Fake Funko Pop! Figures Becoming Increasingly Common on eBay


After eBay’s recent investment in Funko, we (and others) thought that the spate of fake Pop! figures would change on the e-commerce site.

 

So when we checked earlier today for more Price Points for the 1950’s Elvis, eBay showed 24.  Of them, 20 featured the King in his original packaging.

 

And all of them (ALL 20 OF THEM!) were fake.  And of the four out-of-box figures, only one was genuine.  Someone even paid $400 for a fake out-of-box Elvis!

 

 

That is fake percentage of 96 percent!  New collectors would never even know, as it seems they all come from China and sell for about $30-40.

eBay is really doing the community a disservice.  And I did not even mention all the Fake Stickers eBay earns money on.

This is a problem for all honest collectors, Funko and elsewhere, and needs to be stopped.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever fallen victim to an eBay scam? Let us know in the comments below!

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Karl
Karl
13 days ago

How can you tell they are fake (for a non-Pop guy)?

Rex
Rex
13 days ago
Reply to  Karl

This would make a great article!

Mike Thomella
Mike Thomella
13 days ago

So much Lego is fake as well. Fall for it a few times in the beginning

Roger Eames
Roger Eames
12 days ago

Same problem with the Funko Pop Donald Trump Vote 2016 figure. Lots of fake ones being openly sold, to unwitting collectis! I keep reporting them, but nothing happens.

Brendan Baird
Brendan Baird
12 days ago

I actually posted an auction with information on how to spot a fake Trump pop. I got lots of thank yous because the people bought fake ones and then eBay terminated the auction. They don’t care if it’s fake they take 15% of the sale. Money is money has nothing to do with principal.

Neil
Neil
12 days ago

Ebay are only interested in collecting their fees!

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