Evil Stick photo
Evil Stick

Terrifying Card Captor Sakura 'Evilstick' discovered at US dollar store

Not sure what they expected from an 'Evilstick'
Nov 11
A dollar store in Dayton, OH got some unexpected attention when it made the local TV news after a mother complained about a toy she bought for her daughter. She thought she was buying a princess wand, complete with bootleg a... read
Bootleg Gundam photo
Bootleg Gundam

Bootleg Hell is now in your lawn with knockoff Gundam statues

With bonus Grendizer head!
Apr 26
We have visited Bootleg Hell many times before, but now it's leaving convention halls and trying to enter your home. You can put a lot of gnomes, various saints, and even the juxtaposition of the two previous entities in your... read
FUNimation v. Anime Haus photo
FUNimation v. Anime Haus

FUNimation takes on bootleg merchant Anime Haus in US$500,000 lawsuit

Copyright infringement lawsuit filed in Texas
Mar 20
I love seeing stuff like this in the news, mainly because I hate bootleg anime merchandise with a passion. This past Thursday (3/13) FUNimation filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in Texas against known seller of counterfe... read
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

These are Attack on Titan figures you don't want

Extremely cheap in every way
Jan 14
Everyone knows that Attack on Titan is one of the hottest animes out right now. Toys and other merchandise from that show have been in high demand. So of course it was only a matter of time before bootleg figures started mak... read
Knockoff MP-10 photo
Group plans to rebuild MP-10 and fix everything they found wrong with the original
Usually when you think of knockoffs you think of cheap plastic, messy paint, and broken parts. Certainly you wouldn't expect to hear 'better than the original', but that's exactly what Collection Kingdom says they have planne... read feature

Bootleg S.H. Figuarts photo
Bootleg S.H. Figuarts

S.H. Figuarts have been bootlegged and are quite awful

More like Figufarts, amirite?
Oct 21
Bootlegs can provide many things. Ranges of emotions from anger, to disappointment and even laughter can be derived from them. This is the case of the later for myself and these hilariously awful bootleg S.H. Figuarts DBZ fig... read
Bootleg Scorponok photo
Bootleg Scorponok

Buyer Beware: There's a G1 Scorponok bootleg out there

And a handy guide to tell the difference
Aug 31
The Transformers franchise is no stranger to bootlegs and knockoffs. They've been there since day one and still plague the series even 30 years later. The latest case in point is a new bootleg of G1 Decepticon Headmaster lead... read
Koto ARTFX bootlegs photo
Koto ARTFX bootlegs

Kotobukiya issues warning over fake ARTFX+ New 52 figures

It's like they're not even trying
Aug 05
Bootlegs are the bane of the collector's existence, and once again, they've reared their ugly head out in the open. The target this time Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ Justice League New 52 figures. The bootleggers, a company by the nam... read

Warning: They're already bootlegging Nendo Snow Miku 2013

Good Smile gives collectors a heads-up on the fakes
Apr 23
Good Smile Company has put out an official warning concerning bootlegs of the 2013 Snow Miku Nendoroid, also known as Nendoroid Snow Miku — Strawberry White Kimono ver. It's not a surprise, per se, that these are alread... read

PSA: Good Smile Company has a big guide to bootlegs

Don't get fleeced, get educated!
Mar 28
Here's a fact that should absolutely not shock you: Good Smile Company's products are popular. They're so popular, in fact, that they're often reproduced illegally and sold as bootlegs. And even the bootlegs are so popular th... read

Bootleg sellers be aware: Funimation has it out for you

Funimation files lawsuit against Animeland and Think Art Media owner and 10 'John Does' for copyright infringement on merchandise.
Mar 04
Nobody likes bootlegs, they're the bane of our hobby. Especially bad are the ones that try extra hard to deceive the buyer (us) into thinking they're buying real products. Just as bad is the miscellaneous merchandis... read

I feel like I do this too often to myself. Am I being a glutton for punishment? Do I get some kind of sick satisfaction from looking at this stuff? It's all wrapped up into something horrible that I do every year. I go to the... read feature


China's newest bootleg Gundam, the not RX-78 NT-1 Alex

Jun 29
China, how you never cease to amaze me.  In the latest saga of China constructing previously-created mecha for promotion of their theme parks, a new challenger has appeared. Encouraging you to take a seat and ride their ... read

iGear continues to release bootlegs in disguise

Feb 22
iGear, producer of what is certainly not Transformers merchandise, has made some big announcements this week. The company showed off three new products on their Facebook page: Presser, Hench, and a weapons upgrade set. P... read

Get a bootleg for buying iGear's Transformers bootlegs

Nov 17
When it comes to glorified Trasformers bootlegs, there's no one better at that than iGear. These are the guys that have brought us the smaller version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime, had plans to release a smaller Masterpiece M... read

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