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How do you tell the difference between authentic and fake/bootleg anime figures?

Fake anime figures are the poison of the anime world!

Firstly, fake anime figures are the ones destroying the market prices. Secondly, these fakes discourage the authentic hard work put in by their makers. Third, this practice discredits the source of the character. It is humiliating to the creators because it rips off years of hard work.

All in all, this is discrediting the whole line of manga artists, anime producers, visual artists, figurine makers, graphic designers when people support unoriginal work. As a consumer, do not get cheated by this unfaithful replications!

Moreover, some people do not have reservations about owning fake anime figurines because they claim that the figurines look essentially the same. For something that looks the same and cost much lesser, it is fair enough to go for the fake or bootleg figurine. So, why would you buy the more expensive one?

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What are the different types of anime figures?

Too many variations of anime figures!

Have you seen shops in Singapore with so many different types of anime figures on display? Well, I sure have!

There was this shop that I went to when I was 16 years old. and the vast number of colours, line sand contrasts was overwhelming. I left the shop after a while, feeling deeply impressed and dizzy at the same time. (The spotlights did not help!)

Supposedly, you want to buy an anime figure of your favourite series. A big question would be – where do I start? The anime merchandise industry is huge. There are just way too many different types of anime figures from so many different anime series.

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