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Everyone knows that Attack on Titan is one of the hottest animes out right now. Toys and other merchandise from that show have been in high demand. So of course it was only a matter of time before bootleg figures started mak...
Usually when you think of knockoffs you think of cheap plastic, messy paint, and broken parts. Certainly you wouldn't expect to hear 'better than the original', but that's exactly what Collection Kingdom says they have planned for Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime.
Numerous changes and adjustments are being planned to make a better bot and it's a pretty lengthy list of adjustments.
adjust eye opacity
fix rubbing from the chest screws
fix loose fuel tanks
fix index fingers falling off
realign the chest doors
make the Matrix door easier to open
fix the way the legs close
fix rubbing from the windshield wipers
prevent stress marks on the legs
remove the black hole behind the translucent yellow on his pelvis
prevent sprue marks
They're planning a very no-thrills release of the figure with no box (likely just a cardboard mailer box), no trailer, and just his gun, ax, and Matrix for accessories. He'll be in Japanese colors (photos are of an early prototype) and is expected to be released in December, but nobody seems to know where to order or what the price will be.
I'm not really crazy over knockoffs being done in this manner, but it is interesting that someone found so many flaws in the original that they felt the need to release their own.
Bootlegs can provide many things. Ranges of emotions from anger, to disappointment and even laughter can be derived from them. This is the case of the later for myself and these hilariously awful bootleg S.H. Figuarts DBZ fig...
The Transformers franchise is no stranger to bootlegs and knockoffs. They've been there since day one and still plague the series even 30 years later. The latest case in point is a new bootleg of G1 Decepticon Headmaster lead...
Bootlegs are the bane of the collector's existence, and once again, they've reared their ugly head out in the open. The target this time Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ Justice League New 52 figures.
The bootleggers, a company by the nam...
Good Smile Company has put out an official warning concerning bootlegs of the 2013 Snow Miku Nendoroid, also known as Nendoroid Snow Miku — Strawberry White Kimono ver. It's not a surprise, per se, that these are alread...
Here's a fact that should absolutely not shock you: Good Smile Company's products are popular. They're so popular, in fact, that they're often reproduced illegally and sold as bootlegs. And even the bootlegs are so popular th...
Nobody likes bootlegs, they're the bane of our hobby. Especially bad are the ones that try extra hard to deceive the buyer (us) into thinking they're buying real products. Just as bad is the miscellaneous merchandis...
I feel like I do this too often to myself. Am I being a glutton for punishment? Do I get some kind of sick satisfaction from looking at this stuff? It's all wrapped up into something horrible that I do every year. I go to these conventions, knowing that they're not very good. I go to see friends; at least I tell myself that's the reason.
What I saw this weekend was hell. Bootleg Hell. I saw things I saw last year along with a fresh crop of crap. For God's sake (and my own), someone made Dragon Ball AF bootlegs. Join me on my journey into hell after the jump.
China, how you never cease to amaze me.
In the latest saga of China constructing previously-created mecha for promotion of their theme parks, a new challenger has appeared. Encouraging you to take a seat and ride their ...
iGear, producer of what is certainly not Transformers merchandise, has made some big announcements this week. The company showed off three new products on their Facebook page: Presser, Hench, and a weapons upgrade set.