Bootleg By Definition

One of the most common questions I get in my “How to Spot Bootlegs” panel is “What is the difference between a ‘bootleg’ and ‘unlicensed’ merchandise?” The difference is massive, so I’m here to explain. Throughout my time as a collector, I’ve noticed that “bootleg” is often used as an umbrella term for merchandise thatContinue reading “Bootleg By Definition”

Bootlegs When a Creator is Problematic

As a Sailor Moon blog/site I just want to clarify that Naoko Takeuchi has NOT been outed as a problematic creator. In fact, she’s quite private, and it’s rare that even fans see her in public. If she is, it would be difficult for us to know. This post was initially created as a FacebookContinue reading “Bootlegs When a Creator is Problematic”

Quick Guide: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bootlegs

Before I start I would like to say that this is not an anti-bootleg post. For some people they’re all you can afford, and sometimes you simply did not know any better. Some collectors buy exclusively weird and funny bootlegs. The creator of Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi, collected bootlegs of her franchise in the 90’sContinue reading “Quick Guide: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bootlegs”

Identifying S.H.Figuarts Sailor Moon Series Bootlegs

THIS GUIDE APPLIES TO ALL BOOTLEG S.H.FIGUARTS SAILOR MOON LINE FIGURES,but specifically uses Sailor Moon as a baseline. Price Tags & Listings If an S.H.Figuarts Sailor Moon figure is a bootleg chances are you’ll see her priced very low ($17.99 seems to be the magic price as of December 12, 2013). The seller may alsoContinue reading “Identifying S.H.Figuarts Sailor Moon Series Bootlegs”