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I-Mockery Pays A Visit To Olvera Street
 
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Pentegarn Feb 5th, 2009 05:37 AM

Gotta love the knock off toys, I got a bunch of "Fighter GT" figures that look suspiciously like a certain set of well know Japanese animation toys that I found at a dollar general. I Stop at these dollar stores now and then to see what knock off toys they have this week.

DarkfireTaimatsu Feb 5th, 2009 07:00 AM

I keep misreading the sign, but it's okay because "Crab Bags" would also be enticing.

The packaging for all the knockoff superheroes and Power Rangers (because they surely can't count as actual superheroes) are among the greatest things I've seen.

Julio Feb 5th, 2009 08:20 AM

Hah, it's hilarious to see how my Mexican brethren is still selling tons of luchador masks, the staple of many markets. I fee however that it looks more like a halloween sale... Perhaps that's what dragged you there after all, -RoG-.

And, by the way, I am damn sure that the Beastly Fist Corops package has a mistake with the spelling of the name... I can see it says Beastly FLst Corps.

As for the InterChangeRobot Convoy, well who knows! Maybe his name is Transfo after all.

darkvare Feb 5th, 2009 09:39 AM

lol we have a market like this every sunday over here i love going cause i find bootleged movies knock off toys and pretty much everything. the clown mask is a lucha mask there was a team of wrestlers who were all clowns and they had all thosse mask eventually

rizzo Feb 5th, 2009 11:47 AM

I could swear I've seen that first bootleg toy pack somewhere...maybe Matt over at X-E had one at some point?

Graystreet Feb 5th, 2009 02:44 PM

Correcto, Rizzo.


And fantastic article, by the by, really funny stuff.

Aries Feb 5th, 2009 03:36 PM

"Transfo" appears to be based on the mold of the Stunticon leader. Can't remember his name.

HowardC Feb 5th, 2009 04:48 PM

Yeah and just in case somone was living in a cave, convoy is prime's name in japan. "Interchange" refers to what we would call the interstate.

bountyhunterseven Feb 5th, 2009 05:44 PM

wow, this place beats the crap outta Juarez here!! plus, u dont run the risk of getting shot by drug czars!! (or do u??)

Mockery Feb 5th, 2009 05:56 PM

DarkfireTaimatsu, I thought it said "Crab Bags" too when I first saw it! It's cuz it was drawn in such light marker colors. I wish they were Crab Bags... there's no way I would've forgotten those.

Silver, hehe yeah I think it is spelled incorrectly as "FLst Corps". Even better!

HowardC, yeah I actually reviewed one of the Optimus Prime Japanese "Convoy" toys a while back... the Optimus Prime Pepsi Convoy to be exact! Check it out.

robo_rob Feb 5th, 2009 07:36 PM

I see those super hero sets all the time here in Atlanta. If you take the hulk toy out of the package, he'll have no painted ass. Just green hulk butt for all to see.

The k.o Convoy looks like an extremely goofy Motormaster with Menasaurs head attached.

Doctor_Who Feb 5th, 2009 08:49 PM

Those bootleg packages are so dumb they hurt to look at.

But when you think about it, "Transfo" is actually pretty clever. Any kid looking at it will think it's the word "Transformers" covered up by the truck, and that they should buy it because Transformers are cool. But when Hasbro sues the company for violating their copyright they can just look all innocent and say "What? This toy is clearly named 'Transfo'". And while the truck on the front may look like Optimus, it could just be a truck. No way to prove otherwise.

Now I'm not certain if these toys were produced by devious masterminds of infringement, or if they just got lucky.

Orastella Feb 5th, 2009 09:24 PM

Oh cool! Chango, the Santeria god of passion, war, thunder, lightning, masculinity, and female fertility.

DavidFullam Feb 5th, 2009 10:36 PM

I want those Lucha Masks and one crystal ball wielding Reaper.

Tanuki Feb 5th, 2009 10:59 PM

The knock-off toys made me laugh so hard. xD

Tetsu Deinonychus Feb 6th, 2009 01:42 AM

I love the "Superheros" packs.

From now on, I'll consider Mr. Incredible, Raphael, Naruto, and Buzz members of the Justice League!

Actually, after "Final Crisis" (which I didn't read) they very well could be!

Also, love how "Super-Warrior: Ninja-force" featured all the "Turbo" Power Rangers (Or "Carranger", in Japan).

greenimp Feb 6th, 2009 01:47 AM

its like a neverending stream of badly made, yet hillarious cheap knockoffs!
except the chess set, that looked pretty cool

DarkfireTaimatsu: are you sure? a crab bag sounds like something i'd rather avoid...

DarkfireTaimatsu Feb 6th, 2009 02:59 AM

greenimp: Nah, crabs are adorable little buggers. Almost as cute as lobsters, but stubbier.

Copper Feb 6th, 2009 06:18 AM

Rog, that was hilarious. Yet another reason I need to win the lotto so I can take a road trip that-a-way.

Pandajuice Feb 6th, 2009 04:18 PM

I really really want that Vader T-Shirt. For some reason, to me, it's the epitomy of awesomeness and I must have it. Any chance of you grabbing one for me when you go back for the grab bags Rog? I'll email you and work out the details if you don't mind.

greenimp Feb 6th, 2009 05:36 PM

DarkfireTaimatsu: i was actually reffering to the other kind of crabs... the ones that are no fun at all

Julio Feb 7th, 2009 12:16 AM

greenimp: Yuck...

By the way, the Spider-Man that is on the first photo depicting a bootleg toy pack seems to be so shocked about the "Catch all baddy" line that he is just staring to it in disbelief.

Ronin S Feb 7th, 2009 06:55 PM

Oh man, Naruto, Batman, Spider-Man and Iron Man in the same toy package? And I thought the bootlegs at the nearby Chinatown mall were bad, hahahaha.....

I want one of those Luchador masks.

El Sammo Feb 7th, 2009 09:00 PM

I simply MUST have that Vader shirt that proudly proclaims "Soy el padre, Mijo". Also one that would say "El NOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

fluffkomix Feb 8th, 2009 12:57 AM

i absolutely love the fact that "the naruto" is willing to fight beside batman and such.

and not to sound like an anime nerd or anything but they even got the wrong naruto generation in there.

Tetsu Deinonychus Feb 8th, 2009 05:34 PM

LOL! Hey I didn't even notice that, but you're right!

And yeah, I kinda wish that it would be easier for American and Japanese comics companies to arrange crossovers with each-other. Because, if only Marvel and DC would team-up with Shônen Jump, I would love to see Naruto fighting alongside those guys.

BurntToShreds Feb 8th, 2009 06:51 PM

Rog, you really should do another El serpento piece. I loved those.

drpepperfan Feb 9th, 2009 04:05 AM

I think these jumble-sale type reviews are my favourite on this site. I mean, where else can you read about Frida Kahlo figures, ZZ top skeletons, awesome Vader shirts and bootleg superhero toys?
(Although X-Entertainment already reviewed the bootleg toys)
RoG, I salute you.

Nick Feb 9th, 2009 05:59 AM

Man, that street is awesome.

ionsuperpower Feb 9th, 2009 06:11 PM

superman naruto and hulk ? ps i am a man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Dungeonbrownies Feb 10th, 2009 03:00 AM

Its like an alternate-ethnic chinatown shopping district. I love those sorts of places.

0dd1 Feb 10th, 2009 10:14 AM

Don't laugh---I've actually seen those tequila flavored candy worms (or whatever they are) in a candy store in my area. (That store's closed now, but that's besides the point.)

TuxKamen Feb 11th, 2009 06:30 AM

At the local county fair last year, someone had a few knockoff toys like these, but while I'll pay $1 for them at my local supermarket, I almost refuse to pay close to $20 (I think) for them. On the first one, I notice it says "This is Superman! He will world!" Does it say "save the" under the Batman logo on the left side?

I love how they colored Spidey's eyes black with silver around them in the Naruto package, instead of the other way... looks like he's stoned.

Elite Ranger: The four on the left look like Dino Thunder/Abaranger (especially the white one). Can't tell on the other two, too much glare (but the silver one looks like Titanium Ranger, possibly, from Lightspeed Rescue).

I think I picked up some "Super Warrior Ninja Force" figures at recently-mentioned supermarket, though they looked slightly differently designed.

Another thing about skeleton ZZ Top: They have an extra guitarist!

I definitely want one of those fortune teller reapers.

Beastly FLst Corps: Jungle Fury/Gekiranger knockoff.

So... are the Transformable Robots called "A Tower of Strength" and "Steel General"?

Vader t-shirt definitely looks cool, as has been said.

The unicorn's plastered with Mystic Force/Magiranger artwork, but I don't recognize it from any of the shows.

Very funny post, reminds me of the mass garage sale articles (which I always get a good laugh out of whenever I re-read them).

Teh Aw3some Mar 6th, 2009 11:50 PM

I wanna get a Lucha mask! Too bad I live in Canada.

nutriabat Mar 17th, 2009 01:16 AM

I used to BE an Elite Ranger...I'll just say that we punked out Power Rangers regularly.

vermiknid Mar 19th, 2009 06:43 PM

My Christmas tree will be as awesome, because I actually bought the green skull with the orange flowers. I must have been just minutes behind you.


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