Malach Ra requested this, so away we go! Previous Threads Soundwave Box Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com August 5, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=145958 Hubcap August 5, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=145929 Cliffjumper August 4, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=145783 Devastator Giftbox Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com August 4, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=145767 Mirage August 3, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost.php?p=1505652&postcount=92 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. I attempted to rank these in order of importance. Position 1 is the "dead giveaway". If you see this, you know it's not legit. 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" Sludge Box August 7, 2007 Just a general observation ... this box is the highest quality reproduction to date when it comes to appearance. I was struggling to find anything on Sludge, but came away with a few things. Finding a season 2 version of Sludge was a task on its own. 01. Back print completely shaved Unfortunately, the absolute dead giveaway on Sludge resides on the back of the box. You can clearly see that the print was shaved off. 02. Image to grid alignment issues You can tell that the person working this really tried to match things up 100%. In most areas, the art was off by centimeters. 03. A small grey border issue The repro'ed Sludge is a bit thin in 2 places. Again, it's very minor, but most noticeable around the foot. 04. Name plate fitting Again, VERY minor, but you can see that the wordings are a bit off here. 05. A tiny yellow splatter mark Yeap ... that's all. It's orange in a tile where it's supposed to be red. There are other minor differences, but this is the easiest to spot.