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Japanese Dino cassettes being knocked off – the end of collecting Transformers?

Japanese Dino-cassettes being knocked off

Say it ain't so Charlie, say it ain't so...

I guess what they say is true: Nothing is sacred.

Thanks collecting, it was fun while it lasted! I’m out!

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Sunstorm and Silver Chrome Seeker from KOtoys.com

KO orange sunstorm and silver chrome classics seekers

Welcome to the land of Chrome

These just came in today from KOtoys.com! The orange Sunstorm is GREAT! Now I don’t know what to do with my yellow one. Unfortunately I received two silver seekers instead of a gold chrome one like I ordered, but as usual with kotoys.com, buy at your own risk! I am currently working on a solution with them so no harm no foul, just another wtf moment.

Highly recommended knock offs! (for once)

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Yellow Classics Sunstorm Knockoff from KOtoys.com – better than you were expecting!

Knockoff classics sunstorm from KOtoys.com

And I was pissed I bought this at first!

I just received my Yellow Sunstorm from KOtoys along with the purple seeker squad. I was really upset that I bought this mere hours before the orange more G1-accurate Classics Sunstorm was announced for sale.

However, now that I have it in hand, I must say it’s pretty incredible. The CHMS versions of this mold are much, much better than KOtoy’s own efforts to recreate these guys. I still hate knock-offs, but some of these I feel less guilty about purchasing than others.

As always with KOtoys.com, I must stress you are buying at your own risk. This order turned out great though but I’ll still be picking styrofoam out of my office desk carpet for weeks.

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More Knock Off Lucky Draw Seekers

knock-off Lucky Draw chrome seekers from KOtoys.com

It's raining mechs

More Knock-off goodies are heading our way from kotoys.com. This time a revamped Lucky Draw Seeker from the KOLD line will be available in gold and silver. The colors are meant to match the recent Lucky Draw Animated Prime, Megatron, and Bumblebee figures released by TakaraTomy. These are only prototypes of the figures coming out and the run is expected to cap out around 1000 figures. To learn more and see a ton of photos, visit our favorite site KOtoys.com.

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KO Diaclone Bluestreak inevitable

G1 Silverstreak knock-off

Let's get on with it then

KOtoys.com has announced a new batch of knock-offs.  This time we are ‘treated’ to a G1 knock-off of Bluestreak and Blitzwing.  Both of these figures have Diaclone versions, and Bluestreak’s is incredibly notable.  After seeing what has happened when Knock-offs, Diaclone, and G1 mix together, I am all but certain that one of the greatest tales in Transformers lore is about to be wiped off the slate.  No one wants a regular G1 Bluestreak anymore, the reissues were far more than enough to appease the appetites of us G1 fanboys.  The only reason worth knocking off this piece is to create one of the rarest and most misunderstood unicorns out there: Diaclone Blue Bluestreak.

Diaclone Fairlady Z No.07 Blue Bluestreak

A most beautiful sight indeed

By the way, one of these is on Ebay right now and it’s only got a small bid of something like $2000.  Think I’m kidding?

Diaclone Fairlady Z No.07 Bluestreak on Ebay

5 hours to go even!

To see how the auction fairs, check the link here.

I’ll be really sad to see the most argument-inducing figures ever become a shitty knock-off toy from China.  So sad in fact, that I might just give up and sell everything.  Cash in now before the ko’s become worth much more than the originals!

It seems that the only thing I write about anymore are these wretched knock offs… ba hum bug.

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Dear Hasbro – GET OFF YOUR ASS

Knock off Henkei exclusive seekers Ghost Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp

No one would try to pass on these knock-offs as the real thing, of course not... These are Henkei Exclusive seeker knock-offs, NOT the real thing! These are available for purchase RIGHT NOW!

Dear Hasbro – WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING OVER THERE?

We know, we’ve heard it time and time again: You don’t like the fact that other companies are knocking off your figures, but there is little that you can do about it. Bummer

It’s ok, you’re a big company. You sell billions of dollars worth of toys to millions of boys and girls all over the world. You can’t really be expected to worry about some small factory in Asia knocking off every single one of your toys and turning a small profit.

As someone who has invested a small fortune into this hobby, I am fed up. If there was something I could do, I would do it!

I think it’s going to take the knock-offs crossing into the Botcon exclusives realm to actually get a legal response. When pre-production copies of the Transformers Collector Club figures find their way to Ebay, Fun Pub has the auctions removed. I bring up Botcon figures because that is what is next on the horizon: the Botcon sets are next to be ko’d.

What else is on the horizon? Well here’s a nasty list of rumored knock-off figures coming out way from the land of the Great Wall:

  • G1 Black Zarak
  • All 4 G1 Autobot Dino Cassettes
  • G1 Abominus
  • Botcon 2007 set
  • Botcon 2008 Shattered Glass Rodimus Prime

I understand supply and demand just fine, but these KO’s are messing with the supply and will in turn destroy the price.  Sure, everyone wants a chance to own the dino cassettes, but they are CRAPPY figures.  The only reason they are notable is their rarity and once you take that away, the legend is erased forever.

Transformers Headmaster Knock off Giftset

As cool as I must admit this set is, this has obliterated the value of any of these little relics for the Transformers collector market

These knock-off Henkei Seekers above are problems for TakaraTomy, and not necessarily Hasbro.  It does just show how widespread this problem is getting.  Even iGear seems to be getting away with Cybertronian murder, and all this stuff is plain as day PUBLICLY AVAILABLE!  Hey Hasbro, if you’ve had troubled finding the source, I’d love to help you.  I actually own about two dozen factory-made prototypes of YOUR products.  Wouldn’t you like to know how I get this stuff?  I’d be happy to tell you if it means you can put some sort of stop to the knock-off game.

Hey, if you are too busy to plug the holes in your ship then fine.  I’m just gonna jump right off and cash in my collection now instead of later.  I expect to see plenty of other long-time collectors following suit.

igear Conehead Seeker knock offs Thrust, Dirge, and Ramjet

Totally legal, TOTALLY!

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Kold Klear Seeker mold coming from the world of KO Toys

Kold Klear Seeker mold

KOtoys.com has raised the ante with a new line of their unashamedly knock-off toys

It looks like KOtoys is still up to ‘no good’ with this new completely clear version of the classics seeker mold.  I am really excited to get ahold of these unique knock-offs and I hope the quality is as good as I am expecting.  So far, nothing Kold has gotten out into the wild but it should all happen soon enough. Check out the gold version of the seeker posted early.