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”

How To: Remove Plastic Yellowing

The sad reality of collecting vintage toys is that even if you take the BEST care of them they can turn yellow. For some items it can be a chemical reaction in the plastic due to heat or simply age, for others it can be sun fading from being left outside or in a windowContinue reading “How To: Remove Plastic Yellowing”

Sailor Moon Shopping

If you’re unsure how to get your Sailor Moon collection started, try with the links below! These are my favourite shops, or shops that are safe to purchase from. I’d like to make this guide with zero need to acknowledge the elephant sized virus in the room, but due to Covid-19 some of these shopsContinue reading “Sailor Moon Shopping”

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”