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Is it a fake?
FlyingHigh Green Sparx Gems: 470
#1 Posted: 11:34:47 03/01/2018 | Topic Creator
Today I got a stone Whirlwind in a triple pack. If I put variants on my portal for the Nintendo 3Ds everytime it shows that it is a "special" skylander except it is a variant from spyro´s adventure. But for stone whirlwind it is shown as a normal skylander without "special". Is that normal? Please help
Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6666
#2 Posted: 12:46:55 03/01/2018
Stone Whirlwind is real, but it's odd that it doesn't have a Special tag. Might want to double check with someone that also has Stone variants, but it might be fake if theirs show it.
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FlyingHigh Green Sparx Gems: 470
#3 Posted: 12:54:07 03/01/2018 | Topic Creator
My stone zook has the special tag =/
FlyingHigh Green Sparx Gems: 470
#4 Posted: 13:51:22 03/01/2018 | Topic Creator
Both starts at level 5 and with 2100 coins. Can anyone say if it is the sama at other stone variants`?
Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6666
#5 Posted: 14:38:59 03/01/2018
That's the stats for any variant, but the lack of a Special tag still makes it possible to be an edited chip.
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FlyingHigh Green Sparx Gems: 470
#6 Posted: 16:21:17 03/01/2018 | Topic Creator
the support of activision talks about a synch error... they want me to reset the figure... but I do not want it because then maybe there is also not a speciaö tag and also the level 5 and 2100 coins are not there anymore!
Bifrost Platinum Sparx Gems: 6666
#7 Posted: 16:22:41 03/01/2018
I mean, it's pretty easy to get back to that point, just choose any of the games to farm XP and gold in. I'd record a video of the figure as is first, though, just in case, to prove that it does have one of the variant features.
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FlyingHigh Green Sparx Gems: 470
#8 Posted: 18:06:23 03/01/2018 | Topic Creator
I tried a reset... Nothing happens
bisylizzie Emerald Sparx Gems: 3840
#9 Posted: 20:03:46 03/01/2018
I think it might be that some just ~don't~ have the tag, yet they're still official (for example, none of the SSA figures had the "Special" tag, so it could be that depending on when they decided to add the identifier, some of the Giants figures managed to "slip through")
For example, this topic here - http://forum.darkspyro.net/spy...hp?topic=126662 - talks about some people getting ones with the tag, and some without.
Drawdler Gold Sparx Gems: 2813
#10 Posted: 10:15:46 04/01/2018
Known issue where some Stone Zook and Whitlwinds lack the special tag despite being legit, was reported all the way back when they came out. There are variants which completely lack the special tag despite releasing after SA (see Employee smilie), but with the Stone ones it's always a crapshoot.

Your figure is probably legit but just unluckily one that lacks the tag.

Look beneath the base through the orange plastic, compare with the base of a regular S2 Whitlwind, if the color on the plastic you can see through the base is slightly different then that points towards it being legit as well. I don't own either of these variants so I can't give you specifics or tell you what to look for in more detail though, I've never seen them from underneath. However this has helped me verify other variants and been a consistent thing with them as far as I remember. It isn't impossible to fake but it isn't very well-known information and I doubt many who would fake variants would go far enough to take off the base entirely, so it probably hasn't been exploited much by any forgers, if at all (and really, you could only get away with doing this on figures that never have a Special tag, or these two Stone ones, unless you go so far as to edit a Special tag on which I recall being possible).

- I know I said I left, but verifying variants is very poorly documented and I want to chime in as someone who actually remembers and knows this ****. Sorry for the bad luck dude.
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FlyingHigh Green Sparx Gems: 470
#11 Posted: 11:59:41 04/01/2018 | Topic Creator
Wow you are great smilie Thank you for your answers and the link! It really helps that it is a known problem that some have this others not... The shop where I got mine get the figures from Activision... So i did not really expect that it is a fake but I was surprised... And now it feels better to me smilie yesterdayv I asked some people on ebay who sell stone whirlwind.. one showed me a pic with special-tag the other person shows me that it is the same situation like I have.
So, I´m lucky that I got one and that I found this forum smilie
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