It's surprising how difficult it was for me to find pics of authentic ones and bootleg ones. It's also weird that there are some variations between the bootlegs. The legit ones have painted skin, and the bootlegs do not. The one you found is a surprisingly good condition bootleg.
These are authentic:
These are bootleg (and mine was similar to this first piece of crap):
I'm a little confused by the difference in bootleg quality. I bought mine from the same seller around 2011-2013 as I bought my other bootleg DWC from, so I don't understand why these bootleg Yamchas with vertical lines on their eyebrows look better quality than the one I have that lacks those vertical lines. That one in the last picture with the bootleg box looks fantastic other than the skin not being painted!
By the way, here's the set of bootlegs I recommend you find. I mentioned this in your collection topic, and I just now encountered a pic.
Avoid the black base version... they are HUGE.
Last Edit: May 22, 2023 8:32:47 GMT -6 by Branjita
Thanks Branjita! Now i can see the difference between the legit one and the bootleg ones! I think i'm going to try it. The seller sells yamcha, vegeta, piccolo and raditz for 12 euros + shipping. I will keep yamcha and resell the other three...
I have found that kid gohan you are speaking of! But i've also found the ab one (the articulated one). What do you think?
jibi the articulated AB Toddler Gohan has a body that's too big. I used to own him. The Jakks body is good, but for the price... the bootleg Adverge body is much better... even if it does lack a tail.
I sold my adverge bootleg Pan. I didn't see her as being useful. I kept the DBGT SS Kid Goku to use his body for Pan I think. I technically have an old custom Pan, but I don't think I did a very good job on her. I made her from Irwin's SS Goten and SS Trunks.
Goku sbc 1&2 with "blue shirt" (for my namek shelf). Just an easy recolor. I use some extra bootleg shirt I like sbc figure because i used to collect them when i was a child. They bring me back memories!
And here is my saiyan saga Yamcha! Finally, that wcf Yamcha is pretty great for the job! I'm happy. The skin tone is really good and the hair fits perfectly! He looks like Yamcha, Right? Now i need to find another krilin super dragon star because i only have one for two heads x)
My last easy customs: krillin saiyan saga, Chaozu and kid Gohan.
I decided to save money on krillin. Exit HSCF krillin or other ideas for now; i just swap the head, i use a chara puchi one. Not perfect (the arms are too long) but much better. I think I will shorten the arms in the future. I upgrade Chaozu with a chara puchi head. Much better than the original or the shf one i tried before. I'm happy with it. I know it's not the good cloth version but it's okay, this Chaozu joined the saiyan saga shelf! About Gohan, I had found the gohan adverge bootleg one but the seller never answered me so i tried the ab toys. For 3 euros + shipping (like the chara puchi) I did not take a big risk. Like Krillin, I will shorten the arms and the legs in the future! If i find a gohan adverge bootleg i will switch the body but for now it's ok...
I'm impressed and surprised by how good that DWC Yamcha head looks on that Krillin body! Did that DWC Yamcha end up being an authentic one? Or was it a bootleg?
The others all look good too! Sometimes head swaps are the best types of customs because they don't take hours and hours of time to make them look right! You definitely got rid of some giant heads and put some much better scaled ones.
Just wanted to show you my new namek vegeta (giochi preziosi kid gohan's body + giochi preziosi vegeta's head) and my new guldo. Nothing fanzy but better than ultimate figure series vegeta and demoniacal fit guldo... or not! What do you think?