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BBTS.com's stand on KO Encore Metroplex!

Transformers News: BBTS.com's stand on KO Encore Metroplex!
Date: Tuesday, December 23rd 2008 11:08am CST
Categories: Collectables, Company News, Knock Offs, Sponsor News, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): BBTS.com

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As response to yesterdays shocking warning concerning Encore Metroplex our Sponsor BigBadToyStore.com has contacted us to assure their Customers that their Transformers Encore Metroplexes are all real.

Read what they have to say:


Hey guys,

This is James over at BBTS (posting on behalf of Joel)

We have checked all of our stock and everything we have is legit and we are 100% certain we have no knockoffs because we buy from dealers we trust that get product directly from Takara. We were approached by the cheap 3rd party company that makes the knockoffs and we declined to buy them.

If you guys could spread this info around the boards we'd appreciate it since we don't post/read on all the Transformer boards.

Thanks and Happy Holidays from everyone at BBTS!


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Warrning: Is your Encore Metroplex a KO?

Transformers News: Warrning: Is your Encore Metroplex a KO?
Date: Monday, December 22nd 2008 1:15pm CST
Categories: Knock Offs, Media, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): LoopyDetails.com

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LoopyDetails.com has a very disturbing and scary article, the topic - your genuine Transformers Encore Metroplex might be a KO!


What The Heck? The Encore 12 Metroplex I Got From TFSource Is A Fake!

A couple of weeks ago I did a review of Transformers 12 Encore Metroplex. In my review, I noted that the plastic material used is very substandard and the toy seemed cheaply made. Initially I just thought that Takara screwed up in the build quality. Since I got this figure from a well respected online retailer (TFSource - on sale for $60); it didn't occur to me that my Metroplex could be a knock-off/counterfeit/fake.


Too read the full article and see how you can see if your Metroplex is real or a KO just click here.

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Big Lots recalling KO Transformers!

Transformers News: Big Lots recalling KO Transformers!
Date: Sunday, October 19th 2008 2:33pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): tfw2005.com, TheDevastator, Superquad7

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tfw2005.com member TheDevastator has posted that the over sized Transformers Legends of Cybertron combiners are now being recalled.
Read the original thread here.

Or read below:

On October 17th of this year an email was sent out to Big Lots stores notifying them of a recall on the individually carded over-sized LOC bootleg figures. The next day, they sent a notice recalling the LOC bootleg combiners.

As stated in the email, the toys do not present a safety hazard. This is in fact a legal (copyright) recall. All of these toys will be pulled from the selves of Big Lots and destroyed. Even if you were to find these toys still on the selves, they should ring up on the register as "not for sale" or some other recall notice.

Thanks to Superquad7 for this image of one of the items being pulled:
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This added to the removal of most bootlegs from ebay and various other websites is further evidence of Hasbro's dedication to removing bootleg Transformers from the market.


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More KO's - Beware

Transformers News: More KO's - Beware
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 4:43am CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFieds, HighendsTFS.com

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More KO's to be careful of: G1 Scourge, Cyclonus, and Reflector. TFieds.com has pictures of the figures. These KO's are getting harder to tell from the real deal. If you want to learn more about the difference between legit and fakes – check out HighendTFS.com, which has information about Cyclonus and Scourge.


Click here to view the images.

UK To Get Wildman's MECH RC First

Transformers News: UK To Get Wildman's MECH RC First
Date: Thursday, August 14th 2008 2:59pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, People News, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Electric Pig

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A few weeks ago, Seibertron.com gave you the scoop on the upcoming MECH RC Robots that were designed by Transformers Artists, Andrew Wildman and Don Figueroa. One of those artists, Andrew Wildman, has just updated his personal blogspot: Wildwords, with some more info regarding the release of the first robot.

It appears that the United Kingdom will get first dibs on these new creations. In an article that Wildman sites on his blog, ElectricPig.co.uk states "Often is the case that all the best consumer bots get their debuts in Asia or America but this fine specimen is set to hit the shops in early October and it’ll be UK consumers gloating to overseas robot lovers."



So our UK bretheren will get first crack at owning one of these bad boys, but apparently at a hefty price. The MECH RC bots are due to hit UK shelves in October of 2008 with a retail tag of £399.99. That's just over $800.00 USD, for your information.

But still, these new bots promise to bring a new revolution to the industry of home robotics. "Ready to run straight out of the box after a battery power-up the Mech RC uses an entertaining on-screen software which you manipulate the movements of the robot as an animation then load up your action sequence."

Electric Pig stated that it will be allowed the first test run of the robots prototypes in the coming weeks.

Seibertron.com will continue to update you on these new robots as developments occur.

To view the original posting on this, click here.

New Jizai Toys Project: Headmaster Megatron?

Transformers News: New Jizai Toys Project: Headmaster Megatron?
Date: Monday, August 11th 2008 10:11pm CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Sledge

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JizaiToyz has updated its website again with a new project that's in the works. From what the pictures show, it appears to be Headmaster Megatron, simliar
to the perfect transformation Ironhide reported a while back.





From the looks of the pictures, this looks to be well into the concept stage with alot of things that need to be figured out. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more details on this project as they become available.

To view all the pictures of this project on the original posting, click here.

G1 High Quality KO's Going The Way Of The Dinobot?

Transformers News: G1 High Quality KO's Going The Way Of The Dinobot?
Date: Monday, June 23rd 2008 3:39pm CDT
Category: Knock Offs
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Anonymous

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I have a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, that recently answered questions about the high-quality, ultra realistic KO's status.

Please note that the exact phrases have been changed slightly.

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1. Are KO's banned from ebay?
Yes, ebay has taken off all KO Transformers from their auction sites. It is a violation of their policy.

2. Where can I find those high qualities KO's besides eBay?
We are not sure; you might try with your regular channel to obtain KO Transformers. It is quite difficult to buy now. And also Hasbro has taken action against sellers to protect their Transformer Intellectual property which belongs to them. Some of the online shops were told to take off the KO transformers, if not Hasbro will take legal action against them.

3. Any new releases for KO Transformers planned?
There are scheduled to be releases of Cyclonus, Scourge and Snarl. But with the current situation it becomes uncertain. To date Devastator and Reflector are still available.

4. And the status of Sunstreaker and Wheeljack?
No information from supplier. There is a rumor that the manufacturer has a lack of funds, but no confirmation yet.

5. The Future of KO Transformers?
With all of this banning on KO Transformers, we are not certain.


So will HASBRO's actions put the final nail into the KO coffin? It seems likely based on this information, but as the source stated, no one is sure where things are going, but it appears that signs are not good for the KO's future. Maybe, just maybe, HASBRO sees the desire for these expensive KO's and will work to re-establish their re-issue (Commemorative) line in the future, and fill the demand for new collectors to get representations of what are now old, and rather expensive items.

The KO market was making this an affordable way to collect for some, whether you agree with it is something else entirely.

eBay now removing ALL KO auctions from listings

Transformers News: eBay now removing ALL KO auctions from listings
Date: Friday, May 30th 2008 4:03pm CDT
Categories: Auctions, Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): eBay

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A while back Seibertron.com site owner Seibertron reported that certain eBay auctions were being removed by HASBRO, Inc.. Now reports are coming in that eBay is removing all listings for knockoff Transformers put up for auction or buy it now sale.

Could this be HASBRO finally taking action against the KO problem that has infested the TF market for so long? Is this eBay taking action on their own to prevent the sale of possibly fraudulent items? Right now its anyone's guess.

Seibertron.com was first to bring you this information and will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

WST Jungle Warrior & Bombadier Released

Transformers News: WST Jungle Warrior & Bombadier Released
Date: Monday, April 14th 2008 5:11am CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFSource.com

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TFSource.com has announced that the WST Jungle Warrior and WST Bombardier have been released. They are predicting that it will take a few weeks to ship all the orders because there are so many orders to fill. The WST Dinorobots are unlicensed versions of Sludge & Swoop by Justitoys.

2007 WST Stocking Stuffer - Pictures Revealed

Transformers News: 2007 WST Stocking Stuffer - Pictures Revealed
Date: Tuesday, March 25th 2008 4:35am CDT
Categories: Knock Offs, Sightings, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFSource.com, Trikeboy

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TFSource.com now has pictures of “Reindeer Commander” and “Bombadier Elf” from the 2007 WST Stocking Stuffer campaign. These long awaited figures are now in stock at TFSource.com. The two figures will be packaged together and come with a bunch of accessories including antlers, red nose, and elf hat (respectively).

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