New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime

New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime

Monday, December 3rd, 2007 9:27pm CST

Categories: Toy News, Knock Offs
Posted by: i_amtrunks   Views: 47,828

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Seibertron's own Scaleface has come across an interesting new listing for a functioning Wristwatch version of the Real Gear figure Meantime.





While certainly not the first version of a real working Meantime, this is the first version that seems to have been put into mass production. It would also appear to be the first Knock Off of Meantime as well.

To check out the listing, please click here.

Credit(s): Scaleface


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Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489037)
Posted by Bumblethumper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:33pm CST
Wow, just goes to show how much Hasbro (at times) sucks.
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489041)
Posted by Bumblethumper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:37pm CST
just to add to that, it's great they have a working watch, but yellow and purple?

Even though Hasbro cheaped out on a working digital, at least he still looked cool.
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489043)
Posted by 1337W422102 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:37pm CST
Hasbro so could have done this.

Then again, with an expendable watch and some tools, we could do Jin's mod ourselves...
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489045)
Posted by i_amtrunks on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:38pm CST
Bumblethumper wrote:Wow, just goes to show how much Hasbro (at times) sucks.


Care to expand on that thought? This is a KO release. Or are you saying, that Hasbro should have done this instead of a KO company making it?
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489048)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:39pm CST
OH NO KO'S, not even this can lure me in!

I saw Jin's custom walk through, and I want the quality silver KronoForm Watch/Calculator guy that my sister lost on me back in the day(yes G1 had real RealGears).

So I say NO to your temptations tempting as they may be!

Plus I don't like wearing watches, so if that helps me stay vigilant, so be it!

Still, I sead it from the start, this should have been done in the first place.
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489050)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:40pm CST
what is that one in the picture next to "cool"? another colorway, perhaps? :-?

"cool"+"go to school"= ROFL
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489053)
Posted by Might_Jin on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:41pm CST
So the RealGear become 'REAL' gear that can function.

Er 1 question, What is 'KO' mean? I've heard this many time in toy forum, did it mean bootleg?
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489054)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:42pm CST
Might_Jin wrote:So the RealGear become 'REAL' gear that can function.

Er 1 question, What is 'KO' mean? I've heard this many time in toy forum, did it mean bootleg?


aye. it stands for "Knock-Off"
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489056)
Posted by Bumblethumper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:45pm CST
i_amtrunks wrote:
Bumblethumper wrote:Wow, just goes to show how much Hasbro (at times) sucks.


Care to expand on that thought?


They suck when the KO version does something that the original couldn't, but by all rights should've. They sucked by cheaping out on the official toy. Even in the eighties they were able to do working watch transformers with the Kronoforms.
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489058)
Posted by Bumblethumper on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:50pm CST
More krazy colours on show in GotoSchool's store:

Image

Image

And one half decent one in more or less official colours:

Image
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489063)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:54pm CST
im diggin the Blanka one!
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489083)
Posted by UltraPrimal on December 3rd, 2007 @ 10:08pm CST
You know, I would by a working Meantime watch. That is, ofcourse, that it could fit one my wrist unlike the official one. It would be nice if Hasbro made a working Meantime watch available. Perhaps in the new Premium series? Adjust the wristband of the toy so it can fit on any adults wrist. Make it look a little more realistic. And ofcourse, add a real working clock mechanism. Maybe even make out of metal/diecast. If costs $100, so be it. I'd buy 1. It would make a great BotCon attendee exclusive. ;)
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489133)
Posted by Brakethrough on December 3rd, 2007 @ 10:46pm CST
Won't fit on my wrist. Oh well.
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489139)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 3rd, 2007 @ 10:53pm CST
I like the idea but if the real one wont stay on my wrist i doubt this one will. It doesnt look like they extended the wristband part.
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489141)
Posted by g2grimmy64 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 10:58pm CST
fraggin' a! duz he still have all teh articulation of teh original meantime? lmao that the official one is actually LESS appealing than a ko w/ a rediculous color scheme
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489161)
Posted by Sunstar on December 3rd, 2007 @ 11:27pm CST
Now, that was what I was expecting from that partiocular tf. Awesome!
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489162)
Posted by warrior_primus61296 on December 3rd, 2007 @ 11:27pm CST
I hope they make a KO Real Gear Power Up VT6
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489163)
Posted by wmpyr on December 3rd, 2007 @ 11:28pm CST
working or not,
fits or not,

the most important thing to me for a TF watch alt mode
is it needs to look bling-bling.

two-words

Gold Lightan

YEAH BABY!!!

none of those colors look good :sad:
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489196)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 4th, 2007 @ 12:21am CST
It's a nice gimmick, but it's not really worth it ... I'd never actually wear a watch like that.

And what's with the colors? Honestly, it's like they looked at G2 for inspiration on these...
Re: New Working KO Version of Real Gear Meantime (489215)
Posted by SolCross on December 4th, 2007 @ 12:49am CST
definitely feeling some G2 there, although the navy-colored one is pretty sweet

I probably would've worn these in Elementary School. I wore a watch-replica of the communicator from Power Rangers, that's how much of a dork I was. Actually I don't know if that would've been considered dorky, because ALL my friends were into G2 at the time. I was the only one with Bruticus, too.

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