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List of authentic + bootleg stores

Postby Firestorm ZERO » January 25th, 2007, 4:02 pm

How to Add a Store

- Send me a PM with a link and proof and your reasoning why it should be under a certain category
- it will judge based on the overall opinions of ZERO-TYPE's members

Notes

- All list items will have an AS OF date of when it was last checked. A store can go from authentic->bootleg and vice-versa. Therefore even if they are under a certain category, if it wasn't updated in a while, you should proceed with caution.
- Location is NOT used to determine if they are authentic or not. I have gotten authentic items from Hong Kong which are widely considered to be always bootleg.
- This is NOT a discussion of about the store, testimonials and policies (customer service, refunds, etc.) This is ONLY regarding the authenticity of its items.

eBay Notes

- Only Power Sellers and eBay stores are in this list.
- eBay users have the ability to CHANGE their user name (a real fault in eBay IMO). Therefore be sure to note the AS OF date.

Authentic Category

- To be considered authentic, 95%+ have to be authentic. Why not 100% because bootlegs are getting so hard to detect that even big name stores are getting fooled (I remember seeing a thread about Big Bad Toy Store had a bootleg Street Fighter figure but good thing they removed it promptly)

Uncertain Category

- This is where the store has both authentic and bootleg items. So caution is needed.

Bootleg Category

- To be considered bootleg, 60%+ of items are bootleg.

DISCLAIMER: I nor anyone claims that the information below is 100% accurate or true. The list is based on the experiences of the majority of ZERO-TYPE's members.
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Postby Firestorm ZERO » January 29th, 2007, 1:07 am

Authentic Category

Stores
    Play-Asia
    - they carry a wide variety of stuff but mainly games
    - all the games and figures I bought from them are all authentic

    RightStuf
    - big name anime store in the US
    - gets figures from AAAAnime

eBay
    eBay ID: animealley [Added 2007-04-28]
    - appears to be the same as person as statuesandanime

    eBay ID: cf_x1r [Added 2007-04-28]
    eBay Store ID: JAPANESE BEAUTY
    - located in Japan

    eBay ID: gozira-tokyo [Added 2007-04-28]
    eBay Store ID: AKIHABARA International JAPAN
    - located in Japan

    eBay ID: japanimationtoys [Added 2007-04-28]
    eBay Store ID: JapAnimationToys
    - located in Japan
    - has pre-orders

    eBay ID: kouichiro123 [Added 2007-04-28]
    - located in Japan

    eBay ID: rosarybox [Added 2007-01-29]
    eBay Store ID: rosarybox
    - obtains figures from Japan
    - pre-orders are consistent with Japanese release dates

    eBay ID: statuesandanime [Added 2007-04-28]
    - appears to get it from official distributors like Diamond and AAA

    eBay ID: wonderonlinestore [Added 2007-04-28]
    eBay Store ID: wonderonlinestore
    - items I have seen to be real are so far authentic
Uncertain Category

eBay
    eBay ID: cccentral [Added 2007-02-08]
    eBay Store ID: Cards and Comics Central
    - see the GITS HARD DISK STATUE???
    - the common statues that get bootleg appear to be in the store (eg. Onegai/Please series, GITS)
    - But if the pictures are truly his then some of them are real. Like some of the out-of-print resin statues appear to be real.

    eBay ID: happyerwinma [Added 2007-01-28]
    eBay Store ID: EnFProShop
    - carries both official and bootleg figures
    - some have stickers, but some don't have stickers (like one Evangelion figure I found)

    MangaWorld
    - gets some figures from AAAAnime
    - sold bootleg Haruhi nendoroids see this thread
    - adult section full of recasts
Bootleg Category

Stores
    Toys N Joys
    - this is where the bootleg Renji from the "Anatomy of a Bootleg 101" thread

    Hobbyfan
    - bootleg resin kits
eBay
    eBay ID: addy_king [Added 2007-04-28]
    - shows real images of products
    - figures are copies
    - has copies of rare figures

    eBay ID: asahitoys [Added 2007-04-28]
    - shows real images of products
    - figures are horrible quality

    eBay ID: demonjk [Added 2007-04-28]
    eBay Store ID: Demon Animation World
    - really from China
    - prices way too low

    eBay ID: gundamit [Added 2007-01-28]
    eBay Store ID: animetoys*com
    - discussion in our forum
    - another thread

    eBay ID: knxstore [Added 2007-04-28]
    - show actual images of the products
    - the figures are obviously poor quality

    eBay ID: minikiki_e [Added 2007-04-28]
    eBay Store ID: MinikikiStore
    - items appears to be knock offs
    - figures are horrible quality

    eBay ID: toygalera [Added 2007-04-28]
    - items appear to be knock-offs and unlicensed merchandise

Yahoo!JP
    Seller ID: lipphy835 [Added 2007-07-26]
    - sells fakes
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Re: List of authentic + bootleg stores

Postby Firestorm ZERO » December 17th, 2007, 7:35 pm

Bootleg Category

eBay
    eBay ID: bestfriendship [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: BFSHIP STORE
    - pretty obvious low quality stuff

    eBay ID: gordonlamlam [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: Animation Store
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: dumbohui [Added 2007-12-17]
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: jackyauball [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: jackyauball99
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: redhothit [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: RedHotHit
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: free-club [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: Free-club
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: qpick-tradezone [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: QPICK-ZONE
    - horrible paint quality
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: toy2btoy [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: toy2btoy
    - horrible paint quality
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: marthk123 [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: MartHK-123
    - horrible paint quality
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: globalgiftdepot [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: GlobalGiftDepot
    - cheap knockoffs

    eBay ID: milkycheck [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: milkycheck
    - horrible quality
    - bootleg stuff

    eBay ID: sungenerator [Added 2007-12-17]
    eBay Store ID: Sungenerator
    - bootleg stuff
    - missing licencing stickers

    eBay ID: jlccy [Added 2007-12-17]
    - cheap knockoffs
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Re: List of authentic + bootleg stores

Postby Firestorm ZERO » December 22nd, 2007, 7:16 pm

Bootleg Category

eBay
    eBay ID: guessmood [Added 2007-12-22]
    eBay Store ID: GsMood
    - bootlegs

    eBay ID: quicksaver [Added 2007-12-22]
    eBay Store ID: QuickSaver
    - bootlegs
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Re: List of authentic + bootleg stores

Postby Firestorm ZERO » February 23rd, 2008, 10:08 pm

Bootleg Category

eBay
    eBay ID: figure_shop [Added 2008-02-23]
    eBay Store ID: Japan Hobby Figure Super Store
    - bootlegs, steal images of authentic so don't trust the images
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Re: List of authentic + bootleg stores

Postby Firestorm ZERO » May 16th, 2008, 2:18 am

Bootleg Category

eBay
    eBay ID: lilychoice [Added 2008-05-15]
    eBay Store ID: lilychoice
    - bootlegs

I will be eventually making this list in the main site so it easier to update and manage.
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