JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Rated X wrote:Heres a question for everyone that is not on Hasbro's payroll:
Lump of plastic A: Was officially sanctioned by Mr. Hasbro himself
Lump of plastic B: Made from the same plastic, stored in they same style of tub, but officially sanctioned by some random Chinese guy.
Which lump of plastic would you buy ???
Hasbro didnt create Transformers, they bought into it back into 1984. They are not gods, just businessmen. They dont care about us fans, so what up with the obsession some fans have with Hasbro ???
A better question would be this:
"How would you consider a person who copies toy designs and sells them at a much lower cost than the original product, even though the quality would be the same?"
Well the quality part of the question is debatable. There are crappy KO’s and high quality KO’s. The dino cassettes would fall under the high quality category along with CHMS, Kold, X-Transbot, and those really nice G1 KO’s. The fact that all KO news on this site is titled “BUYER’S BEWARE” is an unintended compliment to how good the quality is on some of these KO’s. If they were such s**t, would you really need to warn people what to look for to identify the KO versions ??? Sure they suffer some QC control issues just like their Hasbro counterparts. The original Takara MP Rodimus had tons of QC issues all at the hands of Takara. And wasn’t Hasbro the inventor of “Gold Plastic Syndrome” in the 90’s ??? Don’t put Hasbro or Takara on a pedestal of perfection. And do give KO companies credit when they match the quality of the original or come 98% close to matching it.
Now, on to the “much lower cost” part of your question. The answer is really quite simple:
What do we as Americans always complain about ???
Whether it’s cheaper gas, unlimited cell phone plans, fast food value menus, refilling HP ink cartridges, Black Friday shopping deals, etc., we are always looking to get more bang for our buck. So if I can get more or less the same figure for less money, why wouldn’t I ???
That my friend, is the American way.
As far as copying the toy designs, once again that is debatable. If Hasbro made the figures readily available for those who want them, there would be no reason to KO them. That’s the case with the dino cassettes. Same thing with the “unofficial” Rainmakers and Sunstorm made by CHMS. Hasbro knew fans wanted them, but they were too busy making Bumblebee figures. They snooze, they lose. If as many die hard “Hasbro only” fans exist as you believe, then why was CHMS so successful ???
CHMS gave the fans what they wanted for a great price. That’s what us Americans cant get enough of…More for less.
Hope I answered your question from my honest perspective.