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    MVS art sets: How can you tell if they're bootleg or original?

    As the title states, I'm looking for info about telling the difference between SNK original MVS art sets and bootlegs/copies. There's TONS of info about boot vs. real MVS/AES carts, but info on art sets is relatively sparse.

    For example, move list stickers: are they all "stickers," or were some shipped as just a piece of printed 'non-sticker'? (I have a set like this, and I'm not quite sure about it).

    Note: if Boot/NoBoot is the wrong section, move it wherever. It seemed more fitting to me here than in General Discussion.
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    I haven't seen any moves lists that were not stickers, but tell us what game you have as it is much easier to clarify from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinwing View Post
    I haven't seen any moves lists that were not stickers, but tell us what game you have as it is much easier to clarify from there.
    It's a Slug 4 art set. I'm just trying to figure out if it's original or not. The flyer is slightly thicker than the other flyers I have (which are usually sort of like magazine pages), and the moves list isn't a sticker. The mini seems to be more transparent than normal. Of course, this is SNK Playmore by the time Slug4 came out, so I thought that (since all of my other art sets are older stuff) perhaps they just started using cheaper materials.

    Thoughts?

    I can do pictures if you think it's needed, but outside of the mini marquee, the other items' weirdnesses aren't exactly photographable.

    (Note: I didn't pay much for it, so it's no big loss if it isn't original -- I'm more curious than anything else)
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    I have a full kit of that at home. Will try and look at it tonight.
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    I have had a ton of MVS kit move lists(complete) whereas the move list was not a sticker and the mini marquee was made out of a I guess rice paper..
    All Japanese Art kits though..nothing US... they came with the kits/and original carts.,boxes labels etc....
    Stuff looked like it came straight from Japan as the seller had a ton of the games,kits,carts..

    I still have lots of artwork kits,like this.. for lots of games such as Jap Stakes Winner 1 and 2..


    Awhile back I sold some of these kits with the carts alone and noone really could tell me if they were real or not so I gave a break to the buyer.
    There was a topic about this awhile back that I posted in but I don't remember the end results..


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    Some of the move lists I have and art have been Laminated such as SVC and KOF 02..I'd love to know how they do that..
    Still stickers underneath just laminated.

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    MS4 carts are not even really made by SNK Playmore either.

    Maybe I shouldn't be posting at all here, but this whole subject is too picky for my taste. I don't really care about artsets to that degree. Loose carts are fine for me; anything more is a bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    MS4 carts are not even really made by SNK Playmore either.
    Good point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    Maybe I shouldn't be posting at all here, but this whole subject is too picky for my taste. I don't really care about artsets to that degree. Loose carts are fine for me; anything more is a bonus.
    Perhaps it is really picky, but I think there are more than likely at least a couple other people who would care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aclbandit View Post
    Perhaps it is really picky, but I think there are more than likely at least a couple other people who would care.
    On these forums, for sure. I can't count the number of times I was asked to make a price guide for full MVS kits.
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    Me> I care because it's a matter of if I make a sale,I don't want to sell someone something that is fake/reproduced not leget and think or say it is..

    Right now I don't know if what I have in art is real or fake to sell them..

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    Good, looks like I'm not the only person who wants to know.

    Anyone have any info about how to tell, though?
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