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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!

In addition, 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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010 days agoShaerilethShaerileth 「Alchemic Punk」
Muntoe (10 days ago) #2399668I hope I'm understanding you correctly but it is very common for bootleggers to get exclusive trading figures or things that are bundled and remake them into a set. I haven't seen these on Ebay yet but if it had all the red signs of a bootleg and your shop usually carries bootlegs I would avoid them.
Mm, this is what I thought but I wasn't 100% sure so thanks! I looked on ebay and these were almost nonexistent on rakuten when I was looking before. I just hadn't heard myself of the little bundle figured getting bootlegged so I was curious. I think I'll update them having ones if you haven't already. Sadly I don't think I'll get to visit the store for pictures again before leaving. I really wanted to do so. Oh well.
110 days agoMuntoeMuntoe
Shaerileth (11 days ago) #2399240<snip>I hope I'm understanding you correctly but it is very common for bootleggers to get exclusive trading figures or things that are bundled and remake them into a set. I haven't seen these on Ebay yet but if it had all the red signs of a bootleg and your shop usually carries bootlegs I would avoid them.
011 days ago (11 days ago)ShaerilethShaerileth 「Alchemic Punk」
Has anyone ever heard of lawson figures that were bundled with things being bootlegged? Specifically these item #217853 I found some in a store with all bootlegs so I'm curious. Most looked decent for what the originals would have been...though poor Armin had scuffs all on his head and when I inquired the lady totally pulled more out of the typical bootleg bag of many. So even more red flags. But they all had the right copy rights and such. I almost bought one...tried to take a pic but the lady was not amused with my reply to her "you'll buy it and not even notice the marks" lol Not the first time I've been kicked out of a bootleg store. I may try to get a pic before I leave, but now it's more curiousity then anything. -.-;; That HK throws me but it's on the original so, um...yup~
213 days agoHidanHidan
Dear Bootleg Hunters ┬┴┬┴┤・ω・`)
You can try your bootleg hunting skills with my second bootleg guessing game here: (mfc link)
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Thanks~
014 days agoXwingXwing
Hey, Thank you guys SO much for a club like this!! Just out of curiosity, the Alphamax Nozomi [Tony] version, how can I spot a bootleg copy ?
117 days agoHidanHidan
Dear Bootleg Hunters ┬┴┬┴┤・ω・`)
I made a blog(mfc link) about fake and legit Uta no Prince-sama rubber straps. Maybe as a Bootleg Finder you know more about bootleg stuff than other MFC members so please take a look at the rubber straps and vote for the bootlegs!
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Thanks~
017 days ago (17 days ago)TimeHeroTimeHero
Is this a bootleg or original??

(ext link)
017 days ago (17 days ago)BloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails~
(ext link) item #166917
And item #203604 pictures already uploaded. (ext link);
018 days agotaherramzytaherramzy
is this bootleg or original (mfc link)
019 days agoBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails~
aeonblue (20 days ago) #2384458This seems to be a listing for the figma despite the cover image.

Oh, your right. 14 cm is a bit to small for the scale. Sorry >_<

Do you now anything about this figure? i searched but could not find anything, except in a tread that lazy toys is a fake maker. (ext link) Seeing the box design it might be t'system she als have a GK

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