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PostSubject: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:07 pm

This is my first post here, but have been on RS for 15 years or so.   I just received this Luke Farmboy from eBay - and the saber sinks.   But after reading the details of the float test I realize it still might be legit.  

I've embedded detailed pictures, can anyone tell from them if it's a repro or real?

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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:25 pm

I am going to preface this with sabers are some of the hardest things to identify by pictures.  This saber is either a fake or has had some extensive damage at some point is what my opinion is.  The last 1/4-1/2 inch appears to have a side step in it before the small tip and there are rings around this saber at the 1/3 mark and 2/3 mark which appear to be rings as though this saber was molded in 3 pieces.  I circled these areas and I also drew a red line to show the side step that is visible. These things make me believe that this saber is reproduction. Would be interested to know what Paul, John, and AJ think.




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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:18 pm

The hilt looks wrong, the round tip is neither round or flat.
There currently is repros made that are 99.9% match, the coloured plastic they use is scary as its a complete match,
they even glow, like the original.
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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:46 pm

Thanks guys - should I send it back? I can return it - it's still within the 45 days (bought on ebay and guy said it's original).
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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:50 pm

I think if you're still able to, then go for it.. especially if the collectible draws a "red flag" right off the bat.


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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:55 pm

Drew that depends on the circumstances. You could send it back, but ebay rules may not force him to pay the return shipping. You would need to send it signature in order to have paypal coverage for the case. Depending on what you paid for the figure or where it was sometimes it is cheaper to keep it honestly. If the seller is a good seller he will offer to pay for the return shipping but ebay doesn't force them to.

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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:57 pm

@trappedtexan wrote:
Drew that depends on the circumstances.  You could send it back, but ebay rules may not force him to pay the return shipping.  You would need to send it signature in order to have paypal coverage for the case.  Depending on what you paid for the figure or where it was sometimes it is cheaper to keep it honestly.  If the seller is a good seller he will offer to pay for the return shipping but ebay doesn't force them to.

Maybe i'll just keep it. It's in decent condition (C-7/C-Cool and has the red eyes tint to it - 3 line HK. Good feedback, thanks guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Luke farmboy saber - real or Repro?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:59 pm

@drew724 wrote:
@trappedtexan wrote:
Drew that depends on the circumstances.  You could send it back, but ebay rules may not force him to pay the return shipping.  You would need to send it signature in order to have paypal coverage for the case.  Depending on what you paid for the figure or where it was sometimes it is cheaper to keep it honestly.  If the seller is a good seller he will offer to pay for the return shipping but ebay doesn't force them to.

Maybe i'll just keep it.  It's in decent condition (C-7/C-Cool and has the red eyes tint to it - 3 line HK.  Good feedback, thanks guys!

You can explain he situation to the seller and point to this thread and see what kind of thing he is willing to do. He might offer a partial refund but let him suggest it as asking for one sometimes makes sellers think your trying to scam them or something. I feel more confident that it is repro since Oscar chimed in (he knows his sabers). Very Happy

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