Did You Get A Fake L.O.L. Surprise! Doll For Christmas?

Posted: Dec 24 2017, 3:33am CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Did You Get a Fake L.O.L. Surprise! Doll for Christmas?

Christmas 2017 is infested with fake toys.

We cover Holiday shopping for over a decade but have never seen so many fake Holiday toys than this year. The chances are pretty high that your kids are unwrapping an unauthorized copy of a toy and not the original one. Asian manufacturers have flooded the marketplaces in the past months with knock-offs of the season's hottest and hardest to find toys including L.O.L. Surprise dolls.

The L.O.L. Surprise unboxing collectible toys are officially the best-selling toy of 2017. The balls containing dolls and accessories are released in series. Each new series is selling out very quickly. Finding previous series dolls in stock at the regular price becomes impossible unless you fall for a clone.

There is a variety of fake L.O.L. Surprise dolls, making it hard for consumers to spot the differences. A large number of fake L.O.L. Surprise dolls uses the L.Q.L. logo. Why they fakers do that is unclear to me. They already copy the whole design of the ball, why not the logo? There could be some legal loophole here. Not all fake L.O.L. Surprise dolls can be so easily identified.

The other big indicator of an L.O.L. Surprise! the knockoff is the quality of the plastic. If it feels cheap it's probably fake. The L.O.L. Surprise knock-offs have reached the current series 3. Watch below Kristen Ingold comparing an on original L.O.L. Surprise! Series 3 Pets with a fake. MGA Entertainment, the maker of L.O.L. toys has also released a video that helps you identify a fake LOL Surprise doll. Watch that video also below.

To avoid buying fake L.O.L. Surprise! dolls only by through authorized retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and ToysRUs. On Amazon and Walmart pay attention to the seller. Only get them directly from Amazon and Walmart ("Sold by") and not form marketplace sellers.

The problem of fake toys gets amplified by resellers buying fakes at wholesale in Asia and offer them as original products on eBay or Amazon. This is a growing scam because its easy to do and the margins are much higher than reselling originals.

Next up is the just unveiled L.O.L. Surprise Doll Series 3 Confetti POP series to hunt down.

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