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    love hate for kaws here... Owning a very big portfolio of his work early on, i do love the aesthetics that he takes. however after selling the items... i doubt i'd buy them back at the current market. Bootlegs on Kaws i think are different than bootlegs of a sofubi artist. i've also had Bootleg kaws, hell I used to have a shelf of just bootleg kaws, Fake OriginalFake is just humorous. however I prefered the blatant rip offs, or super cheap renditions of toys never created. Flabslab's takes on kaws are cringeworthy... I have never liked any of them. at some point i'll go back to filling in kaws gaps, by simply buying the bootleg versions. they are close enough to the real thing at $30 or so that its worth it. I guess everyone has their own take on that gray area subject. to just rephrase what I said above, i'm not okay with someone bootlegging someones work that funds their own projects and does it on small scale compared to mass market. I am okay with china selling $30 bootlegs of a world renowned artist who sells prints for 10K. also dude was charging i think $6-700 for nag at first... I think he quickly realized not many were going to pay that. The sad part is I bet some have supported his MVH/NAG bootlegs, and I bet HXS is next on the list.
     
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    I love this thread.
     
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    Makes me wonder if the so called collectors that are constantly liking his pics, will continue to do so once this dude rolls out TKOM and HxS next. You know they gotta be next in the que to get that douchewhackery process bestowed on them.
     
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    The whole entire thing is disturbing on every level and the fact it seems impossible to fight is just depressing.

    Saw this randomly today and got excited for a second before I clicked on the username and saw that it was just a bootleg on a bootleg rather than a real thing.



    The fact he changed his insta name to Mutant China Hardcore is seriously fucked up.
     
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    You can see the shitty vinyl used on the these, which has been a complete turnoff for me with some of these newer toys coming out. The youhza was the worst, with irregularities in color and thickness throughout. And planet-x toys just feel like crap, which sucks because I liked some of their stuff. They seem to pour super thick toys which end up feeling like funko plastic and weigh a ton, which makes them unbalanced. That waxy look is awful. Seems like most new makers are taking this route, but I guess there's plenty of hype chasers to support the legit crappy toys so of course there's a market for this. Even if my favorite toy makers resorted to this new shitty vinyl I wouldn't buy their toys, unless they lowered to funko prices or even dollar store bootleg prices
     
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    the overseas dudes are buying this stuff up. i saw a marbled nagball that was zhengs, another dude posted, marbling is spot on the same. i commented Zheng this looks familiar, and he deleted the comment lol.
     
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    Yep, looks like itamu is the first out of the factory.
     
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    The amount of money this guy must have dumped into all of these molds and vinyl is mind-boggling.. I'm sure he's not selling enough to be making much of the money back... it's astounding.









     
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    He's running that long game.
     
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    I believe he charges $800 on the Nags so he’ll soon get his outlay back.
    No doubt the HxS figures will be around the same asking price too.

    I think the best advice to anybody unsure on what they’re buying is to stick to painted figures and ask for the headers if possible.
     
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    For sure, though it's only a matter of time before they start making bootleg headers too... ugh.
    Just such a shame that someone sees the work of other artists as something to personally profit off of. Instead of using a little bit of creativity and using their resources to make their own toy line, they just rip off another artist. Lame all around.
     
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    I'm an absolute flunkie when it comes to anything spiritual, so I'm going to need the Spiritualism for Dummies version of this. :lol:
     
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    Has anyone actually had one of these in hand?

    I like this thread and stand by the artists and don't like intentional knockoffs but a lot of this seems suspect and wouldn't really hold up in court.
     
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    @bryce_r Thankfully, I’ve yet to see any of these bootlegs show up in anyone’s feeds or photos in the states. That could be from blatant hiding, of course, but I’d like to believe it’s because no one supports this shit. I’d also like to think the base for these trash ass knockoffs is his home area. I do believe I’ve seen comments stating they’ve seen posts about hangouts with these bootleg mixed parts Death Head DX’s, where, they all have the exact same combination of colored parts.
     
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    If anybody is actually willing to pay $200-300 to some supershady Chinese dude for a fucking bootleg of a fucking soft vinyl toy that costs $200-300 (which is unfathomable to most people on this planet), then they deserve it.
     
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    Dude's chasing $400 for the half-assed Itamu! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    @hellointerloper I was just coming here to see if there was a hashtag in use to catalog Instagram posts about the bootlegging because of instinctoy.

    Is there one?
     
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    You gotta be real careful when buying bootlegs and look for the subtle tell-tale giveaways like poorly defined sculpt detailing, sub standard paint, mis-registered tampo printing, different vinyl densities . . . and a big fuck-off "Made in China" stamped on the base!

    PRICELESS! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    @Anti Social Andy That was subtle enough for me to miss the CHINA footstamp on a quick pass. :oops:

    That's one gutsy/honest/stupid bootlegger. Take your pick.
     
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    Not that I know of, but there should be one. I'm almost considering starting an IG or blogger as a "watchlist" for this shit so buyers don't get swindled by accident.
     
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    Bootleg Toygraph MechaG's?

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    I had seen one of these before in the YJP with that same colorway, it seems that they painted it with a silver spray bottle for the master cool.
     
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    Bootleg headers would be amazing. The toy is a Sam Heinous, but the header has a picture of a Mockbat on it. That's how the best bootleg action figure packaging works.

     
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    so where can you purchase these bootlegs? asking for a friend
     
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