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PostSubject: Current bootleg resources   Thu May 31, 2012 4:10 pm

OK, until we get the guides/bootleg photo galleries together and published lets post links to every bootleg resource on the web that we can think of.

Bootleg links!!!Post 'em if you've got em!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Thu May 31, 2012 5:28 pm

If I was still using IE7, I could add a shitload of links for all kinds of non-sw and sw bootlegs and knock-offs. My bookmarks didnt get transfered over to Firefox. Unless someone knows a way to do it, hook a brother up so I can get it all back.
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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Thu May 31, 2012 6:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Thu May 31, 2012 8:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:02 am

And a good one for Fetts Wink

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1064044/
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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:41 am

Thanks for the links!
Didn't know about this one, http://polish-toys-collector.webs.com/ looks like a very large collection, is the owner amongst us? Am sure Jakub can tell Smile
What's the story of the black DL At-At drivers? http://polish-toys-collector.webs.com/deluxepolishswbootleg.htm

Andy posted the new links of this site, it's translated already perhaps a bit better than Google does... unfortunally pics are down.
http://www.loucoporbonecos.com.br/site_em_ingl%EAs/aventuras_ingles.htm

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Martijn's site is pretty awesome!

http://www.starswar.eu/bootleg/contents/main.html

Thanks buddy Smile It's just waaay behind, I really need to update plus it hasn't got any text only visuals...

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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:39 pm

Martijn, I have no idea whos site that is. I was on a bootleg hunt one day looking for sites and that one popped up. Theres alot of nice stuff on there I would love to find.
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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:48 pm

For future use when referencing my collection pics as a resource. Please do not use the RS limelight link. Either the direct link to my flickr acct:

Mos Yglesias (The Bootleg museum)

or the SWblog article about my collection:
The official SW Blog Misfit Toys article

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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:11 am

Thanks for this amazing wealth of information. I have a pretty big figure collection, mostly consisting of (a lot of...) loose Fett stuff, but lately I have found some cheapo bootlegs that I could not pass up.

Of course, it started with a 3rd gen Polish Fett and then a few more followed. Someday I'll post the pics since there's only so much looking on the web can do. A trained eye is always best. (I certainly don't have that yet...) Still, they were all pretty cheap, so even if they are fake fakes, I think they're cool.

Anyway, after that ramble... thanks a million for the huge number of links!

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PostSubject: Newbie here.   Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:55 pm

Question? What is a bootleg? Shocked

I am doing an inventory as I am interested in selling my collection of 25 plus years.

I just came across a figure marked made in Mexico.
It says Kenner/ROJ 1983, Made in Mexico. On a black card. Figure is Ree-Yees. Labeled as model No. 70800. It's in the pkg. 65 figures on the back

It looks just like the other packages from 1983, except on the back of most the others figures 9 and 10 (Logray and Chief Chirpa)are blacked out, whereas on this card, they are not. Also the pictures look a little blurry. So far, it's the only one labeled made in Mexico. Is there someway to tell a bootleg? I'm guessing that means it really isn't made by Kenner. I've bounced around on some of the websites you have listed and mostly those figures have labels in foreign languages. This is English only. Looks real. How can I tell? Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Current bootleg resources   Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:04 pm

In short a bootleg is an unofficial copy of a licensed product which is usually of inferior quality. In terms of Star Wars bootlegs, they were mainly produced in countries where the licensed product was either unavailable, or expensive. Bootlegs made an affordable alternative.

Ree-Yees on a 'Made In Mexico' 65 back card is a licensed product. While not rare, it is worth a little more than a Taiwan or Hong Kong example. The back of MIM cards frequently have a matt finish with a poorer colour / picture quality. You may also see a small hole in the card behind the figure (There are 12 other characters that can be found on MIM cards).  I believe you are in contact with John (DarthBerizing)? If you email him a photo, he'll be able to confirm its authenticity.
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PostSubject: RE: Mexico   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:14 pm


Have found another Mexico, several Macau, three China, one from Hong Kong from a company called Palitoy. Am learning a lot. study Thank you for the education. Will be sending DarthB the first list of 50 figures later today to look over.
I can’t thank you enough for the education. Very Happy
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