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List of Counterfeit G1 Transformers (updated 12/20/2016)


  • Autobot Cars:
    • Bluestreak (no box / only available loose)
    • Hound (no box / only available loose)
    • Jazz (no box / only available loose)
    • Mirage
      • Color variants: Normal, Black, Red, Clear, Clear Black
      • Subtle variants: Gold Chrome vs Silver chrome
    • Prowl
    • Red Alert
    • Sideswipe
    • Smokescreen (sold in box in small quantities / mostly available loose)
    • Sunstreaker
    • Tracks (no box / only available loose)
    • Wheeljack
  • Browning (unknown company)
  • Cassettes:
    • Frenzy/Laserbeak
      • Color variants: Normal, Gold Chromed, Black, White, Clear, *MANY* Colored Clear versions
      • Subtle variants: Silver Chrome vs Gold Chrome weapons
    • Frenzy/Ratbat
    • Rumble/Buzzsaw (on Frenzy/Laserbeak card)
      • Color variants: Normal, Gold Chromed, Black, White, Clear, *MANY* Colored Clear versions
      • Subtle variants: Silver Chrome vs Gold Chrome weapons
    • Rumble/Ravage
    • Grandslam/Raindance
    • Squawktalk/Beastbox
    • C-121 Grafi/C-122 Noise
    • C-123 Dial/C-124 Saur
    • Clear Slugfest packaged with Soundwave
  • Combiners
    • Bruticus (no box / only available loose)
    • Defensor giftset
    • Devastator
      • Zhong Jin Release
        • Color variants: Normal, G2 Yellow, G2 Orange, White, Black
        • Packaging variants: giftset (two versions: original and Studio Ox back) or individually carded
        • White and Black versions come in different box with Studio Ox artwork on back
      • Kidi Toys Release
        • Different from Zhong Jin version--very poorly made and comes in somewhat different box
    • Menasor giftset
    • Predaking gift set (CAT Toys release)
    • Superion giftset
    • Computron giftset
    • Abominus giftset
  • Decepticon Jets:
    • Cyclonus
    • Scourge
  • Dinobots:
    • Grimlock
    • Slag
      • Color variants: Normal, Clear, Blue Diaclone, Red Face
    • Sludge
      • Color variants: Normal, Clear
    • Snarl
    • Swoop
      • Color variants: Normal Red Chest, Diaclone Blue Chest, Gold Wings Version
  • Gnaw
  • Headmasters:
    • Mindwipe
    • Skullcruncher
    • Weirdwolf
    • Scorponok (July 2013 release)
    • Gift Set of 6 Headmaster Warriors + heads for Fort Max, Grand Max, Scorponok, Black Zarak (unknown company)
  • Insecticons:
    • Bombshell
    • Kickback
    • Shrapnel
  • Metroplex
    • Packaging variants: Normal Box, Japanese Encore Reissue Box
    • Kidi Toys release, not by Zhong Jin
  • Metrotitan
    • in Metroplex Poster Box with red "Emulational Robot" sticker on it
    • Kidi Toys release, not by Zhong Jin
  • Minibots:
    • Beachcomber
      • Color variants: Normal Blue, Pre-Production Red
    • Brawn
    • Bumblebee
      • Color variants: Yellow, White, Blue
    • Bumper
    • Cliffjumper
      • Color variants: Red, Yellow
    • Cosmos
    • Gears
    • Hubcap
    • Huffer (no packaging / only available loose)
    • Outback
    • Pipes (no packaging / only available loose)
    • Powerglide
    • Seaspray
    • Swerve (no packaging / only available loose)
    • Tailgate (no packaging / only available loose)
    • Warpath
    • Wheelie
    • Windcharger (no packaging / only available loose)
  • Optimus Prime
    • Color variants: Normal, Black, Clear, French Ceji-Joustra Red Feet version, Gold Chrome instead of Silver Chrome version
    • Subtle variants: Blue eyes/Blue window (first release) vs Yellow eyes/Clear window (later releases), France stamp (first release) vs Japan stamp (later releases)
  • Reflector
    • Packaging variants: mail-away box or all-new window box
  • Shockwave
    • Color variants: Normal Grey Barrel, Purple Barrel
  • Soundwave (with random cassette)
  • Triple Changers
    • Astrotrain
      • Color variant: E-Hobby colors available loose
    • Blitzwing
    • Octane
    • Springer

Note: Zhong Jin has also made many counterfeit accessories, sticker sheets, and instruction sheets.  For example, they have made Aerialbot guns, Dinobot swords, Fort Max stickers, Omega Supreme stickers, Omega Supreme instructions, and Bruticus instructions, just to name a fraction of what they've conterfeited.