$6 Million in Fake Pokemon Found in Korea

As all of you know “fake” or “bootleg” Pokemon items have become a huge problem. Trying to capitalize on the worldwide popularity of Pokemon, unauthorized sellers in China make fake or bootleg Pokemon plushies and other goods. Today there was a huge bust in South Korea. Over $6 million in fake Pokemon plushies were confiscated. Most of these plushies were headed for game center claw machines across South Korea.

Most people think “Whats the harm if my Pokemon plushie is fake?”. But there are several things that you dont know. First, it affects the profits of the company that makes them (Nintendo, Pokemon Center, etc). When these companies lose money from sales of unauthorized Pokemon items, they inturn raise the prices to try to get back all of the lost revenue. Thus making Pokemon items more expensive for ALL OF US!!!!

Secondly its illegal to sell fake or bootleg plushies. Most of the sellers on Ebay, Amazon, etc that are selling fake plushies have no idea that they are fakes. The sellers they buy from advertise them as “directly from China”. While this is true that they come directly from China, they are unauthorized. It is 100% illegal to make, produce or sell products with the Pokemon likeness without the written consent of Pokemon, Nintendo, etc. Thus, if you are selling fake Pokemon items, whether you know it or not, you can be held responsible. Having studied business law at university and having 20 years in the Pokemon retailing business I know that this is 100% true, however rarely enforced.  It is estimated that more than 50% of the Pokemon plushies on Ebay are fakes or bootlegs (I personally think its close to 70%).

Lastly, fake Pokemon are made in unauthorize factories that produce them without any strict safety guidelines. They can use child labor and can contain some dangerous chemicals, lead paints, etc. Im not saying that they are all dangerous, but the factories are not regulated for safety standards like other authorized Pokemon factories. Would you want your child playing with a toy from an unauthorized factory???

Hopefully this is just the beginning of the crackdown on illegal Pokemon items and other countries will follow suit. We are a long way away from getting rid of fake Pokemon items, but hopefully other countries will begin the long process of getting rid of the fakes once and for all.

Pokevault.com is having another contest!!!! We are giving away a set of 9 Eeveelution Pokedoll Plush Toys (Eevee, Espeon, Flareon, Glaceon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Sylveon, Umbreon & Vaporeon). One lucky winner will take home this awesome set of Japanese Pokemon Center plushies. They are ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!!! The contest starts May 18, 2017 and ends on May 24, 2017 (Japan time). Its 100% free to enter and there is no purchase necessary.

Pokedolle1

 

 

 

 

 

Dont miss out on this great chance to win. Dont forget to tell all of your friends about the contest. You can receive 5 extra chances for each person that enters the contest through your link. Read the official rules for details. Just go to Pokevault.com to enter.

Win a Set of Alola Vulpix, Ninetales & Sandshrew Plushies

Pokevault.com is having another contest!!!! We are giving away 3 Generation 7 Alola plush toys (Alola Vulpix, Ninetales & Sandshrew). One lucky winner will take home this awesome set of Japanese Pokemon Center plushies. They are ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!!! The contest starts February 16, 2017 and ends on February 24, 2017 (Japan time). Its 100% free to enter and there is no purchase necessary.

IMG_9244a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dont miss out on this great chance to win. Dont forget to tell all of your friends about the contest. You can receive 5 extra chances for each person that enters the contest through your link. Read the official rules for details. Just go to Pokevault.com to enter.

 

WIN A FREE Set of Generation 7 Plush Toys!!!!

Pokevault.com is giving away 5 Generation 7 plush toys (Popplio, Rowlet, Litten, Solgaleo & Lunala). Two lucky winners will be able to choose which set of plushies they would like, Set A ( Popplio, Rowlet, Litten) or Set B (Solgaleo, Lunala). They are ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!!! The contest starts October 17, 2016 and ends on October 25, 2016 (Japan time). Its 100% free to enter and there is no purchase necessary.

IMG_8198a

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_8199b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winner will be chosen by random drawing and announced on October 25, 2016. By entering you receive one chance in the random drawing.

BUT WAIT!!!! Refer a friend to the contest and you get 5 extra chances to win. So tell everyone that you know, post it on Pokemon websites, blogs, info sites, facebook, twitter, etc. The more people that you tell about the contest, the better your chances are of winning.

The plush toys will be sent to the lucky winner. Shipping will be paid by Pokevault.com, so you do not need to pay anything if you win.

Dont miss out!!! Contest ends soon.

 

 

WIN A FREE Lifesize Pokemon Center CHARMANDER Plush Toy

Pokevault.com is giving away a lifesize Pokemon Center Charmander plush toy. One lucky winner will receive this plush toy ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!. The contest starts April 17, 2016 and ends on April 24, 2016 (Japan time). Its 100% free to enter and there is no purchase necessary.

Pokemon-Center-Charmander-Lifesize-Plush-Toy-Front2The winner will be chosen by random drawing and announced on April 24, 2016. By entering you receive one chance in the random drawing.

BUT WAIT!!!! Refer a friend to the contest and you get 5 extra chances to win. So tell everyone that you know, post it on Pokemon websites, blogs, info sites, facebook, twitter, etc. The more people that you tell about the contest, the better your chances are of winning.

The large Charmander plush toy will be sent to the lucky winner. Shipping will be paid by Pokevault.com, so you do not need to pay anything if you win.

Dont miss out!!! Contest ends soon.

 

 

Shortcuts & Links

Search

  • Sponsors

  • Latest Posts