Clear repro Fansproject DIA Commander armor.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:15 AM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:30 AM
Transparent plastic plus that nasty tight grip these things have on the legs of the Prime mold basically mean that you are not going to get it off the feet, and if you try, something is going to break horribly
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:31 PM
Can you define the difference between a reproduction and a knockoff to you?
Technically they are the same thing, but I usually say reproduction if it's a medium to high quality immitation sold to the collectors market, which these seem to be from my experience with the other non-Fansproject made Commander armors, and usually say knockoff for low quality mass produced item sold the the kids in China or in discount stores in the USA.
Edited by mignash, 31 January 2012 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:41 PM
There isn't any.
"Reproduction" as often used by sellers, is just a way of presenting a shadily produced knock-off as somehow more savoury.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:49 PM
Like Reprolables or Tranrepro parts, Reproduction is generally used to mean some collector's item not made by the original company. Knockoff had the connotation of being cheap mass produced copies of low quality.
For my personal use, this is a "knockoff" Starscream:
This is a "reproduction" Starscream:
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:33 PM
Are Reprolabels knockoffs?
The ones that replicate existing sticker sheets, yes
The ones that add more detail? Nope
Anywho, I still stand by my point that this is a mold that should not be done in transparent plastic
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:54 PM
For a more precise example: the minibot keychains were reproductions. Encore Optimus Prime, Megatron, etc is a reproduction. They are not original G1 toys, but they are new versions of old toys made by their original creators. This is a fourth party stealing a third party's idea and making their own copy of it.
In any case yes it's pretty but I also agree it looks crack-tastic. It'd be surprised if it arrived in one piece let alone held together long enough to put it on.
Edited by Dake, 31 January 2012 - 10:58 PM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:01 AM
This is a KO, not a reproduction.
It's also a KO because it's not authorised by the original maker, and is not actually a reproduction of the item, as it's different anyway (FP never did a clear version).
It's a KO.
Edited by Cat, 01 February 2012 - 01:18 AM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:53 AM
And bonus: seeing this set is most likely to be used with a KOLD Convoy (unless im wrong on the manufacturer of that KO. I do get the whole CHMS thing confused sometime), isn't the clue right there? The KO part in KOLD says it all.
And Mignash, you chopped off the rest of what Nickstart said. It also mattered.
If I started a thread in the main Transformers forum about Prime toys, but labelled the thread as 'Kre-Os', people would immediately point out my use of the wrong term. Same here. You've labelled this as 'Repro', when it's not.
A thread about FP doing this would also go in this forum, so isn't it best to be clear, and use the correct terminology?
Edited by Cat, 01 February 2012 - 03:00 AM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:52 AM
Edited by mignash, 01 February 2012 - 06:53 AM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:04 AM
EDIT: Although when we ARE talking about stolen goods, why bother mincing around it? They're counterfeit, fake, KO, bootleg, etc.
They are what they are.
Edited by Cat, 01 February 2012 - 07:05 AM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:39 AM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:36 PM