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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby fenrir72 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:42 am

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It Is Him wrote:I'd be weary. There are enough people on ebay who go around selling fakes as the real deal. Like this guy.


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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:03 am

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fenrir72 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:I'd be weary. There are enough people on ebay who go around selling fakes as the real deal. Like this guy.


Is that seller who I think he is?


The one that has the white Henkei Magnus? Hmm... I seriously think that Magnus is a KO now... But Robotkingdom just made a listing for that Magnus as a legit product. $60. :-?
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby It Is Him » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:03 am

gavinfuzzy wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:I'd be weary. There are enough people on ebay who go around selling fakes as the real deal. Like this guy.


Is that seller who I think he is?


The one that has the white Henkei Magnus? Hmm... I seriously think that Magnus is a KO now... But Robotkingdom just made a listing for that Magnus as a legit product. $60. :-?


Yes, same guy. Also, I just threw a Magnus/Skywarp MISB set on ebay. Hopefully I'll still get a decent amount for it :D
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:46 am

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gavinfuzzy wrote:

fenrir72 wrote:

It Is Him wrote:I'd be weary. There are enough people on ebay who go around selling fakes as the real deal. Like this guy.



Is that seller who I think he is?



The one that has the white Henkei Magnus? Hmm... I seriously think that Magnus is a KO now... But Robotkingdom just made a listing for that Magnus as a legit product. $60. :-?


why don't he put a reserve on his auctions if he doesn't want to sell it for "pennies"?

anyway ordered the Henkei Ultra Magnus! woot
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby It Is Him » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:11 am

By the way guys, I was recently ripped off and bought a KO Dai Atlas locally, thinking it was the real deal. You can never be too careful. It even happens to the best of us, not just the new-to-collecting scrubs.
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby Nemesis Destron » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:07 pm

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What I am curious about is can a KO make it out before the original...regarding UM I mean, has it ever happened before? :VEHI:
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby It Is Him » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:38 am

Yeah, actually, it has. Back when Animated first was being launched, some of those first waves of toys wound up in Chinese stores as knock-offs before they arrived in America. Regarding Ultra Magnus, are you asking if it could be a KO? Anything's possible, but more than likely, no. If I were to guess, it's probably a pre-production sample. Until recently, production leaks happened frequently, and factory employees would be able to sneak out toys and sell them on ebay (I acquired a pre-production SG Prime that way). After Hasbro moved their operations around in the past two years or so, we haven't been seeing many leaks. To be honest, I hope this continues, because factories leaking the latest toys again is exciting!
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:51 am

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It Is Him wrote:By the way guys, I was recently ripped off and bought a KO Dai Atlas locally, thinking it was the real deal. You can never be too careful. It even happens to the best of us, not just the new-to-collecting scrubs.


it a Korean Dai Atlas? Sorry to digress.
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby It Is Him » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:47 am

fenrir72 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:By the way guys, I was recently ripped off and bought a KO Dai Atlas locally, thinking it was the real deal. You can never be too careful. It even happens to the best of us, not just the new-to-collecting scrubs.


it a Korean Dai Atlas? Sorry to digress.


Yeah, I think so. It came without the box and the micromaster, so there weren't any immediate tells that it was that version. Ryan (Seibertron) mentioned it could be a fake, and after talking to the seller's spouse, she confirmed it. If you're curious, I just made a gallery for it over the weekend here.
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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:59 am

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The face paint job is a give away. Though not always accurate but his Autobot label/sigil is to blotted(?). Iirc back in the early 90's, a lot of Taiwan K.O. flooded the market. Lio Kaiser, Road Cesar, and Skygarry. only difference was that their label sheets didn't have the Cybertron/Destron sigils. But who knows, some may have been released with the KO symbols.

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Re: Henkei Wildrider on ebay...bogus or real deal?

Postby It Is Him » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:12 am

fenrir72 wrote:The face paint job is a give away. Though not always accurate but his Autobot label/sigil is to blotted(?). Iirc back in the early 90's, a lot of Taiwan K.O. flooded the market. Lio Kaiser, Road Cesar, and Skygarry. only difference was that their label sheets didn't have the Cybertron/Destron sigils. But who knows, some may have been released with the KO symbols.

Thanks for the pics btw.


I realized that Sky Garry was KO'd, but I didn't know about the others until I after I purchased Dai Atlas. Thanks for the tip about the insignias, I'll have to remember that one in the future.
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