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Bootlegs on Mandarake?

Hey everyone, recently I've been browsing Mandarake and I came across some items I have never seen before there...bootlegs.

After typing in "gift" to see if there were any plushies up, this is what I saw:

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Mamis_Head1408339298.png

Also, when browsing through Kuroko no Basket items, these came up:

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Mamis_Head1408339806.png
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Mamis_Head1408339808.png

Takao and Atsushi look an awful like the bootlegs in this picture: PICTURE #1072138


What do you guys think? Do you think maybe they just messed up and didn't know they weren't official items?

~EDIT~

Alright, I just contacted them:

"Hello, I was browsing the site and noticed some unofficial items/bootlegs that were for sale:
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sby-toy79203
spr-gir759
spr-gir763

These are pictures of the official products:
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s1.tsuki-board....

Comparing the pictures of the official products to the pictures of the listed items, there is a big difference in quality.

Thank you for your time."

I really hope that was enough evidence proving them to be bootlegs. I'll update this again as soon as they get back to me.
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14pt
Not really surprised considering the amount of stuff they handle, what I'd really want to know is how they would react to someone claiming they received a bootleg and how they would deal with it.
3 years ago
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KattoSHSLlv30 SHSL Magical Girl
Mamis_Head (3 years ago) #2321065They haven't yet. Somehow I feel like they aren't going to.They probably won't, but I had a check of the Miku plush again and they don't actually have a listing at all any more, not even a sold-out one.
3 years ago
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chapters0 (3 years ago) #2320845did they reply back?
They haven't yet. Somehow I feel like they aren't going to.
3 years ago
0pt
did they reply back?
3 years ago
1pt
When it comes to the gacha stuff I must say I'm not surprised. Everywhere in Japan you can see gachamachines and claw machines that are filled to the brim with fake articles. You see pins with art stolen from pixiv, obvious fake items such as wallets and mousepads with ripped off official art and also these amazing "nendoroid" keychains picture/173354&... .
It's really easy to come by so Mandarake and other second hand stores are, sadly , bound to end up with them eventually.
I'm not 100% sure, but I do believe it's okay for arcade halls in Japan to fill the machines with bootleg items since people pay for the game instead of an actual product.
3 years ago
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Shaolan-kun (3 years ago) #2310620Coffee (3 years ago) #2310589
May I ask why did you report this article? To me doesn't look like OP is trying to promote bootlegs in any way. Am I missing something?

Ah, no.
I alerted it to bring up a question with the MODs about why certain stores get marked as bootlegs stores here on MFC the instant something like this happens, yet some stores don't.
I found no better way to alert this issue so I alerted the article since it's relavant in a way.
Hope that clear things up for some of you.
3 years ago
0pt
Paulichu (3 years ago) #2310365They knowingly sell bootlegs.
The new Sailor Moon Crisis brooch ring goes for about $160. They occasionally list the $10 bootlegs. You don't list $160 items for $10 when you think they're official >.>


I regularly search for Sailor Moon items and noticed this too as lots of unofficial or knock-off jewelry gets listed. I thought this was normal or expected so I'm not surprised that other bootlegs can be found.
3 years ago
4pt
the hell is this mandarake?!! i feel like all i've ever believed in is a lie now. D:
3 years ago
3pt
Coffee (3 years ago) #2310589I find it funny that they've actually listed it as "circle made" (サークル製), so they're not straight up saying it's official at least.So that would make it along the lines of doujin work then?
3 years ago
1pt
Coffee (3 years ago) #2310589
May I ask why did you report this article? To me doesn't look like OP is trying to promote bootlegs in any way. Am I missing something?
3 years ago
2pt
mikki-malu (3 years ago) #2310549Thank you.
Damn it, unbelievable. I don't understand why they would do it...

I find it funny that they've actually listed it as "circle made" (サークル製), so they're not straight up saying it's official at least.
3 years ago
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