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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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Terza1 maand(en) geleden#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
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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.
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Hello 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

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KarlaAlex1 maand(en) geleden#101462415I’m very positive it’s official. What you should be looking for in a nendo is that the base has the name of the company, that the joints have the smile :) and that the print on the face is centered and not blurry or fading.

Thank you very much for taking the time and for giving me hints and your opinion.

I looked into the details you told me. They all checked (as long as I understood clearly your guidelines). Thanks to you I know that this is official and I will be able to leave the proper feedback for the buyer.

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troza1 maand(en) geleden#101454014Hello everyone.
I hope you are all doing fine.
I found out a month ago that there was a nendoroid that I really wanted... the thing is... it was already out of stock everywhere.
So I found it on ebay, from an UK seller with only positive reviews with a big number of sales on Supercell merchandise. The price wasn't low and the fact that in this site there is no information about a bootleg version of this nendoroid I decided to go for it.
I saw some opening videos (but the majority were from people that do not usually do this) and so far the presentation and so one seemed ok. I also find the paint job fine with just some imperfections on the small parts (mainly the brawl box and the gem... minor things). It seems that everything fits well (the joints and so on).
Now... This is my first nendoroid and there is always the question: is this really official or not? I would love to read what you think about this and if this is not enough information what should I look for besides what I show?
Thank you in advance for your patiente and help.
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I’m very positive it’s official. What you should be looking for in a nendo is that the base has the name of the company, that the joints have the smile :) and that the print on the face is centered and not blurry or fading.
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Hello everyone.

I hope you are all doing fine.

I found out a month ago that there was a nendoroid that I really wanted... the thing is... it was already out of stock everywhere.

So I found it on ebay, from an UK seller with only positive reviews with a big number of sales on Supercell merchandise. The price wasn't low and the fact that in this site there is no information about a bootleg version of this nendoroid I decided to go for it.

I saw some opening videos (but the majority were from people that do not usually do this) and so far the presentation and so one seemed ok. I also find the paint job fine with just some imperfections on the small parts (mainly the brawl box and the gem... minor things). It seems that everything fits well (the joints and so on).

Now... This is my first nendoroid and there is always the question: is this really official or not? I would love to read what you think about this and if this is not enough information what should I look for besides what I show?

Thank you in advance for your patiente and help.

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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?


UPDATE: They arrived & they're legit!! I'm so happy ahhh :'>
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ramyunnoods1 maand(en) geleden#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?
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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:
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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!
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breezyjay20052 maand(en) geleden#100336105This Is My Last Question For A While, How Come The Release Dates Are Different?
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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.
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This Is My Last Question For A While, How Come The Release Dates Are Different?

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