they keep going back to the vintage well don't they? man o man, I don't have a ton of Original Kenner Star Wars stuff, but I do have a fair amount, it was difficult enough discerning fakes, repros from the real thing, not to mention Mr. Replicator boxes, which is why I resorted to only buying in person at toy shows, flea markets, etc. I educated myself as much as possible and went from there. here's a comparison pic someone posted on Facebook. showing the different markings. looks to be very easy to tell the difference.
I'm surprised that the overwelming majority of collectors are excited about these, and all state they can't wait to display these or hang on their walls, I just can't understand how someone can feel good about displaying a $10 figure. I mean I would love to have an Action #1, but i'm not going to be excited about a $10 reprint to display, guess I'm different or just been hanging around here too long.
oh, and I can't wait for the new Vinyl cape Jawa or Blue Snaggletooth. (NOT!)