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I was looking through some of the posts in other clubs and it looks like a lot of people have being getting stuck with bootlegs off of Amazon sellers . If you have ever got a fake from Amazon please post the sellers name here thanks
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I didn't know that bootlegs were so common on Amazon.

The good thing about Amazon is that they are very VERY strict, it is easy to get a seller booted off of there.
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I got a bootleg of Saber Swimsuit ver. (mfc link) from Anime Santa [ext link ]. When I just went to find them just now, it looks like they're still selling it. =__=
I contacted them about it, and got a full refund (including shipping).

I'll post up pics when I find time. The paint job was sloppy in some parts, and she has some more "natural" looking skin, ie more reddish and blushed in certain areas. Dead giveaway were the fingers and toes, the scribble eyes on the chibi Saber doll, the eyes on the penguin ice shaver, and a huge blue line on her leg.
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/chronos184/MFC/yuukasig.jpg. . . . . . . . . . .http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/chronos184/MFC/overdrive2.gif
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kilaniI didn't know that bootlegs were so common on Amazon.

The good thing about Amazon is that they are very VERY strict, it is easy to get a seller booted off of there.


Does that perhaps only apply to the USA version and/or to figures?

I reported to Amazon UK that a seller was selling lots of bootleg DVDs
(Soul Eater 01-51, Ghibli 16 movie set etc. all region 0 with English and Chinese subs) ,
after which I got a "thank you for the info" mail.
A few weeks later, the bootlegger and his bootleg DVDs were _still_ there.
So I contacted the UK distributer of the Ghibli movies and now the bootlegger seems to be gone.

Though some of the bootlegs are still listed, but as "Currently unavailable".
Why Amazon lets sellers add "Region: all regions" DVDs without even passing
those by a check is a mystery to me. :-(

So _my_ experience is that Amazon (UK) doesn't seem to act against their sellers unless/until
they're at risk of legal troubles...
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SD_Maruko-kunkilaniI didn't know that bootlegs were so common on Amazon.

The good thing about Amazon is that they are very VERY strict, it is easy to get a seller booted off of there.


Does that perhaps only apply to the USA version and/or to figures?

I reported to Amazon UK that a seller was selling lots of bootleg DVDs
(Soul Eater 01-51, Ghibli 16 movie set etc. all region 0 with English and Chinese subs) ,
after which I got a "thank you for the info" mail.
A few weeks later, the bootlegger and his bootleg DVDs were _still_ there.
So I contacted the UK distributer of the Ghibli movies and now the bootlegger seems to be gone.

Though some of the bootlegs are still listed, but as "Currently unavailable".
Why Amazon lets sellers add "Region: all regions" DVDs without even passing
those by a check is a mystery to me. :-(

So _my_ experience is that Amazon (UK) doesn't seem to act against their sellers unless/until
they're at risk of legal troubles...


I more meant, if it's in the buyers hands. If your feedback falls below a certain point, your account is frozen and blocked, and you don't get your money. If enough people left negative feedback alerting fake the seller would have to deal with repercussions. I was more comparing it to eBay, where it's easy to survive even if you have tons of negatives.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N8qnyiXA8bQ/T5j5J8_2h5I/AAAAAAAACOo/GkYMx2PBlrE/s365/hanekawa_01_websnap16p.gifhttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6wUxtdQRF7s/T6XnI1JllMI/AAAAAAAACRU/8z9j-nQXegs/s400/hanekawa_02d.gifhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ek8D9dEqt_4/T5mFnKWLOtI/AAAAAAAACPQ/l02cExv9aHc/s150/hanekawa_03.gif
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I've been seeing "888 Anime" show up a lot in my Amazon figure searches lately. Has anyone dealt with them? Their prices are good but almost too good.
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Tsunami3kI've been seeing "888 Anime" show up a lot in my Amazon figure searches lately. Has anyone dealt with them? Their prices are good but almost too good.

I bought [ext link ] from 888 Anime recently and thought the item I got was a bootleg at first. I sent an email and the guy assured me that it was not so maybe it just isn't that great of a paint job on Kotobukiya's part? It's an old figure so I don't know how Kotobukiya did back then since I only started collecting recently. There is also not enough info on this figure that I could find so I could compare pics. Also it may be worth to note the two clear plastic parts that hold it in the box were not taped together like every other figure I have received which I thought was odd. This again could be how Kotobukiya did it in 2004?

Since it was so cheap I decided to just keep it anyways.
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Hmm I can't remember much about that specific figure, but Kotobukiya was not very good in the past compared to now. All I can really remember about that figure back then is that she was very easy to find and inexpensive on eBay. Although not ridiculously cheap (like $3+10 S/H from HK). But back then, we didn't have such a comprehensive way to check bootlegs. Sorry I wish I could be of more help ]:

However, it's good to note that older figures really just weren't that great in general. My friend has a Stellvia one that definitely isn't a bootleg and it kind of sucks. I thought it was a bootleg at first.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N8qnyiXA8bQ/T5j5J8_2h5I/AAAAAAAACOo/GkYMx2PBlrE/s365/hanekawa_01_websnap16p.gifhttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6wUxtdQRF7s/T6XnI1JllMI/AAAAAAAACRU/8z9j-nQXegs/s400/hanekawa_02d.gifhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ek8D9dEqt_4/T5mFnKWLOtI/AAAAAAAACPQ/l02cExv9aHc/s150/hanekawa_03.gif
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I just ordered Magical Amber from the seller Big Bad Toy Store.
Does anyone have experience with them?
It was about $10 cheaper than I've found it for in most places, so I went for it, but I'm a little skeptical.
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Bigbadtoystore has been good for me so far. Ordered from them before during the Christmas rush, and the order came through in time and quickly too. I actually have another order with them at the moment, but I'm waiting for other stuff to come in before they send it to save on shipping (you can hold stuff from them for up to three months if you order from their store directly). I actually ordered Magical Amber from them as well. :3

So to further more claims against Anime Santa, [ext link ].
Remember these? The horror!
I was kinda considering getting the 12 inch leek plush from them, but I wouldn't want to give my money to people who sell bootleg items.
And I just remembered about this. Back when I was starting to collect and was on the hunt for the Hatsune Miku Nendo, I saw that they had it stocked. Seeing as it was Amazon, and my noobness, I placed an order with them. Later on in the day, the order was canceled and I received the follow email from them the next day:

"Thank you for your business and interest here with us at Anime Santa.

We are emailing you today in regards to your order (102-1138638-1035466) for
our “Vocaloid: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune PVC Figure”. We regret to inform that
the item we had in stock was of poor quality and we did not feel comfortable
shipping out a defective item to our customer. Also, because it was a rare
item from our supplier, we do not know when we will have the item restocked
and available. This being the case, we have decided to cancel and refund
your order, to not have you waiting an undetermined length of time for your
order to be filled. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause."

They have her in stock now, but at a price of $69 USD. *cough*
Just giving out a warning to anyone considering buying from them. They might have some legit items, but for the most part, their plushies, apparel and cosplay items seem dubious.
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/chronos184/MFC/yuukasig.jpg. . . . . . . . . . .http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/chronos184/MFC/overdrive2.gif
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psichBigbadtoystore has been good for me so far. Ordered from them before during the Christmas rush, and the order came through in time and quickly too. I actually have another order with them at the moment, but I'm waiting for other stuff to come in before they send it to save on shipping (you can hold stuff from them for up to three months if you order from their store directly). I actually ordered Magical Amber from them as well. :3

So to further more claims against Anime Santa, [ext link ].
Remember these? The horror!
I was kinda considering getting the 12 inch leek plush from them, but I wouldn't want to give my money to people who sell bootleg items.
And I just remembered about this. Back when I was starting to collect and was on the hunt for the Hatsune Miku Nendo, I saw that they had it stocked. Seeing as it was Amazon, and my noobness, I placed an order with them. Later on in the day, the order was canceled and I received the follow email from them the next day:

"Thank you for your business and interest here with us at Anime Santa.

We are emailing you today in regards to your order (102-1138638-1035466) for
our “Vocaloid: Nendoroid Miku Hatsune PVC Figure”. We regret to inform that
the item we had in stock was of poor quality and we did not feel comfortable
shipping out a defective item to our customer. Also, because it was a rare
item from our supplier, we do not know when we will have the item restocked
and available. This being the case, we have decided to cancel and refund
your order, to not have you waiting an undetermined length of time for your
order to be filled. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause."

They have her in stock now, but at a price of $69 USD. *cough*
Just giving out a warning to anyone considering buying from them. They might have some legit items, but for the most part, their plushies, apparel and cosplay items seem dubious.


you think the 69 dollar one is the real one?
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Well, I haven't gotten bootlegs from amazon, but I found someone who has the bootlegs for the sale pictures. Anime Santa.
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IronFixXxeRTsunami3kI've been seeing "888 Anime" show up a lot in my Amazon figure searches lately. Has anyone dealt with them? Their prices are good but almost too good.

I bought [ext link ] from 888 Anime recently and thought the item I got was a bootleg at first. I sent an email and the guy assured me that it was not so maybe it just isn't that great of a paint job on Kotobukiya's part? It's an old figure so I don't know how Kotobukiya did back then since I only started collecting recently. There is also not enough info on this figure that I could find so I could compare pics. Also it may be worth to note the two clear plastic parts that hold it in the box were not taped together like every other figure I have received which I thought was odd. This again could be how Kotobukiya did it in 2004?

Since it was so cheap I decided to just keep it anyways.


Well it seems like veryone sells that figure for a cheap price. So your fine :]
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kilaniSD_Maruko-kun
So _my_ experience is that Amazon (UK) doesn't seem to act against their sellers unless/until
they're at risk of legal troubles...


I more meant, if it's in the buyers hands. If your feedback falls below a certain point, your account is frozen and blocked, and you don't get your money. If enough people left negative feedback alerting fake the seller would have to deal with repercussions. I was more comparing it to eBay, where it's easy to survive even if you have tons of negatives.


Ah, I see. Amazon acts after customers leave negative feedback about their purchase.
For that "all regions" bootleg DVD seller that wouldn't have worked, since anyone with half
a brain would see those DVDs as "fishy" and so only people who are completely clueless
about bootlegs or people who don't care about buying bootlegs would buy them and so there
would be no one to give negative feedback...
I can't say I like that "bootlegs are fine as long as no buyer complains" stance from Amazon. :-(
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strictlystylesyou think the 69 dollar one is the real one?
With the mix of fake and real items that they have, I wouldn't want to risk it. I think they one that I was looking at back then was around $50. After they canceled my order at first I just thought that they were telling the truth, but thinking about it now, it just might have been a way for them to just avoid any trouble on their part later on if it was a bootleg.
If you're looking for one, I'd say you're better off searching on YJA, Mandarake or even trusted US stores.
http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/chronos184/MFC/yuukasig.jpg. . . . . . . . . . .http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp158/chronos184/MFC/overdrive2.gif
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psichstrictlystylesyou think the 69 dollar one is the real one?
With the mix of fake and real items that they have, I wouldn't want to risk it. I think they one that I was looking at back then was around $50. After they canceled my order at first I just thought that they were telling the truth, but thinking about it now, it just might have been a way for them to just avoid any trouble on their part later on if it was a bootleg.
If you're looking for one, I'd say you're better off searching on YJA, Mandarake or even trusted US stores.


Im not looking for one "yet" but Ill see how much I like the Snow Miku in june, then ill probably join the hunt for a regular one :D
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Has anyone else bought from 888 anime? I'm looking to buy the same figure IronFixXxeR posted before and a few others but I'm not sure if they do sell bootlegs. Some their stuff are really cheap.
TIA
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Oh wow, amazon has bootlegs too! Most sellers there are selling overprice figures though.
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Has anyone dealt with AKToyCollectibles?
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Tsunami3kHas anyone dealt with AKToyCollectibles?
AKToyCollectibles is Anime King's Amazon seller name.
I know them both on eBay and their walk-in store. Not a bootleg in sight. =)

Recommended.
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