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28-08-13, 08:29 AM #1
Ragin_Rasberry Junior Member **
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Hello once again, everybody!

So as I mentioned rather briefly on my previous thread about the Tsubasa's. I managed to stumble upon a rather infrequent seller on Ebay who was selling the whole set of the 35th anniversary expression series on ebay together, which really caught my eye. I requested up-close and personal pics of the Tsubasa's and my previously acquired knowledge from this website helped me make a quick decision as they seemed rather legit (no heel tag, differing serial numbers, non beat-up box, solid laces, good print) so I went for it and bought them all for USD $600 plus shipping. Assuming they are all legit, I know this is a well worth purchase and I am really excited, just hope not to get my dreams shattered!!! Seller wasn't a frequent seller with only 16 positive feedback and located in California. Upon requesting the pictures which he/she sent with no hesitation of the angles requested, I opted to buy them and asked them why he was selling them and also together as a set rather than individual pairs. Seller's response was the following:

"I had a friend who worked for Adidas and he was able to get the entire set for me a few years back. They are brand new never been worn. I just need to sell them as a set because I don’t have time to sell them as individual pairs."

So with that being said, lets start this off shall we! I have included a picture of the leftover 6 boxed together, a quick side shot, and inside tag. None had any signs of heel tags.

1st pair up: adi-color: came with all markers, as well as stencils and laces. Look good and only part im scratching my head about is the heel trefoil looking very lightly printed. You can hardly see it, but I assume this is because it was meant for you to fill in?

EDIT: I realized just now that in the midst of taking all my pictures, somewhere along the middle I switched my camera settings to provide more detailed pics, but that made them over the 500kb limit and can't upload them. I will be resizing them and posting the rest of the shoes ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience


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28-08-13, 06:12 PM #2
olskool720 Supposedly retired Supe buyer *****
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i've seen that listing. he also once had them all listed on craigslist as well.

28-08-13, 07:10 PM #3
Ragin_Rasberry Junior Member **
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(28-08-13, 06:12 PM)olskool720 Wrote:  i've seen that listing. he also once had them all listed on craigslist as well.

just recently this week you seen it on Ebay or it had been there previously before? Which craiglist did you see them under? I believe they were sent from Stanton, CA. Any thoughts on them when you first saw them? Did they look legit? Why didn't you purchase them if they caught your eye?

28-08-13, 09:07 PM #4
olskool720 Supposedly retired Supe buyer *****
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yup, were posted on ebay within the last few weeks. they had a high reserve price. i really only like the adicolor from that series. the craigslist listing was from the Los Angeles area. i seem to remember that he had several others of the 35th series.

28-08-13, 09:36 PM #5
Lorrie Uncomfortably Energetic ******
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7 posts in 5 years and you're asking us to validate you as a chequebook collector?!

If God gives you lemons you should find a new God

28-08-13, 10:07 PM #6
Ragin_Rasberry Junior Member **
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(28-08-13, 09:36 PM)Lorrie Wrote:  7 posts in 5 years and you're asking us to validate you as a chequebook collector?!

wut the?! my post count, or quite the lacking of it should not be a deciding factor on whether you ought to help me or not. I've been a fellow Adidas fan/supporter since a very young age, and for as long as I can remember. The fact that I am not a big fan of superstars itself (campus, gazelles, busenitz, sambas are more my thing) and don't post here too often does not mean $#!+ or even mean I am a reseller. Even If I was, is this how welcoming you are of new/inactive members? Jeez no wonder this forum is rather unpopulated. All I wanted was to help validate these new kicks I just came up on just so I could know whether I came up, or got scammed and need to ask for a refund. I mentioned for the most part I know how to do basic checks (heel tags, etc) but I also read the fakers have stepped up their shoe game and I've been away from the shoe collection scene for a while to be accurately up to date. Whether I decide to wear them, sell them, trade them, or hold on to them until I make a decision is none of your business. So much for the warm welcome.

28-08-13, 11:42 PM #7
pugwashpz Heisenberg ****
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euphemism for a period?

29-08-13, 12:43 AM #8
vox Big E the Norse Viking God of Thunder *****
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(28-08-13, 10:07 PM)Ragin_Rasberry Wrote:  The fact that I am not a big fan of superstars itself (campus, gazelles, busenitz, sambas are more my thing) and don't post here too often does not mean $#!+ or even mean I am a reseller.

No, it means we wont give a crap about your questions! This is a superstar forum where you discuss superstars on a regular basis. It's tiresome to see old and new members coming on here and asking questions and then disappear! What's in it for us? How have your 9 posts in 5 years contributed anything to anybody on here? And how big is the chance that your next post a year from now will? No, we'll take our chances with the 3-4 new members a year that will actually stick around and actively contribute to this community. Those are the ones I'll gladly help out and hopefully they'll be able to help me out at some point.

29-08-13, 06:14 PM #9
Old Gregg Posting Freak *****
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I'm confused, is he trying to sell them to us or are we supposed to help him sell them? Why buy them if you didn't want them, re-seller?

30-08-13, 12:00 AM #10
Ragin_Rasberry Junior Member **
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(29-08-13, 12:43 AM)vox Wrote:  
(28-08-13, 10:07 PM)Ragin_Rasberry Wrote:  The fact that I am not a big fan of superstars itself (campus, gazelles, busenitz, sambas are more my thing) and don't post here too often does not mean $#!+ or even mean I am a reseller.

No, it means we wont give a crap about your questions! This is a superstar forum where you discuss superstars on a regular basis. It's tiresome to see old and new members coming on here and asking questions and then disappear! What's in it for us? How have your 9 posts in 5 years contributed anything to anybody on here? And how big is the chance that your next post a year from now will? No, we'll take our chances with the 3-4 new members a year that will actually stick around and actively contribute to this community. Those are the ones I'll gladly help out and hopefully they'll be able to help me out at some point.

Bruh, look at you talking like a big boss man flexing your e-peen cause you got close to 1,000 posts on me. Ooooh i'm intimidated. You sound like a fool and I hope you realize that. First of all, I am not a new member, I have been around longer than you. The fact that you have more posts than me does not make you superior or any more of regular member, tbh. You said it yourself and I confirmed it myself as well, this is indeed a forum dedicated to the discussion of SUPERSTARS which are by no means my favorite model from adidas, and I admit it.
Thus I would think I would be in the right place coming back to a "superstar specialized" forum to show off, validate, and garner new information in order to be up-to-date on fake spotting. I tried to create a new account to no avail and ended up recovering my old account thinking it would benefit me more thinking y'all would be a little nicer to an old school member. Golly, I was wrong. I lurk these forums routinely and when I actually decide to post and share in order to discuss new methods of fake-spotting I get my words twisted & turned and proceed to be called a reseller when I never mentioned any intent to sell them.
Unbelievable. I've little doubt why so many people don't choose to stick around. I mean just look at yourselves. Stop pointing fingers for once and analyze your behavior. I guarantee you will come out a better person in the end. I have a lot to contribute regarding Adidas Originals, but after such an unpleasant welcome and the realization that this is STRICLY a "superstar" forum, I think i'll have to think twice about that.

Also, before you get ahead of yourselves and accuse me of being a re-seller simply cause I admitted not being a big fan of superstars yet at the same time buying a whole set of them, please do yourself a favor and re-read my old posts before making a fool out of yourself. The 35th anniversary Tsubasa's are one of my favorite models and the opportunity presented itself. I had also always had ongoing interest on the goofy and adi-color models complete with the markers/laces. Too bad these aren't the interchangeable stripe ones, but still. Assuming these are legit I would've gladly paid $600 for those 3 legit pairs themselves. The fact that the rest of the Expression series was included is only an added bonus which I may seek to hold-on trade for other models.

Now, back on topic: are there any decent people left who are actually able to help an old school member out and vouch for their authenticity or validate them as fakes?

P.S: vox, please don't ignore your past. http://www.superstardb.com/35th-annivers...-7661.html
Take a look for yourself! you come on to these forums and hardly a month after your registration dates you're already asking for legit checks and being helped in a pleasant manner, yet when it comes to returning the favor you choose to flame and make false accusations about another member doing the same? Damn. That says a lot about you as a person. I would expect a High School teacher such as yourself to be a little more educated and have a little more decent morals than that. Very disappointing of you Sad but not like it means much coming from the 10 post guy, right?!

30-08-13, 12:08 PM #11
vox Big E the Norse Viking God of Thunder *****
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When at work I deal with 12-16 year olds to whom I show a great deal of patience. On here I expect to be in the mids of grown up people who can think for themselves. I'm sure someone will help you out shortly so that you can leave satisfied. See you in a year or so!?

30-08-13, 01:55 PM #12
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Ok let's get this over with. So do you want us to tell if those shoes are legit or not?
If so then please post better pictures of all the shoes. Don't try to attach them like you did with first three pics but rather use www.photobucket.com or such to link them.
Take pictures from the back of the shoe and also from all parts that you think look shady.
Also check all the serials. Obviously they would have to differ in every shoe. If you find same serials you can burn them or if you feel are feeling noble then give them to homeless people.

30-08-13, 08:37 PM #13
Ragin_Rasberry Junior Member **
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Thank you for your help ^ I appreciate every effort of it. I didn't feel like it was too much to ask for. When you say the serial # should differ, do you mean between each shoe (left and right)

As I mentioned, they look pretty good to me, but since I have not stumbled upon a pair of 35th anniversary's lately, I was not sure if the fakes are really that much more harder to spot these days than they were back then. The Tsubasa's are where I notice a bit of a difference but it is almost so minor its hard to even get a proper picture of them without the flashing amplifying them, but I will take more up close pics of those and post that in their thread too. The goofy's look good to me, the printing on the heel logo looks straight, I know its supposed to look rather dodgy in fakes. But anyways, most of you guys are more experience when it comes to this anyway.

Here is a link to the uploads, to avoid bandwith spammage on here.
http://s35.photobucket.com/user/salsas_6...iew=recent

31-08-13, 09:38 AM #14
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I think that is private photo library. Can't see any pictures. And about serials - yes they would have to differ in each shoe, left and right.

31-08-13, 09:05 PM #15
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I'm sorry, didn't realize that. Fixed it now, please take a look when you have a chance and let me know your thoughts as well as if you need any more pics/angles or encounter any problems with the site/pics. I will be looking at each pair individually in a few to check for differing serial numbers
http://s35.photobucket.com/user/salsas_69/library/kicks

EDIT: checked the serial numbers on the adi colors and they are one number apart. Left pair reads 9 at the end, right pair 10. I assume this is how it should be and generally a good sign?






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