The site Aliexpress - aliexpress.com - is stealing photos from plush artists and using them to sell their shoddy merch at insanely inflated prices. Reviews of the products indicate they don't match the photos (obviously) and are extremely poorly made. Artists, you might want to start watermarking your pictures as a precaution, since it's unlikely you'd be able to get photos from this skanky, shady site taken down.
I wanted to add, there is a seller going by "NC" on Amazon.com selling weird-looking plushies that claim to be handmade, but are also clearly the same mass produced Chinese knock-offs that have been popping up on eBay. I've also heard from people who ordered them and either were not sent the product at all, or did receive it only to have it practically fall apart in their hands it was so crappily made. Be warned!
Ok, enough bad stuff . . .
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