Bootleg FindersBootleg FindersHunting bootlegs one figure at a time!

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: (mfc link)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.)
• 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

View allForums (98)

View more // Comments (1090)

07 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Bloempje (9 days ago) #10248449I see, we can't add the pictures to the DB then. I saw an other Miku figure on ebay [ext link ] can those pictures be added to that figure? item #143923Does this figure actually use parts from the GSC figure? If not then no I wouldn't add these photos since it's more of an original spinoff.
09 days agoBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
BloodFlower (9 days ago) #10248370It's a original bootleg or a GK bootleg if I haven't mixed this one up with another Snow Miku. It's one of the finalists' designs for a Snow Miku if I remember correctly.

I see, we can't add the pictures to the DB then. I saw an other Miku figure on ebay [ext link ] can those pictures be added to that figure? item #143923
09 days agoBloodFlowerBloodFlower
Bloempje (9 days ago) #10248360[ext link ] bootleg of unknown Miku figure to me. If someone can look at it.

It's a original bootleg or a GK bootleg if I haven't mixed this one up with another Snow Miku. It's one of the finalists' designs for a Snow Miku if I remember correctly.
09 days agoBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
[ext link ] bootleg of unknown Miku figure to me. If someone can look at it.
015 days ago (15 days ago)sultysulty
Vystear (15 days ago) #9930137It this a bootleg? I bought this second hand online and it does not seem authentic
(mfc link)


Can't really tell from those pictures, do you have more pictures of the box? Any closeup seams or bad paint applications?

Edit: It looks like it might be a bootleg, the paint around the wrist sleeves seem to have been either applied poorly or chipped.
015 days agoVystearVystear
It this a bootleg? I bought this second hand online and it does not seem authentic

(mfc link)
017 days agoBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
01 month agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
karararlo (1 month ago) #8912213(mfc link)
bootleg or not?
this also a figma of kiritsugu emiya but is different from the one linked above:
(mfc link)
again, bootleg or not?
would appreciate the help :) and thanks in advance
I can't tell but I do have to tell you that if you took these photos the proper category is "Figures" and "Loots&Boxes." Right now they are in the wrong category and I will have to delete your photos since they are a) in the wrong category and b) not linked to an item (mfc link)
01 month agoWaifuCollectorWaifuCollector
holy bootleg batman!

[ext link ]

item #287693
01 month agokarararlokarararlo
(mfc link)

bootleg or not?

this also a figma of kiritsugu emiya but is different from the one linked above:

(mfc link)

again, bootleg or not?

would appreciate the help :) and thanks in advance

View more comments

Bootleg Finders

Details

View moreMembers (2171)

View moreRelated Pictures (2468)

ikki_tousen kan'u_unchou wani_books uart french_dollsouryuu_asuka_langley shin_seiki_evangelion amie-grand suzu_(atomic-bom)

View moreRelated Items (2424)