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So I am here in china as a anime/manga/light novel/chinese LN lover of course I would look at them without getting embarrassed.

Truth to be told I found a ton of crap averaging 5-12~ usd or 32yuan to 78 yuan. But they are still relatively cheap in a sense looks and feels doesn't feel the same as the HQ ones... But some of them are actually good.

But here is the kicker THERE are actually extremely high quality originals by people and originals from japan but made in China here oh right here you usually can open the package to check sometimes....

The originals from japan/ made in china the good quality ones 13$-32$ or 78yuan to 230yuan you be surprised at hkw they look man the pricing here in America ranges from 78 usd for goods ones to 200$ usd............

Today I snagged a Gokou Ruri/Kuroneko HQ generally oh i Say if i remember correctly suppose to cost 60~80 bucks usd minus shipping etc here for 78 yuan aka 13$!!!

The nendoriods roughly here is 2x-3x$ for some decent ones there it cost 32~45 yuan aka 6-7$ FOR HQ ONES even if they aren't HQ ones nendoriods generally feel cheap but here too it is the good cheap or the good quality ones they have quite a few originals too. I snagged a X-mas miku nendo Quaility great except they screw up a small placement for that plastic arm to the stand holding it covered the hole a bit so I can't fit the holding stand but whatever

I am planning to buy quite a few more here.... China May suck at making Expensive tech stuff but the Cheap stuff and useful cheap stuff here is unrivaled and filled with untapped potential for the western markets Cheap High Quaility useful stuff that some people would die for here in America.

So if you are ever in China try looking around you be surprised.

Seriously if you dish out 300 yuan or roughly 45$ you can buy that HQ Miku that is worth like 178$ in America.....
Posted 12/28/15
I would recommend MFC or Myfigurecollection for all your figure needs. You'll find out if what you bought are potential bootlegs or if they're legit
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I would be very careful and check to make sure that they are not bootlegs. It's so not worth a hospital visit just to get a cheaper price because there is a possibility that some of the materials and paints could be toxic. But, it's mostly about supporting the industry, creators, and all of the individuals who make these products. Like what Crunchyroll is doing to help lower piracy.

Even garage kit, and doujin goods makers are targeted by bootleggers, which is terrible for many similar reasons, and possibly killing their interests in that feild, which means less talent and healthy competition.
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Posted 12/30/15 , edited 12/30/15
All what yoou said are true but you should know a lot of japanese figures too are made in china... But let me tell you this some bootleg extremely high quality and originals gets mixed in with the extremely low pricing. But truth be told.... A LOT of you guys would be tempted to... even the bootleg ones are half the price of that of amazon.... especially if you self examine the quality yourself yes they let you open the box sometimes most of the time people sneaky open them to check the quality.

Oh right about the toxic paint and such.... lead paint is what most people would be concern about.. I think even china knows about it's toxicity by now... China really isn't stupid.... Made in China hey 80% of the world stuff comes from china rofl maybe ionno but we still buy them...

There is a difference buying them blind with shipping/imports on Amazon praying for a hit.. And there is going up to it yourself and examining it with your own eyes AND touching the figure

Oh right forgot to say some bootleg ones are even better then the original.....
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If you had the chance to buy 5 high quality bootleg/original mix for roughly 99$ would you do it? to bad i couldn't have resisted my willpower was to weak.... I brought my first figure NGNL shiro from crunchyroll when it first came out no regrets lucky it was on sale... and had free shipping... for $79.99 before it had it's price jumped to 100$+ for one.... I almost felt wasteful for some unknown reason... Now if I were compared her to the bootleg/original ones I brought here in China currently still here... each and everyone of them have the ability to match her!!!! in terms of build quality Maybe a bit less. But in terms of pricing.... they win hands down....

I sometimes can't even tell if it is bootleg or not cuz the pictures of the bootleg one and the original almost shows zero difference... on myfigurecollection or to little pictures of it... Also it is to bad that I really ain't making big money or anything close.... I can only support them if i Have $$$... But on occasion I do support the industry if i really want something and there is no other option
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Posted 12/30/15
People who buy bootlegs can rott in hell. If you can't afford the original, don't fcukin buy it.

And bootlegs ALWAYS look way worse than the original.
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Posted 12/30/15
I went to Beijing two years ago and it seemed to me that there weren't a lot of places to purchase anime products. There were some little kid stores that sold Naruto/One Piece merchandise but that was about it.




ComboChrist wrote:

People who buy bootlegs can rott in hell. If you can't afford the original, don't fcukin buy it.

And bootlegs ALWAYS look way worse than the original.


I think it depends, I would have no problem buying bootleg products when the official products were made in some sweat shop to begin with.



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Mugen417 wrote:

I went to Beijing two years ago and it seemed to me that there weren't a lot of places to purchase anime products. There were some little kid stores that sold Naruto/One Piece merchandise but that was about it.




ComboChrist wrote:

People who buy bootlegs can rott in hell. If you can't afford the original, don't fcukin buy it.

And bootlegs ALWAYS look way worse than the original.


I think it depends, I would have no problem buying bootleg products when the official products were made in some sweat shop to begin with.





Great for you. Only increases the costs for those who don't, eh?
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Posted 12/30/15 , edited 12/30/15
Then I don't know the ones I am buying there are ones I am 100% sure is fake that I am buying. But there are ones that I am buying for prices that are too good to be true but no matter how I look at it it seems to be real. even with online help... of myfigurecollection

Yea... way worst right even though good smile company's factory is in china so are many others.... OF COURSE there is the obvious bootleg ones that looks and feels way worst then the real ones... I SAW A 90% of them are fake obvious to the eyes over a thousand maybe... too many in fact you can't fool me with cheap knock offs but I don't mind if it is a cheap HQ knock off one where I can't tell from the original they might just be ones that haven't passed the quality check and stayed in China... There were a few of those too.

Like I have said I touched a lot of them, saw a lot of them... Of course there are those in original poses and ones That were NEVER made and you might never get them. saw so many originals I was drooling cause some chinese actually like making extremely HQ originals and the price and size of the figure would still be less then 3-4 times

Ya know those blind boxes that comes with extremely small figures that nearly 100% said comes from japan but reeally made in china that cost like 5$ for one inch ones on crunchy for 2 inch ones cost like 15-20$... for subpar chinese grade quality well you can buy those in China without being blind and for CHEAPER THEN 5$ USD!!! I have actually brought some of those blind boxes from crunchy they were really underwhelm... especially when I get doubles...

Telling people to go to hell because they can't afford something and have to go to a cheaper alternative is quite harsh ain't it. It is businesses... and it is China... Also not like your money goes very far to japan even if you buy a figure the sellers need their cut to.. and chinese manufacturers...

Just don't trust those cheap ones on Amazon those are really bad... Like really bad even with a glance at the picture...

Up there I search far and wide for anime goods lol, a lot of them are quite discrete. Spent days just walking aimlessly throughout the city/suburbs


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Then I don't know the ones I am buying there are ones I am 100% sure is fake that I am buying. But there are ones that I am buying for prices that are too good to be true but no matter how I look at it it seems to be real. even with online help... of myfigurecollection

Yea... way worst right even though good smile company's factory is in china so are many others.... OF COURSE there is the obvious bootleg ones that looks and feels way worst then the real ones... I SAW A 90% of them are fake obvious to the eyes over a thousand maybe... too many in fact you can't fool me with cheap knock offs but I don't mind if it is a cheap HQ knock off one where I can't tell from the original they might just be ones that haven't passed the quality check and stayed in China... There were a few of those too.

Like I have said I touched a lot of them, saw a lot of them... Of course there are those in original poses and ones That were NEVER made and you might never get them. saw so many originals I was drooling cause some chinese actually like making extremely HQ originals and the price and size of the figure would still be less then 3-4 times

Ya know those blind boxes that comes with extremely small figures that nearly 100% said comes from japan but reeally made in china that cost like 5$ for one inch ones on crunchy for 2 inch ones cost like 15-20$... for subpar chinese grade quality well you can buy those in China without being blind and for CHEAPER THEN 5$ USD!!! I have actually brought some of those blind boxes from crunchy they were really underwhelm... especially when I get doubles...

Telling people to go to hell because they can't afford something and have to go to a cheaper alternative is quite harsh ain't it. It is businesses... and it is China... Also not like your money goes very far to japan even if you buy a figure the sellers need their cut to.. and chinese manufacturers...

Just don't trust those cheap ones on Amazon those are really bad... Like really bad even with a glance at the picture...

Up there I search far and wide for anime goods lol, a lot of them are quite discrete. Spent days just walking aimlessly throughout the city/suburbs




Wow, there are so many things wrong with your post and I really can't see your point.. You're just making up excuses.

1. if the price is too good to be true, it's a bootleg. It's just that easy.
2. lol wut? I sometimes doubt that some company have QA at all. (> Griffon / PLUM for example.)
3. if they were never made; you can't fake them. GK´s are a different story, but it doesn't look like you were talking about them.
4. Nope, never heard of them.
5. No.
6. once again; lol wut? If you're buying bootlegs you don't support anyone but the bootleggers. AFAIK merch/figures are an important way to make profit from anime hence I support a company if I buy LICENSED products.
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Great for you. Only increases the costs for those who don't, eh?

Supply and demand doesn't work that way.... it always aim for the optimal where supply and demand crosses + expenses, shipping etc... there are also people that want but can't afford some party takes advantage of this group cough. usually when the demand is high figures supplies can never keep up yet they have to maintain their quality so they can't slack that is the reason for prices....

then there are those that can't afford it... even if they somehow to manage to save up for one of the official figures sometimes their degree of happiness isn't satisfied.

There are many reasons for the prices like inflation, currency exchange, labor cost etc...

There are some people that hate bootlegged products WELL MAINLY for the Quality aka me... but there are exceptions to everything
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Great for you. Only increases the costs for those who don't, eh?


Supply and demand doesn't work that way.... it always aim for the optimal where supply and demand crosses + expenses, shipping etc... there are also people that want but can't afford some party takes advantage of this group cough. usually when the demand is high figures supplies can never keep up yet they have to maintain their quality so they can't slack that is the reason for prices....

then there are those that can't afford it... even if they somehow to manage to save up for one of the official figures sometimes their degree of happiness isn't satisfied.

There are many reasons for the prices like inflation, currency exchange, labor cost etc...

There are some people that hate bootlegged products WELL MAINLY for the Quality aka me... but there are exceptions to everything



That's it. I quit. Keep buying your sh*t. Idc.

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teamninja wrote:

Then I don't know the ones I am buying there are ones I am 100% sure is fake that I am buying. But there are ones that I am buying for prices that are too good to be true but no matter how I look at it it seems to be real. even with online help... of myfigurecollection

Yea... way worst right even though good smile company's factory is in china so are many others.... OF COURSE there is the obvious bootleg ones that looks and feels way worst then the real ones... I SAW A 90% of them are fake obvious to the eyes over a thousand maybe... too many in fact you can't fool me with cheap knock offs but I don't mind if it is a cheap HQ knock off one where I can't tell from the original they might just be ones that haven't passed the quality check and stayed in China... There were a few of those too.

Like I have said I touched a lot of them, saw a lot of them... Of course there are those in original poses and ones That were NEVER made and you might never get them. saw so many originals I was drooling cause some chinese actually like making extremely HQ originals and the price and size of the figure would still be less then 3-4 times

Ya know those blind boxes that comes with extremely small figures that nearly 100% said comes from japan but reeally made in china that cost like 5$ for one inch ones on crunchy for 2 inch ones cost like 15-20$... for subpar chinese grade quality well you can buy those in China without being blind and for CHEAPER THEN 5$ USD!!! I have actually brought some of those blind boxes from crunchy they were really underwhelm... especially when I get doubles...

Telling people to go to hell because they can't afford something and have to go to a cheaper alternative is quite harsh ain't it. It is businesses... and it is China... Also not like your money goes very far to japan even if you buy a figure the sellers need their cut to.. and chinese manufacturers...

Just don't trust those cheap ones on Amazon those are really bad... Like really bad even with a glance at the picture...

Up there I search far and wide for anime goods lol, a lot of them are quite discrete. Spent days just walking aimlessly throughout the city/suburbs




Wow, there are so many things wrong with your post and I really can't see your point.. You're just making up excuses.

1. if the price is too good to be true, it's a bootleg. It's just that easy.
2. lol wut? I sometimes doubt that some company have QA at all. (> Griffon / PLUM for example.)
3. if they were never made; you can't fake them. GK´s are a different story, but it doesn't look like you were talking about them.
4. Nope, never heard of them.
5. No.
6. once again; lol wut? If you're buying bootlegs you don't support anyone but the bootleggers. AFAIK merch/figures are an important way to make profit from anime hence I support a company if I buy LICENSED products.


Yea... so there are things that are never on sale... It isn't like you are here to tell if something is real or fake UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES. FOOL just becuase something is cheap doesn't mean it is FAKE.

QA? what no QA then do you really expect that they sculpt EVERY SINGLE ONE BY HAND no they use a MOLD. Otherwise none of them would look the same. hell supply would be so crap they cost a 1000$. If companies don't do QA they have everything return...

YOU are INDIRECTLY SAYING don't EVER BUY SOMETHING THAT ISN'T LINCESNED cause it helps NO ONE which simply isn't true...

Don't support anyone but the bootleggers??? are you an idiot??? First and THE most important thing isn't about supporting someone else it is about YOURSELF if it makes you happy buy it... Just liking anime and spreading the word makes a HUGE difference... Looks like you know nothing about supply and demand or how the world works...
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teamninja wrote:


ComboChrist wrote:


teamninja wrote:

Then I don't know the ones I am buying there are ones I am 100% sure is fake that I am buying. But there are ones that I am buying for prices that are too good to be true but no matter how I look at it it seems to be real. even with online help... of myfigurecollection

Yea... way worst right even though good smile company's factory is in china so are many others.... OF COURSE there is the obvious bootleg ones that looks and feels way worst then the real ones... I SAW A 90% of them are fake obvious to the eyes over a thousand maybe... too many in fact you can't fool me with cheap knock offs but I don't mind if it is a cheap HQ knock off one where I can't tell from the original they might just be ones that haven't passed the quality check and stayed in China... There were a few of those too.

Like I have said I touched a lot of them, saw a lot of them... Of course there are those in original poses and ones That were NEVER made and you might never get them. saw so many originals I was drooling cause some chinese actually like making extremely HQ originals and the price and size of the figure would still be less then 3-4 times

Ya know those blind boxes that comes with extremely small figures that nearly 100% said comes from japan but reeally made in china that cost like 5$ for one inch ones on crunchy for 2 inch ones cost like 15-20$... for subpar chinese grade quality well you can buy those in China without being blind and for CHEAPER THEN 5$ USD!!! I have actually brought some of those blind boxes from crunchy they were really underwhelm... especially when I get doubles...

Telling people to go to hell because they can't afford something and have to go to a cheaper alternative is quite harsh ain't it. It is businesses... and it is China... Also not like your money goes very far to japan even if you buy a figure the sellers need their cut to.. and chinese manufacturers...

Just don't trust those cheap ones on Amazon those are really bad... Like really bad even with a glance at the picture...

Up there I search far and wide for anime goods lol, a lot of them are quite discrete. Spent days just walking aimlessly throughout the city/suburbs




Wow, there are so many things wrong with your post and I really can't see your point.. You're just making up excuses.

1. if the price is too good to be true, it's a bootleg. It's just that easy.
2. lol wut? I sometimes doubt that some company have QA at all. (> Griffon / PLUM for example.)
3. if they were never made; you can't fake them. GK´s are a different story, but it doesn't look like you were talking about them.
4. Nope, never heard of them.
5. No.
6. once again; lol wut? If you're buying bootlegs you don't support anyone but the bootleggers. AFAIK merch/figures are an important way to make profit from anime hence I support a company if I buy LICENSED products.


Yea... so there are things that are never on sale... It isn't like you are here to tell if something is real or fake UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES. FOOL just becuase something is cheap doesn't mean it is FAKE.

QA? what no QA then do you really expect that they sculpt EVERY SINGLE ONE BY HAND no they use a MOLD. Otherwise none of them would look the same. hell supply would be so crap they cost a 1000$. If companies don't do QA they have everything return...

YOU are INDIRECTLY SAYING don't EVER BUY SOMETHING THAT ISN'T LINCESNED cause it helps NO ONE which simply isn't true...

Don't support anyone but the bootleggers??? are you an idiot??? First and THE most important thing isn't about supporting someone else it is about YOURSELF if it makes you happy buy it... Just liking anime and spreading the word makes a HUGE difference... Looks like you know nothing about supply and demand or how the world works...


*sigh* wtf.. // You're making up excuses again and accuse me of things I've never said. Why do I even bother replying..
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It is great that you are rich and can afford any and everything. But don't tell people to go to hell just because they buy bootleg stuff sometimes they just can't afford it... and want something related, people start small then it grows to bigger and better stuff.
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