How to Avoid Fake Sonic Merchandise Page 34
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
16 in 1 Fake Cartridge Ye Olden Fakery Shoppe-
The 'tried and UNtrue' staple of old fakes is the "many in 1" bogus game cartridge. In this case, it's "MD 16 in 1". These things may have many games but the games are often truncated, don't work well, or sometimes don't even exist. Cartridges are built by real companies to have a certain amount of data in them that works reliably. Jimmying this around leads to problems, but bootleggers don't care because they think everyone is a sucker. Of course, they plaster Sonic on here...but if you read the list of things, you'll see not even 1 Sonic title in there. Actually, ALL of them look fake except for one, "Spy vs Spy" which was a real comic in MAD magazine.
Many sound like generic names for other things...which could be the cartridge trying to disguise it stole copyrighted content but then...why put stolen Sonic on there? Don't trust these things. Discovered by WinDOS ExPea
Hyper & Dark Sonic Fake Plushes Sometimes fakers will dabble in things where the character they know exists, but has no merchandise...And that's the case with these 2 fairly large dolls.
You have here Fake Hyper Sonic & Fake Dark Sonic. Indeed, neither one has official merchandise in 2020 but...
They haven't done super well with either one. The construction appears quality but the details are messed up. Hyper Sonic lacks the....actual hyper feature....the upturn extreme spikes. Then, the eyes are blue, and the eye shine shape is a slit which it never should be/looks bad. The DarkSonic has miserably positioned ears & calls back to the olden-days when nobody knew what Sonic's spikes were, as it's some goofy looking 2D fin tacked to the top of the head. His shoes are also shrivelled with loose buckles.
What's interesting is the fabric looks quality on them, and then look at the clearly defined fingers for Dark Sonic & the decently sized feet for both. Someone was making an effort, but they didn't make enough of one so these are easy to spot fakes also--despite the interesting premise. Discovered by WinDOS ExPea
Boomovie Fake Coloring Book
Double the garbage for double the trouble!
This is a bogus coloring book. And as usual, the faker-makers like to mix up different things that don't go together. In this case, it's got movie art but then labels the book as "Sonic Boom". Nothing Sonic ever mixes around various continuities so it's a red flag right away. The thing will be no doubt filled with poorly stolen art (yes they DO rob fans, they steal children's drawings and use them to make money--all bootleggers care about is ripping people off, they don't care how they do it or who they discourage) Always stay away from these low-effort cheap garbage fake coloring books. Discovered by WinDOS ExPea