Huge credit to Spencer over at Agesthreeandup.com on this. He gave me the test photo about a week ago. It enabled me to get a huge jump on getting this published. I did want to wait a bit before posting. The last thing I want to do is proofcheck for manufacturers instead of educate on an existing product. Previous Threads Optimus Prime (revisited) August 8, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=146449 Sludge Box August 7, 2007 http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=146308 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. 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. Wheeljack: Reproduction Sponsored by: Agesthreeandup.com September 12, 2007 Something to note ... There are several variances between original Wheeljacks. Being able to defunct a reproduction based on image to grid alignment and flap variables is out the window. 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. Window to Grid As you can see, there seems to be an extra row of grids towards the bottom of the window. The upper grids were trimmed short. 2. Grey Border It's off. Not much to note here since it's fairly visible. 3. Image Gap With the Mirage, the tire was trimmed from the right side of the box. It looks like Wheeljack's missile is doing the same thing at the top. 4. Font Issues The same font issues from previous releases are carried though again. 5. Centering issues and a minor centering issue with the font was found on this release too. The wording is just too high leaving quite the gap down below.