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  • #886412
    Pam

      Just looks like someone glued a marble to the top of the staff is all ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to think a marble belonged there, but I guess it’s supposed to be empty..?

      #886420
      Scathach
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        After looking at the picture at astralcastle.com, I would say that someone has put a small red “stone” on top of the staff and replaced the faceted crystal with a smaller blue “stone”.

        I had thought that, too. then the picture quality threw me and it doesn’t look like he has as much detail on his robe and chanin than the other guy. If he’s not a fake or knock off he’s been messed-with, gem-wise. Thanks for the insights.

        Life is beautiful.

        #886421
        Scathach
        Participant

          Just looks like someone glued a marble to the top of the staff is all ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to think a marble belonged there, but I guess it’s supposed to be empty..?

          According to all the photos on astral castle, yes it’s supposed to be empty and the blue globe is supposed to be a clear crystal.

          I think the small wizard has a crystal on the top of his staff. Thanks for looking at it.

          Life is beautiful.

          #886422
          Pam

            There is also the very, very remote possibility that it is some sort of test piece. Blue was the first color the large wizard was ever released in. Melody might know if they were ever given colored marbles on purpose.

            #886425
            etruscan
            Participant

              Changed my mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

              #886423
              Scathach
              Participant

                Ohhh I never even thought of that. Well, now, wouldn’t that be something? I’ve sent the link to John. The picture quality is really poor and I don’t think they show many views. Thanks, Pam.

                Life is beautiful.

                #888712

                Would this be classified as keyword spamming? It sorta seems to me that it was not necessary to add “NOT Windstone Editions” to the description other than to draw it into a Windstone Editions Search.

                http://www.ebay.com/itm/Enchantica-NOT-Windstone-Dragon-Retired-1999-collectors-piece-/140884361551?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20cd5cc14f

                If I am wrong please disregard.

                Thanks

                #889411

                I found this fake scratching dragon at a Goodwill.

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                #889412
                drag0nfeathers
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                  Good lord that thing is a trainwreck 0.o

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                  #889414
                  pony-up
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                    Oh wow, that is hideous!

                    #889420

                    After hours of searching I finally found one on Ebay.

                    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400351231202

                    “originally bought in 1981 at a Hallmark shop” Quoting the seller.

                    #889424
                    Tyrrlin
                    Participant

                      Long time, no post….

                      I’ve been seeing repaints pop up on eBay every so often and they’re becoming more frequent.
                      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=windstone+repaint&_sacat=0&_from=R40

                      There’s this one, most recently…

                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271115634864&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

                      The wing colors look somewhat similar to my Wine Gold Griffin (made me think of him immediately, actually)
                      http://ravnheart.com/windstone/index.php?act=details&id=1008

                      What is Windstone’s official policy on repaints? I know none of these are actually mimicking Windstone color schemes, but I thought repainting for profit was frowned upon?

                      Windstone collector in remission. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      #889413

                      Lol I know, but I still took it home with me anyway.
                      Here is a size comparison with my little Green young dragon.

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                      #889495
                      Jennifer
                      Keymaster

                        Long time, no post….

                        I’ve been seeing repaints pop up on eBay every so often and they’re becoming more frequent.
                        http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=windstone+repaint&_sacat=0&_from=R40

                        There’s this one, most recently…

                        http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271115634864&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

                        The wing colors look somewhat similar to my Wine Gold Griffin (made me think of him immediately, actually)
                        http://ravnheart.com/windstone/index.php?act=details&id=1008

                        What is Windstone’s official policy on repaints? I know none of these are actually mimicking Windstone color schemes, but I thought repainting for profit was frowned upon?

                        I’m not sure, anymore. I think it’s poor form, but I am biased by knowing the trouble they cause Windstone. You might want to write to John, or direct him here, so that we’re all clear on it (if there is anything to be clear on, that is).

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                        #889496
                        Kiya
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                          Long time, no post….

                          I’ve been seeing repaints pop up on eBay every so often and they’re becoming more frequent.
                          http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=windstone+repaint&_sacat=0&_from=R40

                          There’s this one, most recently…

                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271115634864&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

                          The wing colors look somewhat similar to my Wine Gold Griffin (made me think of him immediately, actually)
                          http://ravnheart.com/windstone/index.php?act=details&id=1008

                          What is Windstone’s official policy on repaints? I know none of these are actually mimicking Windstone color schemes, but I thought repainting for profit was frowned upon?

                          I’m not sure, anymore. I think it’s poor form, but I am biased by knowing the trouble they cause Windstone. You might want to write to John, or direct him here, so that we’re all clear on it (if there is anything to be clear on, that is).

                          Yes, please email John! I think where we ended up on the repaint policy is:

                          1.) We can’t do anything about repaints. Windstones are produced in too high of a volume for the protections that apply to artwork to kick in, unless…

                          2.) The repaint mimics a Windstone paint scheme. That violates trade dress and has its own separate rules

                          However, posting photos of repaints, selling repaints, or soliciting repaint commissions is against the _forum_ policy, so while we can’t stop them on ebay, please don’t do it here! (Not directed a the ebay links question! Just a reminder to anyone who does repaint to not talk about it/show it off on the forum!:) )

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