Need help figuring out a knock off Optimus Prime

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  1. motorhead9999

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    Hey everyone.

    I'm new to the boards here. I sell pretty frequently on ebay under motorhead9999, so some of you may be familiar with me.

    Anyways, I was viewing the new listings, and a misb optimus popped up with a buy it now of 100 bucks. Of course, we all know how good cheap buy it nows are, so I bought it. Right after, I re-read the description, and the guy claims he doesn't know if its vintage, or a knock off. I've seen this guy listing other stuff before similar to this, and I've always stayed away because he always included the "it may be a reissue" clause buried in there, but unfortunately, I was too quick on the trigger to notice.

    Here's the listing...


    I've tried looking up info on the net, but a lot of the old posts I found are gone, or the redirects aren't working, or the pics are gone, so I've had a hard time figuring out whether to contest the auction with ebay.

    I'm primarily a loose or MIB collector and I normally don't deal in MISB stuff (normally out of my price range), so I don't have a lot of experience dealing with the knockoffs that have come out in recent years.

    I think its a bootleg, since I remember the whole grey border issue on the top for some reason.

    Any help would be appreciated. Also, check out my auctions this week. I've got some pristine MIB loose figures for sale as well.

    Thanks!
     
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    first off, welcome to the best spot on Transformers.

    Its a knock of brother.

    HOW I TELL SO EASY?

    The F under Trans is under the R when its not soppose to be there in a G1 Prime.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the quick advice!

    Now I have to file a complaint with ebay... and avoid the guy from "sending a debt collection agency" for deadbeat bidders....even though he's being shady about how he advertises it.
     
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    I just look for the gray border on top like you mentioned before. It's very easy to spot.

    This guy's descriptions are pretty scummy.
     
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    All this seller's Transformers items are bootleg. He plays ignorant, but somewhat admits to the Devastator being a bootleg in the added info at the bottom of the auction.

    Make sure you report him to eBay through the help pages, here: Replica, Counterfeit Items and Unauthorized Copies (enter the item number in the first Report link)

    Good luck.
     
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    Reported.
     
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