First ever – and probably last ever- figure bought from eBay.

SO my first ever Nendoroid arrives in the mail. After clawing through the multiple layers of packaging, I sensed something was amiss when I saw the box. I knew shit was brewing when I chanced upon this:

The copyright was missing a circle. This couldn’t be good.

With fear and trepidation, I opened the box. Instead of being greeted with the nice PVC smell GSC stuff come with, a horrid odour of cheap plastic fills my nose. Fuck. It was then I saw this face, and realised that I had bought a bootleg.

Fucking China. Never gonna buy any figures from eBay again. I will get a real Nendoroid real soon, I mean it. The smell of the plastic is so fucking strong that it fills up the entire room. I don’t even want to study anymore. Not to mention the parts are loose, the paint job horrid and whatnot.

Perhaps its price should have set off a few alarm bells in my head. At about $20, it was too much of a steal – even if it were, as comments seemed to imply, a ‘clearance sale’. Perhaps I already knew it’d be a bootleg. 99.69% positive feedback? Bullshit. Fuck China. Its parts keep falling apart too. I really feel an urge to splurge tomorrow. I don’t know why.

Lesson 1: Never trust eBay.

Lesson 2 : China’s plastics all smell like crap.

Lesson 3: China’s plastics all smell like crap.

Lesson 4: Bootlegs suck.

To think China can come up with quality stuff -yet still rely on making bootlegs ._.

And damn, my friends like rubbing salt in my wounds.

Never mind, I’ll probably pick up Azunyan next week out of spite.

This is madness! NO! This! is! AUTHENTICITY!

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10 Responses to First ever – and probably last ever- figure bought from eBay.

  1. ScorchNRoses says:

    You should’ve told me you wanted to buy a Miku nendo -.- I could have found you one genuine one…

    • Valence says:

      No…I just bought it cos’ it was cheap D:

      Never mind, going to get my Touhou set and probably Azunyan in the near future.

      Thanks for the offer anyways ;D

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just FYI, the main production line for most figure makers is in China, GSC included.

    • Valence says:

      I know that dude, but fuck China anyway. Most of what, everything? – is made in China nowadays…..and thus similar amounts of bootlegs and poor quality products are created as a result. Makes me wonder why they can achieve awesome standards for some products but not on their own – they seem to practice this skill of ‘copy and paste’, if you get what I mean.

      …Whatever it is, fuck China. Or to be more specific, fuck China’s bootlegs.

  3. Nopy says:

    I’ve gotten a bootleg before too, but I paid full price for it. That was a very disappointing day 😦

  4. bd77 says:

    Bootleg nendo… ouch… >.<
    Sorry to hear that. I myself never haven't purchase anything from eBay, too scary.
    I tried buying a bootleg gunpla, in the end I donated it to a friend.

  5. Fabrice says:

    FUCK bootlegs! O.o shame you have to come across one =/
    im lucky to have not!

    =/ i never buy from ebay since its poured with smelly shit bootlegs.

    Azunyan to the rescue!

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