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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Kibble » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:53 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:Man, I hope it's not just cherry red plastic! :shock:


How about pink, that okay?
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:45 pm

have any pictures shown up of the actual Ko itself?

i MEGA want a ko version if the quality is decent. i think its insane to pay 90+ for a trailer which makes g2 classics prime slightly taller and gives him lots of kibble
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby zodconvoy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:19 am

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Kibble wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:Man, I hope it's not just cherry red plastic! :shock:


How about pink, that okay?


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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:26 am

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This is just getting stupid. Maketoys put a lot of work into this thing and it is one of their premier efforts... and well before it is even sold out, some jackarse is already KO'ing it? I really hope that the KO is a piece of crap. Otherwise, everyone's just going to flock to the KO, Maketoys isn't going to be able to get a proper return on their investment, and we might just see the end of a promising new third party developer.

I don't like KO's. But at least with Hasbro, they're big enough that they probably don't get hurt by them too much... And with something like Fansproject's City Commander, at least the original sets were much more scarse (if not sold out completely) before KO's started showing up much. But this, such a fast KO of a product from a relitively new company still looking to establish itself... That is just such a dick move.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:27 am

if its a decent price and decent quality then i could care less to be honest... i WANT to buy the offical maketoys battle tanker but £90 is ALOT for something i will display on my shelf and hardly ever touch

£40 seems at least reasonable if the quality is ok
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Shadowstream » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:34 pm

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I'm with Yotsuyasan on this. Quite frankly seeing a knock-off of a third party transformer item has to be one of the most crass things I've ever heard. And to have one this quickly is just plain horrible given that Maketoys started with this set. I may not think dropping 100 bucks on the official set is the most worthwhile thing I could do with my money, but I'm not about to go after a cheap replication just to save a few bob... I take advantage of the BBTS sale instead.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby craggy » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:40 pm

so are these out? Is there any way to tell them apart? I know the pic is hot pink, but I have to imagine there'd be little point in that and the actual KO will come with he proper colours, or a close approximation. I could see an all-black one doing fairly well with people who can't wait on Hasbro getting around to doing a proper Scourge.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:57 am

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Swindle01 wrote:if its a decent price and decent quality then i could care less to be honest... i WANT to buy the offical maketoys battle tanker but £90 is ALOT for something i will display on my shelf and hardly ever touch

£40 seems at least reasonable if the quality is ok

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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:41 am

why would i pay andy £70 when i can get the ko for £45 with free postage from other sites?

only reason andy has even lowered the price on this now is coz he knows everyone will buy the ko
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:46 am

Jury's out on the KO until we hear something about quality.

I'm perfectly fine with paying full price for a quality product. It's all well and good if it looks nice in photos but if it's total crap in-hand it's a waste of money completely. And, from what I gather from that garbled babelfish translation, it looks like they KOed the original, Prime-destroying head, and not the head that actually worked.

But jury's out until someone gives it a whirl.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:54 am

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Swindle01 wrote:why would i pay andy £70 when i can get the ko for £45 with free postage from other sites?

only reason andy has even lowered the price on this now is coz he knows everyone will buy the ko

Nope, it's an Easter Special.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby zodconvoy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:50 am

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I didn't order one because I want a Battle Tanker, though I do want one. I ordered it because I want to make a RiD Scourge out of one and a $50 KO was the better option over destroying an original. I don't care if it's red because the first hing I'm going to do is spray it with black primer anyway. Well, after a little quality review of it. I doubt it'll be worth even using as a Tanker set. I'm just hoping it isn't that waxy cheap plastic.

I also want someone to KO the Protector set for a couple of custom ideas I have. It's not that I don't love the Protector set, I really do, I just don't want to destroy it to make what I want.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:39 pm

how the crap is that an easter special? theres afew people selling it from america cheaper than andy. If i purchased that from them and afew other things and paid shipping its still cheaper than having to go via kapow

how the hells that an easter special?

sorry but it just seems rather convienent that when the ko shows up suddenly the original drops in price
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:17 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:how the crap is that an easter special? theres afew people selling it from america cheaper than andy. If i purchased that from them and afew other things and paid shipping its still cheaper than having to go via kapow

how the hells that an easter special?

sorry but it just seems rather convienent that when the ko shows up suddenly the original drops in price

He sometimes posts on facebook special deals, and this one was posted as an easter special, it is also cheaper than getting it from the US, unless you're talking about the KO, or someone trying to pass it off as an original. Plus it'S here faster than from the US and there is no threat of inflated taxes on top of it to make it even more expensive.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby craggy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:30 pm

scourge custom and the extra weapons do make it appealing to me. wouldn't mind another one of those awesome big ass swords, even if it doesn't light up (not having to be attached to the battery pack would be very welcome.

I haven't done any TF customising, but RID Scourge isn't too taxing now is it? especially if I only want him in robot mode. that said...I've got plenty of other things I want to buy, so unless it turns up somewhere I usually buy from, I may well pass.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:22 am

ok i got news for u all

1 - it ISNT Chms who made the ko battle tanker. Apparently its someone other ko company.....this alone has put me off alittle since it isnt chms however it IS the same ko company that made the City Commander kos. Hopefully this should mean it should just be slightly loose in afew places which can easily be fixed

2 - it isnt all pink. Its ment to be close to the original but not 100% paint wise

ive asked about the quality but havent gotten an answer but will say what gets back to me
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby robotmel » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:24 am

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Swindle01 wrote:why would i pay andy £70 when i can get the ko for £45 with free postage from other sites?

only reason andy has even lowered the price on this now is coz he knows everyone will buy the ko

:???:
Kapow Toys have the original version listed back up to £80! >:oP

Multiple Chinese sellers on Ebay knocking out the high quality KO (according to Robot Kingdoms comparison) delivered into the UK for around £30/£35! :grin:

Now owning a Battle Tanker upgrade can be easy for everyone at a good price....
but tracking down a G2 Prime in the UK has become a nightmare!

I can only guess that certain smaller UK Transformer retailers are gonna hold back their stocks of the G2 Prime for a while as the demand for him will increase with said KO being in arms reach.
Once everyone who wants one are happy with a KO Battle Tanker retailers will squeeze a few G2 Primes out at an inflated price, probably so they can break even with all the official MakeToys Battle Tankers they have in their stock rooms?

So I can only see the next step in the KO Battle Tanker saga being a KO of G2 Prime (especially in Scourge deco) being offered up over the coming months? :-?
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby zodconvoy » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:30 am

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robotmel wrote:
Swindle01 wrote:why would i pay andy £70 when i can get the ko for £45 with free postage from other sites?

only reason andy has even lowered the price on this now is coz he knows everyone will buy the ko

:???:
Kapow Toys have the original version listed back up to £80! >:oP

Multiple Chinese sellers on Ebay knocking out the high quality KO (according to Robot Kingdoms comparison) delivered into the UK for around £30/£35! :grin:

Now owning a Battle Tanker upgrade can be easy for everyone at a good price....
but tracking down a G2 Prime in the UK has become a nightmare!

I can only guess that certain smaller UK Transformer retailers are gonna hold back their stocks of the G2 Prime for a while as the demand for him will increase with said KO being in arms reach.
Once everyone who wants one are happy with a KO Battle Tanker retailers will squeeze a few G2 Primes out at an inflated price, probably so they can break even with all the official MakeToys Battle Tankers they have in their stock rooms?

So I can only see the next step in the KO Battle Tanker saga being a KO of G2 Prime (especially in Scourge deco) being offered up over the coming months? :-?


If the price was going to go up for G2 Optimus it would have before the Maketoys Tanker came out. I would also have said that KOs of it would be unlikely but with the mold being used for Botcon this year, it is a distinct possibility. If their isn't one by July, there won't be one.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby robotmel » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:31 am

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zodconvoy wrote:If the price was going to go up for G2 Optimus it would have before the Maketoys Tanker came out. I would also have said that KOs of it would be unlikely but with the mold being used for Botcon this year, it is a distinct possibility. If their isn't one by July, there won't be one.


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The original MakeToys version is quite expensive for a lot of people, so the demand for G2 Prime would have been low, but now everyone is aware of the decent KO being available, the G2 Prime price has shot up or stock may be being held back ready for the obvious demand.
Makes sense really... ;)
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:38 am

really? because i saw 2 on ebay yesterday go for less than £12 with postage......

alot of people hate the figure unless he has the tanker

im assuming the same will happen with this figure over time now like what happened with the White classics prime all of a sudden costing over £70 just because of the city commander kit which you can get the ko of for less than £30
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby robotmel » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:05 am

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Swindle01 wrote:really? because i saw 2 on ebay yesterday go for less than £12 with postage......

:-?
Nope, as I have been checking Ebay on a regular daily basis and have not seen even a second hand one for less than £25?

Swindle01 wrote:im assuming the same will happen with this figure over time now like what happened with the White classics prime all of a sudden costing over £70 just because of the city commander kit which you can get the ko of for less than £30

Exactly! KO Ultra Magnus and KO City Commander can be picked up cheap as chips now, so with the KO Battle Tanker being freely available for a good price, its only a matter of time for the G2 Prime to be knocked off in my opinion? :-$
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:31 am

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robotmel wrote:Exactly! KO Ultra Magnus and KO City Commander can be picked up cheap as chips now, so with the KO Battle Tanker being freely available for a good price, its only a matter of time for the G2 Prime to be knocked off in my opinion? :-$


But how many years later is it from City Commander? G2 Optimus and Battle Tanker are still considered new product and the KO still hasn't even been received by the people who first ordered it yet, though I will have mine within the week. There just wasn't the same frenzy over any of this like there was for City Commander or even Protector (which still hasn't been KOed yet!) or look at Hardhead. His figure languished over here until Headrobots announced their upgrade for it and it's price hit the roof while it was still on clearance in most stores! Now, Hardhead is still expensive but the Headrobots set isn't. They don't always balance back out.
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:18 pm

for those wanting to know KO Protector is being prototyped at the end of this month. Then depending on how the prototype is will depend on how long the ko is going to be

ko punch/counterpunch is also ment to be due out at the end of this month
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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby zodconvoy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:54 am

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Swindle01 wrote:for those wanting to know KO Protector is being prototyped at the end of this month. Then depending on how the prototype is will depend on how long the ko is going to be


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Re: Maketoys Battle Tanker KO

Postby Swindle01 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:18 pm

not sure yet as they dont even have a prototype yet but i doubt they will sell it for anything over $60 when its mass released

i just wish these next 3 days would bloody hurry up so i can make my orders for punch/counterpunch
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