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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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04 days agoJville808Jville808
Muntoe (21 days ago) #18654839Yes, there are a number of Chinese original figures available on Ebay and elsewhere. For example, picture #1703281 and [ext link ] have no known official Nendoroid or figure that looks like that yet they are advertised as Nendoroid figures. Chaoer is also an example of a company that produces original Chinese figures. They may not necessarily be considered fakes or knock-offs but they are still unlicensed.
I don't know where your Boa figure comes from. It is possible that it's truly "original" or it could be a mix of two different figures (Boa's head, someone else's body).


Thanks for the info. I was kinda thinking it could be a mix of Boa's head and someone else's body myself.
09 days ago (8 days ago)TokyoTimeTokyoTime
I just joined, and I finally figured out how to use the forum properly. Please see my post there to see if you can provide any insight into a potential bootleg seller.
021 days agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
Jville808 (22 days ago) #18647480I've been coming across this figure linked below a lot lately on eBay from Chinese sellers and was looking for a "legit" version if it exists. This site has been my "go-to" site for info on figures since day one, but I can't find it on here. My question is, is there such thing as "China Only" figures, as in not being knock-offs? Can anybody shed some light as to where this figure comes from? Obviously China, but is there a legit version?
Boa Hancock
Yes, there are a number of Chinese original figures available on Ebay and elsewhere. For example, picture #1703281 and [ext link ] have no known official Nendoroid or figure that looks like that yet they are advertised as Nendoroid figures. Chaoer is also an example of a company that produces original Chinese figures. They may not necessarily be considered fakes or knock-offs but they are still unlicensed.

I don't know where your Boa figure comes from. It is possible that it's truly "original" or it could be a mix of two different figures (Boa's head, someone else's body).
022 days agoJville808Jville808
I've been coming across this figure linked below a lot lately on eBay from Chinese sellers and was looking for a "legit" version if it exists. This site has been my "go-to" site for info on figures since day one, but I can't find it on here. My question is, is there such thing as "China Only" figures, as in not being knock-offs? Can anybody shed some light as to where this figure comes from? Obviously China, but is there a legit version?

Boa Hancock
01 month agoBea2028Bea2028
KeiraKoneko38 (2 months 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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02 months agoMuntoeMuntoe Lover of cacti ♡꒰*・ω・人・...
IEatApple (2 months ago) #17598295do people ever sell bootleg products on here?No, this shouldn't happen unless it's explicitly mentioned and has staff approval.
02 months agoIEatAppleIEatApple
do people ever sell bootleg products on here?
02 months agoKeiraKoneko38KeiraKoneko38
arisutan (2 months 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.

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