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Comments • Dakimakuras Licensed VS Bootleg

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  • 0pt
    I have a bootleg, but I don't think it actually is? To my knowledge, there's no authentic version of the item, although the art used is official. No issues with blurry images, it's actually really sharp! The fabric is cool to the touch, which is nice especially when it's burning hot in my room during the summer (I miss summer, I wish I lived more south ;-;)
    solluxcaptor (5 days ago) #29471183I don't really want to get a collectable item with value like that dirty by using it as a pillow to cuddle...
    Never had a problem with fanmade ones myself.

    ..what exactly are you using your dakis for?
    4 days ago
    41pt
    unrelated but the title preview said "dakimakuras lice..." and I was like 'oh boy what are we going to be talking about today'
    5 days ago
    3pt
    Biggest differences are print quality and fabric texture. Usually bootleg (I don't mean doujin, I mean bootleg) print quality isn't that sharp, with colors being a little blurry. Also the fabric usually isn't as soft. I just can't afford any licensed dakis though so its a small downgrade compared to not having one!
    5 days ago
    15pt
    official covers are usually meh cause they have rules set by copyright owners in their art.

    I prefer doujin covers, cause the artists’ renditions are usually incredible in comparison, and prints via expensive P80 are soooo lewd.

    It’s just too bad that they have to deal with having their art stolen and bootlegged without any sort of recourse. My pride can’t handle that, so kudos to all them hardworking artists out there!
    5 days ago
    3pt
    I only have legit Dakis and the difference between the material quality is amazing: the "worse" is ITEM #482945 (quite rough) and the best is ITEM #294112 (feels like a cloud, I'd say). So I can't imagine how peach skin Dakis are!

    Like said before, you should buy at least a 2WT and a A&J Co smoothtron if you can afford it. To me Lyctron is the best though. Then I'm sure you'll throw away your bootleg Dakis.
    5 days ago
    8pt
    To be honest I prefer official for display/collection purpose and fanmade ones for actual use. Official ones are often SO expensive and a lot of the time they are hard to get too, so I don't really want to get a collectable item with value like that dirty by using it as a pillow to cuddle...

    Never had a problem with fanmade ones myself.
    5 days ago
    1pt
    Reianna_Trancy (5 days ago) #29470510i actually don't own an 'official' daki, but the one i have is pretty high quality. i honestly think that it just depends on the seller (whether they make good or bad quality bootlegs).

    Yeah the ones I have gotten so far are all pretty good as well so it had me wondering.
    5 days ago
    2pt
    i actually don't own an 'official' daki, but the one i have is pretty high quality. i honestly think that it just depends on the seller (whether they make good or bad quality bootlegs).
    5 days ago
    1pt
    Guilop (5 days ago) #29469664While you can find okay to good quality bootleg dakimakuras, they're pretty rare. Most of them are bad with low quality prints and bad materials. (I actually have one fairly high quality bootleg.)
    If you want something good for sure, pay for an original one made from good materials.


    Will definitely try and get a proper one soon! Thank you
    5 days ago
    1pt
    redxmaverick (5 days ago) #29469492I have some experience with dakimakuras.
    You will want to look out for what material the daki is made from. An official daki can cost 8k or more but the material itself may not be of the best quality. You can get custom bootlegs made from high quality material.
    Look out for 3 common materials:
    1) Peach skin
    2) Polyester
    3) 2-way tricot
    Peach skin is almost always bootleg. Texture is very rough and when the daki is folded up for storage, it will retain very obvious fold creases.
    Polyester you'll normally find in official daki. You can think of it as a polyester shirt. It's pretty soft and comfortable like a shirt and can form wrinkles.
    2-way tricot is the best material. But there are varying levels of 2-way tricot too. I forget what's the best numbered 2-way tricot material. It's very soft, smooth and when kept in storage, hardly has any creases or wrinkles. It will be there but hard to notice.
    You can go to online shops that make custom daki from 2-way tricot and it'll feel really good like an official.
    So the take away, pay attention to materials.


    Thanks for the answer, yeah I think all of mine are peach skin. I will keep the options you mentioned in mind. So far I didn't have any issues with the peach skin ones but then again I also have no comparison with others atm
    5 days ago
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