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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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013 hours agoJenthehenJenthehen Otaku at Law
Is there actually a bootleg of this figure - item #12320 ? I think it may have just been confusion over differences in packaging between the different releases in different countries since it was originally a manga bundle. Thanks!
014 days agoantoniaabantoniaab Cool Kid
So I've been buying a few used figures on ebay. I noticed that all of the bootleg figures say, in the discption, that they are the "china version". Some go as far to say "not original version" on them but thats a few sellers. I also just stay away from chinese sellers tbh. Becuase thats were most of the fakes come from.
I also personally buy from US sellers (im in the US) so then I can ask for pictures of the figure or the box to see if its legit. And generally US sellers arent selling fakes (tho there are always gonna be some people who dont know better or are jerks). K
020 days agofosingfosing
sakashi (21 days ago) #11182487Oh wow that guy makes realistic looking figures. They are crazy. Although the only time I think I would pay the much for a figure is if it was life size.
I would like it if the unoffical companies picked up the slack of the offical ones and make a lot of the female characters and some of the other main characters. I would buy those too.
Tsume is making that Rock Lee figure but I think hes a bit too pricey for his size. They sell him at a 1/8 scale price but hes only 1/10. I think they should have made him cheaper. But other companies I feel only make select characters.
I love kakashi but I think after the Hokage one (if he ever comes out) from Megahouse they should focus on other characters and make scales of them too.


i can appreciate those gecco statues. but statues/static figures is not really my forte.
my first and only statue/PF is sideshow hellraiser's pinhead. im pretty sure i'm letting that one go once 3A ships out their 1/6 pinhead, hopefully before halloween...but that's not really realistic. should be out next year.lolz

that said, i'm really keen on an itachi figure. i hope inflames will continue with that line. they havent even made any of the female characters. i hope they get the ball rolling again. :]
021 days agosakashisakashi
fosing (22 days ago) #11142347i was really interested with an itachi figure(hope they make one) but it was too good to pass on kakashi. i think it retailed around 220-240USD shipped when i pre-ordered, iirc. i hope you can find one close to your budget. :]
i also know TITTOYS is making a naruto figure. but it looks like a recast/tweaked medicom + new sage mode parts. i dont know if its released already or awaiting release. http://bbs.bbicn.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=283888
iirc, moviefei has a blog but its in Chinese. his works are topnotch, just to rich for me.lolz
you can check his works in his FB: https://www.facebook.com/Moviefei-475346845916117/
or a google search of his works. https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=moviefei&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiYkrLX25XNAhWlNKYKHYsgAaAQ_AUIBygB&biw=1760&bih=823
it was nice talking to you. :]


Oh wow that guy makes realistic looking figures. They are crazy. Although the only time I think I would pay the much for a figure is if it was life size.

I would like it if the unoffical companies picked up the slack of the offical ones and make a lot of the female characters and some of the other main characters. I would buy those too.

Tsume is making that Rock Lee figure but I think hes a bit too pricey for his size. They sell him at a 1/8 scale price but hes only 1/10. I think they should have made him cheaper. But other companies I feel only make select characters.

I love kakashi but I think after the Hokage one (if he ever comes out) from Megahouse they should focus on other characters and make scales of them too.
022 days agofosingfosing
sakashi (22 days ago) #11141365This really helped a lot. The thing that really stood out to me was the detail and the clothing. I have never seen a clothed figure of an anime character before. I do want to get it one day for around the 200 price that i saw it for a couple months back. It kind of reminded me of those Real Action Hero figures but with clothes and not plastic. They go for around that price range too

i was really interested with an itachi figure(hope they make one) but it was too good to pass on kakashi. i think it retailed around 220-240USD shipped when i pre-ordered, iirc. i hope you can find one close to your budget. :]

i also know TITTOYS is making a naruto figure. but it looks like a recast/tweaked medicom + new sage mode parts. i dont know if its released already or awaiting release. http://bbs.bbicn.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=283888

iirc, moviefei has a blog but its in Chinese. his works are topnotch, just to rich for me.lolz
you can check his works in his FB: https://www.facebook.com/Moviefei-475346845916117/
or a google search of his works. https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=moviefei&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiYkrLX25XNAhWlNKYKHYsgAaAQ_AUIBygB&biw=1760&bih=823

it was nice talking to you. :]
022 days agosakashisakashi
fosing (23 days ago) #11134265oh, you interested in the naruto line. :]
you need to keep an eye out for pre-orders as they fill up pretty fast. flippers will jack the price up, unfortunately. if you find one you're comfortable with i suggest you take it before it reaches crazy level. i'm still hoping they make itachi.
its unfortunate medicom only made naruto and saskue. :[
gaara was the first release, and now sitting above 600usd last time i checked. crazy.
wasnt a big fan of gaara, i passed. one thing awesome about the gaara figure was his spare forearm, for cross arm pose, and can be used for sand manipulation poses too. you cant really do crossed arms on a 1/6 clothed articulated figure(even big shots like hot toys lolz) but they managed to pull this one off.
kakashi, i own. great figure. came with 2 heads, expose sharingan and covered, and lots of accessories. they even include a special glove/part-hands so you can pose him with hands in pocket proberly. i should have picked up a 2nd body with uniform parted out when i saw one on ebay. i posted a pic of my kakashi with harvest moon miku busking here.lolz
you can see more of kakashi here: http://toyhaven.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/inflames-red-mark-16-scale-ninja-storm.html
there is this chinese customizer/kitbasher going by moviefei(you can google his name and see his works). he makes HAND made custom naruto 1/6 action figures, very limited and very pricey...1K USD and that's on the cheapside.lolz


This really helped a lot. The thing that really stood out to me was the detail and the clothing. I have never seen a clothed figure of an anime character before. I do want to get it one day for around the 200 price that i saw it for a couple months back. It kind of reminded me of those Real Action Hero figures but with clothes and not plastic. They go for around that price range too
023 days agofosingfosing
sakashi (23 days ago) #11132975I saw a kakashi one for like 300 but I know I have see them a bit cheaper than that before too. unless the prices went up. It does look nice. I was just wondering if they were bootleg cause of the fact that they were unofficial. I couldnt find any info on them either so I thought it was just a random person probably making them. I might consider buying it one day. Thanks for the help on that

oh, you interested in the naruto line. :]
you need to keep an eye out for pre-orders as they fill up pretty fast. flippers will jack the price up, unfortunately. if you find one you're comfortable with i suggest you take it before it reaches crazy level. i'm still hoping they make itachi.

its unfortunate medicom only made naruto and saskue. :[

gaara was the first release, and now sitting above 600usd last time i checked. crazy.
wasnt a big fan of gaara, i passed. one thing awesome about the gaara figure was his spare forearm, for cross arm pose, and can be used for sand manipulation poses too. you cant really do crossed arms on a 1/6 clothed articulated figure(even big shots like hot toys lolz) but they managed to pull this one off.

kakashi, i own. great figure. came with 2 heads, expose sharingan and covered, and lots of accessories. they even include a special glove/part-hands so you can pose him with hands in pocket proberly. i should have picked up a 2nd body with uniform parted out when i saw one on ebay. i posted a pic of my kakashi with harvest moon miku busking here.lolz

you can see more of kakashi here: http://toyhaven.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/inflames-red-mark-16-scale-ninja-storm.html

there is this chinese customizer/kitbasher going by moviefei(you can google his name and see his works). he makes HAND made custom naruto 1/6 action figures, very limited and very pricey...1K USD and that's on the cheapside.lolz
023 days agosakashisakashi
fosing (23 days ago) #11130368which inflames figure were you looking at? :]

I saw a kakashi one for like 300 but I know I have see them a bit cheaper than that before too. unless the prices went up. It does look nice. I was just wondering if they were bootleg cause of the fact that they were unofficial. I couldnt find any info on them either so I thought it was just a random person probably making them. I might consider buying it one day. Thanks for the help on that
023 days agofosingfosing
sakashi (24 days ago) #11079466Yea those figures are the ones I am talking about

which inflames figure were you looking at? :]
024 days agofosingfosing
sakashi (24 days ago) #11079466Yea those figures are the ones I am talking about
more like unlicensed original than a bootleg/recasted figure.

View spoilerHide spoilerpreviously known as "new soul" more likely un-official releases, like when they collaborated with headplay. Inlames + Headplay. they made metal gear figure, metal boss came out with 2 versions.
headplay alone is known to make recasts/bootlegs later on which was a shame.

inflames also collaborated with RED Mark, and did the naruto line under "ninja storm". they made gaara and kakashi(own it). well made fires IMO. nobody did 1/6 articulated figures of them to be bootlegged/recasted, did them first so to speak.
medicom only did naruto and saskue.

inflames + RED Mark is also doing a berserk figure. they showed teasers. same time 3A announced theirs.

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