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I think I bought a bootleg AOT Necklace
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Posted 4/13/14 , edited 4/13/14
Buy the real thing next time to show veritable fan support for the creators and their hard work! The real AoT merchandises may be expensive, but you at least fund the creator more money to, hopefully, continue the series and even produce the second season. Think of bootleggers as cash cows, those who are solely desperate for money. Give the credit to who it's due to. The original creators would be upset over wasting time on stuff which they worked so hard on, yet don't get sufficient support.

Anyhow, do not always buy merchandises just for the sake of a certain name stamped on them. Consider authenticity first by looking at the products' company and its contact info.
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Posted 4/13/14

Victoryfraud wrote:
I'd much rather pay more for a legit, and well crafted item, rather than a cheap, badly crafted item.


Can't agree with you more! Plus, it's a lot more wasteful to buy a cheaply-crafted item at a low price than to acquire a pricier yet authentic one, for you will waste your cash to avaricious bootleggers who try to push the original creators to their demise.
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Onii-tan wrote:

BTW go to Kinokunya Bookstores
They have keychains/acessecories, manga, and figures
And I know there real.


Kinokuniya has a pretty good selection of goods. I remember there was some Touhou stuff at the Kinokuniya nearby me.



Touhou is so AWESOME!!! epxept I didn't see any Tohou stuff T^T
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A nendoroid for like 65$ that's just a piece of plastic
Is basicly a rip-off


Pretty sure I've never paid 65 for a nendoroid. Sounds like you're pulling random stuff out of the air to support a (poor) stance.


EBAY.COM



Yeah...Ebay the HOME of everything bootleg. Now look at this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anime-Shingeki-No-Kyojin-Mikasa-Ackerman-PVC-Figure-Figurine-Attack-On-Titan-/151200117242?pt=UK_Collectables_AnimationCharacters_Anime_SM&hash=item23343ab1fa

It costs £2.79. I wonder why it would be so cheap? Because it's FAKE. Now why is it bad?
-No money go towards any official sources so the person who put all their time and effort into creating the character is not rewarded.
-With fake figures you usually find that they do not fit together correctly (i.e If it had a stand it wouldn't fit right) and the paintwork would reduce you to tears.

The main reason I collect figures is because the offical ones look good. I can put them on a shelf and think "Damn, I love that show and now I have a great figure to show that". And also I have given MY hard earn money to a person/company that deserves it for working just as hard, if not harder. It's not easy to create and idea, make a manga and then turn it into a very popular anime so they deserve all the money they get. And they don't get it through bootlegs.

Oh and also anything on ebay that comes from China=Crap. Hence the stupid cheap prices. The more people keep buying bootlegs because they are "cheap" the more they will keep making them and the official products end up costing US more. Maybe you can understand that?



There's a Good Smile Company/Max Factory in China too so u can't tell if it's supposed to be a bootleg or not.

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Onii-tan wrote:

A nendoroid for like 65$ that's just a piece of plastic
Is basicly a rip-off


It's not easy making these figurines.
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i think its time for more

#AttackOnPirates

week

#Attack on Pirates

week



THE TITANS SHALL DEVOUR THOSE DAMN PIRATES

not my best analogy if that's what it is ~ i suck at English class
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