How to Avoid Fake Sonic Merchandise Page 28
Fakery and junk abounds when bootleggers think they can get away with knocking off Sonic the Hedgehog!
Fight back by educating yourself on what NEVER to buy with these pages of photos and tips!

Remember, you vote with your money...any buying of fake junk only supports and encourages them to make more. Wouldn't you rather have awesome official items? Wouldn't you rather enjoy cool good quality stuff you know you can depend on? If you want the real deal, bootlegs are never the way to go.
Remember what a 'bootleg' item is:
It is an unofficial or unlicensed product being sold to the fans- by NON FANS. These can be home-made or made in a factory. They are not approved by the company who holds the license and are NOT made to any standard. The quality is usually low, leading to items which may break or wear out. Fake items may also be unsafe. Remember, bootleg makers are only after your money. They don't care at all about Sonic the hedgehog and are only out for a quick buck. Don't waste your money! Buy official SEGA Sonic things only, look for copyrights, and demand the real deal.
Iron On Transfers Submission: CLOSED (every single art on the internet can be one of these, know that it exists & if it's a transfer of any type it IS A FAKE. Bootleg Avoidance HUB Page
Mickey Mutant Mascot Here's a Mickey Mutant Mascot...and is it ever scary!
This fat lame looking fake suit uses a 'clever' trick to create the head. Notice how the face bottom is super inappropriate & un-Sonic-like...well, that's because it's from a knockoff Mickey Mouse mascot suit. They cut the mickey face away on top & used that plastic bottom to frame a phony Sonic head. Of course, they messed it up with fat flappy spikes, scary eyes/face & that the head is super huge. The 'body' they didn't want to bother with so scrunchy wrinkly sleeves were added to a fat suit with "Sonic" written on it so "he looks like he's wearing clothes" & they don't have to do an effort. Remember: as bad as this looks, they're trying to sell it for 100s of dollars. Conveniently they cover up the shoes with the company logo there (so you know who to avoid, ugh)
No amout of costume cannibalizing can make something fake into something cool. Discovered by Pichu97
Very Pink Floppy Amy Fake This Amy's got a bit too much pink.
Inacurate Amys are nothing new, but this one's suffering from something a little different: too much pink. Her red dress is pink & so are her shoes. They've still got the stripe, but the color is wrong. Amy herself is also a lighter pink. Look at her odd hands too, she has like a giant mutant thumb or something going on. The dress isn't detailed, she's missing her gold bracelets & her ear borders as well. The whole doll just seems a little rumpled or floppy. The eyelash 'lines' are also quite out of hand.
It won't fool anyone, but it is rather odd to see this many strange mistakes showing up all at once on a doll. Discovered by Pichu97
Horrible Garbage Trash Package What horrible garbage!
Just look at this trash in a box! These have to be THE WORST fake figures ever produced in the name of Sonic. EVERY single thing about them is 100% wrong. Fail-quality plastic, hideous non-sculpts, mis-matched everything, stolen fan art, mixed up era box art, bad colors, bad poses, frightening faces, melting proportions... the list could just go on and on. This box set defies description as to how it ever got conceived of, let alone made and set out to spoil and sully a shelf somewhere. FAIL. Discovered by Pichu97
Big Shoe Bad Mouths Plushes Big Shoe Bad Mouth Dolls.
These seem to be some sort of creepy combination fake plush. They're combining from the 'big shoe fakes' (where the dolls had large glossy fabric shoes) & the 'bad mouth fakes' (where all dolls had mis-sewn embroidered wrong-smiles) 2 bad things clearly go bad together, as this set looks creepy & shiny and just no-good. Discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Brown Nose Bad Fake Simple Simple, but stupid!
This ugly overly simple classic style fake has a dumb looking brown nose, scribbly red mouth & a total disregard for detail with 0 cuffs, micro mittens, tiny ears, & detail free shoes. It's just terrible, and all the mistakes add up to a really rotten looking doll. Discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Splatty Fatty Fake Sonic A splatty, fatty fake! This disasterous doll has a bad case of 'big body' only made worse with the badly shaped belly dot & 'fat bottom'. The splayed spikes make it look like it went 'splat' as they're all out to the sides. The face is also very doughy & mushy looking with a big nose/chin area & wrinkled eyes. Its supposed to be modern style but the pattern is just a failure. Who keeps shoveling out these nasty dolls? Discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Kinder Egg Bootleg A Kinder Egg Bootleg!
What's a Kinder Egg? It's a chocolate 'surprise egg' that is illegal in America. It's illegal because inside the chocolate shell, there is a package with a toy/game/puzzle. The world's worst child opened the chocolate egg, ate it, then....they ate the toy! Package and all! Because a kid couldn't figure out that a rolling plastic car wasn't food, the egg became illegal to own or sell. (Do they also eat cereal-box prizes like those plastic color change spoons?)
However, just because you can't have it in America, doesn't mean you can't fake them up elsewhere, which is the case with this garish orange egg from Veitnam. They stole some CG Sonic art from Sega, colored the gloves orange (why?) & added him to the shrink-wrap on this bogus egg. Inside the plastic shell there, there'd probably be candy & a prize. Bootleg food is especially no-good though, because who knows if it has any clenliness or quality controls? If they're already willing to rip off art, what else will they rip off? Photo & owned by The OrangeHedgehog
Miserable Awful Eye Silver
Hide the kids, this one's a real scare!
This has got to be the WORST produced Silver bootleg yet, and it's all because his eyes are almost completely sideways and fused in the middle. The mouth is also somehow vertical too, which isn't helping anything. They're clearly trying (and failing) to get his details going, look at the detatched cuffs & wrong chest fur. He also doesn't have enough fingers & the forehead spikes don't lay right. The cloth tag is likely just a copy of something else. How could anyone, bootleggers included think to unleash this nasty thing? Discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Forces Bootleg Bed A Bootleg Bed! Bonkers?
Yes if it gets bought. This bogus bed has a comforter/blanket & 2 pillow cases all with the same image. It's off one of the 'posters' to Forces so it's pretty grim with burning background & charging forward cast. But, it's also got "Demo Generic Guy" the glasses-wearing 'fan-char' stand in that nobody cares about featured front and center too because it was only meant to be an ad for the game & not...well, a bedspread as it is here. (The purple thing on the left edge is a wisp) The logo also appears, but notice how they hide it under the turn-down of the blanket since usually a blanket isn't just ripped off game art. Discovered by Sonic Dollz