Bootleg Superheroes: Iron 3 Man times 3!!!

So here are some wonderful Iron 3 Man toys from Marvel MAXVEL!!!

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Those folks at MAXVEL never go cheap, they even include the masks for maximum enjoyment!

And I am loving the designs, just when we thought, everything had already been done in the world of armor:

Three great additions to any collection … if you can find them!

Bootleg Superheroes: Spider-Man

If you have taken a look around the site, you might have noticed a couple of entries dedicated to bootleg superhero toys (here and here). I have been getting a few more … As it turns out that there’s a lot of bootlegs out there, you just need to know where to find them, so in the coming days I will be posting about some of the ones I was lucky enough to get.

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Starting with The Amazing Spider-Man, aptly subtitled “All the vogue all new edition the best gift for you!”, because in a lot of ways, this is the perfect Spider-Man package, as it contains:

– Two spiders in a respectful wink to the origin of Spider-Man

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– Spider-Man almost in the original suit, but because the people who made this are not limited by IP they went and put two spiders on the chest, because this guy was probably bitten by the two spiders above

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– What would Spider-Man be without his nemesis, Gold Venom?

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– Remember that Spider-Man story when he traveled to ancient Egypt and 17th century France and built his own skateboard? If you don’t, you clearly haven’t been following Spider-Verse, I am sure it was there somewhere.

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– Clearly, the previous one might have been an artistic license, but I am 100% sure I have seen something similar to this in Spider-Verse:

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– And, of course, the world famous Spider-Gun:

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What kid wouldn’t want all of this, I ask you?

In an effort for other people to be able to identify other items from this collection in their possession (and would you please let me know), here are some pictures from the back of the package:

– They thought the skate and the gun were such good ideas they made two of them, for what seems like 2 different sizes of Spider-Man. The smaller one has only the one spider on his chest, while my mega-alpha Spider-Man has two because he’s bigger:

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– Yes, they all have light coming out of their chest (a common thread on most Chinese superhero toys post-RDJ’s Iron Man). I REALLY dig that black Spider-Man with silver shoulderpads, gloves and boots, though:

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And remember:

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The Wolverine-Men

While we here in the West still discuss about how many monthlies can Wolverine or Batman appear on, in China they have seen the future and it’s called the Wolverine-Men:

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Which I find absolutely genius as a concept. Why try to create a new Wolverine when you can have as many of them as necessary? Just give them (almost) distinctive suits, don’t even try to explain it and just make sure they are really angry … How angry?

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Very angry, that’s how angry!

Eagle-eyed readers might have noticed something in their chest, and that’s just the cherry on top. It’s not only more Wolverines, they’re also better, because they borrow a trick (and torso, probably) from Iron Man:

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That’s right! Eat repulsor ray, Sabretooth!!!

Thanks to comrade Martin, we can all enjoy the Wolviron Men (patent pending), what else can we add other than “Go Team Wolverine”!!!!!

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DIY Crossovers: Mazinger Z and his Amazing Friends

Love these 90’s plastic action figures made in Spain. They give you the possibility to mix up any Disney princess with Dr. Doom (oh wait, he’s a Disney character too I guess … Beauty and the Beast remake with Victor von Doom, please?), smurfs, soccer players or whoever appeared in a movie or cartoon in the last 2 decades. It seems they might be official, too.

Just bought 4 of them for now, but it allows me to submit to you an idea for a team ready to fight Thanos, Chtulhu or anyone else for that matter:

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That would be Mazinger Z, the Hulk, 90’s Iron Man and, of course, Silver Surfer:

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Later this week, we will take a look at some spectacular unlicensed toys from Honk Kong, where they take Millar’s and Bendis’s idea of putting all the popular characters in the Avengers and push it one step further!!!

Kart Krossover done right

Just came from holidays with a treasure in my hands: KART RACER’s four super-hero kart racing box. The characters involved (thanks China!) are: Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, Blue Spider-Man, Gold and flesh armour Iron Man and Ultraman. If only there was a comic tie-in …

Here some pictures for your enjoyment:

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Race is on!
Race is on!
Batman Wins
Batman Wins