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Reports of a sinister scam preying on Labubu doll enthusiasts have flooded in, warned Prime Minister’s Office Minister Puangpet Chunlaiad.

 

Puangpet delivered a stern warning to the public, her handbag adorned with a green Labubu doll and a pink one grasped firmly in her hand.

 

“Prices of these coveted dolls, often reaching thousands of baht, have soared since Thai K-pop sensation Lisa from Blackpink flaunted her own Labubu on social media.


“I implore consumers to exercise caution and thoroughly vet their suppliers. The packaging may seem authentic, but inside could lurk a counterfeit.”


As complaints flood into the Office of the Consumer Protection Board, fears escalate over fraudulent doll deals.

Labubu, with its trademark pointed ears and toothy grin, skyrocketed to fame after a single Instagram post from Lisa.

 

Standing at a petite 18 centimetres, these dolls, created by Kasing Lung and produced by How2Work and Pop Mart, have become the ultimate collector’s item, reported Bangkok Post.

 

In related news, Buriram celebrated BLACKPINK Lisa’s 27th birthday with a feast of meatball consumption and the unveiling of themed pants. Lisa, born in the Buriram district of Satuk, has been credited with popularising the local delicacy of standing meatball consumption, which has significantly increased sales for the vendors behind Buriram’s train station.

 

In other news, Thai authorities have swooped on five e-cigarette outlets in the vicinity of  Bangkok’s universities and residential properties, confiscating 10,000 e-cigarette products valued at 3 million baht.

 

The operation was headed by Puangpet last Friday, April 19 in collaboration with the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) and officers of Lat Phrao Police Station.

 

Among the seized items were 10,000 e-cigarettes of varying types, including standard-shaped e-cigarettes and toy pods, which are nicotine vaping devices fashioned to resemble cartoon characters. The total value of these items was estimated at 3 million baht.

 

by Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Photo courtesy of  Bangkok Post

 

Source: The Thaiger 2024-04-24

 

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The mind boggles!!

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Reports of a sinister scam preying on Labubu doll enthusiasts have flooded in, warned Prime Minister’s Office Minister Puangpet Chunlaiad.

I do see the similarity.

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This is obviously getting serious. I suppose they should form a committee to write a report on the seriousness of Labubu dolls. Maybe the committee could have several subcommittees to write the several parts of the document. The answer is Chinese scammers....they buy their Labubu dolls cheap in Patpong, Bangkok and then scam poor 8 years olds. It happened with Beanie Babies a few years back.

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Oh my God I have to have one of those dolls, Lisa has one. How can I possibly live without having the same thing that Lisa has. My life would have no meaning. I must buy one immediately! 

 

I want to know what is the definition of a counterfeit doll? Is it not made by a company that has a big name? Is it 1/10 the price because of that? And what difference does it make, a doll is a doll, and nonsense is nonsense. 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Lisa from Blackpink flaunted her own Labubu on social media.

Seen some of her clips and initially thought Labubu must be a pseudonym for camel toe .

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2 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Oh my God I have to have one of those dolls, Lisa has one. How can I possibly live without having the same thing that Lisa has. My life would have no meaning. I must buy one immediately! 

 

I want to know what is the definition of a counterfeit doll? Is it not made by a company that has a big name? Is it 1/10 the price because of that? And what difference does it make, a doll is a doll, and nonsense is nonsense. 

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Google "Conspicuous consumption".

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The most interesting part is what this concept female  "Lisa" had to do to be allowed and promoted to the top. Imagine, a 13 yo girl from Buriram moves to South Korea to begin her formal training as 'trainee'. Great job parents, money and fame is everything, even if it means whoring out their own teenage daughter.

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