This week on CoolandCollected, the topic of discussion is:
Bootlegs, knockoffs, and third-party products.
Whenever I go into any convenience store (especially mom and pop) or flea markets I always look for these. So I thought I would share my small collection with you:
First up is the first one I ever bought. Back when I lived in Austin I went to a Party Pig store and found these Shirt Tales toys. I was quite surprised to see them; I used to love the show and hadn’t seen any Shirt Tale memorabilia since the 80′s.
Next up is one I just got this past weekend. For $1.29 you too can have a pair of “Spider Aliens”! These guys are great! The package was pretty boring so I went ahead and opened them up. The arms and head move and they’re super light(probably hollow) but they are fantastic!
And this one is special. I bought this 2″ figure a couple years ago at a toy shop for a buck and some change. Didn’t know anything about it, it just looked neat. But this past year I saw a post about some old space figures and wouldn’t you know it; my little figure is a scaled down version of one of them:
Commander Comet from the Outer Space Men! How awesome is that? It’s always so much fun when you buy or find an old toy and know nothing about it and then one day you figure it out. Very exciting!
This one probably doesn’t fit the category but the figure reminded me of Ram Man from He-Man so I thought I’d included it for fun. Plus these are awesome figures, just look at all the stuff he comes with!
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