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Thread: Help needed on a hollow cheek tusken. Is this real. Please

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    Help needed on a hollow cheek tusken. Is this real. Please

    I bought this pretty cheap compared to the average selling price. In fact I wasn't going to be surprised if the seller wouldn't send it or it was a bait and switch for a normal version.

    Not sure if these are faked or not. Usually a higher dollar amount will attract bootleggers , so I get that.

    Has there been any reports of faked hollow cheeks before?

    How does this look to your eyes.

    Last edited by toyman941; 08-28-2019 at 03:33 PM.
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    There are indeed plenty of fakes. I used to be able tell just by looking at them. It seems yours has the proper angle, but the hollow area is typically very smooth, yours appears to be a bit rough.

    Additional info: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/...-tusken-raider
    Last edited by comicalUser; 08-28-2019 at 03:44 AM.

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    The angles on top are an exact match to the non hollow tubes. So according to that link, it's fake.

    But, look at the pics below. There are a few other features that don't match up at all.
    Last edited by toyman941; 08-28-2019 at 03:34 PM.
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    Ok, let's really go over this. Notice the hollow versions eyes are smaller and the tubes angle down. Yes the horns are a exact match. On the link above, I did scroll down to see a version that wasn't perfectly smooth and was legitimate.

    The horns are a big red flag, but is this always the same.

    I just want to be completely fair with the seller.. he does sell mostly Joes. Maybe he or she didn't know. I might see if they are willing to let me send off to AFA to confirm fake or real.

    Need help on this please.

    Thanks in advance
    Kevin
    Last edited by toyman941; 08-28-2019 at 03:39 PM.
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    Hollow cheek has no cape
    Last edited by toyman941; 08-28-2019 at 03:42 PM.
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    Hi Kevin,

    I have two and the main thing I see from comparing to my standard Tusken is that the Bandolier, belt and breather are darker brown/black in color. That's the main paint difference between them outside of the hallow cheek tubes.

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    The main difference is the horns at the top. The inner horns are at an extreme angle on hollow tubes, whereas on a regular Sand Person they are evenly distributed.

    Looks like someone took a long tubes Sand Person and drilled it.
    Last edited by comicalUser; 08-29-2019 at 02:46 AM.

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    Thanks guys. The seller said he didn't know. He's fine with taking it back. Hopefully everything stays smooth.
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