Optimus Prime | Transformer | TAIKONGZHANS | Mega Size | Chinese Knock-Off

Presenting my very first Transformer! Sadly it is a China-made knock off, bootleg, KO, pirated, fake or whatever you might want to call it haha!. It can be bought for around 2800 to 3100 pesos at Divisoria depending on how good you haggle (maybe less if you are really good). But mine I got off from an item trade. I traded a Gundam model kit to get this one. Anyway, I must say that this kit is really nice! The plastic quality is good. Armor and body details are close to about 95% of the ROTF version. And last but not the least, it is about 16.5 inches high and 14 inches wide (depending on how you display it)!

(**update** You can check out the TAIKONGZHANS IRON HIDE version review here)

You might ask why I bought this? Well, I am not much of a transformer fan, but I always wanted to have one. Then what a coincidence that this came out of the market. I was going to buy the Ultimate version first, but it was like “love-at-first-sight” when we saw this maybe because it is really BIG!

We have plans to paint it, and based on our observations, it will be really easy since the parts are all big.

Below is the box it comes with. It is very big and hard to carry. That is why when I got mine, the box was already disposed off. Anyway, you will only get two major sets inside the box. First is Optimus Prime, second is the cannon which is supposedly from the DOTM version. As you can see on the box, it says ULTIMATE VERSION. But in reality it is not a DOTM U-version. The only thing included in the DOTM version is the front skirt and the cannon. PWND!

KO Transformer ROTF - DOTM Mash Up (1)
credits to the owner of the photo

 

FRONT VIEW

I already removed the front skirt here. Blades are also deployed.

KO Transformer ROTF - DOTM Mash Up (2)

 

 

 

REAR VIEW

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SIZE COMPARISON against GUNDAMS

1/60 Exia, 1/100 Deathscythe and 1/144 Spiegel

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MANUAL

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Apparently it can transform to Truck Mode which I won’t be doing anyway

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And it says that it comes with batteries which you will see later why

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PHOTOSHOOT

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Definitely needs to be airbrushed with gun metal color

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I love the silver on the wheels

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Making those black tires look like rubber is one of my goals

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Knees cannot be bent. No articulation!!! But you have some nice ball joints on the feet 🙂

 

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Some clear plastics on the butt

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Back details

 

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Right Arm panel details

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They placed some kind of battle damage effects which I think was not properly thought of…

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Switch Blades

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Chest details

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Shoulder joint and elbow joint details

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It is a good thing that they did not forget the details

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Does the eyes look too Chinese to you? or is it just me???

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more details under the armors

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Here is the funny part. It comes with sounds and lights. The sounds are what you typically hear when you buy a China Space Blaster Toy. Watch the video I took to know what I mean by this. Haha

 

 

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This is the switch I was pressing (black dot on the nape)

 

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This is the front skirt I was talking about. It was tie-wired when I first saw it

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The Cannon for the DOTM version. Which in this case is pretty useless… Well, you can make a ship out of it, just add some wings or thrusters!

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That is all… feel free to ask questions or post your wild reactions ^_^

 

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10 thoughts on “Optimus Prime | Transformer | TAIKONGZHANS | Mega Size | Chinese Knock-Off”

  1. My first impression is…. F^#$*% BIG! Compared to the 1/60 kit and it has good plastic quality. I also love the eyes light effects, just find where the little speaker is hidden and cut the wires 🙂 Did you check the the emblem of the autobot sign in front of the hood if there is one? Maybe they did not put articulation on the knees is because of the huge size, to make stand more firmly. Can’t wait to see that after you repainted it, Just dont forget to put the autobot sign sticker, to make it more original. I know it will look good, based on your painting expertise. I also buy some pirated toys, I mean the 95% close to the original. Mostly Transformers and Gundams. Sometimes I compared them to my authentic toys or repaint them. Got to find that one this month in DIVI, I hope I can hunt one.

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    1. cool! i really recommend this one. But the autobot sign you mentioned is not there. We will need to put our own sign. You are right, this will look good when painted, looking forward to it as well.

      buy now in divi because i heard stocks are getting low due to popular demand ^_^

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