G1 Computron Giftset Box.... Real or KO?

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  1. Hotspot17

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    I just recently got a C10 mint Computron giftset box to replace my C7 box. Got it from a seller in the UK. After getting it, I noticed it was so new that I sort of doubt it if it was the real deal or not. It was so glossy but after 20 minutes of comparing, I decided that I was happy with my new box. I also talked to the seller, he claims he got 4 of them from a japanese dealer.

    But then I came upon this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150079017200&rd=1&rd=1
    This is from a different seller.

    Ok, now how the hell does a guy have just 20 available boxes for sell?
    Is this a real or a KO print of the real deal?
    What you think?
     
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    good question, it has the Takara logo but 20 of them and no inserts. At first, it definitely sounds fishy. And you said you compared it with your C-7 box - I assume you didn't find any differences?
     
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    Yeah, I literally stared at it for a good 30 minutes. I'm anal like that. I checked the bar codes, numbers everything. The only difference i can find was that the way it was folded. It was slightly off compared to the original one. Also, the back picture of Scattershot, where they show him forming computron, he's right arm was slight cut off in the new box. So, I don't really know what to say. That seller in the past did sell giftset boxes before from what I can remember. So, don't know.
     
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    There is strong evidence to suggest yours is a KO as well. All signs point to rip off.
     
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    hey simon, if the box is too perfect, and its cut different and folded different, chances are its a knockoff, but hey if you got it for a good price and your happy with it-rock on dude. also who i the hell has 20 mint comp boxes and no inserts?
     
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    I noticed that item early today and was a bit suspicious.
     
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    Yo Damon, the box is too perfect. But it's folded like the original one. Also, the one I got was covered in dust. So there's evidence it might be old but still haves that super glossy layer. I"m actually don't care if it's real or not cause I still have a real box. I was planning on selling the old box too, but now I have to rethink that idea.
     
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    Its a fake copy

    I got one from the same guy ages ago, just a fan made copy
    They were originally made to put bootlegs in (the SL55 one that has styro)

    Looks good on display but is not original

    Hitch
     
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    Simon, can you bring it at the meetup?
     
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    Got an email from the seller today. He confirmed it was a fake/KO.

    Hector, I already bubbled wrapped him and packed him away already. Depending on how I feel, I might dig him out.
     
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    still got pics of this computron set?>
     
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    woah zombie thread
     
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    Please don't bump two-year-old threads.
     
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