Previous Threads Wheeljack Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com September 12, 2007 click here Optimus Prime (revisited) August 8, 2007 click here Sludge Box August 7, 2007 click here Soundwave Box Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com August 5, 2007 click here Hubcap August 5, 2007 click here Cliffjumper August 4, 2007 click here Devastator Giftbox Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com August 4, 2007 click here Mirage August 3, 2007 click here Before I start ... All participation is welcomed. If I missed anything please let me know. These differences are ones I found just by combing over the pictures. Keep all ethical "knockoff" discussion out of this thread. This is for educational purposes only. NO DEBATES PLEASE. There are some color differences, but those have to be ignored. Many variables with originals (fading, picture lighting, etc) make color matching against repro's inconclusive. Again, the purpose to this is to educate eBayers. There are AWFUL sellers out there who claim these pieces as being real. When on eBay, look at the seller's feedback and other items for sale. Chances are, they've sold many of these already. That will be the best indicator of "original" or "reproduction". You gotta use your head before using this guide. Cyclonus: Reproduction September 23, 2008 And here's the base image for the comparisons. This is provided so you have a clean view of the product as a whole. and away we go with the comparisons! 1. No Rub Sign As you can see, the rub sign is missing. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever seen a KO with one. Since Cyclonus has a visible window spot where it should be, this should be the #1 indicator. (for now) 2. Adios Toes The makers of this box did a fantastic job matching the artwork to the grid. The only spot that's clearly off is the foot / toe area. It's somewhat chopped off. 3. Gradient Fill Much like the Insecticons, the yellow gradient fill is a bit too harsh. It doesn't quite fade like it's supposed to. I'm sure there are other issues with the box, but until better picutres surface, this should do for now. Scourge will be up this evening. Thanks!