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Old 17th May 2012, 09:10 PM
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Arrow Is this a Knock Off? (post here for help)

For those buying Transformers toys and aren't sure if it is a fake or legit figure...

1st - check out the archive links here for known Knock Offs & how to spot them,

2nd - have a quick look at the topic titles in our Knock Off section to see if an alert has recently been posted about it,

3rd - post here with your query if the first two options didn't help you out, as someone here may know or will direct you to somewhere that can help.


BE AWARE - Knock Offs are not permitted on Ebay, even if the seller says that it is (or uses the word "Reissue" on something that was not officially reissued). If you fall victim to an ebay sale that was deceptive, you can open up a dispute, as it would be "not receiving an item as described".
If the item was clearly listed as being a Knock Off, it may be more difficult to open a dispute, so contact the seller first to resolve the problem before escalating it.
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Old 4th June 2012, 10:49 PM
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Default re-issue metroplex

hey guys i bought one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers...item2ebcf7e472

a while ago and am a bit paranoid it may be a KO are there any features i can look for to distinguish it? i found a lot of info on the free poster box variant KO but nothing for this box style though?
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Old 4th June 2012, 11:05 PM
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That's Encore Metroplex. It is a legit reissue.
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Old 7th June 2012, 07:21 PM
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Are these (first 2) k.o. (cant see takara on it) and with that wheeljack, is that the same as the marlborough one mentioned before? and what should someone pay for it.. roughly. (if different)
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Old 7th June 2012, 07:57 PM
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Are these (first 2) k.o. (cant see takara on it) and with that wheeljack, is that the same as the marlborough one mentioned before? and what should someone pay for it.. roughly. (if different)
cheers
I'd say the first two are legit, they look very like the takara versions but photo too small for me! Heh maybe $100 each? The wheeljack just looks like ths standard old wheeljack $250-$300 if complete?
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Old 7th June 2012, 08:55 PM
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Cool. Thanks mate..
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Old 7th June 2012, 10:06 PM
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Those photos are way too small to tell. But here are some pics of the legits for comparison:
Savanna RX-7
Celica XX
Lancia Stratos Turbo
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Old 7th June 2012, 10:23 PM
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Yeah. i just dragged and dropped the thumbnails. sorry bout that. Either way they cost too much and i need to tighten my belt.. so they're not for me..this time.
it's hard to believe that the red wheeljack is so much more than the other.
but thats just how it is i guess
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Old 8th September 2012, 11:56 PM
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Default Real or Fake Sonic Bomber?

I've been recently looking for a Cybertron Wingsaber/Sonic bomber and I've found a few on ebay from South Korea and I was wondering are they real or fake. From memory, it doesn't have a shiny chest plate but it pictures one.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Takara-Tr...ht_1279wt_1163

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Takara-Tr...ht_1792wt_1397

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Transform...ht_2682wt_1397

Could someone help me identify them? Thanks.
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Old 9th September 2012, 12:02 AM
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IM no Expert but, The Japanese version of the Cybertron series - Galaxy Force in Jap has Wingsaber with a chromed up chest plate much like the one in your link.

If this is a Korean figure they usually are official releases of the toy in Korean Packaging. Much like how it was with the Beast wars figures released by Sonokong in Korea under license from Hasbro... closest source of course would be Taktom instead of Hasbro hence Galaxy force version instead of the painted chest only that is Hasbro's release. They release TF figures there in their own packaging bearing Korean characters writings instead of English or Jap writings. That's nationalism for yah, but these are officially sanctioned I believe by Hasbro/Taktom

I believe the figure is Legit.
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