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Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

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Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby flycasual » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:21 am

After tundra9 spotted a fake recently:

1. Small dots on the face. The circled one is often slightly smaller.
2. Paint defect on right hip.
3. Fat pants.
4. Circled arm band is sometimes thicker than the others.
5. The band of paint on the hips appears longer.
6. Inner paint application error.
7. Feet together.
8. Stick out ears. The circled one has more paint.

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I hope you don't mind me using your picture Frunk?

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More fake Stormtroopers:

1. Big bald head. Droopy looking.
2. Large gap between eyes.
3. Narrow shoulders.
4. Paint joins.
5. Thin wrists.
6. Thin thighs.
7. Flat feet.

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:25 am

Thanks I think it will help a lot of collectors out there. Sad that they make this fake figures :cry:

I think there is another thread on this forum about this troopers, I remember I warned Hasbro about it last year, looks like it did not help :cry:

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby Dark Sith Lord » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:47 am

Great thread Greg! Really useful infor Thanks 8)
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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby tiefighterboy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:51 pm

and you guys worry about repro weapons :wink: ...........this is more of a problem by far.

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby JuniorChubb » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:15 pm

Thanks for the info :D
I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything...

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby CRAZYHAZY » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:00 pm

Great info mate, Thanks for the heads up

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby JuniorChubb » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:18 pm

I was just wondering about these Poons after I gave some of my Stormies a wash last night...

Does anybody know if these float in the same way as the original Stormies also do they weigh any more or less?
I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything...

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:07 pm

I hope they sinks :lol:

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby itfciain » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:06 pm

tiefighterboy wrote:and you guys worry about repro weapons :wink: ...........this is more of a problem by far.


Ain't that the truth - and to think that some people still see this as a 'bootleg'

.....but thats another discussion :lol:
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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby JuniorChubb » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:26 pm

Well it is 'bootleg' by definition, just a nasty poisonous undesirable 'bootleg'...

Your right though, the definition of Bootleg in Vintage Star Wars collecting is a whole new discussion.
I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything...

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby tiefighterboy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:54 am

itfciain wrote:
tiefighterboy wrote:and you guys worry about repro weapons :wink: ...........this is more of a problem by far.


Ain't that the truth - and to think that some people still see this as a 'bootleg'

.....but thats another discussion :lol:


It a stupid argument. It is 100% repro!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby aussiejames » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:06 am

JuniorChubb wrote: also do they weigh any more or less?

from memory they weigh 15.7 grams the equivalent 2 line Hong Kong is 15.2
half a gram is bugger all but from my 'research' it's significant.
0.5-1 gram is how I guarantee a hard torso vs 'normal' torso figure. People have correctly accused me for being spastic for weighing some figures but so be it :lol:
Accurate scales can be purchased for $15 delivered off ebay & is a useful tool for finding modern restrike coins.

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:48 am

aussiejames wrote:
JuniorChubb wrote: also do they weigh any more or less?

from memory they weigh 15.7 grams the equivalent 2 line Hong Kong is 15.2
half a gram is bugger all but from my 'research' it's significant.
0.5-1 gram is how I guarantee a hard torso vs 'normal' torso figure. People have correctly accused me for being spastic for weighing some figures but so be it :lol:
Accurate scales can be purchased for $15 delivered off ebay & is a useful tool for finding modern restrike coins.


Great research james :D

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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby Lonebudman » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:56 pm

When I spotted the poon copy in the sales thread the first thing I noticed was the ear area halfway down the head,the poon one sticks out more and the paint is different.
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Re: Spotting Poon fake Stormtroopers from a picture

Postby flycasual » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:23 am

Thanks, I'll update my post.


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