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Omniscient Owl As the question simply states - What are the ways to tell if is fansite item is real or fake?

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At the request of fansite's admin, each of fansite has the right to have an item representing the site in game. Replicas are created if fansite is no longer active for some time (about 2 years). If you see the item representing currently active fansite, then you can be sure that it's original, rare item. The problem starts when you want to know if item representing ex-fansite is original.

The only differences are:

1) description - on fansite items you can see unique describtion + usually "Awarded by XYZ.com", on replicas you can read that it is a souvenir from Thais Museum. To read the description you have to stand close to the item.

2) replicas doesn't have additional animations - let me explain it. Fansite items has often 2 stages - static and animation. You can put small animation in a static version, like shine etc. You can also make only 1 stage with the only animation that item has. Replicas has only 1 "stage". So if basic version is static and after using the item you can see animation - it means that replica won't have it. Unfortunately if basic version of the item has the animation then replica will look exactly the same. In this case you can put replica far from the window and it will be unrecognizable.

3) sounds - not all of the fansite items have sounds, while replicas never have it.

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You just wrote exactly the same what I wrote :D
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I was thinking if I should add my own answer and decided to do it, because in my opinion your answer is too short and do not explain the differences correctly. I mean that you wrote replicas don't have animation, while they have! Replicas very often have the same animations as original fansite items :) In addition I wrote first paragraph to better describe the topic and gave another point, that not all of fansite items have it's replicas in game yet.
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Im sorry his response is a little bit more detailed. I'm a sucker for the details. Please do not take this personally you both had great answers and this site needs to be a positive one for all. <3
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First way to see if you are close to the item then you can just look at it and you will see if it's a "Souvenir" or not.

Second - original fansite items got animations/aounds. Replica doesn't move even when you try to use it.
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How close do you have to be? :O
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1 sqm from the item: 23:56 You see a loremaster doll.
It weighs 77.00 oz.
Souvenir from Thais Museum.

I just bought it to check how many sqms xD
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