Some recent counterfeits that have been released that I haven't had time to make ID guides for yet...
KO Graphi / Noise
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:
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)
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:
If I've missed anything, let me know, but I believe the guide now covers all counterfeits released to date.