Knock off, or somebody dumping it while they can?

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  1. Sludge

    Sludge Formerly NC Bulkhead

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  2. Rodimus Major

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    I think I'm glad I'm not a MISB collector.

    But as for that auction, my guess would be that it's a knockoff. With a box in "case fresh" condition after all these years, it's too much of a coincidence to be selling it now, right when the KOs are supposed to hit. If they're trying to unload it because of the KOs, I think they would have drawn attention to the fact that it's not a KO.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    hmm maybe they made the box themselves.
     
  4. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Weren't all the G1 toys packaged in styrofoam? This guy is packaged on a bubble. I'd definitely say KO.
     
  5. godsenddeath

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    All North American Mirages were packaged in a Bubble. In Japan, and some European countries it was in styrofoam.
     
  6. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    There's a high-quality Mirage KO coming out (after Swoop - Wheeljack in next in line) very soon. Could be this one, but who knows.
     
  7. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    To my knowledge, the KO'ed Mirage isn't quite ready yet. 100% confirmed on this.

    (I was sent full images by a contact. I don't want to post them without his permission, they're water marked, etc)

    here's the snips ...
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    those parts on top sure would look strange on Mirage. ;) 
     
  8. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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  9. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    It's fucking racism.
     
  10. 1987olds442

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    Cool...thanks for the picture.

    The parts above Mirage look to be Sunstreaker parts...interesting.
     
  11. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Hmmm... A3 said their shipment was on the way...
     
  12. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    The tape sure looks to be old, but one can never be sure. You can add this skeptiscism to the long list of reasons why these KO's are ruining the collectability of G1 Transformers.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    He has a 100% feedback and many of his auctions were for AFA graded items.
    It may be legit
     
  14. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy crap! Alaska and Hawaii are now their own countires??!? When the hell did that happen? I really must watch the news more often.
     
  15. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    It's only Mirage after all. And it's only a toy. The hell with AFA!

    PS : I still wonder why Alaska is not part of Canada given its geographical situation.
     
  16. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    So is the North Pole version of Mirage more expensive than the American release?
     
  17. trump

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    Yeah, but the South Pole, "Penguin" sponsored, version is the most expensive.
     
  18. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    OK, I don't get all the suspicion on this one.

    It's a sealed Mirage. It is a very nice one. It has a very high asking price.

    So what's new?

    I don't see a single reason to be thinking this is a knock-off.
     
  19. Bumble Prime

    Bumble Prime all the time

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    yay for bootleg sunstreaker!!!!
     
  20. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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