Friday, April 19, 2013

(Near) Bootleg G1 Autobot Clones - Fastlane, Cloudraker: De-tombed !!!

Cannot resist the temptation and de-tombed the newly bought set of (near) bootleg Autobot G1 Clones... After some minor fiddling and operation, they are now standing proudly inside my Detolf display cabinet, together with their yellow-green counterparts... nice... So here's a pic of them together. I am not 100% sure but it seems that their colours match perfectly to the original ones... The Autobot signs on the groin area are self-made ones... For easier typing, I shall call them KO Fastlane and KO Cloudraker from now on...


First up, KO Fastlane, without the guns attached... Looks good, but felt it may be better if there are 2 wheels at the sides on the front... The wheel rims are actually stickers, hahaha...


After guns are attached, it looks even weirder... hahaha.... Joints are reasonably tight for these 2 KOs... Good... Plastic quality is good, though it feels more towards to the "shampoo bottle" plastics than the brittle type... which I think the former is better, no need to worry that the plastic will crumble with age...


Comparison picture of the 2 KOs... The spoiler stand is actually longer for the yellow-green KO... Other than that, nothing much is different... Oh, the guns... now the new KO Fastlane has the correct guns...


The angle of shoting makes it look like the new KO Fastlane hides the spoiler in robot mode better, but is not true...Just a viewing error...


Next, KO Cloudraker! I like the jet mode a lot, though I kind of dislike it when I was young... During then, I could not stand the sight of the protruding leg-pieces at the back of the jet, and that it did not have vertical stabilizer-fins... hahahaha... When I first transform this, the internal little tab for making the head to stay in position is too tight, and some trimming has to be done... Opps, did not realize the nosecone has to have a sticker until now, as I am typing this, and happen to chance on a picture of the original one... Nevermind, next time will print one, if I can remember...


Comparison shot of the 2 KO Cloudrakers... Made the wings and the jet-front for the green-yellow KO, as it is bashed from another KO Fastlane, since Taobao is selling only the KO Fastlanes (cheaply)...


Robot mode comparison of the 2 KO Cloudrakers... Notice the new KO Cloudraker has a wrong gun held... According to 1 Taobao.com page, the seller says that the KO manufacturer actually is lazy to get the 2 different molds and thus only makes the gun for 1 side, double the quantity... anyway, doesn't really affect too much...


All 4 G1 Autobot Clones!!!! Amazingly nice!!! Hahahaha.... "Roger dodger, Optimus Prime.... Roger dodger, Optimus Prime.... Roger dodger, Optimus Prime.... Roger dodger, Optimus Prime!"

2 comments:

  1. Love the "Springer" inspired Clones!

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  2. Hey, thanks for the prompt!!! Now that you mentioned it, they are really Springer-like!!! Hahaha...

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