JujuFox (jujufox) wrote in pkmncollectors,

Shake your Booties!

My local anime shop Too Cool, a chain in some of the Chicagoland area malls, has really upped the booties! >__<; They seem to only have tons of Jakks, and tons of bootleg Pokemon plush. They do carry other bootlegs too, like Heartless plushes, and derpy Nintendo knock-offs. It's getting worse though...

I was hoping to find at least one legit plush that wasn't a Jakks in the bunch, but sadly I think they may all be bootlegs. I took as many pics as I could, but I didn't want to get kicked out so I was in a rush. Sorry in advance for the blurry/out of focus pics!

The WORST offender is this Pokedoll knock-off. They also had Jolteons. The dot on the forehead was peeling off, the material was icky feeling, and of course the curling Pokedoll hang tag is a reminder of exactly what this isn't!

Canvas rip-off! This Shaymin cought my attention, since I collect land form Shaymins. Look at that nose... wow. ALL of my Shaymin plush have a triangle shaped nose. As you can see in the background there were Arceus, Vaporeon, and Entei galore!

A lot of them had this hang tag. Now I'm no expert, but Takara Tomy and SonoKong are the only ones that use that Best Wishes logo, right? Other anomalies are that there is no writing in the inside of the folded tag. All of the tags I have on my plush include writing on the inside. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but they don't generally tag the ears? When I worked for Ty(the beanie baby company) there were very specific rules about where you put the hang tag. I don't think I've ever seen a Pokemon plush tagged on the ear. Put all of these issues together, and you're looking at a bootleg plush. Again, if I am wrong let me know! I am still learning. :)

This Mew had the same hang tag, and here is the tush tag. I kind of love how this pic turned out so that the bootie Pikachus in the background are laughing at Mew's butt examination. Unfortunately, the writing is blurred out. It didn't say Takara Tomy on it though, I can guarantee you that!

For most of the plush there if it wasn't a Jakks it didn't even have a hang tag. What a sad trip to see all the Pokemon fully stocked, and then upon further inspection to find they are all crap(except for the Jakks of course)!

In other news I have to somehow rearrange my collection since I got a ton of Meowths recently! I'm thinking about selling my Invader Zim toys so I can use that shelf. The only problem is that means splitting up my collection. Right now I have it all on top of my computer desk, and the shelf is on the other side of the living room. I'll figure out something and make a spiffy new collection update soon!

Lastly, If you have any Reshirams you are selling I'd love to see them! I still am looking for a Reshy Pokedoll, tags can be detached.
Tags: plush
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