Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades

Transformers News: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 2:38PM CDT

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Remember those Takara Toys"R"Us Japan exclusive campaign battle blades for DOTM Striker Optimus Prime? They were given away to customers who purchased 3,000 Yen in Transformers products at Toys"R"Us late last year, and command a premium price on the secondary market. If you're in the market for a pair of these and stumble across what seems like a really good deal make sure they're authentic and not knock offs. Two different groups are planning to produce knock off versions of these exclusive blades.

Authentic sets came packed with paperwork from Takara.

Images mirrored below courtesy of the Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group and X-Transbots weibo page.

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Credit(s): TF Galaxy HK Fans Group, X-Transbots
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Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358712)
Posted by Kylehudson1996 on March 15th, 2012 @ 2:42pm CDT
Well, as long as they dont fall apart then its fine with me if they're KO's. It'll be cheaper that way. :D
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358714)
Posted by BeastProwl on March 15th, 2012 @ 2:51pm CDT
Buyer Beware? Have you SEEN how much these cost separate? This is a good thing!
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358718)
Posted by El Duque on March 15th, 2012 @ 2:54pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Buyer Beware? Have you SEEN how much these cost separate? This is a good thing!


Not if you pay a premium price for what you think is the real deal and end up with a set of KO's.
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358724)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 15th, 2012 @ 3:07pm CDT
It's a good warning for people who MIGHT buy them thinking they're real, AND a good deal for some one who knows where to buy the KO's from and who has an Optimus who can use them!
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358730)
Posted by Seibertron on March 15th, 2012 @ 3:19pm CDT
And with this news story, I've been counterpunched!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 500wt_1413
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358733)
Posted by TwinStar on March 15th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
WTF? I didn't know these things went for a stupid amount of money. I almost threw mine out when my wife's sister in Japan sent us a DOTM Starscream and Skywarp with the blades taped on the box. I guess I'll keep them after all and use them on my Battle hooks prime.
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358769)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 15th, 2012 @ 5:49pm CDT
this is good and bad, good cause those who want them can now get them without taking out a loan but bad cause we all know some dbag out there is going to pass these off as real just to make alot of money.
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358813)
Posted by Rated X on March 15th, 2012 @ 8:59pm CDT
It's funny because I was just discussing the infamous "Buyer Beware" forum title on the dino-cassettes thread. I know the site doesnt intend to glorify KO's, but by warning buyers you are pretty much admitting how good a job they did reproducing them. I call that "props". Im not sure why anyone would pay a crazy amount of money for some blades. An exclusive figure I can understand, even a mini-con. But blades ??? Cmon now. I call these KO's justice.
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358878)
Posted by robotmel on March 16th, 2012 @ 3:10am CDT
>:oP
Hmm... is'nt a one piece black battle blade noticably not the real thing compared to a multi pieced silver and clear orange attachment?

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358901)
Posted by El Duque on March 16th, 2012 @ 6:46am CDT
robotmel wrote:>:oP
Hmm... is'nt a one piece black battle blade noticably not the real thing compared to a multi pieced silver and clear orange attachment?

:BANG_HEAD:


The all black ones are prototypes, the third image down of the colored blades in the baggy with no instructions is the finished KO product.
Re: Buyer Beware: KO Takara Striker Optimus Prime Campaign Battle Blades (1358910)
Posted by robotmel on March 16th, 2012 @ 7:47am CDT
El Duque wrote:The all black ones are prototypes, the third image down of the colored blades in the baggy with no instructions is the finished KO product.


Ah, now I see the error of my ways!! :P
Thanks duck for the heads up, thought this just didn't seem right to me? Obviously wasn't right...to me!!! :BLUSH:

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