Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay
Monday, December 3rd, 2007 3:44pm CST
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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:
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".
This article was last modified on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 3:57pm CST
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Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488534)
Posted by Scaleface
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 3:55pm CST
I heard ebay was cracking down on the word "knockoff". If they call them knockoffs in the listing ebay might end the listing early - so they have to say "reissue" or "chinese made" or some other way without saying "knockoff". At least they are not saying flat out "Powerglide C10 MOSC case fresh original toy!" These auctions are clearly being honest about the toy's origins as a reissue. They don't say "hasbro reissue".
As for snapping in half when you take them out of the package, that's happened on several of my "real" Transformers anyways. Who would open a MISP G1 Mini-Bot from 1985? A loose one can be gotten on ebay very easily to play with. Keep sealed toys from that long ago sealed people!
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488614)
Posted by mattyc1007
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 4:40pm CST
yeah there been bumble bees and beachcombers for ages on ebay.co.uk
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488642)
Posted by Liege Evilmus
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 4:54pm CST
There's a couple versions of BB,CliffJumper, and SeaSpray floating around too.
Funny though, you can normaly get the minibots in lot auctions for pennies on what they ORIGIONALY cost.
But hell if you want a carded thing that looks like something you want, here ya go!
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488714)
Posted by dabattousai
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 5:34pm CST
The arms on Cosmos seem to be put on wrong. I know the turrets are suppose to his fingers and yet they are in the air and I know that putting them down will cause the green side to be in the front instead of the yellow.
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488776)
Posted by Stormrider
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 6:14pm CST
This just adds more fuel to the cause why Takara is moving their factories out of China.
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488825)
Posted by Wes Crayon
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 6:51pm CST
I'd like to see the real versions of these figures reissued, actually. In any case, I wouldn't pay $25 apiece for these, but I'd sure pay $5-$7 if I happened upon them in Chinatown.
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (488999)
Posted by GenX
on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:03pm CST
"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".
...and, if I'm not mistaken, Cosmos'es arms are on backwards...
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (489253)
Posted by doomseer
on December 4th, 2007 @ 2:16am CST
Call me devious but I find this stuff very off-putting so i have logged in to an old ebay account I have and posted a question saying " Why have you listed these as re-issues when they are obviously low quality copies that are not licensed by hasbro or takara?" ( or words to that effect) Now when anybody looks at the listings before they bid they will also see that question and whatever answer he puts up also and hopefully realise what these truly are. This kind of product should not be sold unless it is absolutely clear that they are of a much lower plastic quality and are not licensed, regardless of the fact that these are copyrighted designs and this auction breaks several laws EVERY country has ( yes - even china! ). Have I done the right thing?
Re: Knock Off Versions of Powerglide and Cosmos on Ebay (489277)
Posted by rob_charb
on December 4th, 2007 @ 3:31am CST
[quote=doomseer]Have I done the right thing?[/quote]
Hell yes, you've done the right thing. It disgusts me when I see these blatantly obvious KOs being listed as re-issues. It's even worse when the KO looks almost like the real thing to the point where only a very astute collector would be able to tell the difference. They're not re-issues if they're not official. Yes, the company may have gotten hold of the molds, but that's all they have the right to use.
People just getting back into collecting or collecting for the first time could easily be fooled into thinking this was an official Hasbro/Takara product.