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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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06 hours ago (6 hours ago)GerzzogGerzzog
I don't remember what his default was. And I don't remember where I got him from Lol. It as been a really long time since I got him. Here are some pics. They are not great pics if you want more lemme know. His neck joints have the good smile smiley and he is not shiny or anything, but those are not for certain tells for his authenticity.

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And the pictures in the post you linked are exactly what I have I think.

mariijane (9 hours ago) #3030664hmmm... firstly, where did you get this from? i see fakes of this little guy literally everywhere >_____< i DID notice however... that quite a few nendos/figures imported and sold in the US do have shonen jump or funimation stickers. so it may depend on where it was purchased as well as other factors. what was the default face in the box?
is it this one?
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according to what i've dug up, there was some type of reboxing done due to licenses, etc under viz for US distribution.
09 hours ago (9 hours ago)mariijanemariijane
Gerzzog (2 days ago) #3017126Hey guys I had a question about the L nendoroid from Death Note. I took out the box for mine last night and was looking at it and I noticed that the front looks different than most of the pictures of authentic boxes I found online. Mine has an old english "L" and a Shonen Jump sticker. The official ones I saw had a block "L" and no sticker. The figure meets all the other criteria I would say make it legit, but the box worries me as I have not seen it in a post about legit figures. Did they make a run with the old english "L" and a Shonen Jump sticker or is mine a really good fake?

hmmm... firstly, where did you get this from? i see fakes of this little guy literally everywhere >_____< i DID notice however... that quite a few nendos/figures imported and sold in the US do have shonen jump or funimation stickers. so it may depend on where it was purchased as well as other factors. what was the default face in the box?

is it this one?

(ext link)

according to what i've dug up, there was some type of reboxing done due to licenses, etc under viz for US distribution.
01 day agoBloempjeBloempje Hunting my grails
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I see, i think you are right about reselling used figures. I was to quick in assuming they where bootlegs with that price. But the pictures look indeed legit ones. I will be more carefull next time.
02 days agoGerzzogGerzzog
Hey guys I had a question about the L nendoroid from Death Note. I took out the box for mine last night and was looking at it and I noticed that the front looks different than most of the pictures of authentic boxes I found online. Mine has an old english "L" and a Shonen Jump sticker. The official ones I saw had a block "L" and no sticker. The figure meets all the other criteria I would say make it legit, but the box worries me as I have not seen it in a post about legit figures. Did they make a run with the old english "L" and a Shonen Jump sticker or is mine a really good fake?
02 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Bloempje (2 days ago) #3016375item #78642 (ext link)Can you help me spot the differences on how this is counterfeit? I mean I'm inclined to believe you because of the price and the fact the seller is pretty much only selling bootlegs but that one is exceptionally well-done. I mean it looks like it is an official product but just has some scratches here and there.

Also (ext link) says it's an official product and not a bootleg. Does this seller just resell used figures??
07 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
SilverDaKiller (8 days ago) #2995427Okay I need some help with this, I just ordered a Ui nendoroid and she looks very authentic but anytime anyone touches her, She appears to have this sticky touch to her. Is this only my nendoroid or the others are just like this because this is only mainly her hair. Does this mean she has a chance of being a bootleg..?The stickiness happens because as figures age the chemicals (like plasticizer) break down causing them to rise up to the surface. This is a natural process that happens to authentic products as well as bootlegs so if your Ui nendo looks otherwise completely legitimate I think it's just the natural aging going on :)
08 days ago (8 days ago)SilverDaKillerSilverDaKiller
Okay I need some help with this, I just ordered a Ui nendoroid and she looks very authentic but anytime anyone touches her, She appears to have this sticky touch to her. Is this only my nendoroid or the others are just like this because this is only mainly her hair. Does this mean she has a chance of being a bootleg..?

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