Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator
Monday, December 14th, 2009 5:29AM EST
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Uh-oh. Looks like some Pretenders are on the loose, and we're not talking about Alice and her tongue. The manufacturers of knock-off figures have decided to try their best at EZ Devastator
, and it really isn't off from the original. A kind member over at ACToys
has uploaded some images of the set.
Knock offs of recent Transformers can easily be determined by their packaging, like what you can see above. However, if you tend to buy loose figures off of Ebay or an online auction site, then you should watch out for knock offs of EZ Devastator - especially since it's an expensive figure. If you're unsure of what you're getting is the real deal, then the toy galleries
of Seibertron.com will lead you in the right direction...
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Credit(s): 纯展世 of ACToys.net, Real Devastator
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Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027707)
Posted by BacardiRock
on December 14th, 2009 @ 8:21am EST
Cool. Just give it more time and the bootleggers will re-size these molds into voyager size and it will be sold at Big Lots. All those who complained about not getting a completely transformable movie Devastator (that isn't a legends class figure) will finally get their wish, albeit in knockoff form.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027708)
Posted by Diem
on December 14th, 2009 @ 8:24am EST
I'd be a lot more damning of this if Takara wasn't shortpacking four of the seven Constucticons to a ridiculous degree.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027718)
Posted by guardianprime
on December 14th, 2009 @ 8:52am EST
who wants to play spot the differences?
admitteldy they are pretty good knockoffs
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027727)
Posted by Crystal Rodimus
on December 14th, 2009 @ 9:21am EST
Most obvious difference is no white stripes on knock-off Scavenger.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027754)
Posted by Name_Violation
on December 14th, 2009 @ 9:42am EST
looks like the wheels are different. thats 1 way to tell
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027781)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime
on December 14th, 2009 @ 10:05am EST
The KO plastic looks brighter, could be the lighting, or it could be thinner plastic, making it ever so slightly translucent.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027813)
Posted by Chaoslock
on December 14th, 2009 @ 12:17pm EST
I'll wait for the oversized versions.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027829)
Posted by Grahf
on December 14th, 2009 @ 12:55pm EST
Damn, that was fast. I'm glad that I just ordered the original Takara one now.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027857)
Posted by same138
on December 14th, 2009 @ 2:01pm EST
It might just be my eyes (or the dodgy photos) but scavenger looks like he's lost the joint at his armpits to me. Is that kind of thing common witk KOs? The Devastator face looks less detailed too, kinda 'soft'. I'm waiting patiently for the Hasbro version to hit the UK.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027911)
Posted by Orthobotrex
on December 14th, 2009 @ 5:50pm EST
I've seen a lot of other knock-offs like these and the plastic used always looks cheaper,especially the smaller figures, but good copies at that.
Re: Buyer Beware: Knock Off Legends Class Devastator (1027920)
Posted by Grahf
on December 14th, 2009 @ 6:06pm EST
The paint apps on Dev's face kind of give it away too. I realize that this varies from case to case, but the Takara version seems to be more vibrant.