How to Avoid Fake Sonic Merchandise Page 31
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
Gucci Mickey Eggman Fake Bad Tee Yeah, ok, not since the "Harry Potter Obama" Backpack have we had something like this...dumb.
This is the....Gucci Mickey Eggman tee! Lets take 3 things that don't go together at all, then try to combine them into something no one wants! How are bootleggers this...idk, you can't exactly call it creativity if it's just ripping stuff off.
Onward, to the myriad problems: First of all, why write 'gucci' on there? No one would believe that expensive brand. Then, they put different converse shoes onto Eggman, which...at least are the right size? But why the Mickey Mouse? Eggman's body doesn't resemble him at all? Also, they didn't delete the mustache, so it looks like fakie-mouse is having an explosion of some kind of neck hair excess.
Why even make this? Nothing about it is good.
Discovered by pichu97/Charlie
Miya Mica Fake CD Label Time for a fake spotting lesson if you're out to buy Sonic music...you've got to have a sharp eye.
Multi Dimensional Sonic Fake CD This is the case/label for "Multi Dimensional" a Sonic Adventure 2 sound track CD. It's loaded with great songs that any fan would want to own (see how long the track list is) but it's uncommon. This is a recipe for bootleggers, so...you've got to to spot the fakes.
To do that, look there at the edge detail MIYA (the black square) only bootlegs things. But they do a really good job and are difficult to spy...save for their black square. Then, the other tell is the letters "MICA" in their code number thing. They like to use this because most people don't know what the number does/is for so they don't catch it. But now, with this important info, you can. Remember: if you're buying online ask the person to see the details. Any good seller will be happy to show you close ups of the item. Don't pay big dollars for fakes.
Want to learn more?
You can, at VGMDB the music of arts & games. Then, SonicRetro website has info about the real thing. Look for the Sound Track Codes & match them with the verified REAL codes on sites like the VGMDB before you buy. Fakes like this can even come with fun posters, extras, and items that make them look alike in almost every way. These seem to be among the most sophisticated fakes yet produced.
Info & photos provided by Hedgy
Green Groucho Fake Sonic Ugly Uh oh, a nasty wrong color fake...this green groucho 'Sonic' uses a grinchy color of green, then adds 'groucho' thick black eyebrows? or something to further the bad look. Either way, he's fake, he's stupid, and he's not fooling anyone. So why even make this? What kid would not be afraid of it's ugly bad look? The mutant ears, mealy lower face with wiggly texture, absolutely amature job on the body...about the only thing it (somehow against the odds) got right-ish are the shoes. Is the bottom of the 'eye' messed up? Why is there a texture? Then the pupils aren't even sewn on right.
Who knows why this even exists, but it's an ok time to remind that 'changing the characters' color doesn't remove the copyright from it, or from the original look'. (Some bootlegs still believe that outdated notion) It may be funny and dumb to look at, but it is fortunately easy to avoid.
Amy Mix Up Bad Bootleg 6 Set Dolls
More scrubby stupid dolls to befoul the bootleg page!
This is a fake set, hoping to overwhelm and fool with many characters. Fortunately it's a flop though because no one was paying any attention to Amy Rose. It's got her colored eyes, but then her classic clothing. Next, they forgot every single detail of her shoes & made them just ugly white balls. The Tails has wrongly set eyes so he looks rather goofy. Shadow is a snarly mess, with badly done glove cuffs all the way up his arms, shrivelled spikes & somehow giant round feet? Sonic is just meh. Lopsided ears, lousy spikes...nothing remarkable at all. The Knuckles suffers all the usual ills, tiny lame fists, tiny shoes...but then look how long his legs are? Then the body is so small? Silver looks like their best shot but he's so wiggly spikes & kind of a messy face. It's really a mixed bag (that is still full of un-quality fakery) where you can see what they were trying for...but they just hit too many anti quality pitfalls. Photo discovered by Pichu97/Charlie