The new Poundland shop in my area has another set of Cybertron KOs under the Power Warrior brand. The three pack is sold in variations of four toys - Brimstone, Scourge, Nemesis Breaker and Scourge in their smaller forms. I urge you to avoid them, they appear to be constructed using random bits of unpainted yellow and green plastic and look horribly brittle.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2008 17:17:36 GMT by knightbeat
The 99p store had two differenct knock offs last week. A bright green Reverse Convoy that only had the Megatron head.
Some Gobots, the big chunky kiddies toys. There were two on offer a steapth bomber and a bulldozer. I know that the bomber when originally released was larger than the deluxe sized knock off I saw. It also ddn't have any electronics. Both the plane and the bulldozer had low rate copies of their original packaging.
I saw some KOs in a local shop called "Yes! Everything really is £1!". Three to a box with some downsized Cybertron toys in them. I only recognised the one that was used for BotCon Goldbug and two other beast-like ones. They were about 4 inches tall and really poorly made!
Graham I picked up one of those yesterday. Leobreaker and Scrouge had been released before along with Brimstone but this time in some of the packs there was a new Basic sized legends Hotshot. They had about 12 of the Brimstone (Im thinking thats not the right name flying thingy one) packed ones and just one of the Hotshot ones. I got the Hotshot one. Gotta say as far as KO go I like basic Hotshot. They also come in quite a nice box for just £1. Leobreaker and Scrouge are just pants though.
I bought a couple of Alien Terminator things yesterday. They were KO's of Legends Leobreaker and Scourge. Both were 99p each.
Wanting to see what the Alien Terminator packaging looked like, I put it into google and found details of a film by the same name. My research also found this review which can be summed up by it's closing paragraph thus...
Overall, "Alien Terminator" is not worth watching. However, praise must be given to Lisa Boyle who manages to save the viewing experience from complete destruction by going topless twice. The first time she's having sex with her boyfriend and the second time she's taking a shower. These scenes were great. The rest was average.
Not a Poundland special as such, but rather a Woolworths one.
I found some interesting Gobots knock-offs in the Woolworths "Worthit!" budget toys section today. Basically they are combiners made from full-sized-ish regular Gobot cores with four (identical) transforming limb robots for £2 a pop. I'm not sure if they are all based on Gobots/Machine Robo or not as my Gobot-fu is not what it once was.
They had Fitor with four small futuristic shuttle dudes, what looks like a police car version of Turbo with four tiny Cy-kill limbs (quite cute actually), a helicopter (possibly Twin-Spin) with some space ship limbs, a drill tank with sci-fi crane vehicle limbs, a fire engine who looked a bit like Ironhide's animation model with four ambulance limbs and another one (can't remember for the life of me what it was)
I got the Fitor one to test out as it looked the best of the bunch. He's not bad at all, decent quality for a KO and not too far off the real thing. The four smaller shuttles he comes with are quite nifty too. I'm not sure if the "futuristic" shuttles are based on an actual Gobot or not. I would guess so going by the quality of the design but it's not one I recognise. They are very similar to Fitor in robot mode. Overall I'm very pleased with the set. It doesn't feel like it's going to fall to bits and is great fun to fiddle with whilst messing around online. I wish I'd picked up the police Turbo/Cy-kill set as well now.
Those sound like they are based on some of the more recent Machine Robo toys, rather than the old Gobots releases. Specifically the "Machine Robo Rescue" line from three or four years ago. That lines main gimmick was that most of the releases were combiners, with a core 'bot and then four identical limbs.
From the sounds of it Woolworths have got versions of a fair chunk of the line there.
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