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Not a big fan of KOs...

I have the original Superion, as well as Abominus, Piranacon, and Predaking. I had bought the KO version of Defensor(red Hot Spot), but when I opened it, the whole left leg of Hot Spot fell out of the package. Not the only KO I've had issues with. Oh well...

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Posted by locke_stryfe on 23 July, 2014 - 10:38
Sorry to hear that, bro. The

Sorry to hear that, bro. The KO Defensor I have is as solid as a brick and because it is made of slightly inferior materials, I just leave him in combined form. The only issue I had was the front part of Groove broke off and I had to buy a replacement.

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 23 July, 2014 - 11:49
Fond memories

As janky as this KO looks, it's a pleasure to see. The Aerialbots giftset was my "big" Christmas present in 1986, and I remember each bot very well. Silverbolt was always a disappointment, even to a 10-year-old. Slingshot was probably my favorite, with his weird little spoon-arms that didn't tuck away like the others - he wasn't a great jet, but I was a Harrier nut. And, yeah, I always wanted Air Raid to be one of the Seekers somehow (although I didn't have that term at the time).

Anyhow, my set is long gone, but thanks for dredging up these memories.

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Posted by Corduroy Bear on 23 July, 2014 - 19:54
Like I said, this is one of

Like I said, this is one of the "weaker" (read bad) KO's that I have lol, but glad I could bring back some old memories!

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 23 July, 2014 - 20:52
Who made this KO?

Did Polyfect make it? Ha ha they churn out some real garbage. I have a "reissue" type KO Defensor.The set is good but the packaging has misspellings like "label sheel" and "Befensor."

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Posted by Komamura on 24 July, 2014 - 00:22
I don't know but I do

I don't know but I do remember "Quick Change" being on the packaging so it's possible.

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 24 July, 2014 - 17:14
The breakages bite

I can sympathise about crappy plastic on KOmbiners. I picked up an incomplete Ruination in a big box of Transformers and Gundams at a toy collectibles store, and the three limb robots in the box were bootlegs. Movor has flimsyish plastic in his shoulder joints -which were also overly stiff and didn't want to swivel. One of them is destroyed but should be resurrectable. I hope. Armorhide is okay. But Rollbar... His green plastic is brittle. Really briittle. He has bits of matchstick glued into the hollows of his right arm and his head/connector bar piece, and I resorted to filing down his joint bits to make them looser and thus reduce stress from transformation. I've had to glue the various sections of him together so many times... Argh.

If it's any consolation, you should be able to pick up a beat-up real Silverbolt for cheap and put the launcher from the KO in him.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 3 October, 2014 - 10:07
Some time ago I found KO's of

Some time ago I found KO's of all four of Valdigus' (Japanese Ruination) limbs in 2-packs. I thought everything was good because I was planning on using them with my desert camo Mega-Octane along with the weapons because I got tired of looking Ruination's bland colour scheme. To my horror when I opened the set up all of their heads were flat and their combiner pegs were non-existent. They had loose joints but that's to be expected. I gave them all away, but I kept Rollbar's pistol and B.F.G. and Ro-Tor's helicopter blades. Which I was very surprised that they even rotated, let alone be removed.

That's a good idea about Silverbolt. I never would've thought of that. It's safe to say that Superion is one of the few KO's I own that will serve only as a place holder until I get the real thing. Lol.

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 3 October, 2014 - 12:30
Speaking of the launcher, can

Speaking of the launcher, can we get some good shots of it, maybe even an internal? I wanna see if it's possible to just mod my Silverbolt's dummy one.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 4 October, 2014 - 19:07
In particular, what I need to

In particular, what I need to see is what the trigger looks like so I can fabricate my own.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 12 October, 2014 - 17:17
Launcher Mechanism

This should help: http://pleasesavemerobots.com/scrambledcity/scrambled/sil.html

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 12 October, 2014 - 21:52
Thank you. Ugh, bloody Google

Thank you. Ugh, bloody Google was no help at all when I was trying to find pics.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 12 October, 2014 - 22:10
No problem, man :-)

No problem, man :-)

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Posted by Scarfang_The_Slayer on 12 October, 2014 - 22:25
 
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