Listening to: All Along the Watchtower (Bear McCreary)
You know in my previous journal entry where I said the Classics Mirage I got from ebay wasn't a knockoff? Well on close inspection, it actually was! I was able to find out that my Universe Starscream was a knockoff through a TFW2005 or Seibertron forum post where someone had also gotten Universe Starscream knockoff, and he posted pictures of the differences between the knockoff and the genuine figure, and my figure matched the knockoff that was shown in his pictures. When I was Googling online to see if I could find out whether my Mirage was a knockoff, I got no results other than some posts about knockoff versions of some of its repaints, so with that, I believed that there was no knockoff version of Classics Mirage, though I still had some doubts due to the figure being mint sealed in the classics deluxe card while having the instructions of the Henkei toy, and the fact that is didn't have the rubsign. Today, I decided to take a look at the details of the knockoff version of Movie Fracture, a repaint of Classics Mirage, just to be sure. Classics Mirage had these 2 straight edged bars on his torso beside each side of his head, but on the knockoff, they were rounded. I then decided to check those bars on my Classics Mirage, and what do you, the bars were rounded, proving that it was a knockoff. Once again, I have been ripped off, and I have gone and bought 2 knockoffs which I don't know if I'm gonna be able to sell because, like me, there are a lot of people who would not dare touch knockoffs, so if there is anyone reading this who has both a spare Classics Mirage and Universe Starscream that they're willing to trade me for my knockoffs, please sent me a note. Thanks for your help.
Why do people keep making knockoffs anyway? I mean I know there are some people out there who like to save money by buying knockoffs, but it's really annoying when someone tries to sell one claiming that it's the genuine toy, and like me, the buyer gets ripped off.