It was the Stormtrooper figures a few years back that really surprised me - making exact copies of figures right down to the vintage coo marks. More a middle finger up to Kenner than a custom imo. If repro makers think they're great 'customisers', 'fan artists', 'replicators' whatever, why not take pride in their work and use unique and visible stamps, logos and colours? Sadly the demand is in exact copies. Collect how you want, but a large part of the hobby now is a lazy market for collectors happy to mix repro with vintage.
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