Nope, that's the real thing! I worked in a record warehouse at the time of The Game's release and pulled these 8-tracks for orders for record shops. Sometimes a "run" of tapes would come in with those weird-looking boxes (it was Warner Brothers' cute idea to look "of the times", which I thought was a laugh) -- you should have seen the ones for Alice Cooper tapes -- yaah!
Sometimes the whole box would be sent to a shop without even opening it and looking at the contents, just going by the catalog number on the outside. (24 came to a box.) You should have seen the Thriller vinyl, 8-tracks, cassettes and 45s fly out of that warehouse. We couldn't keep it in stock, it was a hot product!