Hey guys, back again with an update on my Bootleg Levi (ﾉ^ヮ^)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧ So the vender emailed back and said it’d be a waste of time and money to give me a refund, so they want to ‘give me half and let me keep the figure’. Ha, okay. Anywho, gonna contact Amazon and see if they can do anything about it, but before I ship him off I decided to take a few pictures for you guys. I didn’t bring out the box he came in since it was basically a floppy crushed piece of red cardboard with a titan in the back, but here’s a look at the figure itself.
OHMYGOD YOU GUYS IM LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW! After weeks of research I finally found a Levi figure that I wanted on Amazon, it was the Sen-ti-Nel Brave Act Levi scale figure. All the reviews were good and the pictures in the reviews looked like he was great, so I ordered him. The seller’s name was HyTan, so if you come across this, don’t buy his or hers stuff! Anywho, I waited almost a month for it to arrive, and today, it came in a battered package on my front door. It was wrapped in tape and was almost impossible to open.
Apparently it came from China, but the description said it was being shipped from Japan. Interesting.
So I opened it up and saw the weirdest looking box art. I knew what the box was supposed to look like so what I saw came as a shock to me. It had two fake stickers on it, Petit Chara Land and Chimi Mega, two brands that sell mostly Naruto Chibi figures. Odd.
So today I was out at a local store…and they had some nendoroids and most of them looked, well, fake. But then there was a Snow Miku 2013 Ver. that looked pretty good, two of the faces looked just like the original and the price was definitely legit, so I got her a haha. When I got home I had some doubts and decided to check a few things. Two of the faces were just like the original, not shiny or anything. But one of them was somewhat shiny. She didn’t even come with the snowflake head piece (I don’t think, I didn’t check everything). And boom, she was a bootleg. I can’t believe I feel for such trickery! Augh! Well, I’d like to get some matte to make her less shiny and fix her up a bit. Do some custom nendo work :3
If you have any bootleg stories you’d like to tell, feel free to comment about them below! Thanks for reading 😀