Is he for real?

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Is he for real?

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Hi guys. New here! Looking to purchase a 12 back Darth Vader from Canada for around £900. Seller has come back being a little shady about waffling, etc..
Can’t see much from the photos he sent and can’t see a Kenner Crease on the back of the card. Also Vader’s LS looks a little bent, but hey it is old.. cape dishevelled and cloak a little too loose..

Could someone take a look and hopefully give a noob some advice. This is the Way!
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Hi, welcome to the forum. No that is definitely a fake I'm afraid. Many giveaways - the colours are too bright, you can see double sided tape behind the bubble, etc. It's a pretty poor attempt.
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It certainly looks repro to me. The hole punch appears to be a modern Euro punch rather than a vintage punch, and isn't that double-sided tape I see holding down the blister?

I think I'd avoid this one like the plague if I were you.

Edit - I see Edd just beat me to the punch (no pun intended)! :-D
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3rd opinion - its a poor fake, sorry.
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Fake all day long, as said bright colours and obvious double sided tape.
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The picture of Vader is really bad. Day light robbery asking £900 for that.
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^ what they said. That you're asking for advice on something that has so many red flags should be reason enough not to spend 900 quid on it (or anything!). But at least you've come to the right place first and have avoided an expensive mistake !
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Complete fake and you should name and shame the seller for trying it on :evil:

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