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May this site grow into a

May this site grow into a scintillating bootleg toy library. You bring us one step closer to this paradise.

jacksauce's picture
Posted by jacksauce on 1 October, 2009 - 14:21
Great start to horror month!

Great start to horror month! It's awful.

Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 1 October, 2009 - 14:40
Ugly, but not sure how come

Ugly, but not sure how come call it a bootleg. What specific toy does it copy?

Wallas's picture
Posted by Wallas on 1 October, 2009 - 14:53
Funny thing is

that it wasn't too long ago that Transformers were very similar (in complexity).

Kenny G's picture
Posted by Kenny G on 1 October, 2009 - 15:05
I think the proper term for

I think the proper term for this kind of toy is Knockoff since its not directly copying an existing toy, but the concept. Its more a knockoff of a knockoff since its like a cheaper Roadbot. Its twice as cheesey.

VF5SS's picture
Posted by VF5SS on 1 October, 2009 - 18:51
A Little Off-The-Top

Agreed ... not to get a little off topic here, but this Roadbot knock-off and your comment echoes my thoughts on the Battlestar Galactica remake show, which is in fact a knock-off of a 70s Star Wars knock-off show.

Even the term 'reimagining' is a knock-off of a 'remake'.

Now I'm gonna get creamed by 'frakkies' for that remark.

-r78

Rodimus78's picture
Posted by Rodimus78 on 2 October, 2009 - 00:22
exactly

Exactly. It's a cheap knockoff of the Roadbots GT, which is itself a cheap knockoff of the Binaltech/Alternators GT. The Roadbot isn't bad. It's huge, well proportioned, and not offensively cheap feeling.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 1 October, 2009 - 19:12
I remember the local KB

I remember the local KB getting in a ton of these right before they closed their doors for good. I was tempted by the size and the huge discount, but I'll be damned if every single Morphbot wasn't shattered inside the box. Despite the vacuformed coffin, each bot had a head or arm or leg floating around with other miscellaneous bits. Yikes.

japester's picture
Posted by japester on 1 October, 2009 - 19:37
I was a manager of a KB

I was a manager of a KB toys, and I recall being tempted by these... for all of about a quarter of a second. Then even as we were going out of business and these things became cheep as all hell... Well, I don't think I'd have taken one home if it was closing day, there was a pile of them left, and I could have just walked out with one without a care in the world.

I did take the store's safe home, though... Never know if that might come in handy. ^_^

Yotsuyasan's picture
Posted by Yotsuyasan on 2 October, 2009 - 15:42
Ummm... isn't this what's

Ummm... isn't this what's called, a waste of money.

north-exit's picture
Posted by north-exit on 1 October, 2009 - 23:36
Nice car

The car looks really cool!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 2 October, 2009 - 13:09
 
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