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Old 11-16-2017, 02:45 PM   #1
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Authentic or Bootleg?

Hey, I mostly lurk here, but I was wondering if you guys could help me out with something. There's someone in my area who is selling the Venom Unbound Fine Art Statue for a very good price. I'm interested in it, but I suspect that the statue may be a bootleg. Can any of you confirm my suspicions by looking at the pictures below? It's really the gray paint in Venom's right eye that's setting off alarm bells for me. The base doesn't look quite right either, though that might just be due to the image quality. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 11-16-2017, 03:21 PM   #2
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It looks alright to me.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #3
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+1. Looks legit.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:54 PM   #4
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no bootleg can have that box.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:12 PM   #5
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no bootleg can have that box.
Unfortunately, I've seen some very convincing fake Kotobukiya boxes with my own two eyes. I've even held some. They're out there.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:15 PM   #6
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It's probably real, though I'd ask the seller for a better version of the second pic that isn't blurry and washed out by flash. Having said that, even real Koto pieces have been known to have sloppy paint or glue app.



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Old 11-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts, guys. I went to see the statue for myself, and despite the bad pictures, the price being too good to be true, and some other sketchy stuff, it ended up being authentic. I'm happy to report that Venom now resides in my man cave.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:20 AM   #8
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I've been keeping up with Koto fine art pieces for almost 10 years now, but I've never seen a Nova fine art statue? Is this legit or bootleg??

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOVA-FINE-A...53.m1438.l2649
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:17 AM   #9
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It's legit. There was a NOVA Fine Art statue from Kotobukiya

9 years ago.

https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-75
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:25 AM   #10
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thats legit. used to own one.
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