【IMPORTANT】How to identify the bootleg digivices

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There were many bootleg digivices in China at the time digimon is popular.
All of us in China have bought the fake digivices before.
Now those fake things flow into international market, so you may get a fake one with a high price.
I have wrote an article in China's discussion board before, to tell everybody how to identify the bootleg digivices.
When I get on ebay today, I'm surprised that there are 3 fake Japanese D-3, and a lot of people are placing bids!
So I try to share my article here, to help everyone find them out.

(My English is not good, please tell me if I don't tell well. It's welcome that you share this article with other forms to let more people know.)


Here I don't discuss those bad fakes that you know they are bootleg when you see them in your first eye.
What I tell here is the ones that looks really like the original. You may think those are good ones if you don't have the way to check them.



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First of all, I'll tell you what kind of digivices have fake ones that look like the original.

Japanese Digivice (No fake)
US Digivice (have fake, all are version 2)

Japanese D-3 (Have fake)
US D-3 (No fake)

D-ark(Have fake)
D-power(No fake)

D-Scanner(Have fake)
D-tector(No fake)

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How to indentify fake digivice version 2

All the color in version 2 could have the chance to be a fake one.
The colors of version 2 are:
Transparent no color body + Blue button.
Black body + White button.
Purple body + Yellow button.
greenish yellow body + Purple button.
Glow in the dark body + White button.

It's easy to tell which digivice ver2 is a fake one.
Please see the wire on the back.

The left one is original, the wire goes from top to below.
The right one is fake. The wire stays at the lower part.

About the content of the fake digivice ver2:
1. You can't push the button to beat a digimon in the mini card game.
2. When you walk 50,000 steps, there is no auto - Mega evolution action.

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How to indentify fake Japanese D-3

All the color could have a fake ones.

Colors and content in the original D-3:
Version1: V-mon and Wormmon
Version 1 Colors: White and blue; Blue, green and red; Black and white.

Version2: Hawkmon and Tailmon
Version2 Colors: White and Red; Blue and white.

Version3: Armadimon and Patamon
Version3 Colors: White and Yellow; Black and Blue.


If you see the digimon and the color is not matching, then it is fake.
Example: You see a V-mon in a black and blue D-3. Then that's a fake one.

If you see a color that is not exist, then it is a fake one.

Example: You see a White and Green color.


*I don't know whether there is a fake limited version 1.5 or not. I have never seen a fake one of it.


Details that could tell the fake one with the original one:
1. Air wire. (The black stick near the screen)
Original: There is a little dot on the top of the air wire.
Fake: No dot on it.

2. The sticker on the clip.
Original: Different colors have different numbers.
Fake: All the number is the same. Writes: 77279.
*The number 77279 is copied from the original White and red D-3 ver2.



Here is the correct number on the original D-3 digivice.
Please check before you buy a D-3.


Version 1:
Daisuke Version - White w/ Blue Grip: 76203
Ken Version - Black w/ Black Grip: 76166
Paildramon Version - Blue w/ Green Grip, Red Buttons: 78038
21st Century Version - Transparent Blue w/ Green Grip, Red Buttons: 78483


Version 2:
Yolei Version: White w/ Red Grip: 77279
Silphymon Version: Blue w/ White Grip: 77280


Version 3:
Iori Version: White w/ Yellow Grip: 78207
Seraphimon Version: Black w/ Blue Grips:78208


About the content of the fake Japanese D-3:
It's really bad of the fake one if you have played both.
User Experience: Bad.
Sound effect: Bad. Try to copy the original one but failed, sounds strange.
Shaking: Bad. It's hard to make it count steps.
Digimental detect: Some fake D-3 can't find anything because there is no coil on the board. But some can.
Enemy: lack of enemies, even less than the original.


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How to indentify fake Japanese D-ark

The fake d-ark is extremely like an original one.
All the colors could have a fake one.

Details that could tell the fake one with the original one:

1. Screen.

Original: Only the Ultimate D-ark have a round of graduation. The Others is just all black.
Fake: Some have a round of graduation on the screen even if it is not an Ultimate D-ark.

2. The sticker on the clip.
Original: Different colors have different numbers.
Fake: All the number is the same. Writes: 77279 or 00166.
*The number 77279 is copied from the original White and red D-3 ver2.
*The number 00166 is copied from the original Silver and red D-ark ver1.

Here is the correct number on the original D-ARK digivice.
Please check before you buy a D-ARK.


Version 1:
Takato Version - Red circle and silver body: 00166
Ryo Version - Silver circle and blue body: 00167



Version 1.5:
Henry Version - Green circle and silver body: 03053


Version 2:
Rika Version: Blue circle and silver body: 00678
The movie Version: Silver circle and transparent blue body: 00679


Ultimate version:
Takato Version:Yellow circle and silver body: 03132
Takato Version limited: Silver circle and gold body: _ _ _ _ _




3. Card Slash
Original: Only slash a card will work. Shaking is no use.
Fake: When you need to slash a card, you could shake it to replace a slash.


About the content of the fake Japanese D-ark:
The fake d-ark is really a good one, it just look like an original one.

Sound effect: Nearly the same as the original one, but still some different.
The winning music is missed and replaced by the happy music.
Shaking: Bad. Hard to make it count steps.
Enemies and maps: The same as the original one. But some bitmaps of the digimon have bugs.
*The ImperialDramon Paladin mode in the fake Ultimate D-ark is replaced by the ImperialDramon Fight mode.
Link system: Can not link to the WSC.


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How to indentify fake Japanese D-scanner
Only version3 have fake ones.
The fake scanner is nearly the same as the original one.



Details that could tell the fake one with the original one:

1. the number on the clip.
YES THE NUMBER IS IMPORTANT!!!
Original: Red:12024 Blue: 12034
Fake:03021

2. Screen
The fake one is very dark.

↓the screen of the fake D-Scanner.



3. When you reset your D-Scanner and load the SAVE DATA.
Original: Will load the data.
Fake: Will not load the data and start with WIND.



About the content of the fake Japanese D-scanner:
Barcode Scanning: Only two result will come out in 1 bar code in the original one(one from each side).
The fake one comes out randomly.
Lucemon battle: Runs each time and return with the same hp last time it ran in the original one.
The fake one will reset to full hp so you will never defeat it.



That's all!!
 
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Thank you very much for this article. I will be a great help to collectors, or just people who want to get back a toy from their childhood.
 

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Rather than merge this with the other thread, I think I'm going to sticky it along side it to act as a guide. Good post.
 

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How bout the D-Cybers? Where would I look to spot fakes, or has anyone made fake ones?
 

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How bout the D-Cybers? Where would I look to spot fakes, or has anyone made fake ones?
D-Cybers have no fake. :)

*Exactly there is... But.. I think it is unnecessary to point it out..
You wouldn't think this is an original one, and the content inside is no connect with the original one.
 
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Okay. Thanks for telling me. I am still trying to get mine fixed at this time. I was just curious.
 

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Great guide, Donald!
 

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So except the d3 version 2 of red and white colour, all other colours shouldnt have 772

I mean 77279?
 
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So except the d3 version 2 of red and white colour, all other colours shouldnt have 772

I mean 77279?
Yes.
I checked my d-3 collections.
Blue white version 1 is: 76203
All black version 1 is: 76166
Green blue red version 1 is: 78038
Transparent version 1.5 is 78483

Red white version 2 is: 77279
White blue version2 is:????? (I haven't owned it.)

Yellow white version 3 is: 78207
Black blue version 3 is: ????? (I haven't owned it.)
 
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The White and Blue version of 77280 makes sense, in that it is only one number of the Red/White. 77279/77280.

If possible, I would like it if the original post can be Edited as follows:

Version 1:
Daisuke Version - White w/ Blue Grip: 76203
Ken Version - Black w/ Black Grip: 76166
Paildramon Version - Blue w/ Green Grip, Red Buttons: 78038
21st Century Version - Transparent Blue w/ Green Grip, Red Buttons: 78483

Version 2:
Yolei Version: White w/ Red Grip: 77279
Silphymon Version: Blue w/ White Grip: 77280

Version 3:
Iori Version: White w/ Yellow Grip: 78207
Seraphimon Version: Black w/ Blue Grips: _ _ _ _ _

I have one of all of these as well. I'll check mine sometime soon.
 

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The White and Blue version of 77280 makes sense, in that it is only one number of the Red/White. 77279/77280.

If possible, I would like it if the original post can be Edited as follows:

Version 1:
Daisuke Version - White w/ Blue Grip: 76203
Ken Version - Black w/ Black Grip: 76166
Paildramon Version - Blue w/ Green Grip, Red Buttons: 78038
21st Century Version - Transparent Blue w/ Green Grip, Red Buttons: 78483

Version 2:
Yolei Version: White w/ Red Grip: 77279
Silphymon Version: Blue w/ White Grip: 77280

Version 3:
Iori Version: White w/ Yellow Grip: 78207
Seraphimon Version: Black w/ Blue Grips: _ _ _ _ _

I have one of all of these as well. I'll check mine sometime soon.
Thanks!
Do you have a d-ark ultimate version limited?
I'll add the d-ark numbers, too.
 

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I'd bought a fake D-Tector years ago when I was a young 'un, it looked like a Red D-Scanner 3.0 but it came in the Bandai Asia packaging. It felt extremely light compared to my D-Tector Version 1, and when I booted it up I was greeted by a dancing Hello Kitty sprite. Is that considered a bootleg D-Scanner (like the one in the first post) or is that actually a D-Tector bootleg? I mean it did come in the Bandai Asia package.
 

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I'd bought a fake D-Tector years ago when I was a young 'un, it looked like a Red D-Scanner 3.0 but it came in the Bandai Asia packaging. It felt extremely light compared to my D-Tector Version 1, and when I booted it up I was greeted by a dancing Hello Kitty sprite. Is that considered a bootleg D-Scanner (like the one in the first post) or is that actually a D-Tector bootleg? I mean it did come in the Bandai Asia package.
This is a bootleg, but not the target I'm talking.
The one you said is easy to tell because the looking of the digivice is not the same as the original one.
And the game play is not the original gaming.

The article I write is for those looks really like a real one, and the game play is just the same as the original game play.

There are so many bad fake digivices in China, most of them are too bad. So I think I don't need to point them out.
If I add all the fake digivices in this article, it may be 10 times longer than it is now.

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add a photo of what I seen before.
I think this is the one you bought.
But, if you have seen any d-tector before, I think you won't buy it. :/
http://i580.photobucket.com/albums/ss244/donaldrockman/8_zpscpowftlm.jpg
 
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Is that a Yu-Gi-Oh! card? The one with 5 leveled star from Forbidden Memories Era? How could it get there?
The producer don't know what digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh! is.
They see the digivice sells good so they make fake ones to cheat the children.
They don't care what to put, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are very popular. So they put one in it. :(
 

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Do you have a d-ark ultimate version limited?
I do! The number on the back reads 03132.

Is that a Yu-Gi-Oh! card? The one with 5 leveled star from Forbidden Memories Era? How could it get there?
The producer don't know what digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh! is.
They see the digivice sells good so they make fake ones to cheat the children.
They don't care what to put, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are very popular. So they put one in it. :(
Oh my goodness that's so sad...
 

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Oh, I see. Back then, I also had a Yellow D-3 whose gameplay is just like regular Tamagotchi. I remember there's a Digimon who looks suspicously similar to Chakkumon.
 
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