Bootleg Information

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

Bootleg Warning: Nendoroid Asuna(Good Smile Company)

2014/04/18

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.


Hair Parts (Back): Paintwork

The hollowed out areas on the bootleg product are colored the same as the hair. They are white on the official version.

Front Hair Parts: Paintwork

The protruding connection points on the bootleg product are colored the same as the hair. They are white on the official version.

Sword Parts: Joint

The joint that connects the sword to Asuna’s waist is painted red on the bootleg version. It is clear on the official version.

Packaging: Top Flap

The Nendoroid Number is missing from the top flap of the box on the bootleg version.

Stand: Transparency

The official product has a slightly cloudy appearance, while the bootleg version is clear.

Packaging: Packaging Wording: Explanation/Company Name

The bootleg version has incorrect Japanese, and the company name is incorrect.

Neck Area: Paintwork

The inner area of the neck where the head connects is painted skin-color on the official version. It is often red on the bootleg version.

Packaging: Front

The sticker showing an official product is often simply printed onto the box of the bootleg version.

Expression Parts: Inside

The official product makes use of two separate parts at the joint connection area. These are all a single part on the bootleg version.

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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