Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

Our apartment – 2016 NSFW Our apartment - 2016 NSFW

[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

[Alter] – Melty Review [Alter] - Melty Review

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW [Orchid Seed] - Yuki Review NSFW

Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

Nendoroid Storage Container Nendoroid Storage Container


At Ontario Mills Mall in Ontario California! There is a booth called Kool Stuff Zone, in Neighborhood 1 in the corner in front of Cost Plus World Market, Sam Ash Music and Marshalls. BEWARE THEY ARE FILLED WITH BOOTLEG ITEMS! I could not find one item in the entire cart that was a legitimate item. The Max Factory Saber is a fake, it’s missing the type-moon sticker and the HJapan Sticker that proves it’s authenticity. See Good Smile Company’s site that has more information on this bootleg figure. I do apologize for not getting better pictures of the cart, I mentioned to my brother that the figure was fake and the lady who was running the cart then gave me the “evil eye” so i only got this picture of the bootleg figure in question for reference and it was taken with my brother’s camera phone, thanks onii-chan!.


21 Responses to “LOCAL BOOTLEG WARNING!”

  1. IcyStorm says:

    Oh damn, this makes me wonder if my Konata Figma (winter uniform) is a fake T_T It didn’t have an HJapan sticker T_T

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  2. Dancing Queen says:

    no figmas don’t come with the Hjapan sticker, so don’t worry about that. and from what i know they don’t make fake figmas, but then were did you get her from? if you get it from a reliable retailer then there is no worries.

  3. Hung says:

    I love how the site tells you to look at the ahoge to spot the fake!

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  4. yaku says:

    Yikes! I better avoid that place!

  5. Eep! I’ve only been to Ontario Mills mall a few times but I’ll be on a lookout if I’m there again.

  6. louki says:

    Why didn’t you throw some gazoline on all this crap and crak a match ?

  7. Snark says:

    Out of curiosity, aside from stickers of authenticity, are there any other ways to spot a bootleg? I’ve got a terrible eye for figures -_-

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  8. Dancing Queen says:

    well it also shows how max factory makes sure their ahoge points in he right direction and the bootlegers don’t care.

    if i see even one fake in a store i avoid the store all together

    @Coco the Bean:
    i used to go more often but the quality of that mall has gone down a lot.

    idk, maybe cause i would have gotten arrested

    really the best way to make sure you don’t get fake figures is to get them from reliable retaielrs, HLJ, Hobby Search, Kid Nemo, Play-asia, just to name a few. But gsc, Max Factory and Alter PVC Figures all have the Hjapan sticker on the back. Except for Nendoroids and Figmas. But if you see an Alter, Gsc or Max Factory figure without it it’s a fake for sure.

  9. potatochobit says:

    you seem to have bad experiences with purchasing figures ;___;
    btw, there are quite a few fake figmas on ebay
    it takes time to produce fakes
    if you see the first gens, (mikuru, haruhi) for sale and unbelievable low prices, it most likely is fake
    I hope the kyon thing worked out for you

  10. louki says:

    Sorry dq, i was joking

  11. ron~ says:

    most anime seller in here (Melbourne, Australia) sell fakes.. I only know 2-3 shops that have all genuine items….

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  12. Benu says:

    Yep, I’ve been to ontario mills many times and have seen that cart. I thought it was funny that they were selling dvd’s of FF 7: Advent Children before it was even out in the US. Downtown LA has tons of these bootleg anime goods stores as well. Some of the shop owners even confessed they were in fact selling bootleg anime goods.

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  13. Dancing Queen says:

    well i’ve only bought one fake figure in my entire collecting time. it was a first figure but i was able to sell it later, this post is more of letting letting others know about this store and to avoid it

    nah, don’t worry i figured

    i heard that fakes are rampant in Australia, that’s got to suck badly

    yeah in little Tokyo and china town there are a few legitimate anime stores (for figures at least) but for actual anime they mostly sell bootlegs…

  14. Rin says:

    The basics in watching for bootleg figures are easy.
    It’s just don’t get too excited when looking for a figure you want.
    Bootleg either way is bad and collectors like us have to look out for them…

  15. Dancing Queen says:

    for me the best way to check if a figure is bootleg on sites especially like ebay is that if the price is too good to be true, it usually is. If you spot this max Factory saber on ebay for $10 you know it’s a fake since she’s retail price $50+ with shipping http://www.hlj.com/product/MAX04089 , not another way to check on ebay for sure if the figure is legit is to ask for pictures in it’s original packaging from the seller. If they want to make a sale they’ll send you a picture, if not they aren’t worth your time.

  16. Acesan says:

    At least there are stores selling bootlegs in Melbourne, here in Sydney we don’t even have that ^_^;;

    Oh well, I buy all my figs online anyway, HLJ and Hobby Search. Going good so far!

    Bootleg figures look so bad, I’d hate to mistakenly get one.

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  17. char says:

    Is there a page in the GSC site that lists all the bootleg comparisons aside from the Saber one?

  18. Dancing Queen says:

    yeah online through reputable sites is really the best way to get figures.

    there is also this http://www.geocities.com/hgurl_2000_99/Fakes/fakes.htm
    and this forum where they link ebay stores and such that sell bootlegs http://forums.zero-type.com/viewforum.php?f=12&sid=d11c0b083eed3b28686f48783c2d1293

  19. deadbeat says:

    im in singapore and I have actually seen a fake saber figure with the typo moon holographic sticker. didnt expect to see the sticker on a bootleg

  20. deadbeat says:

    ^ type moon sticker i meant

  21. Dancing Queen says:

    now that’s scary, damn bootleggers

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