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Is this a custom, factory error or what? This duncan's nameplate says "Dunkan".
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Oh look, here is his narrow gauge buddy, Rhenesa!  Cool Big Grin

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@Mister No, That isn't a counterfeit as it is stamped as tomy. I think it may be a custom.

Here's FREDDLE! (counterfeit)
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All the Chinese 'fakes' have the correct markings underneath; we believe they are produced using genuine moulds that have been acquired by hook or by crook by the counterfeiters.
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Well, who knows? Tomy certainly didn't produce 'Dunkan', and I'm not sure why would anyone make a custom like that. But anything's possible. 

Speaking of counterfeits, I think there are more counterfeit producers: I have the same Rheneas knockoff, but the name on the box is spelled correctly...
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I agree that the Chinese counterfeits are exact copies even down to the Tomy Logos. I think we have talked about these quite a lot and if my (poor) memory serves, even Dunkan and other mis-spellings.
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Something important to keep in mind: The chinese counterfeits ARE NOT based of the tomy versions. They are only based of the Fisher Price versions. I have suspected that there may have been tomy knockoffs, such as the plarail diesel and how it has been on ebay for years.

This duncan is probably a misspelt custom as the seller does many sticker mods, such as a number 12 emily or percy with envelope stickers on it
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I see your point GGFan about them being Trackmaster copies. Interesting, does all the counterfeits have Trackmaster chassis? Even though they copied the Trackmaster boxes are all the chassis of all the counterfeits that of Trackmaster? The ones I have stored away are all in sealed boxes so I can't look. I can't see the pictures on that web page as it wants me to approve something before I can see but can't read it.
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@Super, the counterfeit boxes are nearly identical to the 2012 "little friends" boxes  and the text on it is all probably the same. All counterfeits (known ones at least) have fisher price chassis
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All my counterfeit engines have Trackmaster chassis, even with Mattel copyright printed on! Big Grin
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Probably when Mattel ditched classic TrackMaster in 2014 they didn't care about what happened to any of the old toolings and molds, hence them ending up in the hands of counterfeiters.
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That’s what’s so great about these…is that THEY ARE REAL, and not just a complete oddball knock-offs.
I guess that they could skimp on the actual components and quality of the plastics, but so far they have been equal to what FisherPrice had released, though some are a bit sloppier than others on their paint jobs.
They come from the same machines and moulds, are operated by the same people, and come from the same country that they always have…they’ve just bypassed the middle man now, and aren’t under the control of FisherPrice anymore. Lol
Play nice & have fun!!Smile
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i think they want to name the engine Dunkin Donuts lol
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(11-22-2021, 07:55 AM)Muddy Poppins Wrote: …they’ve just bypassed the middle man now, and aren’t under the control of FisherPrice anymore. Lol

... and so positioned themselves as producers and sellers of counterfeit goods. Which is a shame, because those goods aren’t some miserable counterfeits of inferior quality (as is usually the case with fake Gucci handbags and the like). Therefore, it is a pity that they did not invest a little effort in legalizing the whole business, for two reasons: (1) the previous manufacturer obviously did not care too much about the product whose production line he suspended, (2) the demand for these products is very high.

They copied Mattel / Fisher-Price tags on boxes; even copyright is ... copied! That's crazy. It is quite certain that these products would be sold, even if they were not labelled Fisher-Price, but, say, Pisher-Frice or whatever, especially because many engines from this "production" have long since retired from the company that produced them. I still hope they come to their senses and move on legally.
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