To piggy back to the Pit Boss replica thread, I got into the mood of revisiting the TB2 replicas.
I know there have been previous threads about the fake TB2 but I just wanted to point out a few things that I had noticed recently. Also, I think most of the differences between a real vs. a fake one pointed out couple of years ago were never really that obvious to me.
So here are a few pictures that I have gathered around the web to show you how the replicas were being shipped and packed and also, I have pinpointed some obvious differences between a real vs. a fake.
Package looks like it was shipped from China with EMS as an Asian courier Service:
Seems well packaged and protected:
Not your typical TB box:
Whoa, the coin came off during shipment! In the mean time, I couldn't pry this coin out from a legitimate Oakley box.
Okay, there it is but it is missing the awesome Blu-ray disc- oh lord!
Something looks really funny here- Do you see it?
No biggie apparently, superglue will fix it!
I still haven't really figured out the fascia differences between a real vs. fake one...at least from pictures on the web.
Honestly, it looks real to me!
Now, here is a comparison at the back:
- look carefully at the lobe of the oscillating weight wheel!
The 4 screws that holds the plate are flat-head, the real TB2 uses rounded/oval:
A quick look at the real one:
Chipping of the fake Carbon Fiber:
BTW, real CF conducts electricity so grab your multimeter and check for continuity.
The Elite Icon is slightly thicker on top:
Thanks for looking, you have been warned!