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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: (mfc link)

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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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0Il y a 14 joursShamelessotakuShamelessotaku
Is Amazon ok to purchase nendoroids?
0Il y a 28 joursdarkvoodoodarkvoodoo
rivalappears (Il y a 28 jours) #28750228I'd ask them for pictures of the actual item. As a general rule with ebay, if you can't see the actual item you're buying, don't buy it.
Aside from that, people here are selling her for much cheaper than that auction anyway (mfc link)


Guess I'll buy my stuff of this site from now on. I checked out sites like AmiAmi or Hobby Link and the item is either sold out or really expensive. Thats why I started looking on ebay but I guess I wont have to resort to that.

Thanks for the help and have a great day!
0Il y a 28 jours (Il y a 28 jours)rivalappearsrivalappears
darkvoodoo (Il y a 28 jours) #28749230You guys think this seller is legit?
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I'd ask them for pictures of the actual item. As a general rule with ebay, if you can't see the actual item you're buying, don't buy it.
Aside from that, people here are selling her for much cheaper than that auction anyway (mfc link)
0Il y a 28 joursdarkvoodoodarkvoodoo
You guys think this seller is legit?

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0Il y a 1 moisRajkeRajke Ca fanatic
I met today a seller that sells bootleg figures with a holographic sticker that i have never seen before.
The holographic sticker is round and in the middle it contains a worldglobe that is flatten with the word 'original'on it. On the outer border there is twice the text: 'Genuine Guaranteed'.
0Il y a 1 moisugendougendo ( ´-ω・)︻┻┳══━一
darkvoodoo (Il y a 1 mois) #27801865Thank you for taking the time out to respond to my post. That's a load of my mind. Next time I'll purchase from Hobby search, amiami, etc so I don't have to worry whether or not my purchase is authentic or not.
Thank you so much for your help and have a wonderful weekend!


You're very welcome, you have a great weekend too!
0Il y a 1 mois (Il y a 1 mois)darkvoodoodarkvoodoo
ugendo (Il y a 1 mois) #27800689These look totally real to me. Made in China is extremely common so I wouldn't worry about that plus it looks like this seller is based in Japan. The only negative feedback seems to be poor packaging but if yours are fine that's a nonissue.

Thank you for taking the time out to respond to my post. That's a load of my mind. Next time I'll purchase from Hobby search, amiami, etc so I don't have to worry whether or not my purchase is authentic or not.

Thank you so much for your help and have a wonderful weekend!
0Il y a 1 moisugendougendo ( ´-ω・)︻┻┳══━一
darkvoodoo (Il y a 1 mois) #27799252snip

These look totally real to me. Made in China is extremely common so I wouldn't worry about that plus it looks like this seller is based in Japan. The only negative feedback seems to be poor packaging but if yours are fine that's a nonissue.
0Il y a 1 mois (Il y a 1 mois)darkvoodoodarkvoodoo
I just started collected anime figures and purchased two figures off ebay (will never do again.) I think I'll use sites like amiami for any future purchases.

In your opinion, do these figures look like the genuine article? I watched a video that explained that if the bottom of the pedestal says made in china, that's not a good sign but I i've read that its not uncommon for figures to be sculpted in japan and manufactured from china.

Apologies if the photos I provided aren't the best. Thank you for any help you guys can give and have a happy halloween!!

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0Il y a 1 moisugendougendo ( ´-ω・)︻┻┳══━一
Kittokatsu (Il y a 1 mois) #27606971I bought a K-on! 5th anniversary Tsumugi item #265076 off Amazon during the summer. Was sealed. Arrived looked legit. But reading a few things here, she didn't have the sticker on the box. The figure looks like its not cheep bootleg quality though.
Chances she's fake?

How much did you pay for her? A lot of figures come without a sticker on the box, so that doesn't automatically mean bootleg. It doesn't look like she has one regardless. (mfc link) If she doesn't look cheap you're probably fine.

AquapearlX (Il y a 1 mois) #27769043Can anyone tell me if this is a legit or bootleg figure?
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Shipping from China and multiple feedbacks saying fake/bootleg so I'd say bootleg.

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