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LilSeebsLilSeebs12 anos atrás
Bootleg Finders
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: club/139/discus...

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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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I ordered this Lucky Star nendo petite bundle (buyee.jp/rakuma...) from a Rakuma seller and am almost certain that they're legitimate since a) the colours, expressions, quality (from what I can see), etc. all match up, b) the seller's other items seem to be legitimate and c) I'm fairly certain that one or two of these figures don't actually have bootleg versions ^^;

Buuuuut I'm still a little bit nervous :'] Which is kinda pointless since I've already paid for them haha, but I was wondering if anybody else is able to come to any conclusions based on the listing/pictures?
2 dias atrás
ramyunnoods14 dias atrás#100719637Hi! I’m new to figure collecting and I’m very interested in a Myethos Cheshire Cat figure that’s currently up for auction on Buyee. I’m wondering if it might be real?
The shop’s supposedly recommended by Buyee but I have a few concerns: The box looks fine but the face looks funny to me? Might it just seem warped because of the bad quality camera and blister pack?
buyee.jp/item/y...
Thank you so much!

It's a little difficult to tell due all the layers obstructing the figure, but the face seems to match up if you look at these photos:
auctions.c.yimg...
static.myfigure...
14 dias atrás
Hi! I’m new to figure collecting and I’m very interested in a Myethos Cheshire Cat figure that’s currently up for auction on Buyee. I’m wondering if it might be real?

The shop’s supposedly recommended by Buyee but I have a few concerns: The box looks fine but the face looks funny to me? Might it just seem warped because of the bad quality camera and blister pack?

buyee.jp/item/y...

Thank you so much!
14 dias atrás
breezyjay200522 dias atrás#100336105This Is My Last Question For A While, How Come The Release Dates Are Different?
www.amazon.com/...
otakumode.com/s...
TOM warehouse is in Japan and the shop would ship the figure immediately after the release in August. Amazon US (or one of distributors) would ship figures first to US in bulk by the slowest/cheapest shipping method possible before sending them to people who order it. That's why release dates in EU/US are min. 2-3 months after the release in Japan.
22 dias atrás
This Is My Last Question For A While, How Come The Release Dates Are Different?

www.amazon.com/...

otakumode.com/s...
22 dias atrás
breezyjay200524 dias atrás#100240417Im Assuming This Is Legit. www.amazon.com/...The listing mentions Taito, a genuine manufacturer of the figure ITEM #998283.

I've never encounter this, but Amazon happen to send knock-offs (if the listing is shared with 3rd party sellers?), so be sure of the box, it should be navy blue and slim, not like this PICTURE #2692256
24 dias atrás
Im Assuming This Is Legit. www.amazon.com/...
24 dias atrás
breezyjay200527 dias atrás#100103039I Was Wondering If This Is Legit? www.ebay.ca/itm...

It says CHINA VERSION in the description, so I'd go for a no
25 dias atrás
breezyjay200527 dias atrás#100103040And This! www.ebay.ca/itm...The seller is from Shanghai. I've checked other scales sold by then and spotted Kaneki Ken figure with a picture of bootleged box.

All his figures are stated as "unbranded" and never mention a manufacturer. All of them are probably bootlegs.
27 dias atrás
breezyjay200527 dias atrás#100103039I Was Wondering If This Is Legit? www.ebay.ca/itm...The description says it is a China version so probably a bootleg.
I am not sure about the second though
27 dias atrás