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Old 21 Dec 2013, 03:37   #1 (permalink)
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I've been noticing a number of people selling "New on Sprue" without a retail box. I bought one, and it's identical to the retail sprue. Has anyone heard of unlicensed Chinese knock-offs? Are these legit? They're far from garage-quality copies.
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Old 02 Jan 2014, 11:47   #2 (permalink)
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Could be legit, but just parts people didn't want.

Let's be honest, if it isn't legit but is a very good copy, no-one would be able to tell on the tabletop, so what's the issue? If they can tell because it's shoddy, well I personally wouldn't buy it. You could always just say the shoddy ones are Finecast, though. :P
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Heh. I'd rather not give Games Workshop even MORE money to misuse than I absolutely need to, that's why I'd rather buy secondhand. But I definitely do NOT want to give those greedy Chinese knockoff-makers ANY money at all. Seeing all the FW on ebay "shipping from China" really gets me mad. If they can make quality copies of real products, then why not create something awesome and original??
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Easier and cheaper to recast an existing sprue, than it is to create a an original design. Far easier and cheaper.
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