Shockwave Gen 1 pick up

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  1. Noodlez

    Noodlez Active Member

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    New here. Just started getting into these toys.

    Picked up a Generation 1 SHOCKWAVE in box (opened) the other day. I've heard of knockoffs. It looks legit to me, but is there a guaranteed way to tell?


    Yes, it has black screws on the handle, the eye has a golden/yellow finish, the date stamp and logo are on the inner right leg, etc...I just want to be sure it's not a fake.

    I'll post pics once I'm allowed.




    Thanks in advance!

    Noodlez
     
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    does the box and the figure look like something that is 30+ years old or does it look brand new?

    Was the seller from the US or overseas?

    What price did you pay for it?
     
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    Noodlez Active Member

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    I paid 175 at a local Comic/Toy shop.

    I've seen several online that look to be in super nice shape.

    The black cord has a little cracking to it as well.

    I'll post some pics when I get a chance.
     
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    Any thoughts plz...
     
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    Pic deleted. Quality sucked.
     
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    Honestly, that box looks way to nice to be original. I have to ko shockwave myself and the only difference I could find is the legs were a little looser then and original. If I remember correctly I paid $80 for mine.

    The front of the box, there is something weird. Looks like a double of the artwork of shockwave.
     
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    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

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    That looks like a ko. The box is too clean for that price. Is there a second box on the inside that's giving the double image of shockwave? Cause that's not normal.
     
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    Yea sorry about that. That's just a cutout piece from the original box that was left in there.

    I think the original owner purchased the newer box for the toy, but the figure meets all the key points when determining it's legitimacy.

    Better pics when I get home this evening.
     
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    Hope these pics help a bit more.




    Newer box, original G1 ????





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    Old box label compared to current...


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    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    That figure looks pretty not-mint to be a KO, but I'm not an expert.

    Pro-tip, you can use the upload file button to attach images directly without having to link to photobucket.
     
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    Anyone have one that I can compare it to?
     
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    This is the real one.
     
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    I was trying to compare mine to the one in the link, but the pics aren't the best.
     
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    Just want to be sure. $175.00 isn't cheap lol
     
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    Hope this helps.

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