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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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, 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.
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