Red-faced Slag Bootlegs Coming?

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  1. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    A friend of mine asked me today if a bootleg of this figure by the company doing the various G1 bootlegs was known. Now, to the best of my knowledge, the "normal" versions have only barely reached Spencer and we've not seen a red-face variant from them yet. Some searching turned up nothing I could find on out boards here on this happening, either.

    Turns out this auction was the reason he's asking. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180182993046

    Now, there's no box, and I definitely agree that the toy looks authentic in the pictures, since it has some slight imperfections to the chrome, etc. No bootleg box either, obviously.

    However, when he lost the auction, he was offered a second chance by the seller, who claims to have more than ten red-faced slags. That many of that figure in one person's hands seems *highly* unlikely, to the point of being pretty much impossible. If this seller indeed does have ten of them, I can only fathom that they are fakes, which would mean they're coming along any time now...
     
  2. smkspy

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    interesting question. I'd expect them sooner or later.
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Looks like all the black parts are molded in red. Interesting.
     
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    Bootlegs and KO's have ruined the desire to vintage shop for me.
     
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    Definitely possible, though as said the one in the auction photo looks reasonably genuine, based on the differences seen on the previous Slag and Sludge Bootleg pix (less metallic gray, mismatch bits of gold and silver chrome, and so on). Maybe the bootleggers have gotten some better accuracy for this variation.
     
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  6. Sidecutter

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    Entirely possible. It's the seller's claim to have ten that makes me think it's the same company's bootlegs he's actually selling. There's no reason a dishonest seller wouldn't grift some pics of a legitimate one to do that. In which case, if what he IS selling is the same bootleg company's products, then they could still be slightly off with the silver.
     
  7. Laser_Optimus

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    See, that would be my thoughts exactly as well. That variant was pretty rare on the original toy and, frankly, I find it hard that one seller has that many unless he a) made them himself by painting originals or b) they're upcoming bootlegs.
     
  8. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    OMG, take the word 'bootlegs' out the thread title and it's virtually identical to the spam I get in my inbox nearly every day...
     
  9. DoubleClouder

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    The one there is vintage (its also missing the gray back leg covers), also the guy is from Canada, thats where the variant came from. I have three (that I got it junk lots over the years), so they are not that rare. Its just hard to find complete ones.
     
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    Yep, thats the Canadian Slag I have been looking for forever.
     
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    yeah, having 10 is possible for a canadian, this is where they come from.
     
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    Slag is Canadian :D 
     

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