Bootleg Guide – Figures

Known OFFICIAL Figure and Model Companies

Kotobukiya
S.H.Figuarts / Bandai
Figma
Jakks Pacific
Tomy / Takara
Good Smile Company (makes Nendoroids) / Crypton Future Media
Megahouse
Revoltech
Kaiyodo
Sega
Toynami
McFarlane
Banpresto
Enix
Griffon Enterprises
Max Factory
Wave / Wave Corportation
Movic
Orchid Seed
Medicos
Gift
Freeing
Daiki Kogyo
Alter
Alpha Max
Character and Anime Dot Com

Which figure company….. – http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/4750

 

Some guides on how to spot the fakes and tell the difference. More are listed at the bottom of the main Bootleg Info Guide article in the resources/references section.

 

Samples of bootlegs:

Figuarts Zero of Sailor Venus. The pictures above are for a bootleg.  On the official versions, the paint work is very immaculate, with a few minor flaws here and there, but nothing major. The quality of the materials is of a higher grade and the seams are nearly invisible on the official versions. This bootleg has all kinds of problems from the incorrect gem stone color in her tiara, the single line instead of double line on her top, to the seams showing on her head and legs to flecks of paint coming off to the joints on her love me heart chain. The bootlegs in the zero collection are even copying the official stamps from the manufacturer.

**More example photos coming soon.

 

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