Bootleg Information

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

Bootleg Warning: Tenshi (ASCII Media Works)

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.


Stand: Rough Surface

The official version has a rough surface on the base for a sandy effect. The bootleg version is smooth.

Bootleg Warning: Tenshi (ASCII Media Works)

Feet: Base Connector

The inside of the tabs to connect Madoka to the stand are painted black on the bootleg product. They are unpainted on the official version.

Figure: Dress

The official version makes use of a semi-transparent material for the dress. The bootleg version is a sloid white.

Figure: Neck Joint

The neck joint on the official version is smooth, while that bootleg version is uneven.

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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