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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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022 päivää sittenmnprncmnprnc
8-Bit_Asian (22 päivää sitten) #26514907For that price it should be fine.

Ahhh, see that's what I was thinking but I wanted to be Sure. This is my DREAM and first scale figure....so I want all my expectations to be met. Lol.
022 päivää sitten8-Bit_Asian8-Bit_Asian
mnprnc (25 päivää sitten) #26376483Uhhhh not sure if This is the right place but I'm very curious about an amazon seller. They are selling a figure I really want. I checked out the listing for her here and it has no submitted bootlegs,,,so I'm wonder if this listing could be legit.
I'm hell bent on ordering it here (amazon) if possible because i have a GC balance that'll knock a bit over half off the price, so it's just super convenient.
item #396908
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For that price it should be fine.
025 päivää sittenmnprncmnprnc
Uhhhh not sure if This is the right place but I'm very curious about an amazon seller. They are selling a figure I really want. I checked out the listing for her here and it has no submitted bootlegs,,,so I'm wonder if this listing could be legit.
I'm hell bent on ordering it here (amazon) if possible because i have a GC balance that'll knock a bit over half off the price, so it's just super convenient.
item #396908
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01 kuukautta sittendarkill17darkill17
Hi. First time commenting here in this club. Can someone tell me if this Rias Gremory figure is a bootleg or legite? NSFW.
https://imgur.com/a/vqNdX
It's see on OLX with is a downgrade version from Ebay use in my country Portugal.
The person is asking for 50 euros plus shipping with is in max 3,25 euros.
Thanks.
01 kuukautta sittentrozatroza
8-Bit_Asian (1 kuukautta sitten) #25448506What originally gave me the impression that it was fake was because of both the AliExpress and the coloring. While the paint job is actually decent, the colors are definitely off. I think this is likely do to a lack of shading. In addition, his eye looks a bit derpy, but that's likely due to the angle of the pic.
However, I did some more research and actually found out that there are no official Super Saiyan 3 Goku figures on the market in this pose and with the Kamehameha light effect. The only ones released are these: [ext link ].
Nevertheless, your figure still looks good and is in my opinion still an awesome display piece. It's a bootleg, but it's not a clone of anything on the market.
EDIT: Scratch everything I have said, there is a figure like yours. I was under the impression yours came with a light because it was the first I saw on AliExpress, but I found another. Here is a pic of the real one, you can tell that unlike the one you got, the whole body is painted and not colored plastic. [ext link ]


Again, thank you for the answer :)
11 kuukautta sitten (1 kuukautta sitten)8-Bit_Asian8-Bit_Asian
troza (1 kuukautta sitten) #25435900Don't be sorry. Thank you for the information.
Was there something else (besides being from Aliexpress) that showed you that it was a fake? Just to learn more about this.
Thank you very much.


What originally gave me the impression that it was fake was because of both the AliExpress and the coloring. While the paint job is actually decent, the colors are definitely off. I think this is likely do to a lack of shading. In addition, his eye looks a bit derpy, but that's likely due to the angle of the pic.

However, I did some more research and actually found out that there are no official Super Saiyan 3 Goku figures on the market in this pose and with the Kamehameha light effect. The only ones released are these: [ext link ].

Nevertheless, your figure still looks good and is in my opinion still an awesome display piece. It's a bootleg, but it's not a clone of anything on the market.

EDIT: Scratch everything I have said, there is a figure like yours. I was under the impression yours came with a light because it was the first I saw on AliExpress, but I found another. Here is a pic of the real one, you can tell that unlike the one you got, the whole body is painted and not colored plastic. [ext link ]
01 kuukautta sittentrozatroza
8-Bit_Asian (1 kuukautta sitten) #25412055Sorry to say this but that is 100% fake. AliExpress is basically the motherload of all Chinese bootlegs.

Don't be sorry. Thank you for the information.

Was there something else (besides being from Aliexpress) that showed you that it was a fake? Just to learn more about this.

Thank you very much.
11 kuukautta sitten8-Bit_Asian8-Bit_Asian
troza (1 kuukautta sitten) #25088097I don't know if this is the right place.
I was offered this figure... I know that it was a present but I know where it came from (aliexpress) and after some research I do feel that it does look nice but 2 things are giving me a feeling that it is not original (as stated):
- The sticker does not look oficial (at least I haven't found one reference to it being that way) and does not have water marks behind (but full printed mark);
- Some imperfections on the joint of the head.
But I must admit that I never bought a figure before so I don't have ways to compare. Can you help me?
Pictures:
View spoilerHide spoilerThe sticker:
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The packaging inside the box:
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The figure:
https://jpeghost.net/x-GWcaaa.jpg
https://jpeghost.net/x-FWcaaa.jpg

Sorry to say this but that is 100% fake. AliExpress is basically the motherload of all Chinese bootlegs.
01 kuukautta sittennekosasukenekosasuke
jzdavid (1 kuukautta sitten) #25098740I'm from philippines and Greattoysonline is the most legit place to buy some toys and anime figures :) they are even partnered with Good Smile Company and they are the only official distributor of their products here in Philippines. :) [ext link ] you may check this link for proof :)

ahh thank you :) Im glad to hear that its really helpful!
11 kuukautta sittenjzdavidjzdavid
nekosasuke (2 kuukautta sitten) #24674265hi 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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I'm from philippines and Greattoysonline is the most legit place to buy some toys and anime figures :) they are even partnered with Good Smile Company and they are the only official distributor of their products here in Philippines. :) [ext link ] you may check this link for proof :)

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