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This club is dedicated to finding bootlegs and preventing people from buying them. What's a bootleg? Broadly speaking, it refers to any item/media/etc. that is reproduced and sold without licensing or taxation; it is an illegal business! Many places sell bootleg figures and media because they are cheap to reproduce and have a bigger profit turnover. Sellers take advantage of both new and old collectors alike with this business. The goal of this club is to educate and prevent members of My Figure Collection from falling for bootlegs.

If you find products you think are bootlegged, are not properly marked in our database, or aren't linked here please post or let a MOD or ADM know so we can change it.

For an ongoing list of Ebay bootleg sellers please check this thread: (mfc link)

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Some common signs of bootlegs and a bootleg seller:

• Price too good to be true (e.g. $40 USD for a figure that normally retails for $100-$150 USD)
• Shiny, fake plastic looking skin or parts
• Noticeable seams, details seem to be missing, parts may not be molded correctly, eyes look different than original figure
• Lack of a holographic sticker (may or may not be true, some official products lack official stickers as well)
• Jointed figures (Nendoroid, Figmas, Figuarts...) may appear loose or like they're about to fall apart
• Seller lists other known bootleg products or other large amounts of cheap merchandise (jewelry, electronics, etc.)
• Seller's username is a combination of random letters/numbers (e.g. 1327198, xmg50427867-4)
• Listing does not state the company or that the figure is legitimate. They may use phrasing such as "China version, China original, China homegrown product", terms such as "new PVC statue, PVC figure, 100% High Quality Brand New", or nothing at all

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17 dias atrásDardDrakDardDrak
I bought from [ext link ] and [ext link ] before, and the itens were legit.
08 dias atrás (8 dias atrás)nekosasukenekosasuke
hi i found a couple ebay sellers that i think are legit because they are from japan but i just want to double check if you think they are legit sellers or not because there are a few items id like to buy from them in the future if they are legit sellers
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also i ordered something recently from this person and they say they only sell authentic goods from japan but id also like to hear someone elses opinion, im still waiting for my package so im not sure myself yet
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011 dias atrásRanHimeRanHime
Today I went to the goodwill and found L nendorid for five bucks in box. after comparing with the official L pictures I'm worried that its a bootleg. L's eye lining is thick and hair looks a little greenish black ;-;
the box is in Japanese with both goodsmile logs on it. either way it was only five bucks and still looks cool.
017 dias atrásBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
Muntoe (18 dias atrás) #24269848If you can find no other photos of the bootleg then it's OK but we prefer not to have any watermarked photos on here.

Okay, thank you for the answer. Looks like ebay-ers are giving us the real product pictures after a while somtimes it takes weeks maybe months... But will keep searching for unwatermarked pictures.
018 dias atrásMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Bloempje (20 dias atrás) #24212522I quess not, but is it okay to upload bootlegpictures with ebay store watermark? I've seen a ton of bootlegs but all their pictures are watermarked....If you can find no other photos of the bootleg then it's OK but we prefer not to have any watermarked photos on here.
020 dias atrásBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
I quess not, but is it okay to upload bootlegpictures with ebay store watermark? I've seen a ton of bootlegs but all their pictures are watermarked....
01 mês atrás (1 mês atrás)Hana120Hana120
I ordered from this seller just before asking for advice. Will I receive something or not?
For in fact, I wanted so much to have the figure of Neliel that even to have a counterfeit would not have disturbed me too much.
After what can explain such a high price for a figurine like this?

And as you seem to know, I would like to ask you for advice. I have 3 other figurines that I would like to find and I would like to know if it will be as expensive or not?
-Ichigo Mugetsu
-Hallibel
-Tiki of Fire Emblem.
01 mês atrásMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Hana120 (1 mês atrás) #23255989Hello.
Here, I am new.
I am currently looking for Neliel figurine, and I have seen that some sellers are listed in the lists of counterfeit sellers who were on Ebay. And others who were not.
And I would like to know from you whether those that I will list are or not.
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All 3 of these are bootlegs - the price is too low and they say "China version." The average price of this figure today is over $150 USD, you will not find it cheaper than that. You can read the top of the club for more information on spotting bootleg listings, thanks :)
01 mês atrásHana120Hana120
Hello.
Here, I am new.
I am currently looking for Neliel figurine, and I have seen that some sellers are listed in the lists of counterfeit sellers who were on Ebay. And others who were not.
And I would like to know from you whether those that I will list are or not.

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22 meses atrásBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
I was wondering if its a good idea to let people know about ebay and the sellers using MFC users pictures for their ads. I see them more often now, i also saw one of mine. disgusting

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