WATCH OUT THREAD – ANOTHER FAKE ITEM DISCOVERED
I will start by saying I bought this over 6 months ago & whilst in the middle of a house move, sadly I gave it a quick glance at the time & packed it away for the move just being happy to have finally nailed down the final SW era MP for my run (foolish I know considering in retrospect), it was many many months later when settled in the new home & a display put in place it was unpacked & I looked closer & noticed some very worrying discrepancies compared to known confirmed authentic examples, so before panicking I first I reached out to some other MP collectors to ask opinions who confirmed they were not familiar with this "pink text version".
Item in question – star wars 2 pack red Snaggletooth / Greedo (Red Text) #1 No.38331-49-59412, this is the pack below -
Please note all information pertaining to the images in question can be found BELOW the image.
On close inspection of the item it became evident to me it had what I would regard as multiple red flags ( text colour / text bleed out / box material / box construction / baggies seals etc) all these differences will be outlined in detail below with corresponding images.
Due to my concerns I contacted the seller & informed them I would be sending it to UKG for inspection alongside a known authentic example that has been graded & is in fact a QC sign off, so we know 100% it is authentic.
Here is an image of the 2 side by side, my concerns about the packs authenticity were confirmed by UKG on delivery of the grade report below -
At this time I contacted the seller of the pack & shared UKG's report with them in hopes of a refund, sadly the seller said time had passed & actually told me "buyer beware" & they were not willing to entertain a refund under any circumstances regardless of the packs authenticity, now up until this point I had regarded the seller a fair & unbiased collector & a friend, at this point I'm not going to name the seller, but would like feedback from collectors on what would be expected from a seller under these circumstances, I will add this is a high ticket item coming in at 750GBP + fee's + postage + the report costs &&&
The baggies are also as stated fakes, the seals do not conform to other know examples - I own several & have cross checked them against the ones from the other graded pack that was submitted along side this one, luckily a fellow collector was very kind in sending me his to have opened & checked for the purpose of comparison.
Last edited by Frunkstar
on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:42 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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