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@  tffan01 : (27 May 2016 - 06:54 PM)

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@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:44 PM)

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@  beetleman : (27 May 2016 - 06:43 PM)

vbbjune

@  Liege : (27 May 2016 - 05:12 PM)

As an UK expat, I have to say I miss the actual thrill of hunting in stores as frustrating as it was when distribution was bad. I feel spoiled for choice in America in comparison lol.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 04:48 PM)

And depending on where you live, even American stores

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 02:59 PM)

Or canadian stores, or australian stores, or german stores...

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 02:14 PM)

at least you got the exercise. i ordered all of them online. there's no point in being a serious collector if someone is only going to rely on using UK stores.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 May 2016 - 02:13 PM)

This day last year I walked five miles to Asda to collect all the Defensor components. I was a dumb kid.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 May 2016 - 12:47 PM)

It... can be...

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 12:33 PM)

Is LSD something you drink...?

@  Plokatron : (27 May 2016 - 12:26 PM)

Someone drank a gallon of LSD.

@  Paladin : (27 May 2016 - 11:40 AM)

allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle, allthesesquaresmakeacircle.....

@  Bass X0 : (27 May 2016 - 11:17 AM)

v That's what she said...?

@  Robowang : (27 May 2016 - 10:39 AM)

Nothing better than a big ol' black one right in my mouth. Gotta love licorice.

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

The one I go to gives me a discount on each issue's cover price. I still have to go there to pick up my comics but I'm sure I'll never miss any of them

@  Dracula : (27 May 2016 - 07:26 AM)

Plokatron, I don't think many comics companies do direct subscriptions like that anymore. However many local comic shops will reserve comics for you in a subscription fashion.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (27 May 2016 - 06:46 AM)

I have a friend who is one of the illegitimte comics trivia masters on the planet, and he says all the animation was hand-drawn by Muppets.

@  Scavgraphics : (27 May 2016 - 04:21 AM)

@Telly I got a friend who's one of the legit comics trivia masters on the planet. I've asked if he knows.

@  Plokatron : (26 May 2016 - 10:35 PM)

Been wondering and I'm probly being a complete slag brain and not notice whats in front of me. But does IDW have subscriptions available on their site? I'm thinking of signing up for monthly comics and Transformers is da one.

@  unluckiness : (26 May 2016 - 09:01 PM)

No idea, but I'd guess it'd be some in-studio job otherwise, given the obssessiveness nerds can have over about 50 years, we'd know by now.

@  Telly : (26 May 2016 - 08:54 PM)

does anyone know how did the "animation" for the 1960s batman show? been wondering for years and i cant find an answer anywhere. looks to me like either jack kirby or john romita

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 03:36 PM)

YEAH GOT MY ORDER NOTICE TOO

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 02:38 PM)

Sweet. Been hyped for this toy since I heard about it last year...mine is coming from HLJ

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:34 AM)

Big Bad Toy Store.

@  Dracula : (26 May 2016 - 11:32 AM)

AW YES DIA BATTLES. What site did you order from

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 May 2016 - 11:06 AM)

I got my 10 day email for Dia Battles. GET. HYPE.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:05 AM)

right now to avoid spoilers and such you have to basically leave the planet.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:04 AM)

it's the first thing you see on facebook once you turn on the laptop.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 11:03 AM)

by now it's everywhere on the internet, with big bold letters in every social network and forum.

@  TriBlurr : (26 May 2016 - 10:42 AM)

I like cheese

@  Pennpenn : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

They apparently did it for "shock value", despite it not being particularly shocking or having value.

@  Touch My Thighs : (26 May 2016 - 09:39 AM)

Wow, way to spoil it for people.

@  Lazy Garou : (26 May 2016 - 09:03 AM)

Captain America Hidra Agent all this time? Bleugh, sounds like something DC would do.

@  Plokatron : (25 May 2016 - 10:25 PM)

@MEDdMI Number 1 super bot.

@  Msol : (25 May 2016 - 09:08 PM)

Oh man I just got Bruticus for $95 Canadian. I want to publicly sing Predahawk's praises for being a cool dude.

@  MEDdMI : (25 May 2016 - 08:46 PM)

Hong Kong Phooey

@  Liege : (25 May 2016 - 08:35 PM)

Phtooey *ding*

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 May 2016 - 05:30 PM)

Spitoon?

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SPLATOOOOOOOOON!

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SPOOOOOOOOON!

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Most of his latest thread got closed because he asks the same questions over and over again.

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 04:12 PM)

why is he going to get banned?

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I hope not tho

@  tffan01 : (25 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

beetleman's going to get himself banned

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:53 PM)

In soviet russia, sailor fuku

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 03:19 PM)

"This is Unicorn! The Earth will soon be a part of me!"

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2016 - 03:09 PM)

Spaceship Batman!

@  ShadowMan024 : (25 May 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Spaceship Bruce!

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 May 2016 - 01:35 PM)

Oh, Fortress Maximus!


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Clear repro Fansproject DIA Commander armor.


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#1 mignash

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

From the Planet Iacon Facebook page.

http://www.facebook....190726147660000

Seems there is a clear version of the DIA commander armor being produced, probably not by Fansproject. Looks nice with Crystal Convoy.



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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:15 AM

While the Takara Crystal Convoy is almost impossible to get, and KOtoys reproduction of it is offline, I see Chimungmung just started stocking "Krystal Konvoy". For those without the rare Takara toy that might be the only option to put a cab on this armor.

http://chimungmung.c...products_id=475

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:46 AM

Title should read 'KO' then, not 'Repro'....
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#4 Mecheon

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:30 AM

I cannot see this being a good idea. Even if FP made it

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

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ Jan 31 2012, 06:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Title should read 'KO' then, not 'Repro'....


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.


#6 mx-01 archon

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Jan 31 2012, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you define the difference between a reproduction and a knockoff to you?


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.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

If they are the same thing then I didn't used it wrong.

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:





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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

omigodwhocares

Both are frauds.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

to stir the pot in this pointless semantics debate...

Are Reprolabels knockoffs?

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#10 mignash

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jan 31 2012, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
omigodwhocares


The answer would be "Cat" who brought it up.


#11 Mecheon

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE(ShinRa Inc @ Feb 1 2012, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
to stir the pot in this pointless semantics debate...

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

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

Didn't we have the argument before? It's semantics at best. Just calling something a "reproduction" adds an air of legitimacy to it. As though Fansproject perhaps allowed a new company to pick up the Commander armor mantle that it no long desired to wear . Since this is likely not the case - it's a knock off, a boot leg or, if you really want to still use reproduction just tack on "unauthorized" to the front.

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.

 
 
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

^What Dake said.

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.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

I believe the word you're looking for is "counterfeit"

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:53 AM

"No officer, these aren't counterfeit Louis Vutton handbags. They're just high quality imitations. See, totally fine. Wait, why are you still cuffing me?"

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.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:52 AM

What annoys me is the people who keep bringing up the ethics of KOs in every thread about a KO product. Seems to be an effort by certain people to harass the subject into silence and it's very annoying.

Edited by mignash, 01 February 2012 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

Just suggesting more accurate terminology.

You're paranoid.

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.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:39 AM

My name is Dake and I have a box full of KO Classics Seekers. There - I'm on the dark side with you Mignash. icon-fire.gif It's not about shaming or guilting or anything else. Just being honest about the origins. After all, this entire sub-forum is dedicated to KOs.
 
 
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

I think it's about being accurate in description. Both Knockoffs/Reproductions are illegally copied, no one is debating that. I use the word reproduction for highly accurate collectables, and knockoff for the cheap ones. Nothing wrong with that. I don't stand for the dishosest practice I see on ebay sometimes where a seller describes a reproduction as a "reissue", that would be lying.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

A reproduction ISN'T necessarily illegally copied.

However, in this case you ARE talking about a Knock Off.

You're using the terms incorrectly.

Correct title for this thread wold be ' Clear KO FP DIA Commander Armour'.


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