Previous Threads 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. Huge thanks to the folks at Agesthreeandup.com. Spencer took product photos for this purpose alone. 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. Soundwave Box August 5, 2007 Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com 00. This is more of a heads up Soundwave came with an additional foam inlay. I don't think this was reproduced with the box and stickers. 01. Missing key text Back in the 80's, common sense didn't exist. 02. Art alignment issue There are some key spots (highlighted above) which quite don't line up properly. 03. Grey border near foot I reviewed 3 Soundwave boxes. All had minor variations to the grey border around Buzzsaw's beak and Soundwave's battery gun. The only consistent part between all 3 was the grey border around the foot. The repro'ed box is much thicker than the originals. 04. Yellow butt The repro'ed box has quite a bit of yellow near SW's can. On the originals, it's a bit of a washed out purple.