Is it bad to have a fake Nendoroid?
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Posted 12/25/12
I already know it's fake but I still wanted it because it was at a good price. I plan on getting a real one in the future when I have enough money to afford real ones. But is it bad to have fake ones in your collection even if you already know?
Posted 12/25/12
How much like an official one does it look like? Is it a facsimile from China?
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Posted 12/28/12

AmaraEveinson wrote:

I already know it's fake but I still wanted it because it was at a good price. I plan on getting a real one in the future when I have enough money to afford real ones. But is it bad to have fake ones in your collection even if you already know?


bad is a such a vague term.

Is it illegal? I'm not sure. I'm quite sure how fake it is.

Does it violate some unwritten rule of nendoroid collecting? I don't know. but I don't imagine fakes count for much when you compare your collection with someone elses.

conversely if you like and keep it. Who cares?


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the real ones cost 50+ usd thats not counting shipping costs. I have a couple fake ones I never once thought it was "bad" I just thought "Hey, I like how adorable this thing is, now where can i get it for a decent price" Frugal dammit, not cheap.
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Depends on your definition of "bad". It's not illegal from what I know, they're just "Malaysian" versions. I collect figures and personally, I would hate to end up with a bootleg. They look like cheap pieces of crap with super shiny skin and messed up proportions, not to mention they don't stand correctly. But I mean, if you're fine with how it looks and don't mind, it's fine.
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So uhh .. yeah. I know exactly what we're talking about. I have a friend, who has a cousin, who's sister's mother collects .. nendoroids .. I was looking over their collection and everything.

But you know .. drugs .. that's not for me! No sir. I prefer good, clean, blood and violent fun, yes sir.
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Can someone fill me in? What exactly is a nendodroid and whats the difference from a real one and a "fake" one?
And why would it be considered illegal?
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Posted 12/28/12

AmaraEveinson wrote:

I already know it's fake but I still wanted it because it was at a good price. I plan on getting a real one in the future when I have enough money to afford real ones. But is it bad to have fake ones in your collection even if you already know?


it might look like garbage thats the gamble
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Posted 12/29/12 , edited 12/29/12

SlimShadyDogg wrote:

Can someone fill me in? What exactly is a nendodroid and whats the difference from a real one and a "fake" one?
And why would it be considered illegal?


nendoroid is a brand name plastic figurine. There are articles about it all the time in the Crunchy news (that's why I know anything at all about them)

They are of a "Super Deformed" cutesie style and nenedoroids of many famous anime characters have been released.

I have no idea how various Fakes would differ from the originals.

but Bootleg nendoroids would violate copyright laws. just like wearing Prada shoes that were not made by Prada would be. Not sure what if any crimes would be involved in owning one especially if you bought it in good faith (IE you didn't know it was Bootleg) but someone somwhere is guilty of fraud and/or copyright violation in making and selling them. UNLESS they were at least 20% different and didn't purport to be the real thing. Then they are just cheap knock offs.

I don't know if it's BAD to own cheap knockoffs. but I imagine you lose points with 'REAL' collectors. (assuming they are anything like stamp or coin collectors)


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toxxin wrote:

the real ones cost 50+ usd thats not counting shipping costs. I have a couple fake ones I never once thought it was "bad" I just thought "Hey, I like how adorable this thing is, now where can i get it for a decent price" Frugal dammit, not cheap.


I hate to see where you are buying them from, cause you are paying way to much. I have over 200 nendoroids and I pay between $38-$44 shipped from Japan.


As for the OP, there is nothing wrong with a bootleg, as long as you know its a bootleg. They are never as good as quality as the originals, but some are close, and most have really shiny paint. There are also some bootlegs of styles that are not available normally. For a long time if you wanted a Sakura Miku you had to buy a bootleg to get it. In the end though, by buying a bootleg you are supporting the criminals that are making them, and taking support away from Good Smile Company.
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