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LilSeebsLilSeebsVor 11 Jahren
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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TH3_MlLKM4NVor 11 Stunden#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...
Vor 9 Stunden
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?
Vor 11 Stunden
LoriaVor 1 Monat#81727084One of the "famous" bootleg brand is called Xinhao. it is a Chinese company and it often prints its brand name on the front of the bootleg boxes. Please be aware when you see these figures online.Same with Legend Creation which is "famous" for S.H.Figuarts action figures from Dragon Ball but I've seen scales by the same company too.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/07/09/2472179.jpeg https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2456924.jpeg
Vor 1 Monat
One of the "famous" bootleg brand is called Xinhao. it is a Chinese company and it often prints its brand name on the front of the bootleg boxes. Please be aware when you see these figures online.
Vor 1 Monat
GeffronVor 1 Monat#81513478New here, how do I join the club?Anyone can join a club. On a top of a page, find "Join the club" button and click on it.
Vor 1 Monat
New here, how do I join the club?
Vor 1 Monat
UkeVor 3 Monaten#78469867Hi, I see the figure has been sold already (don't know if you were the one who eventually bought it) but judging from the pictures I'm pretty sure it's a bootleg.

Thanks for your help.
Vor 3 Monaten
LyncfsVor 3 Monaten#78274465Can someone help me identify if this Suomi
ITEM #761932
is a bootleg. I know she is very cheap, but is out of the box with paint defects.
I asked the seller and she assured me she is real. Thank you.
merc.li/gACarJF...


Hi, I see the figure has been sold already (don't know if you were the one who eventually bought it) but judging from the pictures I'm pretty sure it's a bootleg.
Vor 3 Monaten
Can someone help me identify if this Suomi
ITEM #761932
is a bootleg. I know she is very cheap, but is out of the box with paint defects.

I asked the seller and she assured me she is real. Thank you.

merc.li/gACarJF...
Vor 3 Monaten
Im adding some more pictures from close up if it helps a little bit more ^^

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Thanks again to anyone that helps me ^^
Vor 3 Monaten