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One Ring To Rule Them All (part II)

July 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments · Lord of The Rings, Movies

I seriously thought about making three separate posts of this Lord of The Rings bootleg toy set. But changed my mind. If you missed the first post of LOTR bootleg toys, you can find it HERE.
Today, I bring you Gimli and Saruman the White.

Okay, above you see the figures in their natural bootleg toy state. Yes, there’s no rhyme or reason to the card packed with each figure. How else would you explain the Gimli card that comes with Saruman?
Now not having collected this series, I’m betting Saruman didn’t come in a yellow get-up.

I actually kind of like this figure. Okay, he’s a little green, but so’s Shrek and the Hulk. Nobody makes fun of these guys. But I’m sure Gimli here is good for a small laugh. Still, the Hulk and Shrek don’t have Gimli’s cool red beard.  So take that!

Heh, I don’t know why,but whenever I think of Gimli, it brings me back to an old thread back on 4chan.org. I had that thread bookmarked, but lost it. Now I can’t find the original post. But here’s a snapshot of something that always gives me a chuckle. If you’re familiar with the LOTR movies, you’ll recognize this.

Here’s Saruman…


I absolutely cannot figure out why the bootleg toy makers shaped the bubble the way they did. Is the globe Saruman holding going to expand? I just don’t get it.

Yes folks, these Lord of The Rings bootleg toys are pretty darn sad. I’d say it was a waste of my money to buy these things. But after digging them up, they are pretty darn cool for bootleg toys. I mean, come on! These are Lord of The Rings bootleg toys.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The King of Bootlegs // Jul 22, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Intresting bootlegs. I think it’d be cool if you had a post “Bootlegs that shouldn’t be”. Be great to see what other think of the most god awefull bootlegs around.

  • 2 DrNightmare // Aug 5, 2009 at 2:38 am

    What really makes me laugh my ass off is that the bootleggers take like 2 seconds to paint eyes and they still look a MILLION TIMES BETTER than anything I can do xD

  • 3 Anon // Jul 22, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Hah, bookmarking a thread on 4chan. You so crazy.

  • 4 Pikmintaro // Mar 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Wow Saruman the White is now Saruman the Yellow…
    I guess it fits his personality…

  • 5 Koen // Mar 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Or maybe he has severe hepatitis.

  • 6 Ralph // Nov 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I recently came up on a blister pack with 9 figures plus a center ring in flames. they appear to be leftovers or castings or perhaps they got the original molds from the Burger King offer.

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