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Bootleg or Bad Quality? o:
06 Dec 2012 12:12:06

This is something I've been wondering about this for a while now, but I've been noticing more and more how badly painted my Chopper is.

My first thought was of course that he's a bootleg (which is possible, as I heard from his previous owner that he was bought from Japan, but over eBay). But then I've also been thinking, maybe he's just of very bad quality. Maybe you guys can help me decide, since there are very few references to compare to on the internet?!


First let's take a look at the box. It's not in good shape, so it might be hard to analyze it.

(6 Pictures)

Now Chopper himself.

(9 Pictures)

Don't worry, I will still love my little Chopper even though he turns out to be a bootleg!

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Lishtenbird
Lishtenbird (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 12:24:06
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You can always take a look at users' pictures at MFC:
http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/63912&ref=item%3A16726
http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/83511&ref=item%3A16726

I know nothing about this character, but judging by those photos, it's definitely a bootleg. Miku looks like a bootleg too, BTW.
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:49:53
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Didn't even know of that site, thanks for letting me know :)

LOL NO. I bought Miku from Hobby Search, which imports straight from Max Factory....
Lishtenbird
Lishtenbird (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 16:03:36
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Oh well, then it must've been the flash that gave that weird glossiness to her face; I just compared it to the one I have and the face looks more matte. On the other hand, everything else looks pretty much the same, so I must be wrong there. Sorry to have frightened you)

You should really take a look at MFC - it's a great place for English-speaking collectors with huge database and lots of pictures.
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 16:19:11
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Haha, it's okay. Just startled me a little

I will! Thanks for the tip.
ziq
ziq (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 12:25:49
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its bootleg of course.
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:54:27
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Thank you for confirming.
eMKa
eMKa (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 12:29:42
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He really is a bootleg... Box has no sticker and paintjob is sooo bad T_T
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:50:05
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eMKa
eMKa (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 16:09:03
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Don't be sad. He is still cute anyway
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 16:20:16
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Yes, he is! ^^
Azusa
Azusa (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 12:30:53
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I think it's a bootleg because I don't see the sticker...
And he's painting is really terrible 0.0
Не сидеть долго за компом? Не, не слышала :D
TenHai
TenHai (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 12:56:06
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Box hasn't sticker, "MH-china", strange skin color, bad painting... Looks like bootleg. But Chopper is cute anyway :3
Продамся в добрые руки! :D няк няк ^^
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:54:10
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Yes, or else I wouldn't have bought him :3
Vlasik
Vlasik (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 12:59:04
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It's a bootleg, 100%, BUT not bad. Not a flat painting, BUT it can be seen only with a small distance. Nothing to worry about.Kawaii. If you want, you can give it to repainting, and he shall be like the original, even better.
TenHai
TenHai (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 13:03:15
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"Kawaii" - double "i" :)
Продамся в добрые руки! :D няк няк ^^
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:50:36
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I know, I still love him! ^__^

I'm not good at painting, but I could think about it
Vlasik
Vlasik (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 16:00:18
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That is right! Respect)))))
Keolu
Keolu (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 13:00:11
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and how much you paid for it if I may ask?
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:53:24
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2500 ISK
Feba
Feba (Russia)
06 Dec 2012, 13:11:32
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Poor Chopper-kun >_< he is so tant)
Yes, first of all, box doesn't have a sticker with mascot of Toie Animation Studio, paiting is bad so i must think that is bootleg, but it's still Chopper so he need your love*_*
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
06 Dec 2012, 15:50:56
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And I'll give him all my love :D
Utoshi
Utoshi (Ukraine)
07 Dec 2012, 07:36:09
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Even if he bootleg thats soo~ nice of you, that you still love him > w <
Buy or die!
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
07 Dec 2012, 13:31:09
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It's impossible not to, he's just too cute! ^ u ^
ToonAddict
ToonAddict (USA)
12 Dec 2012, 04:21:30
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You're not the only one dealing with bootlegs here.

First, at Anime USA, I picked up a Snow Miku 2011 Nendoroid figure, only to discover a couple of days later that the figure is actually a bootleg (this explains why I haven't done an Anime USA report yet, as that is my only figure purchase at the con).

That's not the only bootleg problem that I have, as I've starting to have a feeling that the Konata Nendoroid figure that I picked up at Katsucon a few months ago is a bootleg as well.
cupcakedreams
cupcakedreams (Iceland)
12 Dec 2012, 14:29:03
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Yes, unfortunately they're very common D:

That sucks! :(
You can try and compare your Kona-chan with pictures that others post on the internet. GSC also posts bootlegs they find and help you compare.

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