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Bootleg Finders
LilSeebsLilSeebs11年前
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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cordagoth7779天前#98423583these are the photos I got does it look real *snip*Yup, it's real!

* the base is with fleece material,
* books are good looking,
* I weren't aware of Nintendo authentication sticker. They are on Legend of Zelda figures too PICTURE #1625486. It's a good indicator it's an official item, but may wear off with time.
9天前
cordagoth7779天前#98423411I don't have it yet but thank you for the advicethese are the photos I got does it look real
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/19/2789299.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/19/2789300.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/19/2789301.jpeg
9天前
I don't have it yet but thank you for the advice
9天前
cordagoth7779天前#98423340ITEM #144366
I was wondering if this was a bootleg or not www.amazon.co.j... or if it is the right page to buy from. sorry if this is not the place to ask. it was bought used
The offer and the seller looks legit, but keep in mind that a problem with commingled inventory where authentic items shipped by Amazon are mixed with bootlegs. It's less severe in Japan though.

The easiest way to recognize the bootleg (I believe you have it?) is a lack of fleece on the base and bad books sculpt and painting.
9天前
ITEM #144366
I was wondering if this was a bootleg or not www.amazon.co.j... or if it is the right page to buy from. sorry if this is not the place to ask. it was bought used
9天前
Nefere12天前#98394945Welcome to MFC!
Your figure is 100% authentic:
* the box looks similar to every other boxes in Pop up parade line,
* the figure looks like authentic - the shading on clothes, great hair sculpt and nice face,
* the certification sticker on the front of the box comes from Pony Canyon shop based in Japan, which lower a possibility of the figure being a bootleg,
* there's no warning about counterfeits on the figure page ITEM #1051289. Other pop up parade figure with the warning is ITEM #871638 and the bootleg has a different box and badly shaped pink ribbons and hearts - compare original PICTURE #2714292 and PICTURE #2615815. Each figure has a gallery so you can look for photos taken by other users.
Good Smile Company, the maker of the figure, has a list of partner shops and distributors that sell authentic figures by them partner.goodsmi.... You can pick up the shop from the list in your area. But it doesn't mean a shop is selling bootlegs if they aren't on the list!


Thank you so much for the info!
11天前
VinnyTheWeeb12天前#98394865Hi, I just bought this pop-up parade nino figure and this is my first ever figurine. Therefore, in terms of it being a bootleg, I don't really know how to check and was wondering if you guys could help me out. *snip*Welcome to MFC!

Your figure is 100% authentic:
* the box looks similar to every other boxes in Pop up parade line,
* the figure looks like authentic - the shading on clothes, great hair sculpt and nice face,
* the certification sticker on the front of the box comes from Pony Canyon shop based in Japan, which lower a possibility of the figure being a bootleg,
* there's no warning about counterfeits on the figure page ITEM #1051289. Other pop up parade figure with the warning is ITEM #871638 and the bootleg has a different box and badly shaped pink ribbons and hearts - compare original PICTURE #2714292 and PICTURE #2615815. Each figure has a gallery so you can look for photos taken by other users.

Good Smile Company, the maker of the figure, has a list of partner shops and distributors that sell authentic figures by them partner.goodsmi.... You can pick up the shop from the list in your area. But it doesn't mean a shop is selling bootlegs if they aren't on the list!
12天前
Hi, I just bought this pop-up parade nino figure and this is my first ever figurine. Therefore, in terms of it being a bootleg, I don't really know how to check and was wondering if you guys could help me out.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/16/2786186.jpeg
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/16/2786185.jpeg
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/16/2786184.jpeg
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/16/2786183.jpeg
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2021/07/16/2786182.jpeg
12天前
Thank you so much for the information @Nefere ! :)
1個月前
SetsuKat1個月前#97977051*snip*Welcome on MFC!

The figure ITEM #379925 doesn't have reported bootlegs (it would get a red text like ITEM #462749) and the package looks close to those uploaded by other MFC users (you can view them in gallery section on the figure page).

What can make you confused is that Cloud ver 1 is based on the 1st trailer, and ver 2 on the actual appearance in the game, see PICTURE #2545668
1個月前