Friday, January 14, 2011

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KOs (78)

Finally collected my 2 orders from Go TaoBao Shopping... And since they only just found my 2 lost parcels in their Shanghai warehouse, they will only arrive end Jan "IF NOTHING GOES WRONG..." hmmm... Anyway... Bought a lot of KO Alternators because of the cheap price, even with shipping, they are way cheaper than the real deal... And of course, I am starting to like the car modes... My haul, in alphabetical order:

KO Alternators Autorooper
Its... Autorooper???? Hahahaha... Its Meister, actually... All prices stated are in SGD and inclusive of shipping cost divided accordingly by their original cost... Price - $20.75

KO Alternators Binaltech Nemesis Prime
Even the same red windows... And man, it is heavy... but no die-cast parts... in fact, all except Prowl & this (below), have die-cast parts... sweet... Hope the quality is as good, if not better, compared to the Alternators Optimus Prime... Sweet... Price - $16.30

KO Alternators "Nemesis" Sideswipe
Its a convertible, so I assume its the Sideswipe mould... but in black colour with FLAMES... Cool car but the robot mode is... hmmm.... Price - $20.75

KO Binaltech Prowl
Hmm... wonder if it really includes the "light saber" as shown on the box behind... wait, he's a Jedi in disguise???? Edit: Yes, he has the "lightsaber"... Price - $11.85

KO Alternators Shockblast
It's the return of Cyclops!!!! Man, the reason I bought it is primarily because... I want to switch his head with my KO G1 Shockwave's (cheap version)!!!!... Hmmm... should I ? Or should I not... Next time then decide... Price - $20.75

KO Big Volfogg
Alright! Another Brave series gestalt added into collection!!! Now I have quite a lot of Braves figures, and gestalts too... sweet... but very expensive... knn... Price - $69.60

KO Movie Bumblebee Keychain
It's free.... and funny thing is this seller gives free things when his items (the KO Cassettes) are the cheapest in my haul, my other expensive items did not even give any freebies...

KO (?) G1 Ironhide & Ratchet Custom Heads
The pictures looked so good... but the actual toy heads are CMI.... In fact, I feel the heads I bashed earlier are even better... Cos these heads have a FLAT face... so flat and ugly... with thick lips... knn... but nevermind... Oh, not sure if they are KOs of the real 3rd-party heads, as I see Chinese names on the front... very KO-ish... anyway, don't care... yeah, must start to cut and mod the arms of my G1 Ironhide and Ratchet soon... itchy hands... Price - $11.00

KO Beast Cassettes
Top (left to right) : Overkill ($6.25), Graphy ($8.00)
Bottom (left to right) : Beastbox x 2 ($10.70 for 2)

Yeap, 2 Beastbox(es), so as to combine with my 2 Squawktalk(s)!!! Intend to paint 1 into a more orange-ish colour... Overkill is lovely, so small and cute dinosaur, hahaha, .. so is Graphy... Sad that my Squawktalk(s) don't have the combiner-tabs to peg into Beastbox(es), need to make... more work...

Oversize KO Buster Prime
Its HUGE! Awesome, height is about 30cm... Missing and simplified some parts, making it more like the Voyager version... more parts missing, that is... but still have the exhaust-pipe-gun... if you still call it a gun, that is.... Price - $23.70

KO Oversize Classics Starscream
Its a gestalt!!!! The "arms" are movie Springer and Blackout (I think)!!!! But heh heh, I will not let it end up as a gestalt, but a supersized (voyager, actually)seeker... need to work on the wing's single hinge to be a double-hinge... Too bad it has only a null-ray... the other seems too big... can I mod???... Price - $11.55

KO PCC Combaticons
With 2 KO minicons/targetmasters/powermasters... Real one cost $20 over dollars, but this one costs less than half... of course cannot compare in terms of quality lah... good, now I can give the Chainclaw to Evac to "fight" on even terms with Armada Megatron and Leader-One! And give the Caliburst/Darkray to my Hauler (mini Energon Inferno painted into orange, to pay tribute to the early early G1 cartoon's 5 sec appearance)... Price - $9.50

KO Squeezeplay
Wow!!!! A vintage KO and a vintage mold!!!!!!! The headmaster Lokos can transform, unlike the KO Skullcruncher's Grax... Colours are identical, sweet... The price is a bit too steep, but for a bootleg of old mold, sometimes I just give in... Price - $32.60

Hope hauls from 65Daigou comes soon... bought many TFs... and also hope the 3 items will come soon...


  1. Hey there. Realize bit of a long shot as post is old and you're likely not out there to sell, but noticed the above mention of your purchase of KO Beast Cassettes. Was wondering if you could help direct my search or maybe if you have spares/extras you'd be willing to part with I'd be more than interested in purchasing the below 3 mentioned cassettes. I'm a real big cassette fan. Collect everything even the ko's. Every little variant. Just name your price if you're interested. Otherwise no worries. Thanks for your time. Email: mellowmut (at)

    KO Overkill, Beastbox, Gurafi KO Transformer Cassettes (any color scheme. normally have 5in1 stamp/markings. there may be other molds I'm missing but only seen 9 of them out there. the following are the ones that I have so definitely don't need these: Squawktalk, Ravage, Frenzy, Steeljaw, Slugfest, Ramhorn)

    Want List (for reference, just in case):

  2. Hi mellowmut, sorry, I'm not selling my cassettes, they are "~ my precious ~ " (Sméagol sound), and I don't have any spares... I remember that is coming out with the KO cassettes, including some combiners, but not sure if out yet. These particular cassettes are rare for KO too. I tried searching for just now, but couldn't find any of those types I bought anymore, not even the seller I bought from.

  3. No worries. Appreciate the response and you checking as you did. And yeah Im on the lookout for those dinocassettes that kotoys is working on. Been subscribed to that thread. Still want these though. Havent seen them crop up anywhere but then again probably havent been looking long enough. With enough patience and persaverance will likely come accross one day. Thanks again. And good luck with collection. Its a thing of beauty.

  4. Most welcomed, mellowmut, sorry couldn't help on this... All the best to your hunt for the cassettes! =)

  5. hello friend where you buy your transformers ko, have any special product that is reliable? Greetings we are

  6. Hi, I used to buy from, thru' a local agent (65daigou), and sometimes from local shops randomly when last time the KOs are more common here...