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Action ponies from Taobao; prototypes or knockoffs?

Well, it's nothing new to find knockoff toys around, especially not on the Internet. Though sometimes it's actually hard to tell whether you're looking at a knockoff, or if perhaps it's a prototype for an actual line of toys. The case in p...

 
 
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Bootleg Hell: Snow Miku vs. Real Miku

You know the word on bootlegs: they're terrible, no one wants them, etc. And we've brought you news from the world of bootleg hell before. But when I attended Otakon this year, during our Collecting Figures panel, the question of bootlegs c...

 
 
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Buyer beware, more fake Lily Nendoroids on the market

Back in October of last year, Good Smile posted regarding some imitation Saber Lilys that hit the market a tad early. They shared with us a number of photos to help consumers with keen eyes spot the differences right away.Well, it...

 
 
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Fake Puchi Vocaloid Nendoroids are Oh Wow Ugly

Thanks to the always-sharp eye of wcloudxkumo, we got a look at some of the ugliest fakes I've seen in some time today, and I simply had to share them with you, gentle readers. Not that you'd buy them if you saw them, because I like to thin...

 
 
 
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A slew of Transformers bootlegs just in time for the holiday

Nothing says happy holidays like getting that Transformer you've always wanted. That is until you realize that it is a bootleg or knock off. The person who got it for you had good intentions. It's the fault of those who have ill intentions ...

 
 
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Beware of fake Saber Lilys in the wild

Good Smile's Saber Lily is a figure many people want to add to their collections, and a few have already appeared on eBay and other sites. There's only one problem with that, of course: Good Smile hasn't shipped their Saber Lily quite yet. ...

 
 
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Bootlegs of rare Kuroshitsuji figure show up on eBay

A Danny Choo user with a sharp eye caught this bootleg of the Square-Enix Sebastian figure from Kuroshitsuji on eBay recently. if you saw our review of the original Square Enix Static Arts version, you already know that this piece was an An...

 
 
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A trip to bootleg hell, or why you should be careful at cons

A couple weeks back, several Tomostaffers visited a festival at a Japanese garden that happened to have a dealer room. Normally, this would make us titter in delight, however, there was something wrong. Something wasn't right with the deale...

 
 
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Oh God Why: A Look Into Bootleg Hell

There is no worse feeling in the world than realizing what you have purchased is in fact, a bootleg.  The only feeling that somewhat mirrors this is buying a figure that looks like a bootleg.  This case here is one of "There is no...

 
 
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Spotted in the wild: wow, that's one ugly Yoko!

While reading Danny Choo this morning, I stumbled across the visage of horror you see above, which was snapped by Dancing Queen from How A Girl Figures on a recent trip to Mexico. Spotted at the TNT GT3 con, it seems there were plentiful fa...

 
 


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Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

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