How to Avoid Fake Sonic Merchandise Page 35
|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
|Here's a fake from the 1990s in China.
It's one of those not-very-useful 'keychain plush' dolls. The doll is always too big to be a proper keychain, and this one is no exception. It's also clearly from the era when nobody knew how Sonic's spikes went, because he's a victim of the 'felt fin' idea, where they're just 1 line of felty flaps.
|Of course, being a phony, that's only one of several issues which include 3 fingers mistake hands, wierd mouth that goes all the way across, big-nose, and missing tail. They just seemed to not bother much with the back of him at all. You can see the key ring & its sewn-on cloth loop there above the ear, to get an idea of the size of it. Small plushes like this can actually be somewhat difficult to make, so you don't often see them as fakes. Photo & owned by Pichu97/Charlie|
|Double Bootleg power?
Just what's going on here? Well, this is an actual plush made about "Uganda Knuckles". Ugandan Refresher: At some point there was supposedly a Sonic fan living in the country Uganda, and they decided to draw Knuckles one day, and posted it on the internet. Because it was a little kid though...well...the art wasn't the best likeness. However, as some things go--the internet took hold of it and things ran away from there, making the 'bad art' into something famous and funny like the 'gotta go fast' crayon.
So the art wasn't official, it was a legitimate fan art. But then, is this even a bootleg at all? It isn't trying to trick people into thinking it is actual-Knuckles.
|But, it probably also wasn't approved by the original artist either....so it flies into some odd gray area. And this page.
And......it's actually really good? Like...whoever did this was looking at the art quite well because it has the odd face bottom, scribbly fists, withered shoes and the chest stripe is at the bottom/where it should=shouldn't be. It really does a good job looking like the art which is even more hilaroius because usually bootlegs get everything wrong and then suddenly, this very wrong art produces this very accurate plush. It is double funny to see!