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Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide
Date: Wednesday, January 14th 2015 10:21am CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Site Articles, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): shajaki

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Fellow Seibertron.com user shajaki has spent quite some time figuring out all the differences between the Takara Tomy MP-10A Bathing Ape Convoy and its unfortunate knock-off counterpart. As some collectors may still be on the hunt for this redeco, we're sharing with you all the guide put together to figure out whether you're looking at the real deal or not - check it out below!

Alright folks! I have been driving myself nuts over this figure. At first because of the cost. Then because of the picture perfect KO. I've been researching a bunch over the past few days, and feel I have enough findings to finally make this thread. so here we go!

First: The box
Down there are some pics of the legit box. Now, I work in a chemical plant. And any given thing we have (received or blended by us) has a "lot" or "batch" number mainly to keep track of when and where things are made. Well apparently toys are no different. If you check on the bottom of the MP boxes (or elsewhere on any other TF) you'll find the lot number. I surmised that while they (the KO'ers) have counterfeited the box, they didn't go so far as to stamp the box with that number like Takara did. Turns out I was right.

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide


You'll see that the bottom right of the box (of the legit Takara version) has a stamp with "G1214". And if what I know about lot number is true, the 14 at the end probably means "made in 2014", but I digress. I think most figures of the same type and mold will have the same lot number, especially on such a limited run like this. So all legit MP BAPEs should have that number.

Below this, is the bottom of the KO box (I'm not bothering with other angles cause they're the same as the legit). You'll notice a couple differences, mainly that there's no bar code, and no lot number stamp. And BOOM. You just confirmed a sealed BAPE to be a KO. ;)

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide


SECOND: The Figure
The legit BAPE uses the MP10B (Black Convoy) variation of the mold, which has the (molded) Autobot insignia removed, so both shoulders are smooth and clean. The left shoulder is where said insignia should be, but the BAPE logo is there instead, and the right one has nothing.

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide


The KO was molded from one of the original MP10s, and thus has the molded Autobot insignia on the left shoulder. so in turn the bape KO has something on each shoulder. the bape logo is on the opposite shoulder it should be, because of the molded insignia is obviously still there.

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! MP10A Bape Convoy KO Guide


In closing, I hope this helps cause I wasn't able to find this info anywhere else. Being able to tell if something is a KO or not is pretty easy in hand, but in the age of internet buying you really have to be careful. And while most people selling these KOs clearly state what they are, it doesn't mean there won't be someone trying to pass one off as the real deal.

Happy (safe) hunting everyone!

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok - Comparison Images

Transformers News: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok - Comparison Images
Date: Friday, August 30th 2013 8:36am CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Robotkingdom

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As many of you know a knock off G1 Scorponok has hit the market, and site sponsor Robotkingdom has provided a quick write up and some comparison images. If you're in the market for a authentic G1 Scorponok you might want to take the time to look over the information below.

Dear customers,

Here are some comparison Photos of the KO Scorpronok.

Without checking the product in personal, it may be difficult to distinguish the difference between original G1 and KO.

Below listed some points that might help to recognize their difference.

1. KO Overall material is a little bit gross while original features plain plastic. KO version material is more like a normal plastic toy material...

2. KO features screw on both sides of the head while original feature pin.

3. KO have Scorpion legs use screws while the original one use pin.

4. Sculpture on Original item is clearer.

5. The eye sculpture of Headrobot is difference.

6. Sculpture on the cannon is different.

7. The sculpture on KO Chromed parts are damaged.

8. Visible bubble on the KO version chest and hip paint job.

Hope these informations are helpful and don’t mistakenly buy KO version as authentic one. Enjoy!

Please email to info@robotkingdom.com for further enquiry.


Robotkingdom Crew


Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

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Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Re: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

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Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer

Transformers News: Buyer Beware: Counterfeit G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer
Date: Saturday, April 6th 2013 1:55pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Toymoda

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It's not unreasonable to hold hope that with the recent release of Encore Fortress Maximus, that his rival Scorponok will also see a release.

However it seems that other, less scrupulous parties seem to be getting one to market sooner if Toymoda is to be believed. In addition to a healthy stock of Transformers-related items, Toymoda also has several knockoff replications of other G1 figures, such as Cyclonus, Shockwave and a Computron giftset. Scorponok has recently been added to its system with a release date of July.

Seibertron.com will pass on more information as more information becomes available.

Buyer Beware: Knock Off G1 Scorponok Being Released This Summer.

Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades

Transformers News: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades
Date: Thursday, March 15th 2012 2:38pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TF Galaxy HK Fans Group, X-Transbots

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Remember those Takara Toys"R"Us Japan exclusive campaign battle blades for DOTM Striker Optimus Prime? They were given away to customers who purchased 3,000 Yen in Transformers products at Toys"R"Us late last year, and command a premium price on the secondary market. If you're in the market for a pair of these and stumble across what seems like a really good deal make sure they're authentic and not knock offs. Two different groups are planning to produce knock off versions of these exclusive blades.

Authentic sets came packed with paperwork from Takara.

Images mirrored below courtesy of the Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group and X-Transbots weibo page.

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New Toy Galleries: KO Noizu, Gurafi, Dairu, & Zauru

Transformers News: New Toy Galleries: KO Noizu, Gurafi, Dairu, & Zauru
Date: Monday, March 12th 2012 6:53pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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It's rare for Knock Offs to sneak their way into the world famous Seibertron.com galleries, but these four managed to get past the gallery bouncer for a photo shoot! Below you will find galleries for the recently produced KO versions of the rare and highly sought after Japanese cassettes Gurafi, Noizu, Dairu, and Zauru along with their combined forms of Decibel and Legout.

These figures are unofficial duplicates of the originals right down to the packaging and copyright stamps. The packaging is significantly lower res than authentic versions, though this could be difficult to discern in an on-line auction setting. If you plan on purchasing authentic versions of these figures use these galleries to educate yourself before buying.



Noizu (Cassettes, Communications)
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Gurafi (Cassettes, Communications)
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Dairu (Cassettes, Communications)
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Zauru (Cassettes, Communications)
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Legout (Cassettes, Communications, Gestalts)
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Decibel (Cassettes, Communications, Gestalts)
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Kazi Brick 8024 Bumblebee King

Transformers News: Kazi Brick 8024 Bumblebee King
Date: Thursday, January 12th 2012 2:59pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Movie News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Scaleface

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Do you know the story "Journey to the West", with the character named "Monkey King", or sometimes Monkey? If not, it's what the Dragonball franchise is based on.
Oh and it has absolutely nothing to do with anything in this article. I just thought it would make a pretty cool intro, plus it's going to be funny, well at least to me, down the line.
So do you remember Kazi Brick? You know those weird Lego brick copies from China that had a line of of unlicensed Transformers brick sets? If not, here's an article we posted a little over a year ago!
Seibertron.com member Scaleface has, once again, directed our attention towards this company. The reason, Bumblebee King! Yes, this is a new set, based on you guessed it Bumblebee - Movie Bumblebee. While this line, just like Kre-O, copies the original Lego bricks, it is not a Kre-O KO, since as you can see from that old article up there, are much older. The special thing about this set is the amount of specially made parts oh and the fact that it actually TRANSFORMS, unlike other Transformers brick sets. It's also in a unique position, since well, it doesn't KO any official Transformers brick sets and it's unofficial.
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Buyer Beware! KO Botcon Breakdown, Punch and More.

Transformers News: Buyer Beware! KO Botcon Breakdown, Punch and More.
Date: Tuesday, December 13th 2011 7:51pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): Scaleface, seibertron.com

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Looking for a Botcon exclusive G2 Breakdown? Exercise caution. CHMS is at it again. Using the Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold from Transformers Universe, CHMS has previewed 4 new KO's including the Transformers Club Exclusive Punch/Counter Punch, Botcon G2 Breakdown, a G1 Breakdown and Scamper. No word yet on how to distinguish these from the authentic figures, so when shopping, consider the source.

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Buyer beware: Generations Warpath KO

Transformers News: Buyer beware: Generations Warpath KO
Date: Tuesday, December 6th 2011 10:28am CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Gavinfuzzy, Transformers Gallaxy

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Kablamo, there's a new KO of Generations Warpath in the works BLAMO.
This figure was brought to our BOOM attention by Transformers-Galaxy's, a Hong Kong based Transformers fan group, Facebook page. They have posted a small gallery of two examples, we have mirrored two images, if you want to see the rest just click the following images BAM.

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The album title says that these are 12 cm tall, the original Generations Warpath is 14 cm tall, making these KOs just about a head shorter. BLAM

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related KABLAMO news!

Buyers Beware: KO Mechtech Trailer (DOTM Optimus Prime)

Transformers News: Buyers Beware: KO Mechtech Trailer (DOTM Optimus Prime)
Date: Friday, November 4th 2011 10:20pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Mach | Credit(s): yizhi521

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Chinese toy seller hamatoys or better known as yizhi521 has posted the knock off trailer toy images of the Takara version of Transformers Dark Side Moon DA-03 Voyager Class Optimus Prime with Mechtech Trailer.

According to yizhi521, the trailer is available now.


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New Galleries: Transformers Watches

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Watches
Date: Tuesday, August 30th 2011 11:46pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Movie News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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What time is it? Time to get three galleries closer to our goal of 2500 with these transforming timepieces! Optimus Prime and Bumblebee come to us from the current Transformers Dark of the Moon line, while our third offering, Scorpia(Quartz), is a bit more of a vintage oddity. This one actually being a KO version of the rare G2 watch-former Scorpia.

Enjoy the galleries by following any of the links or clicking the images below.

Optimus Prime (Watches)
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Bumblebee (Watches)
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Scorpia (Quartz) (Watches)
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