Classics Two Packs
Here are a couple of Spider-Man Classics
Two Pack bootleg toys. The unusual thing about this (at least for a bootleg
toy) is that the bootleggers didn't bother using just one card to mount
the figures on. The figures are mounted on different cards. You almost
never see something like this.
Take a peek:
Now in the original toy line, there are
three different pairs of figures. Spider-Man & Hobgoblin, Battle Ravaged
Spider-Man and Scorpion and the third set had Venom vs Carnage. Now I haven't
seen the Venom vs Carnage set bootlegged. But the bootleggers did make
a valiant attempt to recreate the original toys. But naturally, they screwed
Y'see that set pictured at the top of
the page should have Spider-Man vs Hobgoblin. But I guess the bootleggers
didn't have the mold for the Hobgoblin. So instead, they replaced him with
a repainted Tombstone figure. I do mean repainted. The bootleg Tombstone
is green with a red and black costume (his sleeves are still red. They
were left unpainted). While the original Tombstone had, I think, a black
and grey outfit. And Tombstone certainly wasn't green.
The card back features a mishmash of pics
that were probably on the "original" toy packaging. The text font is different
on both cards. Surprisingly, I didn't find any of the usual typos that
are almost always on bootleg toys. Heh. One thing's for sure. Thanks to
the bootleggers, I won't ever forget what year these toys were produced.