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Offline skyward72

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #120 on: May 25, 2010, 08:39 PM »
LOL, that makes no sense. 

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #121 on: June 10, 2010, 08:11 PM »
Not a fake, but This auction for a 400% Luke Trooper is a pretty obnoxious scam.  List price is currently on $.99, but the seller wants $126 to ship it to you.  I've seen this auction a few times - how does Ebay let this go on and on?
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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #122 on: June 11, 2010, 02:48 AM »
Not a fake, but This auction for a 400% Luke Trooper is a pretty obnoxious scam.  List price is currently on $.99, but the seller wants $126 to ship it to you.  I've seen this auction a few times - how does Ebay let this go on and on?

Yeah I've seen this pop up a few times but I think the ultraman is worse at $219.60 shipping!
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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #123 on: June 11, 2010, 03:42 AM »
Yeah, that's circumventing fees. Start the auction at a low price to avoid the fees & just add on the high shipping cost to get what they want. Unless someone reports these auctions, eBay will do nothing.

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #124 on: June 11, 2010, 12:36 PM »
Yeah, that's circumventing fees. Start the auction at a low price to avoid the fees & just add on the high shipping cost to get what they want. Unless someone reports these auctions, eBay will do nothing.

I've reported them before.  Ebay still doesn't do anything about it - at least not anything I have visably seen.  Seems like they would given it is Ebay that is getting hosed here. 
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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2010, 05:39 PM »
I might be wrong but this Luke Stormtrooper chase looks to have the wrong hairstyle. Unfortunately looks like someone has bid on it already. Hope I'm wrong tho.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310235837096&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #126 on: July 23, 2010, 07:53 PM »
It does look odd, but it's possible that the hair is just shifted on the head, or that a reflection from the bag is making it look strange.

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #127 on: July 24, 2010, 07:43 AM »
It does look odd, but it's possible that the hair is just shifted on the head, or that a reflection from the bag is making it look strange.

I'm not sure about this one.  The hair looks funny, but the figure is sealed in the bag, so maybe it is legit.  Or maybe it's just resealed.  If it is real, where is the gun?
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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #128 on: August 19, 2010, 05:23 PM »
Can someone let me know if the helmet for Luke in Stormtrooper disguise fits on his head. The reason I ask is I've just received this figure from someone on Ebay and the helmet doesn't fit on Lukes head. The figure came in a plastic bag which looked genuine enough but when I opened it the limbs were very loose and his head came off very easily. I have a bad feeling that this figure has been made up from a Stormtrooper and a Luke Bespin (am I right in thinking both Luke figures use the same head?). Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #129 on: August 19, 2010, 07:06 PM »
The helmet does fit on, but it is a very tight fit. I just put the helmet on mine about 3/4 of the way, and decided that was enough (I didn't want it to get stuck).

He does have the exact same hair as bespin Luke, right dow to the tiny bit of paint to represent the bottom of his ear.

I cracked mine out of a sealed box, so I think what you got is the real deal. I've had brand new figures with loose joints and heads too.  :-\

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #130 on: August 20, 2010, 04:22 PM »
Thanks Dan, your info makes me think I have a genuine figure. The fact his head fell off and the helmet didn't go on too far worried me a bit. Cheers

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #131 on: August 20, 2010, 05:21 PM »
The fact his head fell off and the helmet didn't go on too far worried me a bit.

The head of that figure should not fall off.  The Series 8 figures are the only SW figures I'm aware of where the heads where attached such that they can be removed without having to break the torsos open...

Sorry to say this, but I think you got ripped off if your figure's head is removable...
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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #132 on: August 23, 2010, 04:20 PM »
Here's a couple of photos of the offending item!




I'm thinking fake but I've never pulled apart a kube before so don't really know how they fit together.

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #133 on: August 23, 2010, 04:43 PM »
I still think you just got a real figure since it was sealed, but still a lemon in some ways. Cutting up a bespin luke and stormtrooper would cost as much as a real luke trooper, I just don't see the motivation.

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Re: eBay Kubrick Scams and Fakes
« Reply #134 on: August 23, 2010, 07:34 PM »
My S4 Hoth Solo and Stormie had head issues, and my chase looks just like your Luke.  It looks pretty real to me.  At least the paint job is nice, my (original) S2 Han looked like a bird **** on his head...but it swiveled just fine ;)