Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly- Bootleg Figures on eBay

eBay is flooded with inexpensive bootlegs from other countries. Some of them look pretty darn close to the official item and some are, well, less than spectacular. This could be a good alternative for those that can’t spend ridiculous amounts of their hard earned cash for a limited-edition figure, but still want one to display on their shelves. Now, I’m not promoting the bootlegging of anything, but here are some of the more interesting ones I’ve come across recently.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure Classic Collection

This might be me, but some of the smiles on these guys have Harvey Pekar-esque vibe to them. For that reason alone, I’m tempted to pick these up. And at the low low price of $11.98 shipped, I may just have to!

Guardians of the Galaxy 8 Figure Building Toy Set

Lego sets can be ridiculously expensive for your average Joe. Some people cannot justify shelling out hundreds of dollars to get a set just so they can get specific mini-figures. Even on the aftermarket, some of them sell for close to what a set would normally cost. Recently there have been a ton of great-looking mini-figure reproductions being sold on the cheap. This Guardians set sells for $8.98 shipped on eBay.

Guardians of the Galaxy Figure Set

Now this set is just plain B-A-D. The face on Drax is hilarious!  And what is up with that Star-Lord and Gamora? I do have to admit that the Rocket Raccoon and Groot do look pretty decent. Overall, these guys look horrible and yet I’m kind of tempted to pick them up for $13.98

Marvel & DC The Avengers Movie 6" Figure Set

These figures are oddly listed as “Marvel & DC” figures. I find it hilarious that out of all of them, the Hulk is the smallest looking figure in the set. The other thing that immediately catches your eye is Hawkeye’s bow and arrow. I know he has different bows in his arsenal, but how effective could this one possibly be? These things are bad and yet the listing says that 58 of these sets have been sold for $16.99.

Have you spotted any good or bad bootlegs recently? If so, share your links in the comments below!

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