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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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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread.
No, it's not. I've moved it into the non-TF section

(please keep in mind that we try to avoid giving free publicity to KOs)
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(please keep in mind that we try to avoid giving free publicity to KOs)
To be fair, this isn't about 'giving publicity to KOs'. It's more about mocking them for being so bad.

Also, the ones I mentioned weren't even based on real TF moulds AFAIK. They were just a lame imitation of Transformers, not pirated versions of real ones.
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To be fair, this isn't about 'giving publicity to KOs'. It's more about mocking them for being so bad.
Yes, I'm aware. I mentioned this so you know _why_ I moved it
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