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Old 01-17-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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"China edition Revoltech"

I was on eBay looking for the Revoltech turtles, and found them for a great deal, but the description says China edition, does that mean bootleg? And if they are bootlegs, does anyone know if they are as high quality as the neca bootlegs?
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:59 AM   #2
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well if they are bootlegs thats good news for everyone who does not have the orginals yet, bad news for ones that do
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:24 PM   #3
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"China edition" usually means bootleg. Surprised that they're bootlegging these.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:59 PM   #4
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I was wondering the same thing..I see single figures for $37 shipped and the set of 4 for just over $100..

Does anyone know if there's really any diff between these and the real ones?? I have a real set which I bought from hlj.. Tempted on buying the bootleg set for $100
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:23 PM   #5
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"China edition" is code word for bootleg. It's what sellers refer to their items as so as not to be liable when a buyer realizes their products are not authentic.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:26 PM   #6
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I was wondering the same thing..I see single figures for $37 shipped and the set of 4 for just over $100..

Does anyone know if there's really any diff between these and the real ones?? I have a real set which I bought from hlj.. Tempted on buying the bootleg set for $100


If the quality's decent I might not be able to resist. I really want a set of the real ones, but it's so hard to justify the price.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:38 PM   #7
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save yourself the head ache and just buy the real thing. i can't justify buying knock offs, the only thing those are good for are being fodder for customs.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:53 PM   #8
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he only thing those are good for are being fodder for customs.
exactly what i was thinking
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:11 PM   #9
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Oh, you're definitely right there. And I'd totally buy them if I could justify it. But at the moment I just can't. Sort of an "it's this or nothing" situation.

But... aah, truthfully, I'll probably just abstain and hope the legit versions aren't too expensive once I can afford it.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:27 AM   #10
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It generally means it never made the trip to Japan. Otherwise, you're paying for the product to be shipped from China to Japan, quality-checked again in Japan, then shipped to you or another retailer. China means it never left China and is ostensibly straight from the factory.

Of course people want you to pay mark-ups on their product. It's the only thing that gives that product the value placed on it. That's why they're going to say that the price difference is a matter of quality, not distribution. But even that's a fallacy; bootleg is a funny word these days. I've purchased "bootlegs" that are better quality than retail product, for a fraction of the cost of retail product.

I'm not one for peer pressure. I'd buy the new ones out of China.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:38 PM   #11
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Hope they've fixed Mikey's nunchucks so they can be held properly. If so, I'm buying!
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:32 AM   #12
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Hey Guys Maybe i can help you , never ever buy a bootleg of a popular figure .
Simply because every popular figure gets reissued at one point in time,here are some websites.

anime-export.com
etoysjapan.com
anime-island.com
amiami.com

revoltech turtles are priced under 30 dollars a piece .
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:11 AM   #13
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Hey Guys Maybe i can help you , never ever buy a bootleg of a popular figure .
Simply because every popular figure gets reissued at one point in time,here are some websites.

anime-export.com
etoysjapan.com
anime-island.com
amiami.com

revoltech turtles are priced under 30 dollars a piece .
Well, the issue is that they're unavailable or sold out at all of those sites and eBay prices are very high. I'm gonna have to wait on them (if I get them at all) anyway, so hopefully they do get relisted cheaper.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:27 AM   #14
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well for them to be reissued takes time , for instance revoltech transformers took 2 years to be reissued , but dragonballz figures are reissues almost every month lol.
Believe me you'll complete them just be patient, cause i've seen the price 23 euro on anime export and they sell them for 80 euro each , just keep a close eye on the websites i stated and i promise you they will come up
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:32 AM   #15
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well for them to be reissued takes time , for instance revoltech transformers took 2 years to be reissued , but dragonballz figures are reissues almost every month lol.
Believe me you'll complete them just be patient, cause i've seen the price 23 euro on anime export and they sell them for 80 euro each , just keep a close eye on the websites i stated and i promise you they will come up
Gotcha! And thanks - I'll keep an eye out. I'd prefer to buy the legit versions, but I've definitely got a limit on how much I'll spend.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:44 PM   #16
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I dig the Revoltech turtles but not their price. Since I don't play with my toys the quality isn't a deal breaker for me as long as they look close to the original.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #17
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I love my revoltechs but if you pay attention to what people have been saying about them you must know that despite how great they look and how fun it is to pose them, they are a bit more fragile than many western action figures.

I think buying a chinese version is going to be really disappointing because if the official versions have some fragility problems then surely the chinese version is going to be worse.

Beware.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:48 PM   #18
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I have my set of four TMNT Revoltechs listed on ebay for a few weeks. Today I noticed that I lost quite a few "watchers" on the auction. Then I thought, "that's a trend" and there must be some cheap ones out there for sale. Lo-and-behold, I did a search and saw that Chinese revoltechs for under $30. haha

I agree that people will probably have a lot of issues with the knock-offs. It's a little bit different in comparing the revoltech knockoffs and the NECA knock offs. The NECA knocks had simplistic articulation and looked pretty good actually. I'm really interested in seeing these Revol knocks. I'm guessing that the knock offs will have a lot of issues with the joints.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:58 PM   #19
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I would get them.
As long as they are decent... wouldn't mind loosing SOME articulation.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:01 AM   #20
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Anyone wanna take the plunge and buy one of these "knockoffs" for a quick comparison?

I bought all 4 authentic Revoltech turtles already so I wouldn't mind picking one of these up.
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