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    Counterfeit MOTUC... I'm getting worried

    A few days ago I ordered some sealed MOTUC figures from an eBay seller from Eastern Europe, the prices were about £25-£35 each.

    After watching the following video on YouTube, I am getting really concerned about receiving knock-offs.

    What are the chances?

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    There are counterfeit MOTUC???

    Hong Kong is where they manufacterer the figures, its possible they are production samples boxed up and sold by the people who work/steal from the factory
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    That's what I would assume but in the video that guy states that the plastic and paint job are inferior...

    Last year I bought some Knock-off G1 Transformers from Hong Kong because their boxes looked perfect for my originals. To my surprise, the overall build quality, detail and packing are ridiculously close to the originals.

    I spent almost £300 for these MOTUCs, I really feel uncomfortable after watching that video :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_slump View Post
    Last year I bought some Knock-off G1 Transformers from Hong Kong because their boxes looked perfect for my originals. To my surprise, the overall build quality, detail and packing are ridiculously close to the originals.
    Well, there's a pretty good chance they came out of original G1-era moulds, AIUI...

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    Yes, the figure in the video looks like it, the molds must be the same. However, I can't accept spending so much for something that's not officially made.

    Does anyone here have any doubts about any of their figures? All of mine so far seem to have a serial number, I guess that this is the main way to identify them. On the other hand, faking a serial number doesn't seem hard for them.

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    They start selling cheap MOTUC bucks on eBay instead of trying to say they're all "prototypes", I'm there.

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    Looks like it's a partially painted production sample...
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    He says the bootleg has a better belt, and I find that -- alternately -- hilarious and pathetic.
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    Who knows if it's a test shot, first run, sample figure, or a bootleg. The gun looks pretty cheap on the "bootleg" though. I like no stamp on his foot though.

    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    He says the bootleg has a better belt, and I find that -- alternately -- hilarious and pathetic.
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