How to Spot Fake Japanese Figures

By Brian Ashcraft on at

Fakes are a problem in the world of collectibles. That’s why Japanese figure company Good Smile has a customer support page dedicated entirely to spotting pirated goods.

The page updates on a regular basis, showing recent phoney items and how customers can spot them. The differences are sometimes small, but noticeable. Other times, they’re big and obvious.

Below are some recent fakes. The images with the red circles are the real deal, while the adjacent ones with blue Xs are not.

[All images: Good Smile]


For the comparisons below, the fakes are first.