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 Post subject: Sailor Moon bootleg thread.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:43 pm 
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We need a thread to laugh at the crazy bootleg merchandise we've seen.

Here's a site that has a bunch:
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So what exactly is the difference between a fan made item and a bootleg? Mass production and a person behind the scenes profiting from the desperate buyer's naivete?

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So what exactly is the difference between a fan made item and a bootleg? Mass production and a person behind the scenes profiting from the desperate buyer's naivete?


Mn. Examples -

Bootleg - Copying a product, such as the S. H Figuarts, and selling it with the claim it is the real deal.

Fan made - A hand made cosplay prop.

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 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon bootleg thread.
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These are two bootlegs I own.

First up, a cute Eternal Sailor Moon plushie, found her at anime store at the mall that is now closed, the store a bunch of bootleg items from china. XD But, I did get an official Sailor Moon notebook from there. The plushie was too cute to pass up, plus the store put items in Hello Kitty bags. :keke:

Next up, a Sailor Jupiter water game toy, my sister found this for me at flea market for a quarter. It says Baby on the front and fuku colors are mixed, the toy broke, but I still have the front piece with the artwork.

My opinion is bootlegs are fun to look at, but I'll never by a bootleg of a DVD or CD. :o I like to support official releases even if it means, buying out of print official releases or waiting for a rerelease of Sailor Moon, but for now watching it online will have to do until we can purchase it.


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NQS18, that plushie is ADORABLE!

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 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon bootleg thread.
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NQS18, that plushie is ADORABLE!

Thank you, she was too cute to pass up. ^_^ I still think those made in China plushies are cute. :keke:

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 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon bootleg thread.
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I, myself, have some bootlegs. I'm a bit different when it comes to bootlegs. I'm sort of okay with them for the most part, but then there are a ton (NQS18's link) that are just hilarious.

The bootlegs I have are:

1. Boxed SMW Chibimoon Pink Moon Wand - I got it as part of a wand lot. Honestly, I think it's so much cuter than the actual licensed one. It plays the same tune and is super cute. It's all pink, versus white and pink.

2. Eternal Sailor Moon Gashapon - This was an unintentional buy. She had an issue standing up right, which is common with bootlegs. However, I like her a lot.

3. Sailor Moon Plushie - This is the plushie floating around eBay that has the star shaped brooch, and no shoulder guards. I got it in a lot, and tbh... She's SO squishy and adorable. She reminds me of a prize you get at a carnival.

Bootlegs I used to own:

Boxed SMW Eternal Tier - I got this in the wand lot. I thought it was cute, but it was ALL pink and played the Pink Sugar Heart Attack music. Ugh, it was weird. I told it in a lot about 6-7 months ago. No regrets.

I am 100% confident I have other bootleg merch, but I am unsure right now. I don't purposefully buy bootlegs if I know they are. Most of them came in lots, or it was an accident.

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I used to have a bootleg alarm clock... it looked a lot like this one, but instead of Moonlight Densetsu it played some completely random song that I've never heard before.


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NeoQueenSerenity18 wrote:
DarkLies212 wrote:
NQS18, that plushie is ADORABLE!

Thank you, she was too cute to pass up. ^_^ I still think those made in China plushies are cute. :keke:

Both the bootlegs & genuine stuff are made in China - sometimes I even suspect some are manufactured in the same factories. XD

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NQS18, that plushie is ADORABLE!

Thank you, she was too cute to pass up. ^_^ I still think those made in China plushies are cute. :keke:

Both the bootlegs & genuine stuff are made in China - sometimes I even suspect some are manufactured in the same factories. XD

My Banpresto Princess Serenity plushie is made in China, but I love her, I can't find the bracelet fell off, but she's still cute. :love:

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NeoQueenSerenity18 wrote:
My Banpresto Princess Serenity plushie is made in China, but I love her, I can't find the bracelet fell off, but she's still cute. :love:


Make a new one! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon bootleg thread.
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NeoQueenSerenity18 wrote:
My Banpresto Princess Serenity plushie is made in China, but I love her, I can't find the bracelet fell off, but she's still cute. :love:


Make a new one! :)

I don't know how and would need to see a size comparison on the actual one.

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 Post subject: Re: Sailor Moon bootleg thread.
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Well, I just bought this Sailor Moon wand bootleg from savers for $2.

And yet I see them on eBay for $20. :o


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^ Try painting it in pink & see if it'd look better. lol

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@NQS18: I actually own that neptune 'Bandai' figure (or a similiar version)... it came alongside the collector's card as well (dunno if I still have that, though) :mihiru:

Got the Mercury one, too. :ami:

OTOH, are original Bandai toys really that much better? I constantly hear/read complaints and bickering about the supposedly 'bad' quality of Bandai merchandise. :mischief:

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NeoQueenSerenity18 wrote:

First up, a cute Eternal Sailor Moon plushie, found her at anime store at the mall that is now closed.


I have that plushie too.

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I think the only bootleg Sailor Moon stuff I own are gashapons (the set with ESM), an old metal pencil case and an artbook. I need to take a pic of that pencil case now :lol:

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LOL I just could NOT resist buying these obvious bootleg Sailor Moon Stickers of an auction site, for 5 dollars. xD
They didn't even bother to put a Sailor Moon logo on there haha. I LOVE how they just randomly placed Venus and Neptune on a field just standing around transformed, chilling out xD And the best part of course - the dog! :innocent: :D
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Other then that the stickers were alright, except some slight wrong sailor fuku colors and the fact that they just did the same pics over and over again ;)
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^ I thought it's from a show called "Stickers." :P

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^ I thought it's from a show called "Stickers." :P

omg! Naoko stole the characters from an unknown show called "stickers"! O___O

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I used to have a bootleg alarm clock... it looked a lot like this one, but instead of Moonlight Densetsu it played some completely random song that I've never heard before.


OMFSM, I had an alarm clock as well! It was an eternal SM one and it also played some random song I've never heard before. Since it was a bootleg, I gave it to my son so he could do whatever he pleases with it.

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I also have this cool-looking shirt.

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I also have this cool-looking shirt.

http://i.imgur.com/vn9gEsM.jpg

So Sailor Moon is holding its wearer's head in her hand. :lol:

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I used to have a bootleg alarm clock... it looked a lot like this one, but instead of Moonlight Densetsu it played some completely random song that I've never heard before.


OMFSM, I had an alarm clock as well! It was an eternal SM one and it also played some random song I've never heard before. Since it was a bootleg, I gave it to my son so he could do whatever he pleases with it.


I bought this one at Anime North one year, I think 2001. It plays a bit of "Tonari no Totoro" as its wake up alarm. I paid $25 Canadian for it. In spite of the wake up alarm, I rather like it, though my alarm of choice is my Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Rosario Rouge. The images are upsized from tiny JPG captures from videotape.
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^ The back of ESM's head looks like a kendo mask. :P

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This is amazing for a bootleg. :shocked:

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Doesn't look like a bootleg at all. :oh:

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^A lot of the Kuji figures are bootlegged pretty well. Honestly I've considered getting Neoqueen Serenity - so many of the Kuji figures are expensive as heck and for the NQS figure, she's so tiny! :c I think the only legitimate Kuji figure I'd buy that goes for a lot of money would be the one with Sailor Moon laying down on her moon... Otherwise the other, smaller ones aren't too bad but ☹. For the figures it seems like it always goes for either $60-$100 from a reseller... It's not a lot of wiggle room, ahaha.

A lot of the bootlegs of today's era are a lot better looking and more difficult to tell the difference of than they were 20 years ago, that's for sure.


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Question!

Spotting bootlegs seems like a bit trickier nowadays. Philadelphia's Chinatown has a ton of Sailor Moon stuff across different specialty shops. We have a Sanrio store that has a mixture of bootleg, and authentic merchandise. There is one store that has a lot of DBZ and Sailor Moon figures, but none of them have the official Toei Animation sticker. Is it safe to assume they're not legit?


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