Here is a post update to my previous post A World of Fakes… where I discussed tips on how to distinguish genuine San-X Rilakkuma plushies from the fake ones.
I’ve received numerous positive feedbacks on my previous guide so I’m very happy Rilakkuma fans have found it useful!
Recently I received a pleasant email from one of my blogreaders requesting help on authenticating Rilakkuma plushies from an online Indonesian shop. The prices quoted are quite high – up to $650,000IDR = $89NZD = $72USD!
After looking at the shop’s product pictures, I realized I’ve forgotten to mention something glaringly obvious in my previous post!
Hope you’ve found that tip useful. It makes it easy to spot a fake from far away! ^-^
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San-X takes care of their Rilakkuma, making sure there are no puncture marks on him. Whereas fake Rilakkuma manufacturers don’t care, and chooses to use the cheapest method to attach the tags (punctured through the ears)
Thanks for posting this! I bought a couple of Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma plushies at FAO Schwarz in New York City when they were closing (since they were 50% off). I came across your post and realized that my plushies have the tag on their ears. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the tag says it is a San-X licensed plushie, which is licensed to Dream Int’l USA. There is a seal of authenticity that says San-X Overseas. Since FAO Schwarz is a well known store, I doubt they would sale fakes, so I guess in this case, this is an officially licensed plushie, made to be sold in the U.S.