Cax6ton put together an ID guide for Masterpiece Ratbat counterfeits. Check it out here:
(Scroll up for a few additional comparison pictures as well.)
Thanks to RoboticPlanet for pointing this gem out.
Check it out here:
If you blinked, you may have missed the KO Smokescreen that came out a couple months ago. Searching around on Taobao and ioffer, I can't find anybody selling it right now, so it seems like they did not produce very many. Scratchdesk bought one when they were available, and made a great ID guide you can check out here:
The Gnaw ID Guide has been updated to add some more differences and better pictures:
After a brief hiatus, it looks like the KOs are back. Computron and Abominus are apparently out right now. Computron uses the same box as the version 2 scam box in the ID Guide linked to below. Abominus comes in an English-language gift set, which never existed before, so it should be easy to spot. Scorponok is slated for July.
Scorponok: http://www.toymoda.com/images/201304/goods_img/436_P_1365173658724.jpg (note: may not be actual KO box)
Edit--Correction: looks like the two boxed combiners may not be out just yet. Haven't seen any on Taobao so far, at least. Will keep you guys posted.
Highendtfs in collaboration with Headrobots have released an upgrade kit for Botcon Gigatron: Skel-E-Tron! Limited to only 200, pick yours up here:
US orders: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A930YX6
International orders: http://www.highendtfs.com/store/products.php?SKELETRON
Weirdwolf ID Guide is now up:
Here's a quick summary of recent counterfeit TF news: