Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane

Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane

Monday, July 20th, 2009 11:29am CDT

Categories: Toy News, Auctions, Knock Offs
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Seibertron.com members "nemeos" and "Chaoslock" have discovered a seller on iOffer.com that is selling pre-orders for bootlegged G1 Transformers Springer and Octane. Further more he is offering KOs of Sideswipe and Red Alert, which seem to also be new.

We have a warning to you, the photos shown are not made by the seller himself but are stolen from the seibertron.com Galleries! Meaning that what you see is NOT what you get!

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Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octain
Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octain
Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octain
Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octain

Seibertron.com does not condone the purchase of knock off figures and would like to advise you not to buy them as they are illegally made forgeries with no guarantee of quality or safety!

If you should have any questions regarding how to tell a KO from the original please click here or even better visit our KO Transformers thread!

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Credit(s): nemeos, Chaoslock


This article was last modified on Monday, July 20th, 2009 7:38pm CDT

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Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958411)
Posted by Mkall on July 20th, 2009 @ 11:55am CDT
Further reasons why I don't collect G1
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958439)
Posted by Warbreaker on July 20th, 2009 @ 12:34pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Further reasons why I don't collect G1


Same. Even if I did want to, I'd be discouraged by these unnervingly accurate mimics. Seriously, the liiiitle details one has to stare at to detect a G1 KO...
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958455)
Posted by Metroplex79 on July 20th, 2009 @ 12:57pm CDT
I'd take a blue Sideswipe and a pink Red Alert...but I never get what I want, so no money from me. =;

Not interested in the other 2, even with a different color scheme.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958480)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 20th, 2009 @ 1:38pm CDT
Chaoslock wrote:Plus as I see, Octane and Red Alert will have its own KO... Somebody bomb that factory in china to the ground please...


Hold on dont be so hasty, save the molds and kidnap the guy who made the molds then sell them to hasbro so they can make em. Then you can blow up the place.

Id like to see the real product, Springer is one of the TFs that i want but can never seem to get.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958483)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 20th, 2009 @ 1:41pm CDT
Warbreaker wrote:
Mkall wrote:Further reasons why I don't collect G1


Same. Even if I did want to, I'd be discouraged by these unnervingly accurate mimics. Seriously, the liiiitle details one has to stare at to detect a G1 KO...


I just collect them loose, for two reasons:

1. Being able to inspect the toy thoroughly, mainly its condition and authenticy.
2. Not feeling guilty over opening a MISB specimen :P
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958502)
Posted by primeoptimus on July 20th, 2009 @ 2:35pm CDT
another way to avoid knockoffs is to buy them all in misb.
i found this old 80s store were i live and they have all the old '86 transformers on card and look brand new. =P~
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958557)
Posted by Zeds on July 20th, 2009 @ 3:48pm CDT
At this rate most of G1 will be KO'ed or Repro'ed.
Re: Buyer beware: KO Springer, Sideswipe, Red Alert & Octane (958789)
Posted by dragons on July 20th, 2009 @ 10:02pm CDT
i have no problem with knock off i own couple knock offs its better than paying couple 100.00 for one combiner when i could pay half or fraction of a price at bbts or ebay to get ko combinor my only complaint with my ko combiors are the joints are very tight.

the wing was extreamly tight on one of superion jets te black i dont know the names i didnt reinforce the wing on the top & the bottom to make move and the wing snapped off but everything else other than that i am pleased with some kos

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