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Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released!

Transformers News: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released!

Friday, July 17th, 2009 9:58AM CDT

Categories: Knock Offs, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal   Views: 17,645

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Seibertron.com member "Pretender Skywarp" has warned us that a new Bootleg will be released this month. The KO is of G1 Sunstreaker. Pretender Skywarp also posted a link to an auction selling it as a soon to come reissue.

Click here to see the auction so you can know what the box looks like so you can avoid it.

Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released!

Be careful when buying a Sunstreaker in the future as it may be a KO.

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Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (956905)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on July 17th, 2009 @ 10:10am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Thanks for the warning PS!


You're most welcome, I knew that the box had been counterfieted, but now the toy too :shock:
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (956933)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 17th, 2009 @ 10:54am CDT
If this gets out of hand couldnt this kill the G1 market with fear of picking up a KO? If these things turn up for resale out of box on ebay we are going to have a hard time telling.

I suppose now would be a good time for an official Encore release so we knew what we were getting.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (956937)
Posted by DREWCIFER on July 17th, 2009 @ 11:05am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:If this gets out of hand couldnt this kill the G1 market with fear of picking up a KO? If these things turn up for resale out of box on ebay we are going to have a hard time telling.

I suppose now would be a good time for an official Encore release so we knew what we were getting.


Nope. All the G1 Dinobots were KO'd and Seibs put up a G1 gallery just last week. Also, Wheeljack and a few incarnations of Mirage have been KO'd and the KO's are still selling for $75+.

I have mixed feelings. I love KO's that aren't trying to rip someone off. Like funky colours and such. However, KO's sold as G1 with G1 boxes and prices that top $100 is friggin' insane, and I don't want to be a part of it.

On the other hand, Sunstreaker has been on my "to get" list for a while, so...yeah.. I dunno.

:DEVIL:
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (956978)
Posted by Jetstorm9221 on July 17th, 2009 @ 12:34pm CDT
Could someone explain me how are they able to KO Sunstreaker if his mold is totally broken?
Why can't TakaraTomy do the same thing and release him as part of the Encore line?
Seriously, if I see a Wheeljack KO, I'll run naked in the streets.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (956989)
Posted by DMSL on July 17th, 2009 @ 12:56pm CDT
The quality of the cassettes is so-so but Mirage was really good. So if this is the same amount of quality as Mirage i'll be getting it.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (956995)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 17th, 2009 @ 1:04pm CDT
Wonder how much they'd let it go for? I still need a sunstreaker. I dont care if i have a KO or a real one as long as the price is right. I dont get how the KO guys can some how make a new mold but Hasbro and Tarkara cant.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (957000)
Posted by Mkall on July 17th, 2009 @ 1:13pm CDT
Jetstorm9221 wrote:Could someone explain me how are they able to KO Sunstreaker if his mold is totally broken?
Why can't TakaraTomy do the same thing and release him as part of the Encore line?
Seriously, if I see a Wheeljack KO, I'll run naked in the streets.

I don't know if it's been confirmed if the mold was broken or just "lost"
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (957013)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 17th, 2009 @ 1:24pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Jetstorm9221 wrote:Could someone explain me how are they able to KO Sunstreaker if his mold is totally broken?
Why can't TakaraTomy do the same thing and release him as part of the Encore line?
Seriously, if I see a Wheeljack KO, I'll run naked in the streets.

I don't know if it's been confirmed if the mold was broken or just "lost"


Learn Chinese! 'Lost' = 'Stolen'

No, but seriously, the mold probably was just left in a factory. New owners come in, get the factory, all the molds in it and go to town.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (957044)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 17th, 2009 @ 2:00pm CDT
Jetstorm9221 wrote:Could someone explain me how are they able to KO Sunstreaker if his mold is totally broken?
Why can't TakaraTomy do the same thing and release him as part of the Encore line?
Seriously, if I see a Wheeljack KO, I'll run naked in the streets.

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Re: Buyer beware: KO Sunstreaker to be released! (957199)
Posted by D-340 on July 17th, 2009 @ 6:19pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Jetstorm9221 wrote:Could someone explain me how are they able to KO Sunstreaker if his mold is totally broken?
Why can't TakaraTomy do the same thing and release him as part of the Encore line?
Seriously, if I see a Wheeljack KO, I'll run naked in the streets.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=44971



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