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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bootleg Alert! Hasbro Spidey and Carnage



This is Loosecollector Customs. Where we put bootleggers in tight underpants, and give them a wedgie.
 
We've found out that the ENTIRE "Spiderman Infinite" line has been bootlegged and sold as a lot in the grey market. You will see the figs... Superior Spidey, Black Cat, Movie Spidey, Movie Electro, Beetle, Carange and BAF Goblin all jammed together inside a cheap plastic bag.



We would like to thank Jimmy Tan of Divisoria Mall, for donating the bootlegs and MarvelLegends.Net
for the pics of the original ones. Thank you guys!


Today we'll show you Spidey and Carnage. Sorry, no side by side comparison for now :(.
I had the legit figures before, but used them already as custom fodder.
On all the pics, left side is the bootleg, right side is the original item. At first glance, the most obvious differences are...

FAKE - sloppy paintjob and the colors do not align with the sculpt (see Carnage's eyes and teeth), dull coloring
ORIGINAL - sharp painted lines, vibrant plastic colors


But, if you are shopping for one of these guys and you don't have an original one in hand, the best way to find out is with the eyes.
The fake ones have SILVER eyes while the original ones have distinctively WHITE ones.

 Hope this helps guys. Keep loving the hobby :)!





12 comments:

  1. A-horse-with-two-namesFebruary 23, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I almost got scammed if I haven't seen this.

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  2. There's a lot more to telling which is which, but you highlighted the main one, in the eyes.
    I also noticed the disc joints (shoulders, wrists, ankles) are a lot thinner than the normal ones. Worse still is the fact the hips on the barbell joint can swivel freely front to back. It means using them as custom fodder is out of the question...

    Thank for pointing these out LC! About time we bring these cheapskates to justice.

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    1. Thank you MxK90. I will update with side by side comparison, when I again get hold of the original ones.
      I will mention your observation as well. The looseness on the hips is indeed bad on these :(.

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    2. No problem dude, glad to help out and thanks for all the work put in on this!

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  3. You're doing a great service to us collectors with your customs and updates sir. You are a rockstar in this hobby!

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  4. Please show a comparisson of the Black Cat :D

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    1. Here you go brother...

      http://loosecollector.blogspot.com/2014/11/bootleg-alert-hasbro-black-cat_20.html

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  5. How about for Superior Spider-Man?

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    1. There you go bro.... http://loosecollector.blogspot.com/2015/04/fake-hasbro-superior-spidey-and.html

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  6. The colors of bootlegs figures looks better in carnage and spidy here, nice info and greetings.

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  7. are there more fake ML series?!

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    1. There are a LOT more. We will do more of these when we free up time. Stay tuned!

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