I DON'T want any of the bootleg stuff! That kind of crap just causes the manufacturers to raise prices to cover losses and those hikes get passed along to us...
That's usually true only for apparel and electronics.
Most action figure toy bootlegs are a far cry from the originals nowadays. Crap casting, lousy stickers, baaaaaad paint jobs... even the best plush and gashapon bootlegs are easily identified.
I do buy bootlegs, but I buy them for novelty's sake. Or if the real one isn't available for purchase (still want a Wobbafett plush, dammit!)