101 Dalmations Viewer


This toy is similar to the viewmaster toy I am sure many of you remember as a kid. You know what I am talking about. It is kind of like a slide show you see through some binocular type viewer.
Well if ya don't remember it, here is a pic of this particular bootleg toy in its package.

Ahhhh, now you know what I am talking about, eh? Well this toy is an obvious rip off of Walt Disney's 101 Dalmations cartoon. As you will see soon, I think that this toy has only ripped off the concept and not the animation from 101 Dalmations.
This toy is from a line called My Li'l Puppy. It features a couple of Dalmation puppies on the card along with a bunch of dog footprints. That medal on the top right corner says "100% Pure Bred".

Now the slide part of this toy features some really cheesy animation. If you take a close look, you can see some of the characters from the 101 Dalmations cartoon. If you look really close, you can tell that the artwork is not authentic Disney art. The bootleggers just hired somebody to draw the characters for this toy.
Hmmm, I am not sure if this makes the toy more expensive to produce because they had somebody draw the art or if it would have been cheaper for the bootleggers to steal some Disney artwork off a toy they could have bought in a store.


How about a close up of the viewer itself?

This toy is a good example of some of the cheap Disney knock off toys out there. What do you think?
 


 
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