Bootleg Information

Information on how to identify bootleg figures.
Note that support cannot help you with bootleg figures.

Bootleg Warning: Nendoroid Snow Miku: Magical Snow Ver. (Good Smile Company) – B Type

2014/05/30

There are currently bootleg versions of Good Smile Company’s figures being sold on online auction and marketplace websites.

These bootleg figures are made illegally based off the original versions without permission from Good Smile Company, and hence we unfortunately cannot offer any support for these bootleg figures. There are also many cases where these bootleg figures still feature the official logos of Good Smile Company or the companies we distribute for, however these logos are also not used with any permission. Always take care when buying goods online.

– Note –
Below is one example of a bootleg figure, please note that is is only one possibility. You should always be on the look out for anything suspicious. Also note that there can be bootlegs of various figures, not just the examples shown on this website.


This ‘B’ version has packaging completely different to the official version.
See this page for the ‘A’ version which has similar packaging to the official version.

Hat: Snowflake and Tip

The snowflake on the official product is painted, while it is uncolored on the bootleg version. The tip of the hat on the bootleg version is also not articulated, while the official version is.

Head: Twintail Joints

The joints on the official product can be completely removed, but they are attached to the head part on the bootleg version.

Magical Circle Effect Part

The official product is made from a soft PET sheet, but it is made from a hard ABS material on the bootleg version. The bootleg version also has tabs to stand the figure on.

Feet: Soles

The bootleg product has holes to stand the figure. The official product does not.

Rabbit Yukine: Neck Joint

The joint on the official version is transparent. The bootleg version is painted the same color as the figure.

Expression Joint

The neck joint on the official product has a round connector. The bootleg version is pentagonal.

Packaging: Box

The packaging design differs completely.

Package: Underside

The bootleg product’s handling intructions and product name are incorrect.

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Optional Parts

The bootleg version includes optional parts that are not included with the official product.

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Please contact us at the following with regard to bootleg figures:
E-mail: legal@goodsmile.jp


Official products distributed by Good Smile Company are carried at our Partner Shops.
Check the Partner Shop Listing to find a Partner Shop near you.

Please contact us on our Product Inquiry Form for any questions regarding bootleg products.

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