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PostSubject: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:25 am

Be advised there are these Repro Mailer boxes out there ...

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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:37 am

Geez now there's repro boxes.scammer's know how to fk a good thing.How come scammer's won't leave us vintage collecter's be,their totally ruining our thing.


I think it's about more than money for these pricks that are doing this.I think there naturally evil and get off on creating fake shit and passing as real.

thank's for the heads up rob.I'll have to be extra careful now when purchasing boxed figure's.Dan cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:45 pm

Hey Rob, do you have any more info on the boxes? It looks to me as though they used an Emperor overstock box and then made a fake mailing label that matches Fett. That box looks all wrong for a Fett mailer.

Edit: Actually it looks more like the box for Nien Nunb
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:58 pm

I did have more photos but just same box from different angles, no idea which box it is based on but i presume its the template for others
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:21 pm

Did this show up on ebay or did you find it somewhere else? In a bit, I'll post a comparison pictures of the Fett Box and Nunb Box. At least with Fett, it will be easy to spot, but some of the others have pretty similar box dimensions.
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Blimey didn't expect to see these ever, then again I remember being equally shocked when Jay was researching for the site and he happened upon repro Ugnaught aprons Laughing Laughing


Its bad news but unless they try to age them a bit , it looks pretty easy to spot (too well made + too white etc)

Fingers crossed nobody gets taken for one of these, especially the minty mint collectors, I sometimes think a little damage or wear and tear is the way to go with some of these items, at least its easier to get an authentic piece if its a bit weathered.
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:24 pm

Heres my Nunb Box(bottom) and Fett Box(top) to show the size differences. The Fett box is longer and thinner. The Nunb box still doesn't quite match the repro box with some of the text placement . I'll double check with some of my others to see if it is closer to one of those. The repro label appears to be missing some numbers as well. I currently have two Fett boxes in my possesion and the number codes after the 123-002 are different on both of them. It would be interesting to find out what those mean.

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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:22 pm

Shawn good stuff. I know this will help me alot,i buy quite a bit mailer stuff,and i'd hate to get a fn repro.good work man.Dan. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:09 am

This is very sad i honestly think the REPRO problem is getting out of control at the moment.

Apparently Nathan Edwards with soon be launching REPRO Cromilins that are suppose to be very close to the real thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:24 am

@shawn_k wrote:
Did this show up on ebay or did you find it somewhere else? In a bit, I'll post a comparison pictures of the Fett Box and Nunb Box. At least with Fett, it will be easy to spot, but some of the others have pretty similar box dimensions.

I was shown them by a friend Shawn
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:32 am

I'm not into these but are all mailer boxes tape sealed? I'd think you could rough up a box but really can't "age" tape right?

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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:14 am

I've heard of repro MOC bubbles being stained yellow to look 'authentic' the twits will do anything Twisted Evil Cheap tape in the aussie sun ages really fast.
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PostSubject: Re: Repro Mailer Boxes   Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:41 am

Every mailer I've had or seen were taped sealed.

Its getting pretty bad when you have to start watching out about mailer boxes now. Shit like this just makes you sick and makes you just want to leave it all alone and start collecting something else.
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