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LilSeebsLilSeebs12 years ago
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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1 month ago
Hello, I have taken some photos of my newest figure ITEM #740395 and someone has reported it as a bootleg. I don’t believe it is but here are the photos, can anyone tell if it is real or not? Thanks

(1) imgur.com/a/Qxf... (2) imgur.com/a/QdA...
1 month ago
Believe I have found a bootleg seller that is not on your list. They are selling Dragon Ball WCF figure sets, among other anime figures, that have been out of production for years for cheap. Many pictures look off from the picture listed on here.

Seller: reannasav34
Store: www.ebay.com/st...

Example: Dragon Ball Z - Yamcha - Dragon Ball Z World Collectable Figure vol.1 - World Collectable Figure (DBZ005) (Banpresto)

Database - ITEM #8884

Seller - www.ebay.com/it...
4 months ago
lorycia7 months ago#105202583We are talking about ITEM #604593 here. I would be cautious, because this one is a very expensive figure, and there are known bootlegs of this figure.
bootleg pictures: pictures.php?ta...
Do you have a picture of the box? Otherwise it is hard to tell. But one odd thing i noticed right away is, that the blue heart on your pic is on the left side.
Edit: i want to add that her leg looks like it is falling off (first pic). a bootleg seems highly likely, but even if not, i would not trade it.
Edit2: just realized the sakura miku is a prize figure LOL


the sakura miku is not only a prize figure but she is the ugliest figure i own (though i paid her 100€)
yes this one is def a bootleg, she said her mom threw away her box :\
7 months ago
porcodio7 months ago#105202462View spoilerHide spoilerHi! a girl wants to trade my sakura miku figure (the wagasa ver one) for this Vanilla figure
Is this one a bootleg? (i blurred the background because it’s the girl’s room)
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2022/01/02/2962918.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2022/01/02/2962919.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2022/01/02/2962920.jpeg
We are talking about ITEM #604593 here. I would be cautious, because this one is a very expensive figure, and there are known bootlegs of this figure.
bootleg pictures: pictures.php?ta...
Do you have a picture of the box? Otherwise it is hard to tell. But one odd thing i noticed right away is, that the blue heart on your pic is on the left side.

Edit: i want to add that her leg looks like it is falling off (first pic). a bootleg seems highly likely, but even if not, i would not trade it.

Edit2: just realized the sakura miku is a prize figure LOL
7 months ago
Hi! a girl wants to trade my sakura miku figure (the wagasa ver one) for this Vanilla figure
Is this one a bootleg? (i blurred the background because it’s the girl’s room)

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2022/01/02/2962918.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2022/01/02/2962919.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2022/01/02/2962920.jpeg
7 months ago
Nefere8 months ago#104513443Hi, the box of ITEM #117915 has a Genco authenticy sticker who are owner of Sword Art Online license.
The bootleg (see here in the gallery pictures.php?it...) has a neck exposed, a base with very few holes and sweaty, shining faceplates. It isn't a case with your nendoroid.
You're safe.



Thank you ❤
8 months ago
AnnaTrixieMoon8 months ago#104489826Hi!
Can someone help me identify if this nendoroid is real?
*snip*
Hi, the box of ITEM #117915 has a Genco authenticy sticker who are owner of Sword Art Online license.

The bootleg (see here in the gallery pictures.php?it...) has a neck exposed, a base with very few holes and sweaty, shining faceplates. It isn't a case with your nendoroid.

You're safe.
8 months ago
Hi!
Can someone help me identify if this nendoroid is real?


https://img.tradera.net/images/515/461809515_3293280e-09f3-4cb5-bd80-19854bfec78c.jpg

https://img.tradera.net/images/515/461809515_d3963b0b-9baf-4844-a8a0-db9d80260ada.jpg
8 months ago
Terza10 months ago#101652830Hello i was wondering if someone can help me identify if this is real or not since i started collecting only recently so i am no sure . Price is 120 eu
imgur.com/a/6z2...
The box has an authentication sticker in top left corner under the series logo, and a manufacturer logo in other corner of the box. Compare original box PICTURE #2698354 with a bootleg one PICTURE #1562477.

The sticker is a good indication it's legit for figures that it's known they're used (for example, Altus and Nintendo figures) but if it's absent it doesn't mean it's a bootleg - the sticker could wear off with time.
10 months ago