Somewhat agree with your assessment here. The plastic looks also looks a little shinier that the original one, similar to the V2 repro on that site. Don't trust me though, I don't have any of those loose to compare with...To me, it resembled the V2 repro photo on imperial gunnery. I compared it to the photos before starting this thread.
Trent--The one I have that I know is legit has a flatter pair of circles on the wide part of the staff, but on the other one, it looks
like the circles are raised. Also, the EPM is raised a lot higher than my original one.