It’s no fun finding out that the
Especially if you ordered your fake
To educate you,
And here are 6 of the most in-depth videos showcasing the difference between real vs bootleg
You’ll walk away from this post with a fresh breath of knowledge and wisdom. Which should help you on your journey to buying official
1. How To Spot A Bootleg by
This video is about 38 minutes long, so prepare yourself.
It starts out showcasing two examples of a Banpresto Figurine of Goku.
The fake figurine is easy to spot, as the paint job is terrible and it looks awful.
In comparison, the real thing is as you’d expect: Good looking to say the least.
You’d be wise to watch full screen and turn the volume up as you may not be able to hear it. Or see it clearly otherwise.
Anime Figures Buyers Guide: Bootleg Nami Figure by TechnoTokyoTheatre
In this video, YouTuber TechnoTokyo dives into the difference between a fake vs real Nami figure.
The figure in question is originally manufactured and licensed by Megahouse.
It’s about 19 minutes long so it’s good to watch if you’re on a lunch break.
Or whenever you’ve got 20 minutes to spare to educate yourself on bootleg
3. How To Spot & Avoid Bootleg Figures by AnimeBox
This YouTube video is around 24 minutes long.
YouTubers of AnimeBox give examples of a Hatsune Miku
And compare the real thing to a bootleg, fake version of Hatsune Miku’s figurine.
You’ll see both YouTubers go into depth from the packaging, to the text, design and small details. Making this video quite useful for beginner
4. How To Spot A FAKE Bootleg
Anime Figure by Jack Rippon
This video is only 13 minutes long. So much shorter than the others.
And YouTuber Jack Rippon gives a quality break down of how to avoid bootleg
One of the examples given is to use MyFigureCollection.Net to find trusted
And since we’re on the topic:
5. How To Spot and Avoid Bootleg Figures and Why (by Sega Super Star)
This video is around 10 minutes long, the shortest on this list.
UK YouTuber Sega Super Star dives into his experience with buying fake
And being disappointed by companies who sell bootleg figures. Which ruins the
It’s worth watching alongside other YouTube videos on this list.
ANIME FIGURES: What, Why and How? by TenseiTwister
The last in-depth video is 17 minutes long. Created by YouTuber: TenseiTwister.
In this video TenseiTwister focuses on 3 main questions:
- What are bootlegs?
- Why are bootlegs bad for the
- How can you avoid buying bootlegs?
Short clips from knowledgeable people in the
After watching this video plus all 6 in this post, you’ll be much better off. Much wiser. And a lot smarter and aware of what a bootleg is and how to avoid it.
Even in 2017 there are fake
So it’s important to spread the word to help the
And eventually weed out bootleg
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