Daitetsujin 17 Knock-off

 Daitetsujin 17 Knockoff

This Daitetsujin 17 KO first appeared around mid 2000s, I think around 2004. I remember there being some scuttlebutt about it on the old Shogun Warriors Yahoo forum - by the time I heard about them most had already been snagged up - from what I recall they started around $25 and were going for $65 or so if you could find one. The better figures came with additional accessories to transform the figure into the battlestation, had the back "wings" that small included ships would use as landing platforms. The one I have lacks all of these things - it seems whatever figures were leftover were sold with just the basics.

My figure also has upgraded stickers (the original on this KO were atrocious) and has the "Gangsta Lean" (got that term from Isidro Alba) - the joints aren't fitted too well, mainly due to the parts being a little off. This is not a quality knock-off, but with the original Popy version so rare I'll take what I can get!

Daitetsujin 17 KO Front of Head

Daitetsujin 17 KO Back of Head

Daitetsujin 17 KO Shooting Fist

Daitetsujin 17 KO Shooting Fist Detail

Daitetsujin 17 KO Elbow Detail

Daitetsujin 17 KO Battlestation Mode

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