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STL
9th February 2008, 07:31 AM
Ages Three and Up have been reported to have been asked by Hasbro to remove all their Knock Off offerings. I imagine the end is nigh for other online stores like BBTS! Yay.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/ages-three-and-up-newsletter-includes-news-of-knock-off-removal-164190/

GoktimusPrime
9th February 2008, 08:33 AM
w-zero-zero-seven! :D

sifun
9th February 2008, 09:40 AM
the final straw was probably the insecticons because they've already reissued it lol

Soundwarp
9th February 2008, 10:10 AM
About flaming time!

1orion2many
9th February 2008, 01:18 PM
:cool:Let's see if they can get ebay under control now, save me a lot of time looking through all the knock-offs trying to find a genuine TF:rolleyes:.

griffin
9th February 2008, 09:10 PM
yeah, about damn time. Here's hoping they can go after the source - Justitoys, and put a stop to the flood of KOs. (the online store listed above was just a retailer, not the source). Then again, Hasbro may not have any jurisdiction over the source, only over the domestic dealers in Nth America (like the one listed above).

griffin
9th February 2008, 09:38 PM
Here's hoping Hasbro starts targetting those fan forums that are promoting and encouraging these KOs. They might not be the source, or creating demand, but they are generating a 10-fold increase in the demand through the hype and support of KOs. That demand has created the need for more KOs, and how many new fans shopping on ebay are being ripped off because they are buying what they thought was legitimate nostalgic product?
I wouldn't be surprised if this action by Hasbro was due to a growing number of parents or kids have been contacting Hasbro Customer Service with complaints of quality issues or requesting replacements for what they didn't realise were KOs. As opposed to them losing any money from illegal reproductions (which they wouldn't be if they are not even available legitimately anymore).
At least we can be proud to be the one fan forum in the world that actually discourages the promotion of KOs (you can still buy whatever you want privately though).

Saintly
11th February 2008, 05:22 PM
hooray! :)

Paulbot
23rd February 2008, 02:17 PM
Have you seen the new newsletter?

...the reason this request came through is because someone ‘told’ on us to Hasbro or complained that we are carrying this product. Because we have never been secretive about what this product is, we were a very easy target for Hasbro instead of doing a whole lot of research in who is selling these figures.... A3U will continue .... to bring news and info regarding these figures as it unfolds to keep the public informed to these unauthorized figures.

"Someone 'told' on us"?? They know that selling the toys is wrong but don't want to take the blame for selling them.

1orion2many
23rd February 2008, 02:34 PM
Have you seen the new newsletter?



"Someone 'told' on us"?? They know that selling the toys is wrong but don't want to take the blame for selling them.

:rolleyes:Honestly what did they expect, I know they aren't the people manufacturing the KO's but if people never bought and sold the KO's then you would find that they would eventually dry up as it would be costing the copier money instead of making it.;)

turtle boy
7th March 2008, 08:27 PM
Not sure if people have posted about this yet. I just found a KO Fort Max. I thought I would bring it up just in case

http://cgi.ebay.com/TRANSFORMERS-G1-Toys-Fortress-Maximus-Reissue-new_W0QQitemZ300204838841QQihZ020QQcategoryZ4696QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Gutsman Heavy
8th March 2008, 11:57 AM
you'd have to be pretty thick to fall for that, its teeny!

foor
9th March 2008, 02:27 PM
Not sure if people have posted about this yet. I just found a KO Fort Max. I thought I would bring it up just in case

http://cgi.ebay.com/TRANSFORMERS-G1-Toys-Fortress-Maximus-Reissue-new_W0QQitemZ300204838841QQihZ020QQcategoryZ4696QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's "HUGE EXTREMELY"!

God I love bad english. :D