Bootleg Information

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

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

2014/05/01

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.


Face: Blush

The official product is painted with a pink blush over the cheeks, which is often not found on the bootleg version.

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

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.

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

Umbrella: Handle

The bootleg product’s umbrella handle is an unpainted metal bar. The official product is painted black.

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

Umbrella: Top

The center part of the top of the umbrella is often missing on the bootleg version.

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

Umbrella: Inside

The official product features a transparent section with weaved lines inside the umbrella, which is not found on the bootleg version.

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

Base: Connection Point

The official product stands directly in the center of the stand. The bootleg stands off to one side.

Bootleg Warning: Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.(Good Smile Company)

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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