The good news is that the fakes are generally obvious, at least when compared to Tokyo merchandise. The texture is usually kind of similar to what
ive seen from the US, but the color is "dingier," more sandy, less gold and really mats and flattens down quickly. Also, many (but not all) of them lack Tokyo DisneySEA tags, instead marked with Disney tags. The thing is, though, these tags look even nicer than the plush themselves. They even have holograms!