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Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:38 pm

It's kind of obvious...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Star ... ctupt=true

See the obvious tape underneath the bubble which is used by the spanish resoration kit seller on eBay (I have bought a couple n my time).

Plus the cardback itself is too light and faint in colour and of a matt finish. Plus bubble stem too short. Notice the effort to make it look authentic by cracking the bubble and rubbing some litho off. :roll:

I have messaged the seller stating this so see if they take any notice.

It's been reported either way.

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby Mini99 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:01 pm

Nice one Ham.
Are the bubbles brittle on these kits, or have they broken this one on purpose to make it look vintage?

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:17 pm

Mini99 wrote:Nice one Ham.
Are the bubbles brittle on these kits, or have they broken this one on purpose to make it look vintage?


Personally, I have never cracked or broken any of mine, quite strong, even after being crushed. So at a guess (and it is only a guess) I would say it's done intentionally along with trying to age the cardback to make it look authentic.

The first thing to me that gave it away was the obvious tape and tape lines underneath the bubble where the tape ends and another starts.

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:28 pm

Mini99 wrote:Nice one Ham.
Are the bubbles brittle on these kits, or have they broken this one on purpose to make it look vintage?


Also, having a closer look at the R2 itself it's even got nice clean shiny new fake decals, lol. :roll:

If anyone see's this please report it as 'Copyright and trademark/Counterfeit item or authenticity disclaimer/Counterfeit, fake, or replica items'.

Hopefully if enough people report it then it will get removed. Thank you.

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby theforceuk » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:40 pm

Good spot, the colours do give it away though. Horrible.
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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:42 pm

theforceuk wrote:Good spot, the colours do give it away though. Horrible.


Oh it just gets better (and should have spotted this first off)... no 4-lom offer sticker on the front, lol!
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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby StarWarsFan » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:44 pm

tigerham wrote:
theforceuk wrote:Good spot, the colours do give it away though. Horrible.


Oh it just gets better (and should have spotted this first off)... no 4-lom offer sticker o the front, lol!


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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:49 pm

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby Mini99 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:24 pm

And the listing is ended!
Well done Ham!

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:47 pm

Mini99 wrote:And the listing is ended!
Well done Ham!


Fair play to the guy. :)

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:49 pm

I replied thanking him for his honesty and to relist it as a recarded figure adding what I had mentoned in short and not to chuck it away as there will be someone willing to buy it.

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby Michael Sith » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:37 am

Great work Ham, as you say TBF the seller has more than confirmed the card etc is not original and been very clear in the new listing .
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Re: Fake ESB R2D2 Sensorscope MOC

Postby tigerham » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:19 am

Michael Sith wrote:Great work Ham, as you say TBF the seller has more than confirmed the card etc is not original and been very clear in the new listing .


Absolutely. He's quoted what I wrote to him which was spot on. I stated eBay needed more honest sellers like him. :wink:


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