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Can you spot the bootleg strap?Can you spot the bootleg strap?

HidanHidan4 years agoAsk MFC
Hello MFC ┬┴┬┴┤・ω・`)

I just bought cheap One Piece, Vocaloid, Dramatical Murder and Uta no Prince-sama bootleg straps for the sake of experimenting. I decided to buy items, which aren't marked in the MFC database (yet) as having bootlegs. I intentionally bought bootleg straps from chinese Sellers to check the quality and the difference between the original and the fake one.

First I asked outsiders about the straps and they had absolutely zero chance to spot the bootlegs and they told me these rubber straps are all the same to them, no difference at all. Then I asked a few Collector friends of mine to spot the fake rubber straps but some of them failed. I did not expect this at all, they are Collectors after all. Is it really that difficult to spot the bootlegs or the chinese are getting better and better in this business? o_O

After this small experiment I decided to make this public to the MFC community. I made a picture similar to the ones you can find on Ebay or Taobao.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the
Spot the bootleg strap(s) game! vol.1 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪
Are you ready?

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Which prince is fake? The correct answer is:
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How to spot the bootleg rubber strap?:
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Which prince is fake?

  • 20%I found more than 1 bootleg! (;*´Д`)ノ
  • 1%All of them are originals! (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
  • 1%1.Otoya (Maji Love 1000%) Gift
  • 0%2.Otoya (All Star) Kotobukiya
  • 4%3.Otoya (Maji Love 1000%) Media Factory
  • 2%4.Hayato (Maji Love 1000%) Gift
  • 0%5.Tokiya (Maji Love 1000%) Gift
  • 2%6.Tokiya (Maji Love 1000%) Media Factory
  • 0%7.Tokiya (All Star) Kotobukiya
  • 2%8.Ren (All Star) Kotobukiya
  • 20%9.Ren (Maji Love 1000%) Media Factory
  • 1%10.Ren (Maji Love 1000%) Gift
  • 1%11.Masato (Maji Love 1000%) Gift
  • 1%12.Masato (Maji Love 1000%) Media Factory
  • 4%13.Masato (All Star) Kotobukiya
  • 26%3 6 9 and 12 are fake
  • 5%I have no clue xD
  • 8%plot twist: all are fake
  • 1%3,9,12
  • 2%all of them look like cheap chinese plastic toys
  • 169 votesVotes are public

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0pt
I'll have a look at the next game >< I hope I can identify the bootlegs ><
4 years ago
0pt
Celestia_59 (4 years ago) #2394526This blog was really helpful, thank you so much for posting this! I hope people won't get tricked that easily after seeing this blog ><
Thank you very much for your kind comment (*゜▽゜)*。_。)*゜▽゜)*。_。)
It took me a little longer than I thought but I am ready with my next Spot the bootleg game! BLOG #17170
4 years ago
0pt
This blog was really helpful, thank you so much for posting this! I hope people won't get tricked that easily after seeing this blog ><
4 years ago
0pt
maybe its just me but the ones you pointed out to be bootlegs also have an oddish skin tone compared to the other gift keyrings.
4 years ago
0pt
Docoda (4 years ago) #2390961I'm talking about the fact that you didn't show the clips on the top. Which were the most important indicators.
The answer is already in my post:
"I made a picture similar to the ones you can find on Ebay or Taobao."
The most important bootleg indicators are always missing on Ebay/Taobao pictures!

Tomorrow I will post another Guessing Game and you will be satisfied because I will show all the strap/clip parts! :) ... but that doesn't mean you can still easily find the fake one(s)!
4 years ago
3pt
Docoda The MusicMaster
Hidan (4 years ago) #2390954WoW nice constructive comment! (sarcasm)
Oh... I see, I should have made a picture pointing out all the flaws/showing every angle so everybody can see which ones are the bootlegs. YEAH, that would be a very difficult guessing GAME! LOL


I'm talking about the fact that you didn't show the clips on the top. Which were the most important indicators.
4 years ago
0pt
Docoda (4 years ago) #2390908Wow nice pointing out! (sarcasm) Let's not forget you left the most important parts you mark out of the initial picture --'
WoW nice constructive comment! (sarcasm)
Oh... I see, I should have made a picture pointing out all the flaws/showing every angle so everybody can see which ones are the bootlegs. YEAH, that would be a very difficult guessing GAME! LOL

Docoda (4 years ago) #2390961I'm talking about the fact that you didn't show the clips on the top. Which were the most important indicators.
You didn't get the point of this post/game.
It was to show people how easily they can be tricked to buy official looking bootleg straps on Ebay because they look very similar. An Ebay Seller won't show you the backside of the straps, they even try to hide the flaws of the straps! So I made exactly this kind of picture (hiding the backside and strap/clip parts) but you still had your last resort to find the bootlegs: I did not hide the paint flaws of the bootleg straps!
4 years ago
5pt
Docoda The MusicMaster
Wow nice pointing out! (sarcasm) Let's not forget you left the most important parts you mark out of the initial picture --'
4 years ago
0pt
I guessed 3 6 9 12 are bootlegs
4 years ago
0pt
Just saw the answer lol omg, was right about the Gift's plastic thing on the strap XD
Will look forward to your next blog ^_^
4 years ago
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