Video watched- thanks again, and yep, multiple proof this is a KO. The most glaring: Interesting thing that comes to light in the review: the original Takara isn’t better in every way. Mine doesn’t have the flaky paint on the cable/spring issues to near the same extent as the guy’s in the video. Anyway, I took pictures and sent them with a link to the video to the seller and asked for a 50% refund, which I think is fair. And while I was typing this he has replied… be back in a bit… … okay he says he bought it second hand and due to the good quality, (and it is pretty good, to be fair) he thought it was genuine. He said he’d check out the video when he gets home from work. He was very apologetic, and I think he might actually be telling the truth. Anyway. I’ll see what happens.