How to identify authentic MPs on eBay?

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  1. Roadbuster25

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    The price to me is a good sign that its not legit.
     
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    Also watch out for Reissues on Amazon, most are not reissues they are KOs. They got me for $80 on a Mirage, before I knew any better.
     
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    The KO supposedly says Takasa Tony instead of Takara Tomy, if that picture is a fair representation of the product. I used to use Toyspark occasionally during Alternator/Binaltech era, and they were pretty trustworthy then.
     
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    Authentic MP boxes generally have a slight ridged texture, that can be a bit tricky to see, which I don't see in the images on that auction. There are some KOs that copy them, but generally it's the one detail the KOs seem to miss.
     
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    This is a good one but most of the time they use the official picture of the product, when you receive it, you get the Takasa Tony box. From experience, but I knew I was getting a KO anyway.
     
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    Thanks everyone. It's been educational and helpful.