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Image: The Paper
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Shanghai police have seized one million fake toys after raiding a factory in the city of Dongguan. According to Chinese site The Paper, included among the fakes were Pokémon, Dragon Ball, One Piece and Gundam items.

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The massive raid took place this past August and netted over 1,200 toy-making tools and equipment. China News reports that in total the goods are worth over $42 million dollars. Over twenty suspects were arrested.

Below are photos from The Paper from the raid. You can see more photos right here.

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Illustration for article titled One Million Fake Toys And Figures Seized In China
Image: The Paper

Chinese site The Paper and Sixth Tone report that Bandai Namco was so pleased with the Shanghai police that it sent a gold-plated Unicorn Gundam as a gesture of thanks.

China News added that Bandai Namco called the Shanghai police “pioneers in law enforcement, guardians of intellectual properties.”

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The police recently appeared on Chinese television to show off the gift and discuss the raid.

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A well-deserved thanks, indeed!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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