Based on the location of the item, I'd say that's a legit Servine plush from Nintendo World in NYC. Somebody bought it just to put it on ebay most likely.
But anyway, the Nintendo World plush are pretty awesome, I have a ton of them myself from past visits :) I don't have the second stage ones, but if I remember right, they were a bit larger than the other plush. The fabric is very soft (I think it's velboa, but someone correct me if I'm wrong here!) Here is a legit one from the vending machines in Washington (same plushes as NW, Epcot).
EDIT: Ordered a Servine Plush last night, will post when it arrives. Which is apparently 26th Aug or so. Damn Australia being isolated and such.
Last edited by Ruuku; 10th August 2013 at 08:42 PM.
Gotta say, looking through some of those obvious bootlegs out there is rather amusing.
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Guess what arrived on the 28th August?
The colours might be slightly faded, but its sooo cute! I just want to hug it all day!
...But there is gaming to be done!
Anyway, it came with the official tag, so it's definitely not a fake. The fabric is nice and soft, just slightly different to my Snivy's. it's kinda like those pillows you can run your hand over and they get lighter or darker.
Ahmegahd those eyes they remind me of myself too much *breaks stare*
Thank you Aragi, I couldn't order the exact one you posted, but I definitely took a second look.
I've never come across a bootleg, thank goodness. I would be so annoyed if I got fooled, even though it is unlikely that I would.
I had a couple of bootlegged Pokémon items when I was young. When you're a kid you don't really care if the item is bootlegged or not, though! Well, I never liked obviously fake Pikachus with wrong ear or tail shapes etc. but I didn't think about the legitness of my toy as long as it looked like the real thing. I loved my plush Pikachu that would sing Aqua's "Dr Jones" when you pressed his tummy, haha! I also had a Pikachu ring that was cute, but it smelled really bad.
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New Pokemon 6" Soft Stuffed Plush Toy Doll Plushie Pokedoll Umbreon Sitting Form | eBay
I'm not so sure about this one. It looks fairly decent in quality wise however I'm still unsure due to it's price and where it's coming from ... anyone able to help?
Looking at the photos closer, a lot of the detail is fairly off- Threads coming off the eye, the entire plush being lopsided, and sloppy stitching, for one.. Comparing to the original (Which was made my Takara Tomy), I think it's easy to say that it's a bootleg.
I don't know how much the actual plush sells for, but I don't think they go for $11.
Also, all of the other plushes they're selling are bootlegs, so I think that Umbreon is one as well.
Hey, is this thread still operating?
Here's a place i found:
It looks pretty good at first, but i had my doubts with the stock photos and the fact that they sell umbreons for $20
I asked the owner of PokeVault (the most excellent Bootleg buster) what he thought, and he said he couldnt say for sure...
so any thoughts, guys? too risky?
I contacted the site, and they said that the umbreons they get are the american ones that have gone in and out of production, instead of the japanese ones that have gone out of existence. I looked that up (its true), and i recalled that the guy who owns pokevault said that he only knows about Japanese pokedoll bootlegs. After a little more research, i think i'll get a couple of plushies from them :D
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