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LilSeebsLilSeebs11 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'm new here.

I was wondering how to report a counterfeit version of a figure, since I just received one from a figure, which according to MFC don't have any counterfeit versions?

It's this Zoro figure:
ITEM #728451

Here is a few pictures of the figure I just received today from Mandarake.

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ibb.co/10gfDtc
ibb.co/NZ087w1
ibb.co/b60sFPf
ibb.co/NsZmWQc

The last pic, I took from a youtube video from Dec 2018, which showed there was already a bootleg of the figure back then.
4 dias atrás
TH3_MlLKM4N7 dias atrás#83702059Alright so I have a Holo figure by Kotobukiya which I got for $90 off eBay. What should I look out for to tell if it’s bootleg?Some signs to spot the bootleg Holo:
* missing a bottom white spot in her left eye,
* a fur on tips of her ears on the innes side are not sculpted at all,
* a rope of her purse is thin and black (the original is thicker and brown),
* overall "prize" quality (paint errors, lazy hair sculpt) and extra dirt from China.

Compare original PICTURE #167051 with bootleg PICTURE #1751941 to spot the difference on your own.

I recommend Official vs Bootleg article series by THARGLET to look at common signs of counterfeit figures. It should be linked to the club though...
7 dias atrás
Alright so I have a Holo figure by Kotobukiya which I got for $90 off eBay. What should I look out for to tell if it’s bootleg?
7 dias atrás
Loria1 mês atrás#81727084One of the "famous" bootleg brand is called Xinhao. it is a Chinese company and it often prints its brand name on the front of the bootleg boxes. Please be aware when you see these figures online.Same with Legend Creation which is "famous" for S.H.Figuarts action figures from Dragon Ball but I've seen scales by the same company too.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/07/09/2472179.jpeg https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2456924.jpeg
1 mês atrás
One of the "famous" bootleg brand is called Xinhao. it is a Chinese company and it often prints its brand name on the front of the bootleg boxes. Please be aware when you see these figures online.
1 mês atrás
Geffron1 mês atrás#81513478New here, how do I join the club?Anyone can join a club. On a top of a page, find "Join the club" button and click on it.
1 mês atrás
New here, how do I join the club?
1 mês atrás
Uke4 meses atrás#78469867Hi, I see the figure has been sold already (don't know if you were the one who eventually bought it) but judging from the pictures I'm pretty sure it's a bootleg.

Thanks for your help.
4 meses atrás
Lyncfs4 meses atrás#78274465Can someone help me identify if this Suomi
ITEM #761932
is a bootleg. I know she is very cheap, but is out of the box with paint defects.
I asked the seller and she assured me she is real. Thank you.
merc.li/gACarJF...


Hi, I see the figure has been sold already (don't know if you were the one who eventually bought it) but judging from the pictures I'm pretty sure it's a bootleg.
4 meses atrás
Can someone help me identify if this Suomi
ITEM #761932
is a bootleg. I know she is very cheap, but is out of the box with paint defects.

I asked the seller and she assured me she is real. Thank you.

merc.li/gACarJF...
4 meses atrás