Telling the difference between a fake figure and a real one.
Hello. I know this isn’t cosplay related but I would like to talk to you guys about this issue.
For those of you who don’t know I am a massive anime fan. And my biggest hobby is to collect anime figures.
After doing it for so many years I thought maybe I can tell you guys how to spot a fake from a real figure.
So I am going to start with this.
Last year I brought myself a Len Kagamine figure. It cost me £68 from a anime convention. Then at Christmas my friend brought me the same one for £25 off ebay .
Can you tell which is which from this photo?
The one on the right is the real one.
Now how can you tell when you see a figure at a convention.
Usually the best way to tell is by the paint job. Real ones are painted so well they do not have smudge lines or the paint is not neat. Also the figure should not have any markings on it.
As you can see below. THe left fake one has horrible lines and a mark on it back.
Fake on left of photo
Another way to tell is by the texture of the plastic. On the fake figure the plastic will be rough and you might feel bumps on the rim of characters clothes.
Another way to tell is by the colour it’s painted in. Usually fake figures hair is never shaded. It would be one block colour, sometimes that same colour with be on the clothes aswell.
There is also another way you can tell by the hair and that is by how pointy it is. The real figures hair will have a sharp point. If you just touch it you will tell right way. Fakes usualy have blunt ends. ThIs is only for the big figma figures.
Fake on left
There is another way to tell but this is only after you buy it is by how well it fits together. When you buy a figure you have to usually put it on its stand and put the props on it. Now if while your doing so and you start to struggle to place something then it is fake. Everything should simple be put together with ease. When I put the fake together the guiter would not fit cause the tie was to low. I had to use force.
Fake on right
It also does not fit in the figure’s hand aswell.
Fake hand in front
And the last way to tell is by skin colour. Fakes always have a dull peach while a real has a bright peachy colour. Also the eye colour on fakes will be dull aswell.
Please! Do not buy figures off ebay. Most of them will be fakes. If you do want to then make sure the photo is their own. Do not buy if you seen the same photo from different sellers or the official photos from official sites. Please go to your nearest convention or use a trusted official site.
I really hope that this has helped you alot. Sorry for spelling errors and such.
Now a test! Which one here is the fake and which one is real? You need to send your answer to my ask for me to add you. I will pick a name at random and there will be a prize for the winner.
Will annonce the winner on the 23rd July