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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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07 days agoBangtherosesBangtheroses
Bellare (15 days ago) #2456119Just wanted to share this for fun :D
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It´s a Levi Nendoroid from Shingeki no Kyojin.
Seems Legit, doesn´t it? :DDD


Yuinna (13 days ago) #2460220Oh, Levi... always getting the worst bootleg ripoffs ever.

Hahah gosh,I'd a good laugh,totally make my day!
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09 days agominamina
Does anyone know if the Squall figure in the white box without the logo in the front is a legitimate copy or a bootlegged?

link for reference: (ext link)
013 days ago (13 days ago)shinhawkshinhawk
I'm thinking of buying a Flonne nendoroid and the lowest I've seen is on Amazon. MFC doesn't have a recorded bootleg of her in the database, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Deputi-Japan. Are they legit? Sorry if this is not on topic, but I don't know where else to post and I just want to make sure I don't buy a bootleg nendo.

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013 days agoYuinnaYuinna
Bellare (15 days ago) #2456119Just wanted to share this for fun :D
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It´s a Levi Nendoroid from Shingeki no Kyojin.
Seems Legit, doesn´t it? :DDD

Oh, Levi... always getting the worst bootleg ripoffs ever.
015 days agoBellareBellare
Just wanted to share this for fun :D

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It´s a Levi Nendoroid from Shingeki no Kyojin.
Seems Legit, doesn´t it? :DDD
021 days agoScoptOriginalScoptOriginal
I may have found a reliable way to find bootleggers on eBay. So far, all the bootleggers I have seen have had a page saying "cannot find this user's ID" when clicking on their name, and legit sellers have had a proper profile.
023 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
darkninja45 (23 days ago) #2439652(ext link) - does this ring the bell of bootleg for anyone? and i bought a nendoroid nuka for 32 dollars on amazon also, neither have arrived yet and both product origin sections say japan but i just want to be sure (also, both will be arriving in december *ugly sobs* )Seems fine to me but I'd rather just order it from Mandarake or someone on here -shrug- the $32 Luka seems about right to me anyway since she's been selling anywhere from 3500-3900 yen. Post pics when you get them and we can see but I would trust the fact that they're from Japan and have like 12 responses that the figure is legit on the page :)
023 days agodarkninja45darkninja45
(ext link) - does this ring the bell of bootleg for anyone? and i bought a nendoroid nuka for 32 dollars on amazon also, neither have arrived yet and both product origin sections say japan but i just want to be sure (also, both will be arriving in december *ugly sobs* )
123 days agodarkninja45darkninja45
Whenever you're at a con, swap meet, or at a shop, ALWAYS get a good look at the box and figure inside, and if it's a bootleg, TELL THE VENDER OR OWNER, there is a chance that they don't know, but if they're doing it on purpose, write it down or post something about it so nobody else buys the bootleg.
025 days agoRurittoRuritto
Moro (25 days ago) #2436348I'm unfamiliar with the store (they're located in the Philippines and only ship there), but this figure in particular is setting off alarm bells (ext link). They do, however, have lots of figures for sale with no known bootlegs, and most of their prices check out. Thoughts, anyone? I'm not planning to buy this particular figure, but I might enlist the help of a Filipino user to forward to me. The store takes paypal.
Well, I can't really be 100% positive with that specific item, but I've bought from them several times (they are in fact usually the store I go to since I started this hobby) and I've never seen them sell bootlegs. Pretty sure their supplier is in Japan. And they discourage and dislike bootlegs as much as everyone here does.

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