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Fake vs Real Bearbricks

How to tell if you're getting the real thing?

With Bearbricks becoming increasingly popular, there have also been a lot of fakes in the market. The last thing you want is to be duped into adding a fake into your beloved bearbrick collection, or to gift someone a bearbrick only to realise (horror of horrors, it's fake! :x). Here are some pointers.

1. 400% + 100% vs 400% Box Set
Most authentic 400% bearbricks will come in a set of 400% (28cm) with a mini 100% (7cm) bearbrick.

2. Quality
A genuine bearbrick is made of hard, good quality material. While most of them are vinyl, they also come in other finishings as well such as wood, felt, metal and plastic. However, when compared side by side with a fake, one can tell the difference by touch.

3. Frosted Plastic Packaging
Your bearbrick should come in a frosted plastic packaging rather than a transparent casing.

4. Pricing
If the prices are too good to be true, they probably are. Low prices might seem like a bargain but after weeks of anticipation you could end up with a low quality imitation.

5. Hidden Tag QR Code
End of 2021 to early 2022, MCT began placing hidden tags on authentic products. Authentic BE@RBRICKS have a QR code that can be verified using the Hidden Tag App (download from the App Store/Play Store).

medicom toy hidden tag

In the event that you are unable to locate the QR code, please check the box, serial number, the bear's shape, pattern, and so forth.

It is always advisable to do your research and buy from a reputable company. As part of our commitment to our customers, Drunkenbears only sells authentic BE@RBRICKS.


Examples of Fake Bearbricks 


Be@rbrick Mars Planet Series

Released in 2020, this is the third release in the planet series (previous editions were Moon and Earth). Taking the form of planet Mars, the brown red is absolutely stunning to look at as it portrays not only the planet’s colour but also the texture on Mars' surface.

1) Lettering of MARS is slightly different 

2) 'Anniversarp' instead of 'Anniversary'

3) Spacing of 'Orbital Period 686.971 d' is slightly different

Note: Last picture represents authentic version of MARS BE@RBRICK 1000% while the rest are fakes.

Credits to Bearbrick Community SG