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Bootleg FindersIdentifying a Bootleg

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  • LilSeebsRegular Boarder
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    I just posted this on my blog- sayenmillaray.w...

    As Most of you have noticed, Bootleg figures have become a big problem recently. Heck, My very first figure was a bootleg.

    This needs to stop, and the only way this can happen is if people don’t buy bootlegs.

    Some tips for Identifying Bootlegs

    General
      • More than 30% below retail price. It is SO hard to make a profit with most figures if the figure is priced this low and real (Not to say that all figures below 30% are bootlegs.)
      • Material – Many times bootleggers can’t get the same kind of material the original was made out of, so many times the material is shiny or the wrong shade (like yellow)
      • Selling before the actual product is out- I think that’s self-explanitory
      • Different positions- Eyes facing wrong way, hand pointing wrong way, etc. This is also true in the packaging, originals tend to face straight ahead.
      • Cracked or extremely fragile bases

    Nendoroids
    It is IMPOSSIBLE to sell a nendoroid for less than $20 and still make a profit (excluding petits)
      • Nendoroid joints may fall off easily or be hard to pose


    Sellers (Ebay)

      • Use offical shots – be sure to ask the seller for pictures of the product, otherwise they just use “official shots”
      • Has less than 98% seller feedback. even so, I personally wouldn’t go ordering without checking at 99.5% even more so if they’ve sold over 200 Items.
      • Please check feedback please though. I know a seller who sometimes got bad feedback on issues that Should have contected him first, and that severely hurt them.
      • check for official sticker on the box!
      • I (personally) always check if they say that they are selling authentics, because if they do, chances are better that they are than not. (I have yet to see a seller who says they sell authentic items but really doesn’t.)


    Thank you very much for reading this, please, ALWAYS BE CAREFUL!!!

    Special thanks:
    mememo

    Additional Thanks to:
    De-JaY
    Singer_Yuna
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  • MarshmallowpieVery Important Boarder
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    Lamlam is the master of fakes... oh, that awful red background. XD

    I definitely second that tip on if they say it's real. I've never seen someone sell a fake and say it's real. Fake sellers won't ever say it's fake, but they won't say it's real either.
  • neo_valkyrieVery Important Boarder
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    MarshmallowpieLamlam is the master of fakes... oh, that awful red background. XD

    I definitely second that tip on if they say it's real. I've never seen someone sell a fake and say it's real. Fake sellers won't ever say it's fake, but they won't say it's real either.


    That's not necessarily true. I once saw a bootleg seller claim the Ryogi Shiki they were selling was authentic. There are sellers out there who honestly don't care. Some have posted pictures of the actual bootleg figure itself so it would be difficult for someone to dispute it because the pictures match the product that they're selling. But your right that sellers won't outright advertise that they're selling a bootleg.
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  • tinyboxRegular Boarder
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    Anyone know if this guy sells bootlegs? I know the pictures are not of bootlegs, but most of them don't even post pictures of the real item. He has very high feedback and sells tons of nendos. The only reason I question him is because he sells from Hong Kong.

    I really don't want to pay normal price or more for a bootleg.

    myworld.ebay.co...
  • TenmaThe Idolm@sterModerator
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    No enterheart is very trustworthy

    I bought some figures there and never had any trouble
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  • De-JaYTeitokuAdministrator
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    Another Bootleg Seller: atv888rad

    @LilSeebs: Would be cool if you could make the list alphabetical
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  • LilSeebsRegular Boarder
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    will do! :)
    thank you very much!
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  • mememoSale HunterGhost
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    Here is a list of fake ebay sellers that me and xxangelchanxx added to the Figure shop and site review club a while ago

    addy-king
    asahitoys
    bestfriendship
    crystalquick
    demonjk
    df_collection
    extrememodel
    freddy20102010
    free-club
    guessmood
    gordonlamlam
    globalartsite
    gundamit
    globalgiftdepot
    jlccy
    jackyauball
    jackyauball99
    Japan Hobby Figure Super Store
    knxstore
    kenny_le
    lightcamp
    miyasugar
    michellelead
    marydisplay
    milkybank
    milkycheck
    marthk123
    minikiki_e
    quicksaver
    QPICK-ZONE
    redhothit
    RedHotHit
    sungenerator
    teresalabel
    tinatube
    toygalera
    toy2btoy

    Update

    caamandapush
    rolexplore
    jackaubull
    esthertool
    budgetcaptain
    Seasonjoy
  • Singer_YunaAll along the Watchtower ♪Moderator
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    shop.ebay.es/ne... Newtpo...I believe this germany guy had been trying to sell the bootlegs he got previously...but neither miku mikku nor Moka arent real (no sticker)
  • LilSeebsRegular Boarder
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    Thank you all very much!
    I'm glad too see people contributing!
    Alphose Elric for the love :3
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    Yo hablo español
  • xxangelchanxxVery Important Boarder
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    I have a question but not too sure were i should have asked it.
    Well since e2046 makes recasts of official resin kits are all the figures they made recasts of have a bootleg version now?
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  • RakkitonboRegular Boarder
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    I have a question too. I got a figure from a Hungarian auction site without a box or anything to show autenticity. Can bootlegs be pulled to pieces and be reassembled again? Beacuse the bootlegs I have met couldn't be, but I am not sure this child isn't one. Can somebody help me? The figure is quite well-made and looks just like the original. ( Asuka Momoko from Motto Ojamajo Doremi in patissier outfit and I know there are bootlegs from that TT_TT)
  • xxangelchanxxVery Important Boarder
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    RakkitonboI have a question too. I got a figure from a Hungarian auction site without a box or anything to show autenticity. Can bootlegs be pulled to pieces and be reassembled again? Beacuse the bootlegs I have met couldn't be, but I am not sure this child isn't one. Can somebody help me? The figure is quite well-made and looks just like the original. ( Asuka Momoko from Motto Ojamajo Doremi in patissier outfit and I know there are bootlegs from that TT_TT)

    Well were talking about a trading figure here,so not having the box is more understandable then if it was completed model.
    Yes bootleg's can be unassembled (like my Rei. :D)
    But It's also common to see unassembled trading figures.
    It would be easier to help you if you provided a picture of yours and a picture of the fake that you say there is.
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  • RakkitonboRegular Boarder
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    The figures I have are here:PICTURE #26030
    And the bootlegs I know about are these: PICTURE #26028
    Thank you for your help.
  • xxangelchanxxVery Important Boarder
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    RakkitonboThe figures I have are here:PICTURE #26030
    And the bootlegs I know about are these: PICTURE #26028
    Thank you for your help.

    Those bootlegs are keychains,i don't think yours was a keychain since it came with the base and the quality is looking pretty good.
    http://i.imgur.com/H6dgR.gif
  • RakkitonboRegular Boarder
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    Thank you. You never know with keychains, since there are keychain bootlegs from Sailor Moon Set 1 and also figure ones..But those cannot be pulled to pieces.
  • Rui-chanVery Important Boarder
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    I think slim_snake also sells bootlegs on ebay. link

    Naruto figures are fake, because I have Gaara from Ultimate 1 set. link
    And here are slim_snake's figures. link It looks different, the 'ai' mark is missing and also the base is silver with leaf mark, not the 'sand'.
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  • nemophobiaVery Important Boarder
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    know anything about this site? www.salesmanb2b... some products are too cheap but other seems to have the right prices..... dunno.... strange site
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  • RakkitonboRegular Boarder
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    Loaded with bootlegs.

    Chobits fakes on it...The fake figures and keychains...
    Bootleg Sailor Moon sets..
    The Lucky Star figs seem fake to me as well..

    AVOID!
  • xxangelchanxxVery Important Boarder
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    nemophobiaknow anything about this site? www.salesmanb2b... some products are too cheap but other seems to have the right prices..... dunno.... strange site
    That's probably one of the #1 sites to avoid,All of their mechandise is fake,and they have some authentic figures but way to highpriced.
    http://i.imgur.com/H6dgR.gif
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