Petition To Stop The Sale Of Reproductions On Rebelscum

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Hi everyone,

With the current backlash unfolding today over Mark Poon's Vlix sale, and before that, the serious backlash over advertising reproduction boxes on the RS main page, it's safe to say the majority of the RS vintage community would like the total banishment of repros on the site. While I understand everyone has the right to sell anything Star Wars related on this board, and that Mr. Wise would not want to exclude members, including a minority who actually support this trend, this is an issue most vintage collectors have very strong opinions on. As we all know, reproductions can have a drastic negative impact on this hobby, with many collectors over the years leaving the hobby rather than struggle with the probability of coming across faked Kenner product and paying top dollar for it, only to realize after the fact what they have purchased. This is not meant to include "bootlegs", which have never been made with the intention of mimicking Kenner product as closely as possible and are therefore not a threat the way repros are.

I don't believe I need to bog down this thread with all the reasons why reproductions are harmful to this hobby, as it's generally accepted that repros are damaging.

Therefore, in an effort to try and convince Mr. Wise how the majority of his active membership feels, I'd like to get as many members as possible to reply to this thread. No need to elaborate on your feelings, as I am sure Mr. Wise has neither the time nor desire to read every post this will get. A simple reply with your name will suffice. I would respectfully ask anyone who doesn't agree to also just sign your name, and say something short like "I disagree with this", and keep the discussion to the Poon thread. I am aware a lot of our members have moved on to other boards, or other media like Facebook, as well. If you know any member's here who do not frequent the boards any more, I'd like them contacted too. Mr. Wise is unlikely to pay attention to anyone other than his direct membership, which is completely fair.

With a little proactive action in here, perhaps we can help make a change most of us feel is long overdue.

Thanks everyone,

Ian

*Edit* Not trying to point people out in any way, but I think an actual reply in the thread may be more effective than 'likes' to this post. I appreciate them, but I think it'll have a greater effect on Mr. Wise if there is a higher volume of actual replies. Thanks. :)


PS. Mike, is there any chance of getting this stickied so it doesn't become buried? I know you are on the side of the fence of banning repros, but your authority does not extend to making such policy changes. This might help a little. Thanks.
 
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If all these guys did was make customs then I wouldn't have a problem with it - but greed takes over and people like Poon & Orme just wash their hands of the whole thing. I don't see how anyone that cares about the vintage hobby can see good in mass reproduction of items that can easily be passed off as the real thing

Long winded way of saying, count me in
Iain
 
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I'd like to see the current policy changed to disallow the sale of reproduction items here on Rebelscum.

Mike
 
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Thank you for starting this petition. NO repros.

-James
 
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I think you need to amend your post to make it clear you aren't including vintage bootlegs like uzay. Aside from that, I agree.
 
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No vintage reproductions should be allowed to to be sold in the RS forums!

What's next? Repro proof cards...but with a little tiny printed "repro" stamp on them?

Ugh.....
 
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Given some of the asinine policies in place on these boards at times I can't see how selling repros continues to be allowed. Sign me up.
 
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Agreed, no repro items for sale. Lets keep the integrity of the vintage forums intact!
 
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I do not think repro items should be sold on Rebelscum. You have my support.

Brian


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Been on this site for a while and don't normally post but totally have to back this campaign.

The last few weeks have been outstanding with different outlets of the community standing up against this repro crap and trying to do something about it. Hats off to everyone involved.
 
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