The box on this exclusive figure provides the first hint as to whether your Pop! is fake or authentic. You can see first that the classic error in typography on the “Animation” label is present, and the type else where is thinner on the fake than on the original. The quality of the image on the front is also much lower on the fake than on the authentic Pop!.
You can also see the slightly different placement of the image on the side of the box. On the authentic Pop! the bottom of the eyes is basically in line with the bottom of the box. On the fake the eyes are slightly higher than the bottom of the box. You can also see the mistake with the “M” repeated on the Pop! Animation logo.
The bottom of the box is also missing the manufacturer stamp on the bottom for the fake Pop!
The shape of the figure is also noticeably different on between the real and fake Pop! figurines. The fake has a slightly lighter color than the original, but the major difference is the shape of the snout. On the real figure the snout is tilted slightly down and the mouth is more closed. The fake has a much more open mouth. This difference can be clearly seen both from the front and on the side view of the figure.