Heh. Here we are at the end of
2001. I dug up this set of toys that I've had for a few years now. Totally
forgot about them! But then a few weeks ago, I was wandering around Chinatown
with a friend when I saw a couple of these on a shelf. I was totally shocked
to see them. I figured these bootleg toys were long gone. I guess the store
owner just dug them outta the back of his storeroom and put them on the
pegs. He only had like two or three of them.
Note the shabby
packaging. How the bubble is glued to the backer board crooked? How
about the way the figures have been inserted? You sure wouldn't see
that in the real packaging. And where the heck is the figure's accessories?
Ya know, there's really not much chance that the bootleggers could have
really screwed up these figures too much. Mostly cuz these particular
figures don't require too much paint work. The Swarm figure above is
just a plastic yellow figure. Of course, Swarm's actual color isn't
exactly the same as the "real" Swarm figure.
Pictured below are the remaining
figures in this series:
Let's take a closer
look at The Wasp, shall we?
Yes. The quality
is put in before we put our name on it. Well, actually, the bootleggers
don't put their name on it. So there's no point in putting any quality
into the darn figures, eh? Well, I'm actually glad that I finally got
around to posting these figures. I keep telling myself that I'm gonna
post all the new bootleg toys as soon as I get them. But that never,