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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: Toy News, Knock Offs
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: Toy News, Knock Offs
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: Toy News, Knock Offs
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: Toy News, Auctions, Knock Offs
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): ebay seller angelfavorite

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Views: 50,303

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: Toy News, Knock Offs
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,

:
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.
"

Next G1 KO to be Gnaw

Transformers News: Next G1 KO to be Gnaw
Date: Tuesday, November 20th 2007 11:22am CST
Categories: Toy News, Knock Offs
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: Toy News, Rumors, Knock Offs
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.

Another 'Ghost Mirage' Transformers Item-- KO G1 Auction

Transformers News: Another 'Ghost Mirage' Transformers Item-- KO G1 Auction
Date: Thursday, September 13th 2007 12:04pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collectables, Auctions, Knock Offs
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): TFormers

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With the release of the KO Vintage looking Generation 1 Mirage, one had to wonder if this might happen, especially with the recent E-Hobby BT Electro Disruptor Clear Rijie (Mirage), and the recent 2007 Botcon Transparent Blue Mirage Give Away Figure.

Here we have an auction for the GHOST version of G1 Mirage, although it is a KO version, so the quality is unknown, and likely to be poorer than the quite fragile vintage G1 version.

Ghost Mirage eBay Auction

Here's some images for you too!





It looks so cool, I have bought one for my collection to complete the 'invisible' Mirage set!!

High Quality Chinese NIKE (Unofficial) Transformers Convoy And Megatron

Transformers News: High Quality Chinese NIKE (Unofficial) Transformers Convoy And Megatron
Date: Wednesday, September 12th 2007 1:43pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collectables, Auctions, Knock Offs
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): First Gen, Scaleface

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First Gen gives us a breakdown and pictures of the higher quality NIKe Transformers KOs he bought from eBay--but we here at Seibertron offer a warning too--:

"...I gave the guy and offer of 35 USD for Megs and Prime, did I make a good deal? They are ko's but look at the pics below."







"Listing reads that megs box says convoy on it with no NIKE symbols or faction symbols. What do you guys and gals think, be brutally honest so that if I made a mistake I don't do it again?"


Scaleface also reports more eBay auctions for similar realistic looking KO items.

What does this mean? Well, Transformers fans can now buy these on a sensitive budget, and not break the bank, if they don't mind the Chinese versions.

Checking the pictures, they look very similar to the originals, so BUYER beware, don't get stuck paying the vintage price for the chinese KO versions. Be careful when purchasing these!

Of course, if you are purchasing one of the wonderful multi-colored ones from previous auctions, you already know that you have a KO product. Now it's just gotten a bit harder to tell with some of them.

Nike Shoe-formers already being made as KO's!

Transformers News: Nike Shoe-formers already being made as KO's!
Date: Tuesday, August 28th 2007 3:22pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Auctions, Knock Offs
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Scaleface

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A new auction has come to our attention, thanks to Seibertron.com member Scaleface.

Apparently the newly released Nike "Shoe-formers" have already ended up at a Chinese knockoff factory and are being produced in some "interesting" colors.

To see some pictures of these new KO's, and the Ebay auction to buy them, click here.

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