Is It Real? or Fake? Part I (Snow Cat)

Quote from Chat Box: “

nicilover: cos apparently those items are limited editions and is no longer around.
nicilover: hi, i saw a website that sells nici ski bears and the candy love hippo, do you know how to see if they are genuine?”
Today we going to solve some mystery, a mystery about real or fake… 🙂

My reply to nicilover, The NICI Ski Bears I never seen before. May be it is custom product requested by other company. You can refer to here, under “You Own Collection”, or “Customer Make Product”. Candy Love Hippo are pass few years ago valentine collection if not mistaken.

Ok let talk about is it real or fake?

Watch out this, you can see that the leg is kind of funny. The workmanship on sewing the leg part are poor.

Well, over here you see funny face which i circled with blue ink pen. Check carefully with the sewing part (face potion), you can see it some how out of line.

My conclusion on above picture, they both are not genuine NICI plush.

This is another real sample of Fake Hippo selling at some gift shop (They event have purple Hippo!)

Now the Snow Cat turn
Do you notice the Orange Tag? That Orange NICI Tag is actually Sample Product (Note: they do write a note there, “Do Not Sell” “Sample Product”). I saw it once before. I Hope NICI Official can help me clarify this 🙂
This is the actual Product NICI Tag, it is white in color.
My Conclusion on the NICI Show Cat is, the seller may be using the sample product given by NICI China Factory. And the product above are sample product.
Overall, I don’t trust website is selling true genuine products. (at least 99% are non-genuine, except the 1% are sample… :D).
Anyway I still recommend buying from NICI Official outlet, or Cuddly Kingdom. The price will not be as cheap as you see it from the china website, but..! You can judge the quality by your own eye, and feel the touch of it.. 🙂
p/s: Malaysia NICI, hei! when are you going to bring all the latest NICI series to Malaysia? Singapore already have Gorilla, Racoon, Koala Bear, and …. some more! Why you Malaysia NICI are so slow in updating your own product?

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Raquel says:

    Very interesting everything.Koala is not available in Europe yet :((Kisses

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi!I just came cross your blog. I'm a NICI fan from Singapore! 🙂 Interesting blog. I also went to the 1Utama NICI shop before, its not as well-stocked as those in Singapore. I have a few NICI toys, my favourite is the bulldog 🙂 You have an email? Maybe i can email you some pictures. You can also add me at closedcold@hotmail.comThanks!Michelle

  3. monsterloi says:

    I tot koala bear only for australia??

  4. SSaturn says:

    is it? From what I know is may be they (made in) Australia, but export around the world. I have the press release, Later I post it up 🙂

  5. Alicia says:

    nope it is made in china also. I just when to CNS to have a look today

  6. Those snow cats are gorgeous! They look a lot like Jolly Wolf with the hoods!

  7. Greg John says:

    The NICI Ski Bears are really poor copies of the winter sport bear collection from a few years ago. We got a pair during our visit to Toyko around Christmas 2006.

    1. SSaturn says:

      I think NICI Ski bears are not a genuine product from NICI.. I do recall seeing a lot of them selling at China online website..

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