Saturday, 27 December 2014

Imitation of Lego Collectible Minifigures CMF Series 1 by Bozhi (set number 98057)

Have a look at these pictures. Do they look familiar? It's a complete set of 16 clone lego collectible minifigures (CMF) Series 1 by Bozhi. It's the first imitation of CMF series and i guarantee, more series are coming. 


Bozhi even used the same background with the original lego box:


source: ebay


I don't have the original CMF series 1 box but i have one from Series 11. I believed the CMF box for all lego CMF series are the same so here's the comparison.



The box to store these 16 figure is big because instead of using plastic packaging like lego does, they use smaller box for each figure.


What's included in each box: parts in sealed packaging and a small pamphlet.



Even the pamphlet looks the same!


Baseplate and extra hands that i wont use in the comparison below.



Here's the comparison with the original Lego figure on right side in every picture.

1. Demolition Dummy - The accessories is the same but Bozhi's front torso looks dirty.




2. Tribal Hunter (Indian) - I'm not sure if it's only me but I only got one feather for my Bozhi figure.. and the black tip for bozhi is on both front and back tip of the feather.



3. Forestman - The front torso of Bozhi figure looks faded.




4. Skater 



5. Zombie. The most sought after figure in series 1. For the accessories, Bozhi's drumstick that he's holding is shorter than Lego. 



6. Cowboy. 



7. Super Wrestler. The cape is thinner for Bozhi's.




8. Magician. Bozhi uses 4L bar instead of 3L bar that Lego used.



9. Circus Clown. 



10. Nurse. 



11. Robot. The head gear and right arm for Lego figure look shinier. Is it metallic silver? But Bozhi's use plain silver.


12. Caveman. 



13. Ninja



14. Spaceman. Few of my friends told me that they have problem fixing the helmet to the head, but mine is perfect. Its not visible in this image but Bozhi's use longer 4L trans-blue bar and Lego use 3L bar. 



15. Deep Sea Diver - the goggle for Bozhi figure doesn't look as clear as Lego. Printing on the front torso also looks messy.



16. Cheerleader. Look at last image. Lego has side printing on her leg. 


I have mixed feeling over this imitation. It's undeniable that the imitation is not perfect and we still can distinguish which is which.. but the fact that they are out there.. together with the original is kinda scary.

IMHO,  Bozhi's just lucky with this series of CMF. Having both this set and previous Bozhi League of Legends figure (Link), I can tell that Bozhi is the kind of clone brand that won't come out with back printing and dual sided face. Only Decool will come out with dual sided faces. (to date)

Yes, original Lego CMF series 1 don't have any dual sided faces or back printing but additional printing on Lego figure (arm, back of the head, and back of the torso) has gradually become more common as the series progressed. Cheerleader above is one example. Look at the detail that Bozhi decide to skip - side print on the leg. More minifigures in other series will have details that i bet these clone brand won't bother to imitate and that's the easiest way to differentiate them. 

Anyway, please don't be afraid to buy original Lego now. These imitation don't have any "Lego" logo on any of their parts so that's the main point to highlight when you're inspecting a minifigure. Secondly, these imitation normally don't have sharp printing on their torso. You can scroll back up and see Demolition Dummy guy for example. However this method need confirmation by inspecting any "Lego" word on them because some printing of these imitation can deceive our eyes and actually quite good. You may refer circus clown for example. I think the printing on the imitation figure is better - because printed line on the torso looks clearer on the left figure. But lucky, i can still find which figure has "Lego" trademark on the parts so i know which is which.


I bought this Bozhi set (complete figure of 16) for RM45 (USD13) so each figure is RM2.80 (USD0.80). Just look at the original price for this clown on ebay:



What do you think about these imitation?


74 comments:

  1. I think the imitation is really good, however the quality...
    I will buy this first set to complete my mminifigures collection, and maybe the next ones.
    Great blog, I ike it so much, thanks from Spain

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    1. Hi there. Yeah, some figure is acceptable.. For example the clown, skater boy, cowboy, nurse, zombie, cheerleader... One thing to note.. These clone only priced at 4.5% of the market price of original series 1.. Ahhaha.. =)

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    2. These figures are counterfeit rip offs and should be reported for copyright infringement to lego which i and many collectors i know have . These have no place on the collectors market as they have no value due to being fakes and i would say to any one buying these shame on you for polluting the collectors market with these counterfeits like ebay .

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    3. To the Anonymous douche crying about the "counterfeit" crap; listen, as long as these copies are not exact dupes, who gives a crap. People who buy these are either building armies, probably can't afford the real thing and therefore would have never bought the actual lego minifigure because no one in their right mind will pay over 6 dollars for 1x1x1 worth of plastic, or they want to keep their genuine collector lego minifig safe and let their child abuse the fake. Either way, cool the f*** down, relax, and realize your precious legit lego figure is still going to keep their worth, because in reality nobody really wants crap made in China.

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  2. I want the forestman to play with my future SY Castle characters !

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    1. I notice the word 'future'. Plan to get castle characters soon? =).... I think a few set of SY165(blue army) + SY166(red army) and SY253(bad guy - red army) will be great set for your collection =)

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    2. It would be so cool ! Then I will buy SY grey bricks and a SY green plate and I will build a big castle. What, seperate SY bricks don't existe ? Oh... :(

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    3. i have SY 165 166 and 253 ~ each type have 20sets ... quality are awesome !

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    4. O_o. what a beautiful diorama you must have there. i know one of my friends who buy these army with such quantity but he focus on star wars.

      one of the pic that he share with me
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/sFR7bBd.jpg[/img]

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  3. I'm gonna get the skater kid, thats all.

    Looking back at Series 1, we can see how much CMF series improved over time. Improved very much.

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    1. Yeah, in recent set.. Most of the figure will have colored arm, dual faces and printing on the back.. Not to mention the variety of character.. Its sooo great. Im planning to get couple of cheerleader.. And zombie of course =)...... Zombie!!!

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    2. I bought skater. Wondering who I'm gonna buy next - I'm thinking nurse, cheerleader (swap the legs coz I hate no side printing), clown, magician.

      [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4idTRxUt460/VPPFX6lx9UI/AAAAAAAABMs/EPsam1nLQQo/s480/bozhi_cmf_series_1_skater_01.jpg[/img]

      Quality not bad from Bozhi. Very happy with my skater minifig.

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    3. yeah, clown is must have imho. how about zombie?

      wow, that is one nice photo. i assume you use macro lens. i wish i can take photo like that =)

      thanks for sharing buddy!!!!

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    4. I used to have a makro-lens but sold it when digital cameras came to the scene.

      This photo is shot with a standard zoom kit lens without makro function. It is just a cropped photo.

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  4. My set is on the way. I hear that Bozhi will be releasing all Minifigure Series... so lets cross our fingers that we see Bozhi Series 2 soon!

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    1. Really??? I cannot wait!!

      Lego series 2 dont have any print at the back or dual sided face, so i think Bozhi will do great.. Ahaha.

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  5. It's become harder these days to buy imitations in my area.
    Maybe the market has lost interest or my neighborhood just not that into these things.

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    1. Oh really? At my area, number of people selling them increase tremendously.. Even some food stall have small portion of these clone brand displayed at the cashier area to attract small children when their parents paid for the food. Ahaha..

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  6. bro,

    not sure if my earlier comment appeared here or not. just wanted to thanks for all the stuff you shared with us here. really glad and enjoy every bit of it! xD

    may i know where u bought this set bro? i saw one selling in amcorp for RM80 and was hoping to get one cheaper than that. thanks! ;D

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    1. Hi there. Thanks for your comment =).

      I bought this set from one of my friends who ordered them via taobao. Im okay with the price as long as each figure cost around RM2.50 to rm3.00 each. Rm80 for 16fig is too expensive O_o

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    2. finally bro! i bought mine at RM48 from local store at Shah Alam. I pre order this set together with one piece set thru them and instantly get mine after 2 days, quick fast!

      about the set, it's quite good and not feeling cheap either. however the one piece set, it does feel low quality not like SY or any other set. but overall, i felt really happy to have them in my collection!

      keep up the all the great post coming bruhhhh!!

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    3. One Piece? That's from JLB right? Well... since it's JLB.. the quality for all of their figure is so-so only. so far they are my least favourite brand.. but i still buy for review purposes. who knows suddenly they quality changed. aahaha...

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    4. Hi siputturbo... do you mind to tell me what is the name the local store at shah alam where you bought this set?

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  7. Hi my friend,
    one more good review !! i could buy this complete set on ebay for only 11usd !!!!!! YESSSSSSS ..
    i know i won't have the boxes but anyway .
    i hope they make more series.
    here is my collection , you can have a look : http://alternabricks.over-blog.com/ma-collection-de-minifigs

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    1. Hi there!! Thanks for sharing your collection =).

      One thing for sure.. You have very awesome display cabinet! Is it custom made? They fit nicely in those row

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    2. I bought the cabinet . about 90 usd and it's a good deal ! i like it too. i can show my collection and no Dust !!!

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    3. That's cool, man. I'm waiting for both of my kids to turn at least 7 and 6 years old then i can build many like those cabinet to display my figure =). They are 4 and 3yo now and can't appreciate these lego. yet. ahaaha

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  8. I don't know if this is a good news or a bad news hehe. But will definitely get this set as the original version is now very expensive and hard to find!

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    1. Hi @Ed. IMHO, they are kinda cute =).. Just wait till another series coming out then you will think you should start collecting them earlier ahahaha =p

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  9. This is MADNESS! Are they trying to make LEGO loose their money with those garbage?? Please bozhi don't continue this bootleg until Series 13.

    THIS SHOULD BE STOPPED RIGHT NOW PERIOD!!!

    IF YOU DO I WILL REPORT THIS CRAP TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY..

    YOU CAN'T CONTINUE WITH THESE BOOTLEGS!!!!

    BOZHI, YOU HAVE A LOT OF PIECE OF GARBAGE.. PLEASE STOP IT OR I WILL SUE YOU.

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    1. Ah ah best comment ever \o/

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    2. Does fake diamonds make real diamonds lose value? Does fake gold jewelleries make real gold lose value?

      Not ever.

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    3. go home home and suck your d**k..
      you f**ckng purist.
      and you shouldnt be in here

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    4. Good morning Vietnam17 January 2015 at 08:40

      Shut up dumb fuck.

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    5. ^

      You Better not to swear U Vietcong Nationalist!!

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  10. yeah what anonymous 6 January said to anonymous 4 january

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  11. EVEN YOUR BUY AND OWNED THEM YOU WILL BE SUED BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE SUPPORTING BOOTLEGS!!!

    BOOTLEGS MUST BE END!!!

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  12. LEGO ROCKS!!! BOZHI SUCKS!!!
    LEGO ROCKS!!! BOZHI SUCKS!!!
    LEGO ROCKS!!! BOZHI SUCKS!!!
    LEGO ROCKS!!! BOZHI SUCKS!!!
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    LEGO ROCKS!!! BOZHI SUCKS!!!
    LEGO ROCKS!!! BOZHI SUCKS!!!

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  13. BOZHI MUST BE SUED OR ELSE LEGO WILL LOOSE THEIR MONEY FOR THIS CRAP!

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    1. I sue you for writing in capital letters.

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    2. What do you mean?? Because I'm very upset that those bootlegs just imitating LEGO Minifigures series without any permission. I'm not from LEGO Group or any from Federal Government, but if they continue this kind of bootleg I will warn everyone to stop buying those nonsense bootlegs and save money instead.

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    3. So, you'll warn people, and then ? People will still buy what they want to buy. Don't lose your time for nothing and go back to your toy box.

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    4. Because LEGO is more legit than bootlegs. LEGO could loose their money if people wants to buy bootlegs instead of originals.

      I don't support bootlegs and most people likes LEGO better than those bootlegs.

      Once if the LEGO Factory in China is completed, companies who made their imitations will be shut down.

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    5. So, people can't choose ? You know, Lego bootlegs wouldn't exist if people didn't buy them ;P

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    6. But they raided and confiscated them in other countries due to violation of the laws.

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    7. Nobody will buy bootlegs, we will like to build more LEGO Store in Califonia.

      Please stop this madness now. We don't want to see Bootlegs of CMF series.

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  14. What do you think that someone sued Bozhi? You're NOT answering us, never buy bootlegs..

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  15. Now they will not continue imitating them anymore PERIOD!

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  16. Now since someone sued them, Bozhi will be shutting down soon.

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  17. This series was made by certified 100% Vietcong nationalists.

    They should be stopped now.

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  18. This how you guys look like

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5334967202_7d71066dc7.jpg

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  19. You are now enlisted as a dangerous cult in LEGO History.

    We will call you "Restoration of the Obsolete CMF series" Cult.

    The one in the right is real LEGO, but the booleg one are now considered as cults.

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  20. Seems to me that all of the companies overseas are trying catch up with LEGO brand. They successfully made series 1 figures and all of the Superheroes Lego ever made and more. Iv'e seen some US sellers on ebay selling fake series 1 minifigures and labeling them as LEGO 8683. Not cool!

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    1. uh uh. thats very unethical thing to do. using code of original lego for fake minifigures. but price for these fake figures are very cheap so they may notice (hopefully) this is too good to be true and its possible(definitely) the figure is custom/bootlegs.

      its a challenge to buy loose figure nowadays. one need to inspect in detail if there's Lego trademark on every parts of minifigure/bricks.

      i still remember past few years when i bought used lego set (lego cars - lightning mcqueen set) . i just need to make sure if there's megablock part inside that used set. usually its very distinguishable by color of the bricks. but now its different and more challenging.

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  21. What is the keyword to find this item in ebay bro?

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    1. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=281549196379&alt=web

      not sure if the link here is working =)

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    2. but its pricey on ebay. maybe you should try from aliexpress?

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    3. Hi,

      Let me ask you a little bit. Is that Batman minifig in your profile picture are a true LEGO Minifig or Not??

      I just want to know for sure.

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    4. hey buddy. yeah, that's from real Lego. the earliest SDCC that i got. paid around USD180 for it on ebay lol

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  22. Attention Bootleg collectors,

    You guys must surrender with your nonsense bootlegs and save money for your needs! DO YOU HEAR ME!! Or you'll face your fear.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qrx18XuWx8

    The Eyes of Doom is coming.

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    1. the clone for lego costume minifigures are here:

      http://mybrickstore.blogspot.com/2015/01/imitation-of-lego-collectible.html?m=0

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  23. Or the BND of Doom will make you stop this madness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8sgjla9HA

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  24. Please stop this horrific bootlegs.That's the reason that I am acting crazy to myself.

    Please quit it or I will report you to the Federal Government of what you have done.

    Buy real LEGO and save money instead of buying these bootleg Series 1.

    Save money now!

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    1. clones for series 2 are coming

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/O2CJSNE.jpg[/img]

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    2. the shadow is from this images.. series 2 lego. its imitation of series 2 yeay!!! im going to collect spartan army!

      [img] http://i.imgur.com/JDXCWHs.jpg[/img]

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    3. No they can't come. So do you commit crimes like that??? Do you know plagiarism is against the law and its punishable. I am writing a report against you and your freaking bootleg collections to the company so you'll be done.

      I want you to stop collecting these bootlegs or ELSE those posts regarding bootlegs will be removed!!

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    4. For all good sake, their facebook page was removed.

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  25. Soon the LEGO Company will receive my report against your bootleg collection. You know why?? I already complained about your bogus bootlegs, but you tried to blackmail us?

    You better not to blackmail please.

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    1. too much bitterness..hehehe LOL

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  26. stop using "Anonymous" and use your own identity u fake! zzz

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    1. It's over now. I already file a report to facebook staff then they removed Bozhi page for harassment.

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  27. That is a lot of custom Lego minifiguures that you have. A lot of those figures I have never seen before and they are really cool. Recently I started collecting Lego minifigures and all of these would be great to add to my collection. Not very many people understand how valuable these figures really are and how much they mean to me.
    http://www.brickbrigade.com/Learn-More.html

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  28. Dear random Anonymous
    You really think Lego is going to lose money over some random, lesser-known company who makes decent bootlegs of a product Lego doesn't make anymore and therefore doesn't really make money?

    If your answer is yes then wow, you are stupid. It's not like everyone is buying this instead of Lego. Let people do what they want. Do you really want to spend like 30$ on one plastic Clown?

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