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LilSeebsLilSeebs11 лет назад
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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Hi, is this ITEM #781042 Hina Portrait of Pirates figure a bootleg? It looks like a bootleg placed into a legit box.
9 дней назад
Hello, I believe that ITEM #603828 needs a bootleg warning in its main info box thingie. There are some bootleg pictures already in the photo section - it's just missing the "Warning: a counterfeit version of this item exists" with a link to the photos, I think.

Edit: Nvm, looks like the way to go is to report the item directly on its page. Sorry for the bother!
1 месяц назад
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1 месяц назад
Nefere1 месяц назад#85166557The "名作タイトルが復刻・廉価版" appears in Amazon ad section (that's why it's titled "Special offers and product promotions") and it's related to offers re-released in "Frustration Free Packaging" (FFP) - recyclable, easy to open and without any additional padding. The link on the end of the sentence (the "いますぐチェック") leads to the list of offers related to the tapestry (mostly eroges) ready to ship in a packaging similar to cardboard sleeves.
Your tapestry is fine and original.


Thank you so much for the detailed explanation =).
1 месяц назад
kcf11171 месяц назад#85166310*snip* The "名作タイトルが復刻・廉価版" appears in Amazon ad section (that's why it's titled "Special offers and product promotions") and it's related to offers re-released in "Frustration Free Packaging" (FFP) - recyclable, easy to open and without any additional padding. The link on the end of the sentence (the "いますぐチェック") leads to the list of offers related to the tapestry (mostly eroges) ready to ship in a packaging similar to cardboard sleeves.

Your tapestry is fine and original.
1 месяц назад
I am just wondering if this is a bootleg. This tapestry was released in 2018 and is still selling on Melonbooks website.

It is sold by Amazon.co.jp but under the Special offers and product promotions, it said "名作タイトルが復刻・廉価版"

Special offers and product promotions
毎週土曜日配信アダルトPCゲームメールマガジン。ランキング、新作情報、人気タイトルのAmazon.co.jp限定商品情報をお届け。 いますぐ登録(サンプルはこちら)
過去に発売された名作タイトルが復刻・廉価版(Amazon.co.jp限定簡易開封パッケージ(FFP*)仕様)で登場。復刻希望リクエストも随時募集中! いますぐチェック。


Thank you in advance.
1 месяц назад
speednut2 месяца назад#83853330I'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.
ibb.co/BN6y6JX
ibb.co/ws8pb4p
ibb.co/dPSC6rj
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.


How odd that you got a bootleg from Mandarake since all their products are professionally checked and the chance of getting a bootleg from them is close to zero. Either way, if you go to the product page, and click on "report" you can make a comment about it. Be sure to insert some proof for this though. Since it's not a draft anymore and already released you can't edit the product page yourself. Hope that helps!
1 месяц назад
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.

ibb.co/BN6y6JX
ibb.co/ws8pb4p
ibb.co/dPSC6rj
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.
2 месяца назад
TH3_MlLKM4N2 месяца назад#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...
2 месяца назад
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?
2 месяца назад