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Old 16th November 2008, 02:03 PM
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Default Funny Transformer Ripoffs & KOs

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread, but I wanted to have a thread where we discuss all the hilariously bad Transformer rip-offs we've seen in stores.

I remember going into Red Dot once and seeing one that transformed into an F1 car. The font and packaging was similar to a real TF, but it was called 'Transformable Robot'. Not as catchy IMO.

The best one ever was at WA Salvage though. I saw one that transformed into a particular kind of dinosaur, and the name of it was 'Euplocephalus Bot'! Yeah, kudos for getting the alt-mode into the name, but shouldn't the name be something that kids can read and pronounce fairly easily?

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Old 16th November 2008, 02:56 PM
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the best i saw used the deluxe armada optimus prime mold.
from memory there were 7 or 8 versions, all with different trailer parts, for example one was dump truck, another had some sort of earth moving equipment.

the best part of all this though? i saw them in Big W Blacktown (western Sydney) a couple months ago, i should've bought a couple of them.
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the best i saw used the deluxe armada optimus prime mold.
from memory there were 7 or 8 versions, all with different trailer parts, for example one was dump truck, another had some sort of earth moving equipment.

the best part of all this though? i saw them in Big W Blacktown (western Sydney) a couple months ago, i should've bought a couple of them.
i saw them very recently too, they were all the same just with a trailer attachment to make them slighlty different from each other
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the best i saw used the deluxe armada optimus prime mold.
from memory there were 7 or 8 versions, all with different trailer parts, for example one was dump truck, another had some sort of earth moving equipment.

the best part of all this though? i saw them in Big W Blacktown (western Sydney) a couple months ago, i should've bought a couple of them.
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i saw them very recently too, they were all the same just with a trailer attachment to make them slighlty different from each other
Were these genuine or KOs? I've seen Big W (or was it K-Mart?) selling KOs alongside genuine TFs which makes me scratch my head...
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Old 17th November 2008, 10:47 AM
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the best i saw used the deluxe armada optimus prime mold.
from memory there were 7 or 8 versions, all with different trailer parts, for example one was dump truck, another had some sort of earth moving equipment.

the best part of all this though? i saw them in Big W Blacktown (western Sydney) a couple months ago, i should've bought a couple of them.
They are still selling them, they are not in with the other TF KO's, but with the slot cars and the like in my local store, about $3.50 a pop or something.

Big W also sells some other TF KO's, a Car, plane and tank that combine into a terrible larger former. The individual bots arent too badly designed, they are just crappy quality.
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Are they actually TF KOs or just cheap transforming robot toys that are probably from China?

Technically a KO would have to be a toy that is an imitation of a licensed toy like a Transformer. There are plenty of generic transforming robot toy lines which aren't counterfeit Transformers, like RoadBots. From what I've heard from some people who've bought some RoadBots, they are as cheap and nasty as they look... kinda like No Frills Alternators... I have no intention of every buying one ever, but I don't consider them to be KOs.

My favourite generic transforming robot toy is Busbot - a cheap toy which transforms from a bus (coach) into a robot with a gold chrome Gundam head and Gundam RX-78 rifle and a yellow sword! I don't think having the Gundam head and gun alone qualifies it as a Gundam KO (it is definitely more than 10% different from any Gundam toy!) - but I like it just because it's so unique to see a 'Transformer' bus! I also found this other transforming robot whose alt mode is an American-style school bus... the robot mode is awful... I gave it to dirge. But yeah, it's definitely unique.

Now if only HasTak would give us a real proper busformer!
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Old 17th November 2008, 01:21 PM
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Oops, I didn't read fatbot's posting, which described the exact same thing I saw. Sorry
At the BigW I saw them at, they were right near the real TFs too.
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