Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it.
So it is the smokestacks that determines, I didn't even notice that. The first auction looks exactly like original G1, hell I'd get it just to see how accurate it is.
The same seller is selling a fake Blitzwing, Springer, and Weirdwolf with the same type of item description and box, no Hasbro mentioned anywhere.http://www.ebay.ca/itm/171202482349?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
I guess it's no surprise they have fake Louis Vitton handbags, why not Transformers.
Honestly, I'm tempted to buy one, perhaps Optimus, just to test the authenticity. The G1 novelty look alone may be worth $60. It is a lot of money for a KO. Either way, if I get one I'll take pictures and update you guys.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Has anyone ever seen examples of this item being imported from the US to China, and sold with such a sticker added to the back of the box, before now?
I have seen a bunch of Rodimus commemorative editions having this exact same sticker. I asked the ebay seller and he said that is how they come. The sticker ruins the box art if it was authentic anyways.
I didn't find many KO comparisons of silver Optimus, but take a look at this youtube vid ,the box in the back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zcPIlcd5CI
Edit: This vid is very clear about the box. It's not the red Optimus but black. He goes in detail in what the differences are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqZjpouR2oE