Although I don't collect poppy stuff I do worry about repro stuff and how it will affect the future of vintage starwars. I have a really big collection and I worry that the repro stuff will get so good in the future that you might be hard pushed to tell the difference
it's mainly weapons but I've now seen reproductions of figures most commonly yak and blue snag but I've seen ev9d9 and imperial gunner too.
I've also had a few repro weapons that float like a Jawa blaster I had and a black endor blaster. It is really annoying when you find them in your collection and it does put you off. How new collectors get on I don't know. I have seen one or two other collectors on other sites openly admit to buying repro stuff due to the high prices at the moment but only those two have admitted to it and the echo base site won't allow repro, reseals or toy Toni's.
What to do about it? That's the main issue. I don't know how many members are on here but echo base on Facebook has over 11,000 members and it's only been running for 8 months. Surely if everyone on there and on here sent emails each week to the main repro dealers on eBay just asking random questions about the product with no intentions to buy anything that would take up a lot of time and effort from the seller to read the emails and sift through it all. I've seen the community pull together in the past to raise complete collections for children who have long term health issues and other stuff so we should be able to pull together and give these repro dealers a headache for all the crap they are selling. What do you lot think?