Sunday, November 11, 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Rip Off

Of all the turtle toys out there, I have a real fondness for this 7" tall knock-off figure. Maybe it's because I collect japanese vinyls or Donatello is my favorite turtle, I don't know.
I only have this one that Pete gave me a long time ago.


Splinter's Iroonna said...

Wow! Crossed eyes and all.

When a group of us went to Universal CityWalk to see the opening of "TMNT", we went into one of the many shops there and found that THEY were selling "rip offs"-- I'd just seen those packages at Mikey's where Wes was talking about these ones he'd seen in N.Y. The box held I think a Raph as well as The Thing, Spiderman, Superman, and someone else.

I guess it says a LOT if bootlegs exist, eh?

That is actually rather cute. Crossed eyes and all.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

I love knock-offs. And yes, you could build a pretty big collection of just bootleg figures if you wanted.
Some are just like the originals but cheaper quality, while others are totally different sculpts and have a charm all their own like the Donatello pictured.

roseangelo said...


I know a couple collectors who take the TMNT bootlegs quite seriously and as a result have amazing collections of them. I laugh at the thought of some of them going, "Noooo!" to the pictures Dan posted on the official site on Friday. ;D

A recent trip to China Town found me a Super True Hero Turtles toy truck and a fake Rubik's cube that is sealed to a card featuring horribly pixelated video game cover art. Thus the Rubik's cube is rated Teen and "Plays with up to 4 Players!" I reluctantly passed on the truck, but I did bring home the Rubik's cube. :)

Most bootlegs are pretty awesome in their own special way.

Cowabunga Dude! said...

Thanks Rose...that truck is great! You should have picked that up!

Cowabunga Dude! said...

" I laugh at the thought of some of them going, "Noooo!" to the pictures Dan posted on the official site on Friday"

Like me? I want those figures...damn!

roseangelo said...

Oh, it was very hard leaving China Town without that truck. But ultimately, the complete lack of surface area to keep such a large truck made my decision for me. Alas..

Vaughn Michael said...

haha thats so cute and Don's my fave also.