We often read of fan sites & forums, about the increase in Fake Minifigures. It's a growing problem & was also one of the reasons we started this website. Put simply, these fakes are often sold as Genuine LEGO on Auction sites, or use Genuine LEGO Minifigure images to convince you the Fake is just as good.
The picture we have put up here is a comparison between a fake and Genuine Chicken Suit Guy Minifigure. The Fake on the left & the Genuine on the right. As you can see, the fake has very poor printing, slightly different design and uses very poor quality plastic.