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    Repackaged He-Man selling on ebay as original

    I noticed this figure yesterday, and decided to point out to the seller that I felt it was a repackage, since bidding was up to over $200.00. I don't know if it was my business to get involved, I just felt that I'd be pretty mad if I paid so much for a figure and it turned out to be repackaged. So I wrote the seller and kindly pointed out the flaws that I saw. He didn't respond well. I have a feeling based on his response and the way he worded the listing that he knows exactly what he's selling, and I feel like he should be up front about the condition of his figure. I would hope that anyone willing to spend that kind of money on a toy would look it over as well as I did, because the most obvious flaw is pretty hard to miss. The card itself looks like a reproduction that I bought myself last year on ebay, and I'm pretty sure that the figure is from the commemorative series, although I'm not sure. What do you guys think? The seller's ebay user name is sellsellitall2011. I won't post the link here, but it's not hard to find.
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    I don't know about the figure but everything else screams fake. The card has that over saturated look all repros have. The bubble's attachment doesn't look right either.

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    why is the mini-comic all creased to hell? (you know, if it's supposed to be sealed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja man View Post
    why is the mini-comic all creased to hell? (you know, if it's supposed to be sealed)
    Nice catch on the comic. I didn't see that at first glance.

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    The comic is what first tipped me off, I figured you guys would spot that. He still defended it in spite of that. He wrote back and said he got another email about it being a repacked figure, and he says he's "considering" pulling the auction, so we'll see. He says it's flat footed, so maybe it is a nice conditioned original. But even then, a $50 figure + a $10 repro card and a $2.00 mini comic doesn't equal $200+ dollars. I'm just surprised people would bid so high and not notice that.

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    What are the "obvious" signs that it's a fake (cuz I don't see any other than the comic)? Pointing them out would be helpful for other people to spot fakes as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja man View Post
    why is the mini-comic all creased to hell? (you know, if it's supposed to be sealed)
    Yea that's pretty telling. Also looks to be the wrong comic.
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    The original He-man did come with this comic in limited numbers but a tell tale sign is the stress lines on the spine of the book.
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