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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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02 hours agodemonix00demonix00
Silver_Cents (21 hours ago) #3414190Does anyone have any experience buying from tenikiti on ebay?
Bought the three glow in the dark Kodamas (#36336, ID
#82215, and #82216) from him for $70 somewhat on impulse, but if they're real that's a half decent deal.
Haven't really heard of counterfeits of those particular figs and the guy has 100% positive feedback, but I'd like to know what I've gotten myself into.
Here's the ebay link.
(ext link)
If I posted this in the wrong section, apologies, and please delete it.


The location of the seller is an obvious indication of if they sell bootlegs or not since someone from Japan (which is where that seller is located) is highly unlikely to be selling bootlegs.
04 hours agoakarinakarin
I think there's a bootleg of this figure item #196529 since I found an auction on eBay from China. I'm not 100% sure though :/
021 hours agoSilver_CentsSilver_Cents
Does anyone have any experience buying from tenikiti on ebay?

Bought the three glow in the dark Kodamas (#36336, ID
#82215, and #82216) from him for $70 somewhat on impulse, but if they're real that's a half decent deal.

Haven't really heard of counterfeits of those particular figs and the guy has 100% positive feedback, but I'd like to know what I've gotten myself into.

Here's the ebay link.

(ext link)

If I posted this in the wrong section, apologies, and please delete it.
01 day agodemonix00demonix00
jaychibi (1 day ago) #3412180Just an update. I just got my Sailor Moon petite chart set, and it's definitely legit! It came with the megahouse box sealed just as you would get from a limited edition item on the petite chara sets. It even has the toei authenticity sticker, and the figures are as good as it looks! So overall, tvmaniajapan2010 is definitely an authentic seller. Maybe years ago they were selling bootlegs, but they are totally selling legit figures! :)

It might also be that some of what they sell is authentic since there is negative feedback on their profile from the past year then mentions a counterfeit figure, so they shouldn't be completely off the hook at the moment.
01 day agojaychibijaychibi
Just an update. I just got my Sailor Moon petite chart set, and it's definitely legit! It came with the megahouse box sealed just as you would get from a limited edition item on the petite chara sets. It even has the toei authenticity sticker, and the figures are as good as it looks! So overall, tvmaniajapan2010 is definitely an authentic seller. Maybe years ago they were selling bootlegs, but they are totally selling legit figures! :)
06 days agojaychibijaychibi
Thank you for the feedback! :) I can can only hope that this product legit!demonix00 (8 days ago) #3380255It clearly states country of manufacture as China which is one huge red flag, plus the pictures can be obtained from anywhere so they shouldn't always be trusted unless they've been taken by the seller (which in this case it would be more likely that the pictures have been obtained elsewhere to give some form of legitimacy to the items).
06 days ago (6 days ago)jaychibijaychibi
Thank you for the feedback! :) Yeah I'm hoping this is legit. I've also seen a youtuber unboxing some merchandise from this seller, and so far the items they received are legit as it is (ext link) There haven't been any negative feedbacks for the seller too, so that gives a little hope! There would have been some bootleg complaints by now, or else most of them just don't know lol. This seller is also based on Hong Kong, even though that place it notorious for bootlegs, but I have hope that these items are from (Bandai Asia, Hong Kong) and most of the items that are for sale in that shop are pictured with the silver toei stickers, which is a sign that it came from Bandai Hong Kong. UGH I just wanna receive it now so that burden I feel will be lifted haha. Muntoe (7 days ago) #3382355Legitimate figures are also produced in China because that's where the factories are located.
It is possible that this seller used to sell bootlegs but now sells legitimate products since this list goes wayyyyy back (like 5+ years). Based off this listing and the others in that shop I believe you will be getting a legitimate product. A good sign is that they specifically state it is from Japan and by Megahouse - if it were a bootleg it would have to say "China version" or "China original" or something like that in order to satisfy Ebay's description requirements. I say wait until you get the product to make a judgement since the bootleg Petit Charas are usually pretty obvious.
07 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
demonix00 (8 days ago) #3380255It clearly states country of manufacture as China which is one huge red flag...Legitimate figures are also produced in China because that's where the factories are located.

jaychibi (8 days ago) #3379047Guys! So I just bought the limited edition set of the Sailor Moon Petit Chara school uniform version 2 from tvmaniajapan2010, and I just saw that the seller is on this bootleg list. Do you guys think that this product is legit? (ext link) I mean it looks really authentic, and the pictures show that it has the toei sticker and stuff and this seller has a lot of positive feedbacks. I'm just a little worried now cause this seller is on the bad list :(It is possible that this seller used to sell bootlegs but now sells legitimate products since this list goes wayyyyy back (like 5+ years). Based off this listing and the others in that shop I believe you will be getting a legitimate product. A good sign is that they specifically state it is from Japan and by Megahouse - if it were a bootleg it would have to say "China version" or "China original" or something like that in order to satisfy Ebay's description requirements. I say wait until you get the product to make a judgement since the bootleg Petit Charas are usually pretty obvious.
08 days agodemonix00demonix00
jaychibi (8 days ago) #3379047Guys! So I just bought the limited edition set of the Sailor Moon Petit Chara school uniform version 2 from tvmaniajapan2010, and I just saw that the seller is on this bootleg list. Do you guys think that this product is legit? (ext link) I mean it looks really authentic, and the pictures show that it has the toei sticker and stuff and this seller has a lot of positive feedbacks. I'm just a little worried now cause this seller is on the bad list :(
It clearly states country of manufacture as China which is one huge red flag, plus the pictures can be obtained from anywhere so they shouldn't always be trusted unless they've been taken by the seller (which in this case it would be more likely that the pictures have been obtained elsewhere to give some form of legitimacy to the items).
08 days ago (8 days ago)jaychibijaychibi
Guys! So I just bought the limited edition set of the Sailor Moon Petit Chara school uniform version 2 from tvmaniajapan2010, and I just saw that the seller is on this bootleg list. Do you guys think that this product is legit? (ext link) I mean it looks really authentic, and the pictures show that it has the toei sticker and stuff and this seller has a lot of positive feedbacks. I'm just a little worried now cause this seller is on the bad list :(

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