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Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by DRUMS01, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. DRUMS01 Member

    Hey everyone, since I am still kind of new here I have a question; Are the resin and metal figures on AliExpress counterfeit or seconds, or are they originals? I do not want to buy pirate copies of figures that may have been replicated without permission (?).

    Please let me know before I buy.....

    Ben
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  2. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Spotting recasts has been a regular subject on PF.
    Try these posts HERE and HERE for a start.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ben

    Thanks for asking the question ....this selling platform has been mentioned ref recasting, not saying all are iffy of course ...personally I would not go near them ...buy from bona fida companies ...

    Might I suggest you have a look in the Markeplace/Commisions as well ...see what members are selling from the GA

    As a matter of interest what are you wanting ?

    Nap
  4. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    If it is a Chinese platform the kits are more than likely recasts. I can't think of one Chinese producer in the figure market who features on this platform.

    If a kit is substantially less than the advertised retail price it is probably a recast.

    If it is not boxed with artwork it is probably a recast.

    Buy from an established retailer, there are three in the UK, or directly from the manufacturers website.
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  5. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    It would be helpful to know which country you are in.
  6. yellowcat Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
  7. Remebrandt New Member

    I was a member of a group who is against re-casting and would like to be part it again does anybody know any way to reach them ?
  8. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    As phony as a glass eye. Well about 99% of them anyway.

    - Steve
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  9. Remebrandt New Member

    by the way there were several actors who had a glass .
  10. pinkfloyd Well-Known Member

    Hi Ben,
    all AliExpress resin figures kits 200% re-casted for sure!

    Jeff
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  11. DRUMS01 Member

    Thanks everyone for the clarity; an aquaintence told me about it so I took a look. Upon seeing the crazy prices and limited product, I thought something was fishy.

    I am new and would never want to under-cut any of our wonderful sculptors or retailers. I really enjoy this forum and want to be not only an active member in good standing for a long time to come, but also a staunch supporter of our industry and advocate for anti-piracy.

    Thanks again....
    Ben
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Well said Ben .....perhaps you might like to be a PF Supporter as well ..about $15 a year/ equivalent ...mantains the site and all the necessary techy stuff ...see pic ...link is on top right

    Glad you enjoy the forum ...spread the word!

    Happy benchtime

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