Due to the insane popularity of the Hatsune Miku figures it probably was only a question of time until bootleg copies appear. It seems like currently there is a big flood of fake Hatsune Miku figures appearing on eBay and the like.
Mikufan reader Sarah has sent in an email regarding this after receiving a bootleg figure herself. We will try to write up a guide on how to recognize fake figures soon, until then please be careful when purchasing any figure on eBay or a similar online auction place.
Since Christmas is around the corner and some of you might want to pick up a figure try to pay attention to the following points:
Ask the seller for additional higher quality photos different from the ones listed in the auction
Compare the art, text and images on the packaging to the original
Pay close attention to details on the figures – There should be no rough parts or scuffmarks
Pay attention to the price – if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is
Avoid sellers from Hong Kong and China and Thailand, unless they are willing to provide further details and pictures regarding the figures
We will keep you updated on this topic as soon as more information comes in.