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I think I bought a bootleg AOT Necklace
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Posted 4/12/14


Notice how the logo is spelled wrong.
Link to real logo:
http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130814085331/logopedia/images/f/f9/Attack-on-titan-shingeki-no-kyojin.jpg


I bought it from a local brick and mortar shop. Originally when I saw the necklace among other items (nendroids, wallets, cards,stuffs, posters) I recognized the picture from a manga covered I seen, took a quick look and it seemed otherwise legit.
I did notice one of their Kuroshitsuji posters looked a bit off (ciels eye just didn't look right but other than that every thing was glossy and shiny and high quality looking) and they had a totoro poster that was WAY not right. It looked like a fan drawing rather than an official poster.

Whats the verdict from the community?
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Front of packaging otherwise looks legit, even the chibi mikasa!
Posted 4/12/14
Does it really matter? If you like it and the necklace represents AOT, which I'm assuming it does otherwise you wouldn't be asking this question, then you should be fine.
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I would try to find a legit store online and check the price. If its higher, then its a bootleg.

@OtakuKoala. It does matter. Its not just about showing support for something, it is buying something where the money goes to the company/people who make the show.
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From the way you describe the shop to us, it does sound like a shop where it sells bootleg stuff. :S
The packaging also looks like a typical one used by bootleggers. Official necklaces/bracelets usually use plastic bags, going by experience.
Can you find a brand on the packaging? Like Movic or something like that.

Did some research on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Attack-on-Titan-Stationed-corps-logo-1-5-Necklace-NEW-HOT-/251502091930?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8eb15e9a

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Attack-on-Titan-Survey-corps-logo-Necklace-NEW-HOT-Combine-Shipping-/201071451420?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ed0cadd1c

I'm afraid it is a bootlegged item. :S
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
At the time... I just over looked the posters issue. They had alot of other interesting stuff and I wasn't toooooo into the posters, just a quick glance. It wasn't until I got home and noticed the logo was misspelled.
I was just happy I had found a way to support Aot and the people who make it. But it looks like I was wrong.....
the closest thing I see to a brand are those wings and HQ or QH depending on how you read it and the misspelled AOT Kanji.

Thank you, xNagisaaa for the links
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14

OtakuKoala wrote:

Does it really matter? If you like it and the necklace represents AOT, which I'm assuming it does otherwise you wouldn't be asking this question, then you should be fine.


Quite. That's like saying to someone who bought a knock off Rolex "Does it matter? As long as you're happy w/ it, who cares?" In the end, you were the one who was ripped off and it doesn't necessarily make you happy finding out.
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Greenhousegirl wrote:

At the time... I just over looked the posters issue. They had alot of other interesting stuff and I wasn't toooooo into the posters, just a quick glance. It wasn't until I got home and noticed the logo was misspelled.
I was just happy I had found a way to support Aot and the people who make it. But it looks like I was wrong.....
the closest thing I see to a brand are those wings and HQ or QH depending on how you read it and the misspelled AOT Kanji.

Thank you, xNagisaaa for the links


I'm sorry this has happened to you :/. I guess this is a lesson learn type of ordeal, eh? Just make sure not to go there anymore lol.
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
I might still have bought it if I had known it was bootlegged..... or maybe saved my money and bought the real thing online. I was just excited we had a new business in the town mall that I could see the item I was buying before I bought it.
But now I just feel cheated.... for cheating the original author of Aot.

And now I hope we all know if you see one of these at a con or store that they are FAKE and BOOTLEG. Do not buy them
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Sadly there is so much of this stuff around Would an official one have any kind of "offical sticker" or something similar to help identify the authenticity quickly? As I'm going to London Expo I don't want to buy the fake stuff (And there is a LOT at Cons :()
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Posted 4/12/14
Does it matter that it's a bootleg?
As long as the product looks like an official thing
then it doesn't really matter.
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Onii-tan wrote:

Does it matter that it's a bootleg?
As long as the product looks like an official thing
then it doesn't really matter.


....Yes of course it matters! As a FAN of a show you buy merchandise to support the creators. Because the more money it makes, the more chances of another season However if you buy a bootleg then the original creators gets none and that's just not fair!!

It's the same with music. If you don't buy it officialy then the artist will get no money and they can't make music with no money
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Onii-tan wrote:

Does it matter that it's a bootleg?
As long as the product looks like an official thing
then it doesn't really matter.


Yes, It matters to me. It's bootleg, not real. It's made Illegally and the author who owns the rights to the images and designs is not getting paid for his ideas/designs. I like to support my content creators, not Chinese bootleggers.
It looks exactly like this:
I also should mention they had the replica AOT keys for sale as well.

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Posted 4/12/14
It seems that some people wouldn't mind bootlegs...But there is nothing good about cheap rip offs of other peoples work!
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Posted 4/12/14
But the real thing might be expensive so yeah
Like a Hatsune Miku Nendoroid
That's expensive so get the bootleg....
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