Hey you all, I need your help.
I've recently purchased a Gengar from the community, and I have some little issues that make me worry he might be a bootleg.
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:
I am NOT accusing the seller of consciously selling me a bootleg at all. I knew exactly what I was buying, and the seller told me he got Gengar without his tush and hang tag in a lot with other Pokedolls (such as Blaziken, Giratina, Wobbuffet etc.) all of which were LEGIT, so he assumed the Gengar was legit as well. So, he informed me exactly about Gengar to the best of his knowledge, and I was aware of it, also that he came with no tush and hang tag, and I was very satisfied and happy with the seller (I also purchased from them before). So this has absolutely nothing to do with the seller.
I just wanted to make this clear first, also: I am not sure about Gengar being legit, that's why I am asking you.
Now, I just worry about Gengar maybe being a bootleg primarily because of the following things...
First of all, the place where the tush tag was supposed to be looked like there was no tush tag at all in the first place. There was some silvery fuzz looking like tush tag material comming off that spot, but otherwise, it looks really clean. The seller told me that you couldn't really see where the tush tag was before I bought Gengar, but now that I saw it, I am somehow suprised that it is that clean and I just wonder if this is "normal".
Idk, is it possible to cut off tush tags like that without any traces left? Has anybody of you maybe also got a plush where this is the case, knowing that it is legit though?
Other than that, I compared Gengar with my other Pokedolls, and I discovered irregular stuffing with Gengar.
All my other Pokedolls are really well stuffed, and even the little parts like feet and arms are well stuffed so that there is no loose fabric hanging around, you know?
Now, with Gengar, his little tail at the back has no stuffing inside, so that you can basically squeeze it inside.
Squeezing it inside looks like this:
Also, at right side bottom of his chin, there is less stuffing than on the other side. Normally, I would assume that roundish Pokedolls are fully stuffed so that they form a firm round "ball".
But when you look at Gengar, it looks like the fabric at his chin is a little bit loose, like this:
Has anyone of you also a Gengar Pokedoll where similar things are the case? I mean is it normal for Gengar Pokedolls to miss stuffing in their tails or something?
Everything I heard of legit Pokedolls was that they had very good stuffing, and normally, when there was missing stuffing, I always thought this was typical for bootlegs.
Other than that, my Gengar Pokedoll looks pretty much like other Gengar Pokedolls I've seen.
Any help is highly appreciated :)