Can you scan the IQ code on the hologram to get a unique identifier or something? Mobius brought them out after their designs were being ripped, so I figure they are actually functional stickers? I see no reason that it would be fake though, it looks immaculate and amazing. I would go as far as to say there is not a chance that it's a fake just from those lovely pics. (super nice collection happening there dude). Perhaps if the guy you bought it from via Instagram deals with the stupidly expensive, this to him is just a quick bubble wrap & throw-in-box piece. I don't know, I can't really understand that logic aha It could also be how he gets to the bottom-dollar price, saving the 30 for a pelican? At the end of the day, it got to you unscathed and looks to be totally worth it!