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
Arrow Shadow Bogus Dumb Doll Another rotten effort doll is here...
This time it's a phony Shadow that can't fool anyone. The head stripe is so badly put together it makes a stupid looking arrow on his head. The ears are a total waste, the nose is huge, the 'eye shine dots' are sewn in at the bottom, wierd red ridge all the way around the eyes, and what's up with the fat lower face & big nose? It's also clearly a Sonic rip-off because that's who's body they used & just put white for the belly dot. It's like they're paying SOME attention, but then just botch the whole thing at the end. Very odd--but all right as well because it makes this trash easy to avoid. Photo discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Stupid Squashy Plush Hat Here comes a bad hat!
This is a semi-plush hat but it's pretty stupid. How is mutating Sonic's face into the shape of a ball-cap a good idea? It's not, and this hat proves it. It's clearly sewn oddly so it will look thick and mushy even on someone's head. The eyes are the wrong shape, with strange, long vertical eye shines. Having the nose & mouth on the brim makes his mouth actually locate ABOVE his nose which is super improper and odd. The whole thing is a fake mess. Photo discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Mickey Mouse Figure Fake Sonic Here's an odd little item.
It's clearly a modiefied Mickey Mouse 'mini' figure (see how there's no legs) that's also been painted to look like Sonic. You can still see Mickey's buttons, pants-line & mouse nose, as well as the circle ears. However, spikes, points to the shoes & 'eye brow ridge' have been added to get it looking more like Sonic. The paint looks really thick and rough too...almost like it's a fan item/fan-mod.
It's not terrible, but it's also clearly not Sonic. Photo discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Ugly Wall Decor Dumb Thing Make walls worse with this ugly bad 'wall decor' of badly sculpted Sonic fakery. Wrong colors abound, as well as mushy sculpting for the eyes & hands. Photo discovered by Pichu97 /Charlie
Odd Old Flat Top Fake This bogus plush is supposed to be pretty old, faked up in the earlier days of Sonic. (So, maybe a vintage fake) The pattern is clearly terrible, suffering from big body, undetailed hands, wrong shoes, and thick odd arms. The worst is the head though, with bizzarre mis-shapen spikes, no forehead at all/caved in looking & sort of a large squishy looking lower face area. The whole thing just looks messily made and bad. Hopefully nobody ended up with this lousy doll. Photo discovered by Pichu97/Charlie
Blank Shoe Fail Fake Bad pattern, bad fake.
Here comes blank-shoe bogus Sonic to ruin people's day since this one might be mistaken for the real thing in a claw-machine / ufo-catcher. The shoes are without buckle or stripe, though they're the right size/shape. His hands are pretty terrible though, with odd long cuffs & no fingers/just blobby mittens. The ears don't have borders & the mouth is at a wrong angle. Look at the spikes too...they're like flat triangle flaps on the back of the head. The tail is also sewn on pointing straight down (somehow? That's never really been an issue before) which also looks wrong. It's just riddled with mistakes. Why are there so many bad dolls? Photo discovered by Pichu97/Charlie