Weirdwolf ID Guide is now up:
Some recent counterfeits that have been released that I haven't had time to make ID guides for yet...
KO Graphi / Noise
KO Grandslam / Raindance
KO Beastbox / Squawktalk
Remember that counterfeit Dial and Saur that just came out? Well, two pairs just sold on Yahoo Japan for $720 each:
If you have friends in Japan, please spread the word these knockoffs are out there. It's really unfortunate when collectors get conned like this. Again, here's the ID guide for telling the difference between the fakes and the real ones:
Check it out here:
Here's a quick summary of recent counterfeit TF news:
A few new counterfeits were released recently, and a few more are on the way.
* Blitzwing (no box yet / only available loose)
* Bluestreak (no box yet / only available loose)
* Blue Slag (Diaclone version)
* Red Slag (red face?)
* Blue Swoop(Diaclone version)
* Gold Wing Swoop
Coming out soon:
There are blue and white versions of the counterfeit Bumblebee coming out.
Two real white versions exist: Ehobby Bugbite and white Mexican Bumblebee. Bugbite has a Cartoon Bumblebee head and Mexican Bumblebee had a read red faceplate. In contrast, the counterfeit has a silver faceplate and an original toy Bumblebee head. So that's one easy way to tell the difference out of package.
The counterfeit blue Bumblebee appears to be based on the rare Mexican variant. One major difference is that the counterfeit has a rub sign chest sticker, but the original has a normal chest sticker.
Pics of counterfeits:
Pics of white and blue Mexican Bumblebee:
Yep, finally got around to adding in all the missing ID guides. I've added:
* Red Alert
* Carded Constructicons
If I've missed anything, let me know, but I believe the guide now covers all counterfeits released to date.
Just did some cleanup on the Counterfeit ID Guide, updating it with the most current list of counterfeits and reorganizing it alphabetically. It should be a little easier to use now. Check it out in the links up top.