FAKES - Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid And Maxus Helios
Hopefully this page will highlight what to look out for in the way of fake or counterfeit Bakugan Maxus Dragonoid and Maxus Helios. It was the purchase of these fakes (initially through ebay) that very nearly ruined a young boys Christmas 2010. Images of the genuiune versions can be seen here.
Seeking to find the originals through a second order from Amazon, a fake Maxus Dragonoid was dispatched by an independant trader but a genuine Maxus Helios was sourced from a (UK) high street branded toy store. On the third time of trying, a genuine Maxus Dragonoid was eventually bought on ebay (unwanted Christmas present). Many of the errors and faults listed below were observed and by a boy who'd only seen the toys on internet review videos.
FAKE Bakugan Maxus Dragonoid 7 in 1
The box was of poor and cheap construction using thin card. It opened from the sides and lacked an 'Open Here' flap. The instructions were littered with spelling errors and the box did not have a bar code, Spin Master or Sega Toys Logos or any official looking European referencces.
- Poor build quality, moulding marks and excess plastic
- Poor closing mechanisms
- Springs of poor quality and weak
- Closed units are loose and rattle especially on 'Dark Hound' and 'Grakas Hound'
- Legs failed to click into place for 'Maxus' mode on 'Dark Hound' and 'Grakas Hound'
- Paint and decal detail untidy, feint and inconsistent among each other
- Horns came off and loose/floppy mount pegs on 'Dragonoid'
- 'Spyderfencer' difficult to fix on to its two different mountings
- Legs on 'Spyderfencer' not click into place for 'Maxus' mode
- Gate Card and Ability Card (three of each supplied in set) poorly reproduced with text cropped off edges
- Scoring information on ability cards doesn't match in graphic design, or lacks detail
- Assembled 'Maxus' state figure does not stand up freely with arms off the ground/base
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