Short PSA for those who are new in the Alpacasso community.
Top 3 photos and the other 2 before the last are the AUTHENTIC ALPACASSO made by AMUSE. The photos below them are examples of fake Alpacasso. There are plenty other variations of fake/bootlegs, but the main point is that you will notice a huge difference in quality and sometimes you cannot just rely on the stitching of the mouth. Other times, there might be Alpacasso plush that may look authentic, but they really aren’t; and that’s why you will also have to look at the paper tag. The paper tag must match the series of the plush and even sometimes the tag will look like it’s been poorly printed.
Other than that, if you’d like to know more about knock offs or fake Alpacasso, please do search for the FULL version by LovelyArpakasso or you can always just ask other Alpacasso collectors/sellers (such as myself), Soreyal, Rincake, Alpacaloco, Moccoe, KittyBlackSheep, Rosy, Kawaiiplushlove, AlpacassoSG, and the list goes on of many people who would be happy to assist you of determining whether your Alpacasso plush is authentic or not.
Please note that having a knock off plush doesn’t not necessarily mean it’s bad, but to me I just feel like people need to be aware of what they are paying for because I feel bad when some sellers price their Alpaca plush super high compared to the actual Amuse brand. Also, I think everyone deserves to be told whether they are being sold an authentic Alpacasso plush or not; there are too many sellers online that are careless and state their product as authentic Amuse plush, but in reality it is not.
Thanks for reading, if anyone wants to add; please do so. I would have typed more if it wasn’t 1am.
For anyone who has any questions at all, please feel free to send an ask or email me at email@example.com I will happily answer anything regarding to this post.
**photo creds (FOR THE AUTHENTIC ALPACASSO PLUSH) to Alpacaloco, Rosy’s Garden, and KawaiiPlushLove. Knock offs are from several sellers on ebay.