How to Treat Bootleg Figures
Earlier this week I met up with fellow Sydney anime bloggers M12, Optic, and Koshiko for a event filled with fun and anguish. One of the things that you have to look out for as a figure collector is bootleg items. In the past I and a few friends have been a victim, and Optic has recently been a victim as well. So we decided to show people how exactly you should treat bootleg figures. Hit the jump to read on on what we did.
What you see above is the Nendoroid Haruhi set that was released at a previous Wonderfest where Optic had purchased at a local store. Most unfortunate that he found out they were bootlegs. So we decided to record a video covering what one of the options you can take when dealing with bootleg figures, and that’s simply destroying them. I brought along my camera and I filmed and slightly directed the video, Koshiko was taking photos, Optic and M12 went into RAGE mode.
Photo from The dis-JoinTedZone
You can check out the video over at Vjutsu (hopefully he’ll post a YouTube version soon). You can also check out Optic’s coverage of our little event. I took the role of explaining on how to identify bootleg figures and it’s rather amusing as I winged the entire thing. It’s also amusing to hear my own voice as I never thought I sounded so clear. As for the end result of the bootleg figures?
Of course even after we finished M12 was still feeling much RAGE so we cooled off by heading off to get a late lunch and to do other random things. As a side note I also found out that Wangan Midnight 3 DX had arrived at the arcades and managed to do a figure photo shoot.