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Thread: Help !, my Stormtrooper AFA is a Fake??

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    Help !, my Stormtrooper AFA is a Fake??

    Hi all,
    I have a serious doubt consult. I recently bought a Stormtrooper AFA graduate, General Mills 1982, 45 Back german text. And very recently I discovered everything that has been said about Toni Toy.
    I can not believe it's false, but I have read things that lead me to suspect a lot. I tried to take pictures to see if can help me out for sure.




    At the top of the bubble in the sealed portion, there are two small spaced orifices, this is normal in these ESB GM Cardbacks with german text ?.
    I'm sorry my poor English and poor quality photos. I hope it's enough well.

    Best Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexus1138 View Post

    At the top of the bubble in the sealed portion, there are two small spaced orifices, this is normal in these ESB GM Cardbacks with german text ?.

    Wolff (wbobafett) did extensive research into figuring out legit cards from TT's.

    One of the discoveries he made was that authentic cards had two small non-sealed sections in the top edge of the bubble. Your description actually makes it sound like yours is legit. Congrats.

    Ian

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    The bubble looks to be the right size. But I'm still learning.
    My purpose here is to learn to spot fakes.

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    That's a sweet card/Figgie looks like it's an OG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_C View Post
    Wolff (wbobafett) did extensive research into figuring out legit cards from TT's.

    One of the discoveries he made was that authentic cards had two small non-sealed sections in the top edge of the bubble. Your description actually makes it sound like yours is legit. Congrats.

    Ian
    I thought that was the bottom edge. Since they used the same heat sealer for the double-stemmed bubbles.
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    This was one of the pics Wolff posted of German 45 backs Bill.




    Ian

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    It is a very complicated issue, we must continue learning and studying.
    The photo showing Ian refers to small holes indicated in my post at the top of the bubble (in the sealing part)?.

    I do not know what to think of my Stormtrooper: I 'll take it as original and authentic factory sealed in 1982 ?, or is it fake and stay like a fool ?.


    Thanks again and Best Regards.

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    The Stormie is near identical if not the same as one I sold on eBay back in July. I sold mine as a TT with full disclosure and even included close ups of those holes around the edge of the bubble.

    The bubble could be a genuine one and the card could be genuine factory sealed but in my opinion it is most likely a TT

    I sold mine for around 85 which is 2/3 what I paid for it and the going rate for TTs in today's market - if you paid around that much (from me or someone else) you should get your money back if you sell it as a TT

    if you bought from me PM me your ebay name and I'll refund you - I can't believe you are the same person as my ebay listing was essentially 'Toy Toni Stormtrooper for sale'

    edit. - same serial no. as the one I sold
    Last edited by spoons; 10-25-2014 at 05:49 PM.

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    Well that answers that - so whoever you sold it to scammed the TC. Even when these things are sold with full disclosure, they end up back in circulation, sold as legitimate.
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