Sigh… I really wish I knew more about Transformers. There are so many of them out here. I look to my left, there they are. I look to my right. They’re there too. In back of me. In front of me. Below and above. Transformer bootlegs and their kock-off brethren rule the roost of almost every discount store and swap meet ‘toy’ dealer I encounter.
Get a load of this set I bought. It was a full set just hanging on the wall. So I bought the whole thing and even got a break on the price (cuz I’m such a good customer).
Twelve little Transformers all just for me. I don’t know who they are or if they are even actual bootlegs. But what the heck, I bought them on the off chance that these just might be. They were cheap enough. I picked them up for fifty cents each.
Now I’m glad you all came here to take a look at this site. But if you think I’m gonna take a snapshot of all twelve of these things, well, sorry to disappoint you, but it’s just not going to happen. But then again, maybe I can stretch these toys into three or four posts. Hmmmmmm….
Well, take a gander at these figures below. I have no idea if these are real bootlegs or not. If they are, feel free to chime in and expose my ignorance.
This figure up top makes me think of the LA Lakers (that’s a pro basketball team for you folks that are visiting from outside the US). Actually, the head and weapons are the only parts that are purple on this figure. Besides yellow, the other color is brown.
This figure might ‘transform’ into some kind of chopper. See the propeller thingy on the right? This little guy (along with the other figures in this series) stands about three inches tall from the bottom of his footsies to the top of his head.
Y’know, I look at the photos I snap and I tell you, I really should work on trying to create some better looking pics. But hey, what do you expect? I’m taking these pics with the camera from my Motorola Razor cell phone.
Who is this silver guy looming above this text?
Heh, I thought I had only snapped three close ups. But it turns out I actually took four. This is what happens when you drink wine while blogging. Hmmm… am I really a blogger? I never thought of this site as a blog.
I seriously considered cracking open some of the packages and try to transform these things into the vehicle mode. But I learned from past experience not to even try that. I am absolutely no good at transforming these kind of toys. I’d wind up spending way too much time trying to get these into vehicle mode. Besides, by keeping these things in their package, they stay nice and minty fresh. Of course, these are bootleg toys in mint condition. Who would care about that?
Friends, I could use your help in identifying these figures. If they really are bootleg Transformer figures, who are they?