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#1 gargunkle

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

https://www.kotoys.c...hp?topic=2161.0

I only bought from them once... had a problem with broken items and while it took some time and pestering, I got a replacement, so overall I have a moderate to good impression of the store. I realize some people have horror stories.

I thought about trying to go get some of the custom Classics Seekers like Sunstorm or the purple guys, but either I can't find them or they are already gone.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

I can't say as I'm really sad about this. It really wasn't run that well, even if you ignore the fact that he was selling actual KOs.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:09 PM

From the sound of it the business practices were pretty bad (not even bring into that the aspect of selling KOs).... just with regards to attitude and poor customer service.

But I have to say I thought that a number of their releases were pretty cool (like the aforementioned purple Classics Seeker). At least I think those releases were specific to KOtoys, I could be wrong.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Can anyone comment as to the manufacturer of the KO dinocassettes, the extent of KO Toys' involvement with their manufacture (if any) and whether their closing is likely to effect the release of the remaining two cassettes?

Edited by Darknova4life, 02 December 2011 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:35 PM

^^ Ditto. That's about all I care about as well.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:53 PM

Was Kotoys the one making those Headmasters KOs too, or were they just reporting it?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

its sad that I can say "couldn't have happened to a nicer guy" ... without ever having bought anything off him. Word of mouth was enough to keep a lot of people away... wonder if that's why its closing
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Dec 2 2011, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^^ Ditto. That's about all I care about as well.

Yeah, definitely. I'm also wondering whether it was Hasbro, Fun Pub, or Takaratomy that did this.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:42 PM

Yeeeeah... I don't think taking out any preorders there right now would be a safe use of cash. I'm kind of wary that he might just take the money and run since the store will be closed.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Dec 2 2011, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, definitely. I'm also wondering whether it was Hasbro, Fun Pub, or Takaratomy that did this.
Funny thing is, I don't know if they even needed a C&D shoved in their face, the way things were being run there.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

Yeah, looks like they may already be down. I can't get the site to load at the moment, at least.

Or going up and down, rather. I guess they're getting high traffic.

Edited by Spark, 02 December 2011 - 09:04 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:10 AM

Although I fully comprehend the legalities of the issue, I will be personally sad to see it go. They offered a lot of fantastic product for me that I would have otherwise never owned. I can't help but smile about that.

Who knows what the future holds anyway. For some, it never ends.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:25 AM

I can't believe they have the balls to announce it as though they are the heroes of the situation, and talk about it being a shame OTHERS don't have the 'the values of Optimus Prime'.


Good riddance. Please stay the hug away from TF products and fandom in the future.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 04:07 AM

Only time I dealt with KoToys, I paid my money waited a few months, sent some emails asking why they had $50 of my money and I didn't have a product and never got any replies. So they've been out of MY business for a while.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

I did have to bite and ordered a CHMS orange Sunstorm for $9.99. I'll let people know if it gets delivered.

https://kotoys.com/s...3916a2828070e4d

Edited by mignash, 03 December 2011 - 08:47 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:06 AM

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Bad News-

KOToys has to stop selling toys,

Good News-

so everything is priced to go.

Please Order now to ensure your stock and delivery time.

Some of the prices are really unbelievable, so please do not miss out on this opportunity and get what you have always wanted. No point in holding back now.

It was nice helping out while we could. Its a shame that others in charge do not hold the same ethics and values as Optimus Prime and most of the Autobots. Sad to say goodbye, but we will have to close the store before 2012.

The store will remain online for live help and email help.

The Forum is undecided.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:18 AM


One down, all of the rest to go.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Dec 3 2011, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One down, all of the rest to go.


Out of curiosity, which other online stores need to be shut down?

#20 Chris McFeely

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

The bitter self-righteousness in that announcement is so delicious I could literally subsist off it for about a month.



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