Is this a fake?

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Is this a fake?

Postby Adrenacrone » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:41 pm

I picked this up at a community market for two bucks. I didn't realize it at first but it appears to be a Cheetor in a Tigatron box. The box is different from the ones I can find online and the packaging does not seem to be disturbed at all. Either this is an error or someone is very good at repackaging. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
meow.png (174.88 KiB) Viewed 215 times
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:16 pm

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby RAcast » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:30 am

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
Weapon: Rocket Launcher
A few things:
1) What does the back of the card look like?
2) From what I saw from a quick google search, every version of that mold was packaged facing both to the RIGHT and standing as if on flat ground, NOT on a tilt.
3) That bubble looks...wrong. ALL sorts of wrong. There -were- rock-y texture bubbles like that, but I don't know if Tigatron was ever packaged in one. And it didn't look like that. A quick google search will show you that much for sure. It could be from a different mold though, I suppose.
4) That card lacks a hook. I'm not sure what to make of that.

Edit: Question. Does that package have a front or not? I'm laboring under the assumption that it does, but if it doesn't that might explain why the bubble looks so weird...
Old fasioned games!
And new fashioned friends!
Come on everybody this is Ta-ble Flip!
User avatar
City Commander
Posts: 3049
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:26 pm
Location: USA
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 6
Endurance: 6
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 7

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Adrenacrone » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:39 am

The back looks exactly what the regular Tigatron package looks like except it does not have the barcode anywhere. After checking the Cheetors, it is definately a Cheetor and not a Tigatron. It is packaged on a tilt but like I said, there are no indications of it being repackaged. There is no hook on the card but a hole punched out for a hook to go through, but even that hasn't even been punched out yet. This piece very much confuses me and I'm afraid to open it just in case.
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:16 pm

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby IHide » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:59 am

Motto: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Weapon: Static Laser Gun
Either way, $2 isn't bad.
Headmaster Jr
Posts: 598
Joined: Sun Sep 29, 2002 11:22 am
Buy from IHide on eBay
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 3
Endurance: 9
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 7

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby alldarker » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:49 am

Motto: "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici"
Weapon: Vibro-Force Gun
The rock bubble and left facing position would indicate it's a first release Beast Wars Deluxe. Although Cheetor was released in a left-facing rock bubble package... Tigatron wasn't. Moreover, Cheetor in rock bubble dates from 1995, while Tigatron was first released in 1996, and only in a smooth bubble, so a factory error seems out of the question. Also, the rock bubbles had a flat lower part to accommodate a sticker again featuring the name of the character.

Beter and larger photo's would help, but all in all, this very much looks to me like a knock off. Lack of a barcode and a hole instead of a hook doesn't help its cause much either. Even his spots look wrong (blotchy) when compared to the one shown here in the toy galleries. So yeah, fake.

I'm so meta, even this acronym...
User avatar
Posts: 1452
News Credits: 7
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:37 pm
Location: Headquarters
Buy from alldarker on eBay
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 10
Endurance: 7
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 6
Skill: 9

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:37 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
It is indeed a Beast Wars KO. Several of those appeared in the early days, the common trait of one kind was that they all used Tigatron cards. Sorry for the bad news.
"I have Autism and I'm proud of it!" - Myself

Top 5 Priorities:

1) BW Neo X-7 Elphaorpha
2) RiD 2001 Dreadwind & Smokejumper
3) RiD 2001 Destructicons Bludgeon & Scourge
4) Universe 2003 Night Slash Cheetor
5) BW Convobat (red) & Megalligator (purple)

If anyone has spare RiD Mini-Con armor pieces for Glacius and Beastbox, hit me up!

The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3
User avatar
JelZe GoldRabbit
God Of Transformers
Posts: 19247
News Credits: 23
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA; Delft, the Netherlands
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Ending Soon On eBay

New Transformers Generations Titans Return Trypticon Action Figure - Time Remaining: 1 day 15 hours 8 minutes 38 seconds
Transformers Generations Menasor G2 Stunticons Box Set Combiner Wars In Stock - Time Remaining: 7 days 18 hours 10 minutes 31 seconds
KRE-O Transformers STEALTH BUMBLEBEE Vehicle Build 257 piece set (New in Box) - Time Remaining: 4 days 20 hours 12 minutes 20 seconds
Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Sideswipe Pull Back and Go Race Car* - Time Remaining: 25 days 20 hours 15 minutes 11 seconds
TAKARA TOMY Transformers Masterpiece MP-29 Shockwave Laserwave Figure Japan AUTH - Time Remaining: 1 day 18 hours 16 minutes 59 seconds
TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON STARSCREAM DECEPTICON  ONLY AT TARGET - Time Remaining: 4 days 12 hours 24 minutes 9 seconds
Transformers Master Piece Optimus Prime Convoy 20th Anniversary First Release - Time Remaining: 5 days 19 hours 27 minutes 59 seconds
Transformers Armada SCAVENGER Misb Hasbro Mega Figure - Time Remaining: 10 days 28 minutes 4 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #184 - The Search For Alpha Trion
Twincast / Podcast #184:
"The Search For Alpha Trion"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Website Security Test