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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby Scaleface » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:02 pm

I picked this one up on ebay for $7.49 including shipping. Not a bad size-up and recolor for RTS Legends Megatron.

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby slugfest200x » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:11 pm

does anyone have one of those ko hotrod figures or one of the soundwave figures for trade?? where can i get one of those giant hot rods?
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:30 am

Scout 6 pack for around 25rmb ($3.80) the mirage has been in other sets

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and I got an Oversize Legends 12 pack for around 33rmb ($5) (has cosmos and warpath)

plastic is a little 'shampoo bottley' on both sets.

and on a side note: 911 Funny Path Car, was 16rmb ($2.50)
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:56 am

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Huh, look at that, a Knight Morpher Commander KO. Who would of thunk it.
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby leakin' lubricant » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:07 pm

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TRANSFORMERS DEVICE LABEL RAVAGE KO REVIEW.

OK this is my first toy review so be gentle with me, the toy up for review is two different versions of Device Label Ravage, one good one not so good, there are comparison photos included so here goes.

I would like to make it clear hear that I do not own the official Device Label Ravage, and am basing comparisons on photographs and You Tube videos.

First up is what I think is the first KO to hit the market, at first glance it appears quite a faithful reproduction, the joints are nice and sturdy without being too tight, the Alt mode feels secure and is made of good quality materials, however the parts that form the lower legs is finished in white plastic, which is a little cheap looking, the Decepticon logo is well formed and has accurate placement compared to the official version, however it is finished in blue rather than purple.

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Upon transformation it becomes apparent that there have been many shortcuts made with this KO, the main problem is that they have decided to combine the torso and front leg hinge so during transformation it makes Ravage much longer which in turn creates two further problems, first it creates a sizable void in ravages mid section, which is not that big a problem if you extend the USB (I’ll get to that later), secondly it make ravage look a bit stretched and lanky. Other differences include disproportionate sized legs which is amplified by the added length and a very simplified head mould giving Ravage a kind of flat headed appearance, he also has a row of teeth rather than distinct fangs, which makes him appear a little weak.

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USB functionality was a problem from the offset, firstly the sliding mechanism was very stiff (I needed to force it with a pen), when retracted it still protruded about 2-3mm and when opened parts of the circuit board were visible. However the final nail in the coffin for this rather disappointing purchase was that when I tried to remove the USB from my computer, ravage came out fine however the USB component remained in my computer, effectively disembowelling poor Ravage!

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Overall I give Version I KO Ravage a 3 out of 10, it’s a fair attempt but the shoddy build quality and excessive simplification leave this Ravage coming up a bit short (even though technically it’s longer, damn, did I say this was my first review?).

Now for what appears to be the modified KO, which is an entirely different animal (metaphorically speaking of course because they’re both panthers, damn! Never mind). At first glance it is apparent that this version is much more in keeping with the official product, however in USB mode the joint feel a little looser than its predecessor, giving it a fairly loose and “rattly” feels, it is made of good quality materials and the parts that form the lower legs are finished in silver painted plastic which despite being of a lighter shade than the official version looks very nice, the Decepticon logo is differently placed (on the head) is smaller and well formed, however is still blue!?

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Transformation proves to be a much smoother process this time around, the simplification at the torso is virtually nonexistent which keeps Ravage in proportion and is very pleasing to the eye, the only noticeable simplification is at the neck, the official version appears to have a neck hinge allowing articulation of the head, this is sadly lacking here, however this is not a major problem and certainly not a reason to dismiss this version, there is further simplification to the head mould, however these are minimal, Ravage has fangs and looks truly menacing . As an aside the legs on this KO appear to be of better quality that the official version, the official version appears to have hollow legs, where the KO’s legs are solid.

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USB functionality was also much better, the mechanism is slightly stiff but not a major issue, the only problem is that the USB device has been inserted upside down (this may just be an oversight on my particular purchase, not sure if it is a persistent issue) , which damages the aesthetic a little when plugged into a computer.

Overall I give Version II KO Ravage a solid 9 out of 10, it loses half a point for being a little loose in USB mode and another half a point for having an upside down USB, a very good quality KO and as near as you will get to the real deal.

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby gamdann » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:48 pm

These are pictures of knock off transformer figures that I dug up from the attic and am looking to sell, does anyone here recognize them and know the lines they came from?
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby cine31 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:43 pm

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Hello, my latest KO updates:

Jazz Movie KO custom painted:
[All the photos of the review:http://cine31collectorsedition.blogspot.com/2011/09/custom-jazz.html ]
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Jazz: Before & After.

Robots Deformation - Thundercracker KO
[All the photos of the review: http://cine31collectorsedition.blogspot.com/2011/08/robots-deformation-thundercracker-ko.html]
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Robots Deformation - Starscream KO
[All the photos of the review: http://cine31collectorsedition.blogspot.com/2011/08/robots-deformation-starscream-ko.html]
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[b]Super Change Robot - Optimus Prime KO
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http://cine31collectorsedition.blogspot.com/2011/07/super-change-robot-optimus-prime-ko.html

Super Change Robot - Bumblebee KO
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Transforming Tank
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Prowl - Justice Robot KO
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:28 am

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gamdann wrote:These are pictures of knock off transformer figures that I dug up from the attic and am looking to sell, does anyone here recognize them and know the lines they came from?


Wow, got lucky on that one. You can thank CollectionDX for this one.

The red and black one is a Tribot, by Tomy. Not Transformers at all, just very simple transforming robots, and Triplechangers to boot. Googled the name, and found this nifty page about them:

Tomy Tribots, on Kitty's Pryde
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:34 pm

Went to the "China international animation copyright fair" yesterday, meet the TFC guys, they let me take some pics at their booths,
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby cine31 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:00 am

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:32 am

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:28 pm

The Letters A-Team figures got KO'd, 10rmb each, kind of shampoo bottly, I recommend the originals.

Shampoo bottle micromasters, simplified hotrod, were 1rmb each

and on a side note KFG toilet paper lol

Osama AK

also saw these Universe Star Gods figures, I guess they transform into balls.
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby RhA » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:36 pm

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Paul Grant wrote:Osama AK


Seriously WTF.
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby Swindle01 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:39 pm

I WANT OSAMA GUN
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:39 am

I got these TFC figures a while ago, but never got around to taking pics,

Primars

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:43 am

Bumblebee Pixar Cars

Universe Fight Gods, (Bakugan)

and on a side note: Bren Gun, plastic pellet air gun
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:25 am

I completed my set of Letters A-Team figures

also got this Chinese police alternators Prime, with 'great wall' symbol on the hood

and these, Cigarette Peacock bots lol
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:41 am

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Paul Grant wrote:and these, Cigarette Peacock bots lol


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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:32 am

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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:57 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
*flips through the catalog*

I must say Happy Well has come a long way from KO's. Some of their ideas are actually quite nice:

- magnetic three mode build-a-bot sets
- triplechanging X-bots
- Goal-Bots or "Soccer Label" with transforming soccer balls, shoes and outfits :lol:

And I see they still have KO's in their line-up. O well.
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby Nemesis Destron » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:48 pm

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Can someone please give me some input on KO Wonderfest Black Convoy? Was it "crystal" black or just "straight" black? I really appreciate the help all! :VEHI:
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby SirToys » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:24 pm

Haven't posted any of my toy hauls in a while, here's what I got lately,

Seacons, haven't opened them yet to see what the quality is like

Lighter lol, shampoo bottle plastic

Cylinder, I've seen what look like better quality ones around, after opening I noticed this one the quality is not so good, must be a KO of the better ones.

Micromasters, I think I've completed my collection of colour variations now,

and while in another city, found 2 mini Predakings, been on the shelf since 2008, when I saw them the first time in that store.

And on a side note, some other wacky toys I got in China,

A lego army soldier smoking
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Re: New Transformers Knockoff Thread

Postby Swindle01 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:05 pm

theres 2 versions of wonderfest convoy

theres the KO Henkei version which is a direct replica of the 1 that got cancelled

Then theres CRYSTAL Henkei Wonderfest convoy. Hes basically the CLEAR version of wonderfest convoy - al la Henkei Clear Convoy but in the wonderfest colours

i have had clear wonderfest convoy sat on my shelf now for about 2 months and im really really happy with him. He goes very well next to clear ko henkei prime. I like him much more than the SDCC optimus we were given in the classics line. All thats good for is the shadow commander kit
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