The toys on this page were sent
to me by my friend Keok Lye from Singapore. Now I gotta admit, when
he described them to me, I didn't think that they were bootleg toys. Boy
was I wrong!
|Below are pics of the real toy
and the bootleg toy. Can you tell which is which?
The picture on the left is the real toy. The toy on the right is the bootleg.
All the bootleg vehicles come on a Royal Starship card. It features pics of the four vehicles in the bootleg series. Also pictured on the card back are the four pod racer packs. As usual, there are no trademarks or manufacturer's names anywhere on the card.
Oh, and the bootleg toy packaging is slightly smaller than the real toy. The bootleg card measures almost
8" X 7"
||Here are the labels that are on the bubble of the toys. As you can see, Micro Machines has been replaced with Star Wars. No name for the bootleg vehicle has been supplied. They are all identified as Die-Cast Vehicles.|
Here is the Trade Federation Battleship.
||Here is the Trade Federation
Like the vehicle pictured above, there is a slight difference in color of the vehicle. I also have this ship packaged backwards. It gave me a great opportunity to look for trademarks under the vehicle. But there were none.
||Here is a Gian Speeder. If you pull out the real toy, you will find that the blaster cannons on the bootleg toy are different from the real toy.|
||This last vehicle is the Royal Starship. Looks just like the real toy. There is no significant difference.|
||How thorough were the bootleggers?
Well, they even included a bar code symbol complete with an sku number.
Oh, the bottom bar code is the bootleg one.
|I am really impressed with these
bootleg toys. The quality of the toys is really good and the detail in
the packaging is excellent. Anybody who didn't know bootleg toys existed
might think that these toys are just a variation of the real thing.
Not only that, these are my first bootleg toys featuring Micro Machines packaging. Woo Hoo!
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