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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.

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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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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01 month agoBea2028Bea2028
KeiraKoneko38 (1 month ago) #17401030This happened to me! I was at a convention and bought a VOCALOID Good Smile blindbox. the box was legit, but I'm not 100% sure if the figure is. It looks like it is but the shines on the eyes look like they're fading, and the highlights on the hair as well.
It happened the same to me at a con and also with a Vocaloid blind box ;-;
01 month agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Gazard101 (1 month ago) #17728837So I was browsing through Ebay last night and came across this seller called whitesk46 They have auctions for hundreds of figurines and some are being auctioned for really cheap price some look kinda dodgy what do any of you think?
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There are a few sellers like this on Ebay based in Japan - most likely they buy figures in bulk/through wholesale and then resell them to make a slight profit. Most are prize figures so the price isn't too far off. I would still suggest double-checking the figures in case a bootleg somehow sneaks by but for the most part it's very unlikely.
01 month agoGazard101Gazard101
So I was browsing through Ebay last night and came across this seller called whitesk46 They have auctions for hundreds of figurines and some are being auctioned for really cheap price some look kinda dodgy what do any of you think?

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01 month agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
IEatApple (1 month ago) #17598295do people ever sell bootleg products on here?No, this shouldn't happen unless it's explicitly mentioned and has staff approval.
01 month agoIEatAppleIEatApple
do people ever sell bootleg products on here?
01 month agoKeiraKoneko38KeiraKoneko38
arisutan (1 month ago) #17289120don't suppose yall know of anyone who COLLECTS bootlegs? i know these people exist! i was tricked into buying a bootleg at a con and wanna get rid of it lol

This happened to me! I was at a convention and bought a VOCALOID Good Smile blindbox. the box was legit, but I'm not 100% sure if the figure is. It looks like it is but the shines on the eyes look like they're fading, and the highlights on the hair as well.
01 month agoarisutanarisutan やれやれだぜ
don't suppose yall know of anyone who COLLECTS bootlegs? i know these people exist! i was tricked into buying a bootleg at a con and wanna get rid of it lol
02 months agoDardDrakDardDrak
Muntoe (2 months ago) #17113928A heads up that

Oh, thanks for the answer, Muntoe. Yeah, looks like I was worrying for nothing, because I asked the seller about that and she sent me 4 messages explaining everything about the origin of the item - she even sent the invoice from 2014 when the figure was bought at HobbyLink Japan.

The only problem with the item it's that her hand it's too open and can't hold the umbrella very well, but it's a beautiful figure anyway.
02 months agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
DardDrak (2 months ago) #17113367Hi guysA heads up that Imgur blacklisted MFC - any links that you post from there will not show up here if people click them.

I took a look at your photos and I wouldn't worry at all, it looks fine. This figure doesn't even have a known bootleg: item #169342 All of my figures are from sources like AmiAmi, HS, etc. and almost all of them have the Made in China text - the vast majority of figures are like this because that's where the workshops are.
12 months agoDardDrakDardDrak
Hi guys, could you help me identify if this figure from the Beach Queen's series it's a bootleg? The figure itself looks very good, but it's written below her base that it was made in China - I know that some autentic figures are made there, but I have 2 other figures from this series and both of the were made in Japan.

I paid EUR 48,00 for her on Ebay, and the seller it's from Italy and has 100% feedback. I can post more pics if you want.

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Thanks for the help.

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