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Attention idiots: Kingdam 6 Starscream is a KNOCK-OFF and not a Diaclone

Knock off Diaclone starscream kingdam 6 robojet

You have got to be fucking kidding me

I came across this listing today on eBay by seller kill4satan.

Seems like a pretty killer price for a genuine 30+ year old pre-transformer Diaclone Jetrobo (aka G1 Starscream).  They have been creeping up past $500 for a few years now.  They are incredibly rare and it’s difficult to find them in great shape outside of Japan.

Except this isn’t a genuine Diaclone Jetrobo, it’s the ever-so-common 30+ year old Kingdam6 knock off of the original.  This thing is a piece of crap.  It’s made of even shoddier plastic than some KO’s today and the box is so blatantly a forgery of the original that even today, people are stupid enough to spend $600+ on one thinking it’s legit.

I used to scour ebay in search of auction listings attempting to cash in on the Kingdam 6 by claiming it was a genuine Diaclone.  I would report every auction I found.  This however, seems to be a seller that did not attempt to mislead his potential buyers, at least not completely.  He put Kingdam6 in the title, but then included Diaclone and Jet Robo.  If you read the box, the kingdam 6’s always say “ROBOJET” along the black side of the box, because Jetrobo was the actual name of the toy.  This can be confusing because the box still says “JET ROBO” across the top.  There are also two versions of this KO, a silver and a light gray version.  The silver version comes in a similar box but it has thundercracker’s box art. Kingdam 6’s are not worth more than $30, although idiots are still out there buying them for $100 at times.  This post is meant to help kick those people in the balls.

Kingdam 6 KO vs diaclone jetrobo

Hmmmm which one would I want to get...?

Here’s a list of identifying features of the Kingdam 6 KO if in the market for a Diaclone:

  • “KINGDAM 6” written in red on the wings
  • Thundercracker box art but the toy looks like Starscream
  • “JETROBO” written in English on the top of the box
  • “ROBOJET” written in English at a 90 degree angle on the side of the box
  • Lack of any Japanese writing on the box, especially across the box art
  • Lack of any old school Takara logo

 

Here’s a list of identifying features of an authentic Diaclone Jetrobo:

  • “DIACLONE” written in red on the wings
  • Japanese writing appears across the box art
  • Japanese kanji logo at the top of the box
  • “JETROBO” written in English at a 90 degree angle on the side of the box

That’s about all the help I can muster for any of you would-be super collectors out there.  If the guy who bought this fake from kill4satan could come forward, I would love to have a chat.  I mean seriously, who spends $600+ and doesn’t do a bit of research?  Kingdam Starscreams are a dime a dozen and you should really be ashamed of yourself.

PS: Dont’ forget there are OTHER official Diaclone Starscreams that seem strange but are completely legit.  Italian GIG Diaclone Starscream comes to mind, and it has bopper missles!  There’s also a Joustra version that has Thundercracker-esque box art.  These are pieces of beauty, and maybe someday… someday I’ll share mine with you.  Ta!

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Hasbro takes a stand against their fans and customers – all the while KREO is full steam ahead

Kreo Optimus Prime is copyright infringement

Heads up Hasbro, you guys rip shit off too!

Botcon 2012 is shaping up to be the biggest clusterfuck in the entire history of the franchise.  Hasbro seems to have been putting increasing pressure on the operations of the convention to impede the spread of 3rd party product as well as work they consider to be intellectual property infringement.  This has been an ongoing battle for the past 5 years and apparently someone finally got the memo.  Unfortunately, instead of attacking the individuals behind the actual knock-off toys, they are now going after the fans which have helped to perpetuate the Transformers brand long before Michael Bay ever said “Megawho?”

Today an announcement came declaring that all fan-art can no longer be sold at Botcon.  The convention has had a history of individuals selling limited runs of posters, statues, customs, you name it.  Unfortunately, this looks to be something they want to end at the official convention.  Boo hoo to the would-be artists.

This is certainly within Hasbro’s legal jurisdiction, considering it is an official convention.  The problem is that many are now looking at the non-official conventions that seem to be sprouting up all over the country.

All the while, Hasbro will most surely have their KREO figures on display at the show.  Something is very wrong here.

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MP-11 is a new seeker mold – Masterpiece Coronation Starscream with cape, crown, and new parts

Transformers Masterpiece 11 Coronation Starscream

Lorda-mercy!

Dear lord, the entire Masterpiece line appears to be gaining a reboot! This figure apparently has a bunch of remolded parts, hopefully fixing the issues with the hanging kibble. It will also be a sort of Coronation Starscream version. It’s funny because the first Masterpiece figure was the Prime mold, followed by the seeker mold… so what’s next? We clearly do not need a new Grimlock or Rodimus… but Megatron? Could MP12 be a new Megatron? Let us not worry about such things for now. Just cast your eyes upon the image above.

So how do you feel now that you’ve purchased your stupid KO seekers from iGear? Huh? Not going to fit in the collection so well now, will it? Feel the shame.

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iGear Masterpiece Thundercracker – dear God, let this madness stop

iGear Thundercracker

Just because the original became $300 doesn't mean you deserve a cheaper one

Annoying. Well, I’m sure there are plenty of whiney “i missed it the first time, why is it so expensive?” bastards that are rejoicing to get a sub-par anime-colored Masterpiece Thundercracker. Enjoy your fakes. In fact, order them here!