iMandarake and bootlegs?n/a

So I was clicking around on Mandarake Urban Mines and found this: [ext link ]

The packaging seemed odd so I went onto MFC and found this: (mfc link)

They look the same, right? Does Mandarake not know it's a bootleg, or do they not care? And what does this mean for the other stuff on Mandarake, or at least the Urban Mines section? There's the possibility that other figures there might be bootlegs as well, isn't there?

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203 meses atrásBloodFlowerBloodFlower
Bootlegs on Mandarake do exist, not just in the Urban Mines auctions. Here's an old blog about it: (mfc link)

They are a second-hand store dealing with any kind of nerdy merchandise, all from old toys to newer figures. No second-hand store is perfect, a bootleg will eventually pop up every now and then. They are buying directly from private persons after all and no employee can keep track of every item and how to look for a bootleg for them.

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03 meses atrásChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
starlightshine (3 meses atrás) #19227785Oh yeah, I went to check Mandarake and they really removed the listing. Thanks! Now I know what to do if something like this happens again.

Yup they even messaged me again to tell me they removed it and really appreciate the effort. So yeah definitly tell them, every human makes errors and especially on that urban sale (no check at all it says so..)
03 meses atrásstarlightshinestarlightshine
Chloe-tsundere (3 meses atrás) #19200396Reply from manda:
Hi Chloe,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
As this item was a part of the Urban Mines auctions, it did not go through the same checks as items that go on our regular auctions and online store.
After talking with the head of the department he has said that he will be contacting the Sahra Warehouse (where Urban Mines items are stored) and instructing them to remove the item from the auction.
Once again thank you very much for telling us about this item
So they rarely sell bootlegs in regular store guys.. And just message them if you see bootleg (through fb)
It even says so in the auction that there was no check thus the cheap price it starts at..


Oh yeah, I went to check Mandarake and they really removed the listing. Thanks! Now I know what to do if something like this happens again.
03 meses atrás (3 meses atrás)Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
BloodFlower (3 meses atrás) #19200656Have you even tried clicking on my link from the top comments? Mandarake have sold bootlegs at their regulars stores before. They're a second-hand store, it will happen from time to time no matter how good they are at checking stuff (humans are never flawless, there's always a chance of human error). They do remove those items if they get notified about it as you've demonstrated though (which is apparent in the old blog as well). But if no one tells them about it then the item will be sold as normally.

I disabled top comments (i hate the like system..) and sure it may happen but its not frequent that people now need to start panicking and worry about their items being possible bootlegs.
Changed it to rarely.. Hope youre happy ^^"
03 meses atrás (3 meses atrás)BloodFlowerBloodFlower
Chloe-tsundere (3 meses atrás) #19200396
So they dont sell bootlegs in regular store guys.. And just message them if you see bootleg (through fb)
It even says so in the auction that there was no check thus the cheap price it starts at..


Have you even tried clicking on my link from the top comments? Mandarake have sold bootlegs at their regular stores before. They're a second-hand store, it will happen from time to time no matter how good they are at checking stuff (humans are never flawless, there's always a chance of human error). They do remove those items if they get notified about it as you've demonstrated though (which is apparent in the old blog as well). But if no one tells them about it then the item will be sold as normally.
03 meses atrás (3 meses atrás)Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Reply from manda:

Hi Chloe,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

As this item was a part of the Urban Mines auctions, it did not go through the same checks as items that go on our regular auctions and online store.

After talking with the head of the department he has said that he will be contacting the Sahra Warehouse (where Urban Mines items are stored) and instructing them to remove the item from the auction.

Once again thank you very much for telling us about this item

So they rarely sell bootlegs in regular store guys.. And just message them if you see bootleg (through fb)
It even says so in the auction that there was no check thus the cheap price it starts at..
03 meses atrásSegaGirl5000SegaGirl5000
I have not seen bootlegs on Mandarake before (till now haha, but it's urban mines so :P), however in reference to retro toys they are upfront about some of them being bootlegs: [ext link ] (labelled literally under bootleg museum... haha)
Anyways, Mandarake is generally good about this stuff, I wouldn't really worry about it but always keep an open eye on any site. :D
03 meses atrástake123take123
I've never got a bootleg before from Mandarake. They are overall very legit and know how to check for bootlegs before buying used items.
03 meses atrásSkyBlueSkyBlue
So far I've yet to come across a bootleg in Mandarake and Surugaya but I've seen plenty in YAJ from plushes to books to anime box sets to exclusive pre-order shop bonuses to cosplay...it's endless and you really ought to be careful >.>
03 meses atrásChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
darkfader (3 meses atrás) #19156470For urban mine auctions, they usually take pictures themselves. But for normal store, they take it off the internet (and they will e-mail you when they find out the picture/title doesn't match).
Perhaps they do know it's a bootleg and trying to get rid of it this way :)


Ahh i see well i send em a message in case they dont know :)
I never bought a bootleg from their regular stores
13 meses atrássousuukessousuukes walking disaster
I read somewhere (might've been MFC I don't remember though OTL) that someone got a bootleg daki from the Urban Mine auctions once. This could be a bootleg, which is why it ended up being sold for 1 yen at the auctions instead of their main site.

I buy a lot from Manda and never have had any problems with bootlegs from their main stores - guess this might just be something found on the Urban Mine auctions?

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