G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert)

G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert)

Saturday, August 4th, 2007 8:40pm CDT

Categories: Toy News, Knock Offs
Posted by: Tigertrack   Views: 34,625

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Big Lots is a great place for KO's, especially G1 combiners.

It appears that another kind of KO can be added to the list.

Large size Knock Off versions of World's Smallest Transformers Prowl, and World's Smallest Transformers Red Alert have been found at Big Lots.

Read the full siting here along with pictures of these interesting KOs.

As always keep an I peeled towards the Seibertron.com Toy News Section for more information on vintage, Knock Off, and New Transformers' Toys news.

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This article was last modified on Friday, November 23rd, 2007 12:20am CST

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Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (263865)
Posted by Scaleface on August 4th, 2007 @ 8:55pm CDT
The others in the set are the Armada Street Speed team and Sparkplug. We've been listing all the Agglo company knockoffs in the knockoffs thread in the toys forum the last few days.

http://www.seibertron.com/forums/viewto ... t=420&sid=

They have a "Military Fighter" set which is double sized minicon jets and tanks, and a "Construction-Bots" which are 16 variants of small bendy Armada Prime as construction vehicles. (Optimus Prime as a Crane, Optimus Prime as a tow truck, Optimus Prime as a garbage truck, etc. Seriously, they made 16 variants of Armada Deluxe Prime!)

All these toys are about scout size (whether they were minicons, WST or Deluxes before) and sell for $2.50.

Here are pictures of three of the giant Mini-Cons from the Military Fighters set from the same company, also showing up at Big Lots. - and also one of the shrunken Armada Prime knockoffs they sell.

The giant tank Minicons - http://mywebpages.comcast.net/mathewign ... ghters.jpg

Masterpiece Optimus Prime holding the giant jets in saber modes - http://mywebpages.comcast.net/mathewign ... sabers.jpg
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (263871)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on August 4th, 2007 @ 8:58pm CDT
I thought those were Prowl and Sideswipe. Took a second look, though, and yeah, that could be a Red Alert. Or maybe an Inferno? Only crosses my mind because the deluxe Inferno from the old Universe line was a repaint of RID Prowl. Might wanna try to poke my head into big lots soon, though. Wouldn't mind having a Prowl, even if it is a KO.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (263882)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 4th, 2007 @ 9:05pm CDT
It's definitely WST Red Alert, not RID Prowl... just look at the transformation on the card.

Thanks for the extra info Scaleface.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (263891)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 4th, 2007 @ 9:11pm CDT
Damn i wish there was a big lots closer. Ill just have to swing by there when i go to the movies this week.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (263964)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 4th, 2007 @ 10:07pm CDT
Even if they aren't quite right or whatnot, afordable knockoffs, especialy for G1 figures are great to send to the front, kitbash, or use as casualties, while keeping your actual collectable figure safe.

Go to the right flee market, general, or closeout store and you can find plenty fo guys who sadly just won't make it through the night.

Collecting is something I enjoy and I care for my bots. Still smashing, inpailing, and burning, are things I enjoy as well!
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264003)
Posted by MagnusPrimal on August 4th, 2007 @ 10:30pm CDT
I may pick up some of these to practice painting on, before I attempt to repaint Classics Skywarp and Ramjet into Thundercracker and Thrust.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264047)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on August 4th, 2007 @ 11:05pm CDT
Looks like I need to get myself to Big Lots
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264067)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on August 4th, 2007 @ 11:26pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:It's definitely WST Red Alert, not RID Prowl... just look at the transformation on the card.

I'm sorry, I could have been clearer. :oops: I only meant it reminds me of RID Prowl because the colors of the KO remind me a bit of those early Universe repaints. Definitely not the same mold though.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264251)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 5th, 2007 @ 3:44am CDT
Is that a red version of Armada Primes Minicon I see, think it was called Sparkplug.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264297)
Posted by Scaleface on August 5th, 2007 @ 5:50am CDT
Yes, they are the Mini-Cons Sparkplug, Spiral, Oval and Backtrack, I believe.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264892)
Posted by Vile MK III on August 5th, 2007 @ 4:44pm CDT
Why doesn't my local Big Lots get cool KO. =(
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (264994)
Posted by Rogue. on August 5th, 2007 @ 5:53pm CDT
An I? Eye? ;)

I was just in Big Lots, though not for toys. I should have taken a look...
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (265079)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 5th, 2007 @ 6:40pm CDT
Damn, I wish we got some of these KO's here, you can never have too many Prowl's or Red Alerts.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (265701)
Posted by Toyotus Superion on August 6th, 2007 @ 3:12am CDT
I stopped by today. They had knock offs of tons of TF! All the protectobots, all insecticons, all constructicons, beast wars optimal optimus and transmetal 2 megatron, and RID megatron and galvatron. plus some scaled down versions of superion(still transformed and connected together!) IT was great. All of them for under 50 bucks!
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (265969)
Posted by Scaleface on August 6th, 2007 @ 8:22am CDT
I don't think any of those "Insecticons" were actual TF knockoffs. They were just generic bugbots.
Re: G1 Knock Offs at Big Lots (Prowl and Red Alert) (266829)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 6th, 2007 @ 5:24pm CDT
I made another post about this in the toy forum, but it was at like 3am and it got swept aside.

Still for those intrested in bots worth trashing, take a peak...

http://www.seibertron.com/forums/viewto ... id=#265350

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