases it, even if I've gotten a quality KO.

I'm trying to remember if that's actually EVER happened to me, though. *hurts brain thinking* :-?

It's happened to me once with the high quality KO Ratbat and Frenzy(?, the blue cassette) two pack. I bought the Encores of them because official product will always win out. I had assumed, along with a large number of the fandom, that the Rumble and Frenzy molds were gone for good. I always wanted Rumble as a kid from the cartoon. Call him Frenzy all you like, he'll always be Rumble to me. So I bought the KOs.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Blackstreak » Tue May 31, 2011 4:11 pm

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I've always wanted a set of Dinocassettes. I may still not pick them up though, got more important things to buy.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby billprestonesquire » Tue May 31, 2011 4:29 pm

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Amelie wrote:*sighs* Getting Overkill to go with Slugfest is going to be a minefield now.

I don't mind KOs, but its when they're packaged in replica boxes\backing cards that I get annoyed. I know a lot of people like the KOs because of this, but its starting to make vintage collecting a dangerous, depressing affair.

We all know it won't be long before people start adding wear and crumpling the boxes, or deliberatly sunfading a bit to disguise it further as well.



i agree, this totally blows. i'm happy that people will now be able to afford the Dinos because the aftermarket prices are way out of control, but i do wish that they would change the packaging and toys just a little bit. i only buy originals unless it's a completely new design or size (like the Perfect Effect Reflector or iGear Mini MP Primes). things like this make it so much harder to purchase anything, especially when it's a very, very high priced item and on Ebay where you can't examine it closely with your own eyes. oh well, crap happens.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Crisdecal » Tue May 31, 2011 4:56 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:Friggin'. Sweet.

I might not buy them from KO Toys, but these bad boys will definately be mine when they're released. But I think I'll still get a vintige BeastBox and GrandSlam instead of the KOs of those.


If your going to buy them you might as well buy them from kotoys because the owner of the site is the one whose having the cassettes Koed. The guy's planning on selling the dino cassettes at about $40.00 + shipping a set. Wait 'till a scalper gets there hands on some and you'll be lucky if you find them for less than $100.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby billprestonesquire » Tue May 31, 2011 5:00 pm

Motto: "You've got the Touch!!!"
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Crisdecal wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Friggin'. Sweet.

I might not buy them from KO Toys, but these bad boys will definately be mine when they're released. But I think I'll still get a vintige BeastBox and GrandSlam instead of the KOs of those.


If your going to buy them you might as well buy them from kotoys because the owner of the site is the one whose having the cassettes Koed. The guy's planning on selling the dino cassettes at about $40.00 + shipping a set. Wait 'till a scalper gets there hands on some and you'll be lucky if you find them for less than $100.


i agree, if you are going to get them, why wouldn't you buy them direct from KO Toys?
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Mkall » Tue May 31, 2011 6:01 pm

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I am disappointed they're going with KOs of the Packaging along with the figures.

I'm still going to get the Dinocassettes though.
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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Tue May 31, 2011 6:26 pm

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Re: KO Dino Cassettes on the horizon

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:49 pm

billprestonesquire wrote:
Crisdecal wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Friggin'. Sweet.

I might not buy them from KO Toys, but these bad boys will definately be mine when they're released. But I think I'll still get a vintige BeastBox and GrandSlam instead of the KOs of those.


If your going to buy them you might as well buy them from kotoys because the owner of the site is the one whose having the cassettes Koed. The guy's planning on selling the dino cassettes at about $40.00 + shipping a set. Wait 'till a scalper gets there hands on some and you'll be lucky if you find them for less than $100.


i agree, if you are going to get them, why wouldn't you buy them direct from KO Toys?

At the time KO Toys was giving me some problems with an order and I was feeling frustrated.

But those problems have been cleared up, so I guess I'll give KO Toys another shot. However, I doubt this is a "KO Toys exclucive". Many people sell these sort of knock ofs.
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