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Re: Knock-off figures - general discussion
« Reply #1000 on: July 01, 2020, 12:50:27 PM »
Still looks identical to me. Nothing in your images shows the size. Do they have openings for the peg? it's pretty far along the length relative to the modern fish so I can't tell from that photo.


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Re: Knock-off figures - general discussion
« Reply #1001 on: July 02, 2020, 02:52:29 AM »
For the two to be the same size @Flaffy would have to have really tiny hands. And the hole in the belly would be visible in his ventral photo. These are definitely not Colorata product.
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Re: Knock-off figures - general discussion
« Reply #1002 on: July 02, 2020, 08:04:46 AM »
For the two to be the same size @Flaffy would have to have really tiny hands. And the hole in the belly would be visible in his ventral photo. These are definitely not Colorata product.
Indeed, my hands are certainly not petite. The entire fish is 12.5cm long. Dunno how a figure of that size would manage to fit inside a compact Colorata box.

From ebay, definitely not a palm sized figure.


vs the bootleg:


Do they have openings for the peg? it's pretty far along the length relative to the modern fish so I can't tell from that photo.


Don't know about you, but this (the peg hole) to me is certainly not that far along the body.
From the lack of peg holes, the lower quality paint job, the size, and the fact that it's made by a chinese company (that I don't have the name of currently) notorious for bootlegs should be a pretty clear indicator that this is not the real deal. 

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Re: Knock-off figures - general discussion
« Reply #1003 on: July 02, 2020, 03:20:23 PM »
This would be a loose term of bootleg.  Since it is twice the size, they didn't mold an actual piece to make a copy.  It is obviously highly influenced by the Colorata model, but changed enough that I'm not sure any nation's copyright laws would kick in, even if it weren't made in China.  I'm not sure why they wouldn't have changed more when going through the effort to make their own mold, and giving it a different paint scheme would have been something even simpler.

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Re: Knock-off figures - general discussion
« Reply #1004 on: July 02, 2020, 04:55:54 PM »
This is what transformers fans would call "an Oversized KO".

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Re: Knock-off figures - general discussion
« Reply #1005 on: July 03, 2020, 03:26:06 PM »
Flaffy's "KO" figure looks very nice and desirable.

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