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Scotty TuffGuy1979
05-01-2016, 01:06 PM
Hey everyone I just wanted to warn everyone before you sink a huge amount of money into it, there is a fake fan club April on auction on eBay, if you know rare fan clubs usually bring a lot of money, I have owned and still own many rare fan clubs I just wanted to warn it, it's not what it seems, please be aware, the seller is not stating its a fan club or it's legit but for people who don't know I don't want you making a big mistake, it's not real

The Fifth Turtle
05-01-2016, 02:14 PM
Could you post a link?

Shogun26
05-01-2016, 02:30 PM
Thank you scott for the heads up

slashpieturtlemix
05-01-2016, 02:35 PM
How can you tell?

Scotty TuffGuy1979
05-01-2016, 02:59 PM
No rare fan club, April, splinter, Shredder, Rocksteady, Bebop and Foot soldier figure was ever made in Macao, the 4 turtles were the 6 rare ones were not!

Plus this April is made in Macao and made in Macao Aprils have a small piece of tape on the bottom where the bubble isn't sealed, easy place to slip a flyer up in, I don't know who how and when this was done to this figure but it's wrong and not correct for it

Back a few years ago someone tried this with a shredder and picked the wrong card.

I hope this helps

Mzx10484
05-01-2016, 03:28 PM
http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a449/HeroTurtle84/columbo_zps0fjmop5g.jpg (http://s1036.photobucket.com/user/HeroTurtle84/media/columbo_zps0fjmop5g.jpg.html)

slashpieturtlemix
05-01-2016, 03:59 PM
I just noticed someonecomplaining about something close to this lol I think you caught him dead on. Good call and warning.

mikey0
05-01-2016, 08:26 PM
Could you post a link?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/April-with-Fan-Club-AFA-85-Extremely-Rare-TMNT-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-/131742893768?nav=SEARCH

The Fifth Turtle
05-01-2016, 08:27 PM
http://m.ebay.com/itm/April-with-Fan-Club-AFA-85-Extremely-Rare-TMNT-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-/131742893768?nav=SEARCH

Thank you!!!

TurtleWA
05-02-2016, 06:12 PM
When I followed the link it opened to a graded by AFA figure. I thought AFA is trusted and knows there stuff. Kind of like if you send comics to CGC or PGX for grading they can tell if it's been restored. Has this been a miss by AFA or what I wonder?

People usually feel more safe buying graded merchandise because of the third party involvement and authentication.

Thoughts?

oldmanwinters
05-02-2016, 06:26 PM
It's too bad there was never an April release that came with the rare Pop-Up Displays. I'm glad we were able to account for them all on this other thread (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=20404).

Candy Kappa
05-02-2016, 06:34 PM
When I followed the link it opened to a graded by AFA figure. I thought AFA is trusted and knows there stuff. Kind of like if you send comics to CGC or PGX for grading they can tell if it's been restored. Has this been a miss by AFA or what I wonder?

People usually feel more safe buying graded merchandise because of the third party involvement and authentication.

Thoughts?

The guys at AFA can't be all knowing, and will probably grade it as they see it. Heck, there's been incidents where people have opened graded comics and found out that the comic have been switched with a lesser valued printing. :ohwell:

TurtleWA
05-02-2016, 07:14 PM
I would think AFA would be near all knowing, heck, it's their job. Especially when it comes to larger priced items. But sometimes I'm a fool. :D

I hadn't heard about switches in comics but believe it. I have heard about the acid free boards that go in the covers being left out.

When I get around to purchasing my first AFA figure I'm for sure going to be more skeptical as now have proof of mistakes.

Scotty TuffGuy1979
05-02-2016, 08:48 PM
If that link opened to Afa one that's the wrong link, this was moc one I will try find the one and post a link, that one on eBay that is Afa graded I owned and is 100 percent real

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152068857828?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This the the moc one that is fake and auction have ended!

TurtleWA
05-02-2016, 09:11 PM
Oh ok. Thanks for the clarification.

Coro
05-02-2016, 10:19 PM
No rare fan club, April, splinter, Shredder, Rocksteady, Bebop and Foot soldier figure was ever made in Macao, the 4 turtles were the 6 rare ones were not!

Plus this April is made in Macao and made in Macao Aprils have a small piece of tape on the bottom where the bubble isn't sealed, easy place to slip a flyer up in, I don't know who how and when this was done to this figure but it's wrong and not correct for it

Back a few years ago someone tried this with a shredder and picked the wrong card.

I hope this helps

Thanks for the info but how do you know it was made in Macao? I see China and other places on the back of the card but no evidence of what you are referring to.
Just curious...I dont collect this kind of stuff.

Coro
05-02-2016, 10:22 PM
If that link opened to Afa one that's the wrong link, this was moc one I will try find the one and post a link, that one on eBay that is Afa graded I owned and is 100 percent real

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152068857828?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This the the moc one that is fake and auction have ended!

Missed that. Was looking over the AFA April too.

The Fifth Turtle
05-03-2016, 07:11 AM
If that link opened to Afa one that's the wrong link, this was moc one I will try find the one and post a link, that one on eBay that is Afa graded I owned and is 100 percent real

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152068857828?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This the the moc one that is fake and auction have ended!

Am I missing something?

That one doesn't have a fan club flyer in the package.

Redemption
05-03-2016, 09:23 AM
The afa fan club april is real as scotty said. The 2nd one he linked is the wrong auction. I saw the macao fake on ebay. Ill see if i can find it.


Am I missing something?

That one doesn't have a fan club flyer in the package.

Scotty TuffGuy1979
05-03-2016, 09:25 AM
Yes now I linked the wrong one my phone sucks for this stuff anyway hopefully redemption gets it right

Redemption
05-03-2016, 09:51 AM
This is the fake April fan club

https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/252372773483

thefont9
05-06-2016, 11:07 AM
How do you determine whether or not a fan club (or any figure) came from Macao?