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2:53 PM on 10.11.2012

Bootleg Awareness! Racing Miku 2010 Fake VS Legit

I believe it's very important to know how to spot bootlegs, and one of the best ways is to see a side by side comparison of them against the real thing! Anyone good at spotting bootlegs knows some of the ways fake figure dealers will get you, among them are the following:

- Shiny skin or features not on the real figure.
- Looking in directions other than the correct one.
- Discolourations on the figure itself in odd spots - patches of colour where it's not supposed to be.
- Hair or other features painted in a colour that has nothing to do with the colour it should be (pink hair when it's supposed to be blue, brown dress that should be black, etc ).
- Misprinting on the box, lack of holographic and/or factory stickers on the box.
- Bad sculpt work, lots of fringe from the mold that wasn't sanded off.

Of course there are plenty more where that came from, but amongst everything is definitely that edgy feeling you get when you see a figure and you think it MIGHT be fake, but you're not sure. If of course you have any inkling that it could be a fake, don't buy it! Our instincts are correct more often than we give them credit for!

Without further ado, here are some pictures of the difference between a real and a fake GSC Racing Miku 2010. TONS of other photos can be seen on my blog post at:

As an aside, if any of you have fake figures that you don't know what to do with, contact me at , or through my Facebook page at . If you have any figures that I have the legit ones to, I'll take them off your hands and pay for the shipping! I'm looking into doing more Bootleg Awareness postings, but I don't want to be helping the bootleggers! I just want to help fellow collectors! Thank you~ <3   read

2:31 PM on 10.11.2012

Lots of new pictures!

Just realized I haven't shared any of my newest shoots that I've done since I posted about Luka! So here are some of my newest reviews and a bunch of pictures of what you can expect from them!

Kotobukiya 1/7 Makoto -

Griffon 1/8 Kirisame Marisa Korindo ver. -

GSC 1/8 Sayaka -

Kotobukiya 1/7 Miki -

Leaving the last one for a separate post though, because it's special. Hope everyone enjoys! <3   read

8:36 PM on 08.29.2012

Sexy Luka Time~

And she's really sexy indeed! Gosh, I'm so glad I pre-ordered this girl. <3

More pictures and a review here:

<3   read

9:36 PM on 08.23.2012

Dare I say it? I have a room post. <3

More at , but here are some pictures to start off with!

What does everyone elses' hobby space look like here at Tomopop? =D   read

1:34 AM on 08.15.2012

A few sunny pictures of Asaba.

Why? Because I feel like it. She's an old figure, but she's adorable.

More pictures here:   read

1:46 PM on 08.03.2012

July loot and some shots of Luka and Yozora

Just got in my July loot this morning, a bigger haul than what I'm used to. :D

The lovely Luka!

I think people were putting too much emphasis on Yozora's promotional pictures vs what they thought would be the reality. She came out wonderful and yet again, when people are whining, I'm 100% not regretting the purchase. She's great!   read

3:47 PM on 07.19.2012

So, uh, hi...!

Finally decided to join here, albiet I don't really know my way around. I've seen articles here and there from this site and I figured I'd kick it and just sign up (of course, this was AFTER I posted for the July micropixel). Some people may know me from either MFC under the same username, or from my website -

So here, um, have a picture:


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