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LilSeebsLilSeebs13 l. temu
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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Another big sign is coming in parts without a box ;) it’s sad as I am happy to buy figures without a box but because I don’t want to risk picking up a bootleg I don’t think I ever will
3 godz. temu
LoveliLiya Vocal Synthesizer Otaku
I found a jumbo-sized bootleg version of the Nendoroid Plus Kagamine Rin plush on eBay! Here
I thought she was interesting, so I figured I'd drop her link here!
9 d. temu
Nefere1 mies. temu#115401066Yup! After checking photos uploaded to MFC, the most striking thing in bootleg is sea green eyebrows VS dark blue ones of original. The bootleg has the same paint color for a gem on a forehead. It also has black/dark hair compared to original one with dark blue color.

Thank you!
15 d. temu
lorycia17 d. temu#116615806compared to the pictures other users shared on ITEM #296453 it looks legit. the bootleg box misses the logos on the top as seen in the bootleg pictures:
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/10/06/2073105.jpeg
Also the bottom is different.


okay, thanks a lot!!
17 d. temu
RevelcaChan17 d. temu#116615768it looks legit tho so i don't think it is but i just want to make sure-compared to the pictures other users shared on ITEM #296453 it looks legit. the bootleg box misses the logos on the top as seen in the bootleg pictures:
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/10/06/2073105.jpeg
Also the bottom is different.
17 d. temu
RevelcaChan17 d. temu#116615764hey, could someone help me?? i want to know is the nendoroid shown here a bootleg based off the photos:
m.olx.pl/d/ofer...


it looks legit tho so i don't think it is but i just want to make sure-
17 d. temu
hey, could someone help me?? i want to know is the nendoroid shown here a bootleg based off the photos:

m.olx.pl/d/ofer...
17 d. temu
CharChar1 mies. temu#115399632Hi does anyone know the difference between this figure ITEM #187918 and a bootleg one. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can tell me the difference as I can’t find anything online.Yup! After checking photos uploaded to MFC, the most striking thing in bootleg is sea green eyebrows VS dark blue ones of original. The bootleg has the same paint color for a gem on a forehead. It also has black/dark hair compared to original one with dark blue color.
1 mies. temu
Hi does anyone know the difference between this figure ITEM #187918 and a bootleg one. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can tell me the difference as I can’t find anything online.
1 mies. temu
Nefere2 mies. temu#114089152You're right, the brand (manufacturer?) name and less than prize quality is suspicious. The translation of the description says it's a "improved version of China" and a "handmade" product. Other than that, the figure you found is sold by a 3rd party store located in China. You can check their address and phone number (with China country code) by clicking the name beside "Sold by" and "Shipping by".
Buying from Chinese shops is risky, unless they are highly reputable and/or sell China-exclusive licensed figures.
The figure itself has a page on MFC: ITEM #285420 and it does have a warning that the counterfeit versions exist. You may look at the gallery and compare photos of original figures and bootlegs.
Buying via Amazon Japan is fine, but keep eye at who sells and ships a figure - if it's Amazon itself, then it's safe (even if people sometimes complain about quality of packaging, you may check a thread here thread/1392). If it's someone else, it's better to check ratings and reviews of the shop.


That's what I thought, seemed too good to be true! Also, thank you for your advices!
2 mies. temu