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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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Loria1 mese/i fa#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.
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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.
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Geffron1 mese/i fa#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.
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New here, how do I join the club?
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Uke3 mese/i fa#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.
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Lyncfs3 mese/i fa#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.
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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.
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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...
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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 ^^
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So i was wondering if this Kotobukiya shiro figure is legit or not, i bought it without the box (seller told me that it got moldy for water issues) but he told me that when he bought it at an expo, it costed him 80Euros, and the box had the official seal and kotobukiya logo, and it definetly felt like it was good quality and there was a paper on that stand that said: We sell figures 100% legit (but you never know). Sooo here i am to ask for more peoples opinion xD, it definetly feels and seems legit, and at first i was worried because of the paint issues, but then i read about the first release of this figure having paint problems and all of that on specific parts, and definetly seems like this is the case.

Here are some pictures of the figure:

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So, there you have it guys ^^, i really hope to get a little bit of help in this case xD, for me personally it again definetly feels and seems legit, but i would like to have other opinions on it :D.

Thanks, Laro :3
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Hello, I purchased this at a con from a seller called Anime Closet two months ago. However after now opening it and putting it together, I starting to feel like I was duped into buying a bootleg, but I wanted to verify first before freaking out. Here is the item in question
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