Goblin merchandise: Unofficial sites pop up selling fake products in China and US

There are numerous sites that sell counterfeit postcards, photos, mugs, customized t-shirts and other stuff with Goblin scenes.

Goblin cast
Cast of tvN drama 'Goblin.' facebook.com/Goblin.official

The tvN drama 'Goblin' ended on January 21 but it seems that the popularity of the drama is so high that fans don't want to let go of it. The craze is such that people are tapping into the drama for making commercial gains. According to reports, some enterprises are trying to make illegal profit from the fantasy drama starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun.

There is no doubt about the popularity of the show as the avid fans of the drama were not only limited to South Korea but also in different parts of the world, mainly in the United States and China.

Well, taking advantage of the international popularity of the show some sneaky enterprises started unofficial foreign Goblin merchandise sites and they are growing at an alarming rate. According to the sources, all these sites are selling counterfeit postcards, photos, mugs, customized t-shirts and other stuff with Goblin scenes or characters printed on them.

Reportedly, these sites even forged autographs of the main male lead of the drama Gong Yoo and is being traded at very high prices. 'Goblin' can be said to be one of the best Korean dramas of recent times, setting a benchmark for the cable TV dramas. It also did beat the record of Reply 1988.

The finale episode of the drama achieved an average viewer rating of 20.5% and a peak of 22.1%. The previous record was held by Reply 1988's episode 20 which had an average viewer rating of 19.6% and a peak of 21.6, according to a report in Koreaboo.

Well, it is quite evident that the magic of Goblin has not yet gone from these unofficial merchandise sites which are making such profits with all the illegal goods. Though Goblin has officially ended, fans are still looking forward to the special episodes that are to be aired on February 3rd and 4th, which include behind-the-scenes clips, interviews with the cast and NG cuts.

This article was first published on January 28, 2017