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1 in 5 Optimus Primes Bought Online is Fake!

Transformers News: 1 in 5 Optimus Primes Bought Online is Fake!
Date: Sunday, December 16th 2007 7:53pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Knock Offs, Media, Toy News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.independent.co.uk

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According to a news article about fake goods on the UK based business site The Independent, a report made by NetNames states that one out of five Optimus Prime Transformers bought over the internet is a fake. A knock off, from an original to press costs, but made in various stages of quality.

"According to the online brand protection specialist NetNames, one in five Transformers Optimus Prime Autobots offered over the internet – tipped to be one of this year's top selling gifts – are cheaply made fakes made in the Far East, with wide variations in quality. One trader based in Hong Kong was responsible for one in 10 of all products offered, according the NetNames".

New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime

Transformers News: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime
Date: Monday, December 3rd 2007 9:27pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Scaleface

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Seibertron's own Scaleface has come across an interesting new listing for a functioning Wristwatch version of the Real Gear figure Meantime.





While certainly not the first version of a real working Meantime, this is the first version that seems to have been put into mass production. It would also appear to be the first Knock Off of Meantime as well.

To check out the listing, please click here.

KO Metroplex In Box Image

Transformers News: KO Metroplex In Box Image
Date: Monday, December 3rd 2007 3:56pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): agesthreeandup.com

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Continuing on from our earlier reports on a Knock variant of G1 Metroplex, Agesthreeandup.com have posted a new image of their soon to be shipping KO G1 Metroplex in box.

The manufacturers of the KO G1 Metroplex have chosen to use a "Free Glow in the Dark Poster" version of G1 Metroplex's box, so it may make it easier to spot which versions of G1 Metroplex are real and which ones are Knock Off's.

To check out the image, please click here.

To check out the Agesthreeandup ordering page, please click here.

Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay

Transformers News: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay
Date: Monday, December 3rd 2007 3:44pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Nekoman

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It seems as though the sudden influx of lower quality Knock Off G1 Toys is still going strong, with two more Knock Off's spotted on Ebay.

These latest Knock Off's are:
Powerglide and
Cosmos.

Luckily it will be very easy to tell true G1 Cosmos from this Knock Off variety, as the Knock Off labels Cosmos as a "Spase Ship".

But be warned, unlike some Knock Off's that are listed as Knock Off's both Cosmos and Powerglide are being listed as "Re-issues".

KO G1 Seeker's and Coneheads on Ebay

Transformers News: KO G1 Seeker's and Coneheads on Ebay
Date: Monday, November 26th 2007 3:42pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): tfw2005

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It seems that the Knock Offs are coming thick and fast, just in time for the holiday season.

Scaled down KO versions of most of the G1 Seekers and Coneheads have been spotted on ebay:
Thundercracker
Ramjet
Thrust
Dirge
Starscream and
Sunstorm.

Once again Skywarp gets no love.

These figures stand at about 4-5 inches tall in robot mode, and apparently do contain small amounts of die-cast metal.

So keep an eye out, for these KO's like many before them will more than likely be listed as "vintage Transformers".

New Images of KO Metroplex

Transformers News: New Images of KO Metroplex
Date: Sunday, November 25th 2007 3:46pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): TF@TM

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Following on from the earlier reports about a KO G1 Metroplex, the first image of the KO has been posted at TF@TM.

TF@TM also have reported that a KO Metrotitan is also on the way...

To see the Image of the KO Metroplex, please click here.

New G1 Shockwave Remold Knock Off

Transformers News: New G1 Shockwave Remold Knock Off
Date: Friday, November 23rd 2007 11:45am CST
Categories: Auctions, Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): ebay seller angelfavorite

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It seems like the world of Transformers Knock off is ever growing. Today we have news about a new knock off. This time it is a G1 Shockwave remold. Images of the figure have been posted by ebay seller angelfavorite in an ebay auction. Here are the images:








G1 Metroplex to be next KO

Transformers News: G1 Metroplex to be next KO
Date: Thursday, November 22nd 2007 5:57pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): bookofjunon and AgesThreeandUp.com

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Our own bookofjunon has reported the following information:

"As per Spencer at AgesThreeandUp.com,

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So I just got some good/bad news this evening, depending on how much of a supporter you are.

As many know, competition in China is fierce for KO companies and to compete against eachother is commonplace. I have receintly been contacted by a different company than the first who is also doing KOs of G1 figures. Their first release - METROPLEX! I am told this is done is high quality and will come in a G1 style of box with styrofoam insert, instructions, catalogue and sticker sheets. I don't know what they will have for copyrites, this will be found out when they come in stock. The retail on this figure will be $124.99 US which I find is much more reasonable than $80 for a Dinobot considering the size and complexity of the figure. (a good portion of the cost is in the shipping as well)

We are going to be bringing in a limmited number of these to try out and can be preordered from our site at $109.99, saving $15 on this trial run. These will be shipping to us early to mid December so we hope to have these all out for the Holidays.
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Next G1 KO to be Gnaw

Transformers News: Next G1 KO to be Gnaw
Date: Tuesday, November 20th 2007 11:22am CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Lapse Of Reason, and ebay seller doufaceb

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As of late, there have been a number of G1 knock offs being produced. It appears that the latest G1 KO to be produced will be G1 Gnaw. Our own Lapse Of Reason has posted a link to an ebay auction that gives us the first look at the KO.


KO US Boxed Slag and Sludge to be Released on Oct-18th...

Transformers News: KO US Boxed Slag and Sludge to be Released on Oct-18th...
Date: Tuesday, October 16th 2007 7:05pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Zeds

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Seibertron Member Zeds has some useful information for Transformers Fans regarding upcoming Knock off re-productions of Dinobots Slag and Sludge:

I have just been informed from my friend in HK that G1 Dinobot Slag and Sludge are the next in line to be reproduced using G1 US packaging and documentation hot on the heels of Mirage and Wheeljack and Swoop and OP earlier in the year and others in years past (cassettes and minibots).

Please be weary of all MISB auctions for G1 Us boxed Slag and Sludge in the near future on eBay. Please ask for images of the tape seals to confirm if it is a true G1 figure. The main difference will be possible yellowing of the tape on the true G1 box and the fact that the G1 tape was not as wide as the tape used on these repros to seal the flaps. Another possible difference might be a glossier look on the repro box vs the G1 box. Other than that these are very good quality repros that may fool you in an auction if it is not stated by the seller.


So please be wary if you are hunting for these figures, if something seems too good to be true, it more than likely is.

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