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 Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit? 
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Post Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?
I remember seeing this figure offered by various Chinese dealers over the years (with the right 21ct Toys flesh tones and colored uniforms etc.) but always doubted their authenticity---the head is too big for the body and it just seems a little off...this "prototype" looks even more dubious...
or am I just being too skeptical?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Prototype-21st ... SwVR5cblJu

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Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:06 pm
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Post Re: Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?
The head issue is likely the photo. If you do a close-up with wide angle setting it can distort the subject. The second photo he's lying flat and the head isn't closest to the lens and thus doesn't look too big. It's better to back off a bit and add a touch of zoom.

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Post ...and speaking of prototypes...
A whole bunch of alleged BBI protoypes have suddenly turned up...go to ebay and search Elite Force 1 18 prototypes and over ten listings pop up, some reasonably priced, some not so much...how they arrived on the scene is one of Life's Little Mysteries...

examples---

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BBI-ELITE-FORC ... 2c56986f95

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BBI-Elite-Forc ... Swls5Y6isP

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Post Re: Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?
China has all the molds from these companies, and it would not be a stretch for them to pirate them, and sell so called proto types I would imagine.

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