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LilSeebsLilSeebsVor 11 Jahren
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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: 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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Tips for spotting a bootleg in case I don't see it anywhere in the database here?
Vor 3 Tagen
Hi, I’m new to collecting but I can usually spot a bootleg. I got this Emilia re:zero figure and it looks different from the ones I’ve seen but it has a sticker picture/2591167... PICTURE #2591174
Vor 24 Tagen
hi, im new here, I did not know about this community until recently, but how good to have found it

I wanted to ask you, Could you help me find a good comparison of Jason Vorhees original bishoujo vs bootleg ??, i really need to know if my figure is a bootleg, thx a lot for reading
Vor 29 Tagen
Hey! :) I recently uploaded a few pictures of figures that did not have a bootleg warning, but unfortunately i have bootlegs of them. You could add that here if you want. Take a look at the gallerys of them. There you can see the pictures I made. I also made a few comparative pictures so that you can see it better. (NSFW)

Nefertari Vivi

Chie

Rebecca

Here my complete bootleg gallery

My bootlegs

There are still some bootlegs that i have to take pictures of. I will update my gallery the next days until i got pics from all of them.
Vor 1 Monat
www.ebay.com/it...

Hi, is this ITEM #781042 Hina Portrait of Pirates figure a bootleg? It looks like a bootleg placed into a legit box.
Vor 2 Monaten
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!
Vor 2 Monaten
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Vor 2 Monaten
NefereVor 3 Monaten#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 =).
Vor 3 Monaten
kcf1117Vor 3 Monaten#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.
Vor 3 Monaten
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.
Vor 3 Monaten