Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Mkall wrote:I don't have the KOs of any of them (unlike a previous poster, I don't think going legit is a waste of money, but that's a tired argument he and I will never agree on), however if my memory serves, the place to tell if it's a KO or not are the vents on the knees and forearms of the robot. If they're crisp and smooth and even then it's a legit fig. If they aren't symmetrical, or the grooves aren't neat, then it's a KO.
Thank you. I agree it's not a waste of money. Can you tell from the pictures I posted if the vent tell is apparent.
Crasher is a little too fuzzy for me to make out properly, but the Botcon Mirage looks legit given how the grooves catch the light of the flash. However that flash is making the solid plastic on the arms and legs glow a funny colour. Compare that to one of Seibertron's photos and you'll see the colour difference. You may want to ask for a non-flash picture to make sure the solid plastic matches is the right colour blue.
That said the type of plastic used seems to be the same type used for the legit version. There's this picture where you can see the cloudyness that's in the KO:
I'm also tempted to believe the ED Mirage is legit. However I'm not 100% sure based on just the in-box image.
There's a good article written a while back that compares the legit mold vs the KO mold. Sadly the image links have expired
Still it may be of some help: Article here