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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.)
• 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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05 days agoZeroInfinityZeroInfinity
Hi. Could anyone tell me if there are bootlegs of the Bandai D Arts Mega Man X figures? I tried searching for information myself and couldn't find anything, so I figured I'd just ask. I'm really paranoid about bootlegs.
Thanks in advance!
05 days ago (5 days ago)ZettaiRyouiki15ZettaiRyouiki15
HELP PLEASE!!!!!! Hello,i was at a local hobby shop and came across this figure.. there is a bug white sticker that says ''sales outside of japan only''on the box in the lower right where the little pink round seal should be on the photo I saw on HS, is this a bootleg figure or made for north American export?? please let me know before I buy her.! Thankshttp://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/ZettaiRyouiki151454987900.jpeg
07 days agoJville808Jville808
Muntoe (7 days ago) #6468683The UPC and MPN codes are not used on this website and I've never seen it serve a purpose in identifying bootlegs. This figure does not even have any known counterfeit figures so you should be safe. You can usually tell if you look at the item listing item #198576 - there should be red Counterfeit text if bootlegs exist. The seller also lives in Japan in the link you posted which further verifies the fact it should be legitimate.

ahhh yes, I have seen the red text on others. thanks again for your help, just testing the waters lol
07 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Jville808 (7 days ago) #6467694There's another Sonico figure that's caught my attention already. I'm trying to work something out with a seller on here for it, but for reference I ventured back to eBay to see what they were going for. Luckily, eBay doesn't appear to be flooded with bootlegs of this one like the previous figure. Looking at the first result that showed up ((ext link)), I noticed some information I thought would be useful in possibly cross referencing on this website (item #198576). There's a UPC and an MPN in the item specifics. The UPC is: 4573261433208 and the MPN is: B00LVE5LS0. Is that information available on this website? Can it or should it be used to verify authenticity anywhere?
Thanks again!
The UPC and MPN codes are not used on this website and I've never seen it serve a purpose in identifying bootlegs. This figure does not even have any known counterfeit figures so you should be safe. You can usually tell if you look at the item listing item #198576 - there should be red Counterfeit text if bootlegs exist. The seller also lives in Japan in the link you posted which further verifies the fact it should be legitimate.
07 days ago (7 days ago)Jville808Jville808
Muntoe (7 days ago) #6464934Don't stress yourself out too much especially since she's found pretty cheap elsewhere. On the Ebay listings you can also look for text in the description that says China version, China Homegrown Product, etc. If the manufacturer is not stated explicitly be suspicious. We do not allow people to sell bootlegs on this website so you should have no problem buying from someone on here.
I actually took a look at the bootleg photos on here by jerelix and it's a makaizou. This is technically not a bootleg, it's a figure that is modified to have removable clothes and usually has nude parts resculpted. They also sell for a ton of money. I've moved those photos out of the bootleg section. Most bootleg figures have common issues so there wouldn't be just one specific to this figure. You can read about this on the front page of this club right above this comment section.


Thank you so much for your time to read and respond. You guys, as in everyone I've dealt with on this website so far has been so helpful. I really appreciate it and am glad I stumbled across the site. I'm right where I need to be it looks like.

There's another Sonico figure that's caught my attention already. I'm trying to work something out with a seller on here for it, but for reference I ventured back to eBay to see what they were going for. Luckily, eBay doesn't appear to be flooded with bootlegs of this one like the previous figure. Looking at the first result that showed up ((ext link)), I noticed some information I thought would be useful in possibly cross referencing on this website (item #198576). There's a UPC and an MPN in the item specifics. The UPC is: 4573261433208 and the MPN is: B00LVE5LS0. Is that information available on this website? Can it or should it be used to verify authenticity anywhere?

Thanks again!
07 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Jville808 (8 days ago) #6443798Interested in this character: item #92728 (Super Sonico Gravure Swimsuit - Black - 1/6)
Probably buying one here hoping to avoid getting a bootleg due to my price range. I've been searching for her since I discovered her a couple days ago. Countless hours going through all the eBay ads, before deciding to look elsewhere. The more I looked, the more I got confused over what was real and what wasn't. (though price and country were solid indicators). All the ads seemed to be using stock photos, some with a disclaimer that the pictures were for demonstration only or whatever. A lot of bootlegs included the box, which looked just like the authentic box (to me, but I'm no expert by any means).
Even buying from someone on this site, or anybody really, what's to keep me from ending up with the same Chinese garbage I'm running away from? I've watched videos and read articles on spotting fakes, but I'm curious about some obvious clues to look for on this specific figure. Anybody familiar with it enough to know what to look for?
Don't stress yourself out too much especially since she's found pretty cheap elsewhere. On the Ebay listings you can also look for text in the description that says China version, China Homegrown Product, etc. If the manufacturer is not stated explicitly be suspicious. We do not allow people to sell bootlegs on this website so you should have no problem buying from someone on here.

I actually took a look at the bootleg photos on here by jerelix and it's a makaizou. This is technically not a bootleg, it's a figure that is modified to have removable clothes and usually has nude parts resculpted. They also sell for a ton of money. I've moved those photos out of the bootleg section. Most bootleg figures have common issues so there wouldn't be just one specific to this figure. You can read about this on the front page of this club right above this comment section.
08 days agoJville808Jville808
Interested in this character: item #92728 (Super Sonico Gravure Swimsuit - Black - 1/6)

Probably buying one here hoping to avoid getting a bootleg due to my price range. I've been searching for her since I discovered her a couple days ago. Countless hours going through all the eBay ads, before deciding to look elsewhere. The more I looked, the more I got confused over what was real and what wasn't. (though price and country were solid indicators). All the ads seemed to be using stock photos, some with a disclaimer that the pictures were for demonstration only or whatever. A lot of bootlegs included the box, which looked just like the authentic box (to me, but I'm no expert by any means).

Even buying from someone on this site, or anybody really, what's to keep me from ending up with the same Chinese garbage I'm running away from? I've watched videos and read articles on spotting fakes, but I'm curious about some obvious clues to look for on this specific figure. Anybody familiar with it enough to know what to look for?
114 days ago (14 days ago)ZettaiRyouiki15ZettaiRyouiki15
Hello Can someone help me? I really want to get item #5460 I found her for sale from a US seller new for 30.00 he claims she is authentic but every time I order a figure from USA its always something wrong with them.. does anybody know if there was ever a counterfeit bootleg figure of her made or is she legit. Any help would be appreciated . Thanks! :)
016 days agodemonix00demonix00
TheMauler (17 days ago) #6231893(ext link) Can someone help me with this figure, I want to get it, but I do not want to get a bootleg and seeing as its a very old figure I want to be absolutely sure I'm getting an Authentic one. I've already asked about one in Ebay and seems to be legit, but I want to explore all my options before purchasing. Thanks in advance.
The first one looks like it ships from Japan, so it should certainly be authentic.
017 days agoTheMaulerTheMauler
(ext link) Can someone help me with this figure, I want to get it, but I do not want to get a bootleg and seeing as its a very old figure I want to be absolutely sure I'm getting an Authentic one. I've already asked about one in Ebay and seems to be legit, but I want to explore all my options before purchasing. Thanks in advance.

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