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Knock Offs

Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:19 pm

Because there's no complete TF Discussion if we don't talk about Knock Offs

Here's my first Review: Transformable: Super Power Series

This Knock Off Line is one of the most impressive Chinese Bootlegs ever made (in my opinion).

The "Wave-1" of this line has Knock off versions of Robot Masters Optimus Prime, G1 Hot Rod, Soundblaster, Perceptor and Powermaster Optimus Prime

Wave-1 Blister
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We saw bootlegs with ripped off TF Artwork, but the Bootleggers ripped the Japanese manual (They even put the Japanese Transformers logo)!
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Wave-1 Figures

HOT ROD/HOT RODIMUS: Well, the bootleggers did a REALLY good job in this toy, they respected the colors of Hot Rod, but the flames of his chest are painted and not a sticker, he has metallic stickers and the metal parts, but the cockpit glass is not transparent, Hot Rod comes packaged with his Targetmaster Firebolt.

Hot Rod in Vehicle Mode
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Hot Rod in Robot Mode
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Targetmaster Firebolt
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SOUNDBLASTER: The second figure in this wave, he comes packaged with Buzzsaw, and like Hot Rod, he has metallic stickers (I added him a Decepticon symbol from other KO), he has his missile launcher, a gun and three missiles.

Soundblaster, Buzzsaw and Ravage in Walkman & Cassette Modes
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Soundblaster, Buzzsaw and Ravage in Robot Mode
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PERCEPTOR: Third figure in the line Very impressive, and detailed for be a Knock Off, it has the same stuff like Soundblaster and Hot Rod, Perceptor comes packaged with Ravage.

Perceptor in Microscope Mode
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Perceptor in Robot Mode
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ROBOT MASTERS CONVOY: Fourth figure, ignoring the simple colorscheme, this figure includes everything except the front for the trailer (And it's oversized than the original).

RM Convoy in Robot Mode (Size comparison with Energon Optimus Prime)
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RM Convoy in Vehicle Mode (Again with E-Prime)
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POWERMASTER OPTIMUS PRIME: Well, they resumed his Transformation because he doesn't transform in a Truck, his Transformation is the TRAILER!!, it cames packaged with a Galaxy Convoy cannon, and the cannon has lights! (Like the laser pointers)
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It looks like the line was successful because they made a Wave-2

Wave-2 Blister (It's bigger than Supreme Starscream box)
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The Wave-2 has Knock Off versions of the Legends of Cybertron figures
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In Mexico the only figure who arrived was the Legends of Cybertron Optimus Prime (The chinese give him the Super Mode Weapons and Wings!, the legs of this figure are from the RM Convoy)
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The wings are not of plastic, they're from cardboard, so take care of them.
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The LOC OP in Vehicle Mode
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Figures of Wave-2
- LOC Optimus Prime
- LOC Starscream
- LOC Hot-Shot
- LOC Scourge
- LOC Megatron
- LOC Evac
- LOC Jetfire

Quality of figures: The figures of both waves have a good quality, are perfect for repair G1 toys, or for complete your collection.
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Postby Tramp » Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:54 pm

I actually like the legs on that knock-off LOC Op better than the proper legs.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:00 pm

how much did the loc knockoffs cost and does that box have all the figs mentioned?
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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:15 pm

Well, the Wave-1 figures costed 85 pesos (8.5 dollars) and the LOC 135 pesos (13.5 dollars), but unfortunately the shops didn't released more TF KO's.
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:38 pm

the stores around you suck,sp :lol:
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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:00 pm

Sort of.

They can pass MONTHS without release a good KO.
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Postby TF Hunter D » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:46 am

BTW, I've got the wave 1 set. Have you noteced this about the KO Hot Rod...
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It's the bigger one 8)
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Postby TM Pulse » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:03 am

Any idea where to find these online?
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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:54 am

Oversized, That explains why he has the same size than my Alternators!
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Postby TM Devastator » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:48 pm

My brother and I got one of these sets on ebay for $55 shipped. It included every figure in this thread. There were also leg extensions for Soundblaster and Percepter. They were pretty darn stupid. My brother is keeping Soundblaster and his accessories, and I'm keeping the Prime guys, but if someone is interested in the Hot Rod or Perceptor, I'd be willing to part with them.
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Postby Insane Galvatron » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:15 pm

Devastator wrote:My brother and I got one of these sets on ebay for $55 shipped. It included every figure in this thread. There were also leg extensions for Soundblaster and Percepter. They were pretty darn stupid. My brother is keeping Soundblaster and his accessories, and I'm keeping the Prime guys, but if someone is interested in the Hot Rod or Perceptor, I'd be willing to part with them.
I'd take you up on that, except I'd like to have the Soundblaster as well. The jury is out on PMOP because there wasn't enough shown in this thread. Does it transform at all?

Also, can you tell me what they are listed as on ebay? I can't pull them up in a search.
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Postby TM Devastator » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:51 pm

The Powermaster Optimus Prime transforms into a trailer, isn't that exciting? I'm seriously, that's all he transforms into.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Transformers-G1-Set-Hot-Rod-SoundBlaster-Optimus-Prime_W0QQitemZ150025544777QQihZ005QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That auction has ended, but every now and then decepticon zero will put up another auction for the lot. From what I've seen they generally only get one bid. At first I thought $40 was a steal, but having the figures in hand I now think that $40 is just a tad too much.

Also, that Soundblaster does indeed hold two cassettes if you cut off a tiny tab inside of him. There's an unecessary hinge to help hold his right arm in place. I cut it away and now legit cassettes will fit in him, but the bootleg cassettes are just a tad awkward in tape mode so they may give you trouble.
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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:59 am

Well, i found this two Knocks in Madero City.

G1 Cyclonus & Destron Sixwing
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Cyclonus in package
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Cyclonus (Robot Mode)
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Destron Sixwing packaged
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Destron Sixwing with a KO Autobot Sixwing
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Destron Sixwings (Vehicle Mode)
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Destron Sixwings (Robot Mode)
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Sixwing parts in Armor Mode
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Quality of the figures

G1 Cyclonus: Acceptable for a KO, it just needs a good repaint for pass him like an original (Recommended).

Destron Sixwing: 99% Accurate to the original, the 1% missing is because he doesn't have Decepticon symbols, the figures are resistant (Recommended).
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Knock Offs

Postby Dark_Fool » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:30 am

cyclonus is a nice looking knock off
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Postby TM Devastator » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:56 am

I have the Autobot Sixwing bootlegs and they're pretty awesome too. They're pretty darn close to the official bots except for the pins that hold the wheels in. The heads of the pins are too small so the wheels are very loose an giggle around.
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Postby Hobbyist Prime » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:51 pm

Damn! I keep spending ALL my money on the real deals and these look incredible! KO's have come a long way since I used to buy them!

I also like the look of a white cyclonus!
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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:18 pm

This topic must be as "Sticky" or "Pinned", because the KO's are very important information for the fans.
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Postby TF Hunter D » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:03 pm

I thint the Cyclonus figure is also oversized. I don't have the original with me, but I noticed that mine is bigger than most of the other figures about the same size as original Cyclonus.
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Postby TFmaster » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:22 pm

I want that Hotrod and Soundwave!!!!

Anyone with a link to where I can get them or can someone get them for me and I'll pay for them and shipping?!

PM me with info!!!!

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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:33 am

Another KO that i want to show you: R.I.D. X-Brawn from the "Space Flying Ranger" line.

In his blister
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Vehicle Mode (I have to scratch some parts with sandpaper for make it transform, well i sand the left arm and the union Arm/Car Front)
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Robot Mode (With his weapons, the one in the left shoulder can't fit normally, and i had to use some duct tape for the second pic)
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Quality: Regular, because it was made of the same plastic than the Beast Wars KO's, and has the size of the other Autobot Brothers, this figure is ideal for customs (I made X-Bardiel with this KO)

The Space Flying Ranger line has this figures
- R.I.D. X-Brawn
- Beast Wars KO's (Cicadacon, Blackarachnia)
- Generic Transformable Motorcycles
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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:20 pm

More Knocks:

Adhoc Fighter (Micromaster Size Baldigus)
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The Chinese company Polyfect Toys is progressing with the Robot Masters KO's (Wing Stun was the first one)

Quick Change Transforming Set: X-Gunner (Robot Masters)
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Quick Change Transforming System: Car Robots Shuttler & Hepter (I bought it for replace a broken Hepter.)
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Hepter can't move his arms, but he can combine to form Baldigus
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Postby TF Hunter D » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:56 am

BTW, does anyone know where I can get an oversized Dinoking/Pretender monster set? I need one for a custom set I've been contemplating.
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Postby TFmaster » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:05 pm

TF Hunter D wrote:BTW, does anyone know where I can get an oversized Dinoking/Pretender monster set? I need one for a custom set I've been contemplating.


Check http://www.toyhell.com

They have some decent KO's and I haven't had any problems ordering from him before...

It's where I got my oversized Dinoking...

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Postby Nemesis Sturmvogel » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:44 pm

Looks like Tampico is on the good time, because they had all the Micromaster KO Gestalts (Now i have the entire KO Micromaster Gestalt collection)

Freihterpan (Micromaster Sized Compunasor)
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Stunticons & Technobots (Robot Mode)
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Size comparison with a normal size Compunasor
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Robot Masters RM-06 Air Hunter
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Air Hunter in Jet Mode (With his weapons: the gun and his sword)
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Air Hunter (Robot Mode)
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The Name "Compunasor" is because this gestalt has two Computron parts: Afterburner (Motorcycle) and Nosecone (Drill).

Micromaster Gestalt KO Guide
ONFALL MOBILE: Autobot Sixwing with Gobot Waterwalk
SLUSHERCAR: Autobot Sixbuilder
TRAINEMPRISE: Sixliner with Gobot Man-O-War
LAND SEA AIR: Landcross with Gobot Spin Twist
RECONNOITRE: Superion with Mini-Con Sonar
CONSTRUCTION: Devastator
FIREFIGHTER: Defensor
FREIHTERPAN: Compunasor (COMPUtron-meNASOR Gestalt Mix-Up)
ADHOC FIGHTER: Car Robots Baldigus (With Battle Gaia style stickers)

Polyfect Toys "Quick Change" series guide
QUICK CHANGE ROBOT FIGHTER TRANSFORMING SYSTEM: Gestalts Boxsets
- Defensor (Quick Change Robot Fighter)
- Baldigus (Quick Change Robot Fighter)
- Devastator (Quick Change Construction Robot Fighter)
- Superion (Quick Change Sky Robot Fighter)

QUICK CHANGE TRANSFORMING SYSTEM: 2 Gestalt Members in 1 blister
- Shuttler & Hepter
- Greenjeeper & Dangar
- Groove & First Aid
- Mixmaster & Long Haul
- Scavenger & Bonecrusher
- Hook & Scrapper
- Fireflight & Air Raid
- Slingshot & Sky Dive

QUICK CHANGE TRANSFORMING SET: Robot Masters Knock Offs
- Wrecker Hook
- Wing Stun
- Air Hunter
- Victory Leo
- X-Gunner
- Delta Seeker
- Double Face
- Road Rocket
- Star Saber

That's all the info that i get from the blisters.
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Postby TF Hunter D » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:06 am

Got a bid for that Monstructor figure. I just hope that nobody jinxes me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:US:11&Item=130025094657
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