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5:47 am
May 24, 2021


Ter

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Hi guys,

 

Long time lurker and 1st time poster here.

 

Found an Icar online and I wonder whether it's a fake or not.

 

Would gray bottom and the different color of the eyes tell, that it's a fake (I can't see the production code from the pic yet, but the colour of the eyes is bluish instead of orange)?

Any links to the possible legit variations would be of much help.

Thanks!

8:01 pm
May 24, 2021


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

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posts 113

If it is for sale from China, it is almost 100% a certainty it's a fake.  Even then, if it is being sold from almost anywhere, it's more than likely a fake.  At one time, you could get them for $6 all over the place.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

8:03 pm
May 24, 2021


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

Wheel Well Regular

posts 113

Also, ISTR that the date code on the bottom had a "7" in the real ones, and that "7" had a straight leg, the fakes use a slightly curved leg — or was that vice-versa?

 

Also look at the quality of the sponsor decals on the front quarter panels, they should be crisp, most fakes have a definite pixel pattern to them.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

6:35 am
May 25, 2021


Ter

Rookie

posts 4

Thank you guys.

No, it's a batch on ebay from a US seller.

 

Can't add a link to my Google Drive here (have no idea why) with coupla screenshots.

I wonder, whether the original icar can have a gray bottom (the date code is poorly visible) and the eyes can have some blue instead of orange.

6:50 am
May 25, 2021


Ter

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6:50 am
May 25, 2021


Ter

Rookie

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10:49 am
May 25, 2021


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

Wheel Well Regular

posts 113

Post edited 10:50 am – May 25, 2021 by Mack_me_Bucko


Definitely a Chinese fake car.  It is the Lightning McQueen body painted up as the Apple car — it isn't even the correct body casting to be the true Apple car.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really


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