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KotiKlubitClub #139
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Bootleg Finders
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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apparantly there appears to be a kill la kill figma bootleg now too? : o
kinda curious to see what it looks like...maybe I'll order one.

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Nvm my order on thr bootleg got cancelled ._____. Ah well
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Hentai_Son Cool Guy(tm)
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Hentai_Son1517619597.png
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Hentai_Son1517619592.png

Advice? I keep looking at refrence pictures but I dont really know still : ^ ) She is a bid item so she is crazy low but they usually get super high but I dont wanna throw hard cash and wind up with soemthing aweful. I was just curious? Maybe its lighting? Everyhting lines up right and such : ( ( (
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WolfiePie (5 kuukautta sitten) #29993507Amazon is slightly better than eBay, but still sketchy at best imo. Unless you know for a fact the figure hasn't been bootlegged.Shamelessotaku (5 kuukautta sitten) #29291509Is Amazon ok to purchase nendoroids?

I think it safe as long if the amazon.com it self is selling on their site. but id be careful of their packing though. it is not as great as official figure sellers but i have not gotten broken figure. when i had to buy from amazon I have brought figures only from the official amazon.com not third party seller or sellers covered by amazon affiliate.
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Shamelessotaku (5 kuukautta sitten) #29291509Is Amazon ok to purchase nendoroids?
Amazon is slightly better than eBay, but still sketchy at best imo. Unless you know for a fact the figure hasn't been bootlegged.
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Is Amazon ok to purchase nendoroids?
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rivalappears (6 kuukautta sitten) #28750228I'd ask them for pictures of the actual item. As a general rule with ebay, if you can't see the actual item you're buying, don't buy it.
Aside from that, people here are selling her for much cheaper than that auction anyway classified.php?...


Guess I'll buy my stuff of this site from now on. I checked out sites like AmiAmi or Hobby Link and the item is either sold out or really expensive. Thats why I started looking on ebay but I guess I wont have to resort to that.

Thanks for the help and have a great day!
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darkvoodoo (6 kuukautta sitten) #28749230You guys think this seller is legit?
www.ebay.com/it...


I'd ask them for pictures of the actual item. As a general rule with ebay, if you can't see the actual item you're buying, don't buy it.
Aside from that, people here are selling her for much cheaper than that auction anyway classified.php?...
6 kuukautta sitten
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You guys think this seller is legit?

www.ebay.com/it...
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Rajke Ca fanatic
I met today a seller that sells bootleg figures with a holographic sticker that i have never seen before.
The holographic sticker is round and in the middle it contains a worldglobe that is flatten with the word 'original'on it. On the outer border there is twice the text: 'Genuine Guaranteed'.
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ugendo ( ´-ω・)︻┻┳══━一
darkvoodoo (6 kuukautta sitten) #27801865Thank you for taking the time out to respond to my post. That's a load of my mind. Next time I'll purchase from Hobby search, amiami, etc so I don't have to worry whether or not my purchase is authentic or not.
Thank you so much for your help and have a wonderful weekend!


You're very welcome, you have a great weekend too!
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