All the Takahashi scopes I have owned, I am located in the USA, came triple packed in cardboard boxes.
Your main question, No, in ten years never I've never heard of a fake 106. My other question is what specific model of the 106 (though the red paint narrows it down), this also would be on the focuser plate.
I hope there were pictures of the objective lens, that is what I really look for.
That focuser (Starlight Instruments, FeatherTouch) is an upgrade as stated above, and generally regarded as a beneficial one for imagers - it looks motorized? They are expensive to install and usually the seller might recommend some software to use autofocus, or at least what they used, good to get a handle on that.
Looks like what a lot of imagers might call their dream scope. Best luck to you.