Members of the community have spotted a few sales for the device on Ebay and a few other sites and it was noted to be exactly the same ossc that Marqs sells on VGP, but they have no involvement whatsoever. After calming down and looking further into this, these ossc’s appear to be the exactly the same as the original. It looks like the manufacturing company that was contracted must have let the plans “slip under the table” or be shared by some other means and due to the open source nature of it’s development, I doubt it’s even a real knockoff.
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this because of where it’s coming from now and the fact China has NOTHING to do with the retro gaming community. I would have rather seen more people in our circles take up further development and build improved models, but all this is going to do now is take profits from people uninformed of where all this came from. It’s a real shame.