Last week, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers was asked to write about bootlegs, knock-offs, and third-party products, and we pretty much touched upon all the bases... The Nerd Nook Rediscover the 80's Poe Ghostal Tupa's Treasure Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks Diary of a Dorkette Cool & Collected pt.1, pt. 2, pt. 3 Neato Coolville Pop Rewind Dork … [Read more...] about The League has spoken: Knock it off!
Here's a recent addition I made to the collection after visiting a toy show earlier this summer. This is a large, 12" plastic, blow-molded figure from Mexico. The head is reminiscent of an old Mego figure, but the rest of the figure is in a world by itself. I bought this for $10 from a vendor who had a box full of them along with some Superman figures. The fact that I … [Read more...] about Bootleg Batman action figure toy from Mexico
When Todd Sheffer of Hake's Americana & Collectibles saw that the League was talking about bootleg, knock-off, and third-party toys this week, he offered to share some of the items in their current inventory. (Can you imagine working in a place that just has boxes of this sort of thing laying around? Think about that for a while -- Todd, you are living the dream!) There … [Read more...] about Bootleg Spider-Man and Batman toys
This week's League challenge is all about bootlegs and knockoffs, so I scoured my shelves for something that would fit the bill, and finding something was no easy task! I collect icons, tending to stick with mainstream products, and the world of bootleg toys is one that I have yet to really tap, but I did manage to find a couple of knockoff items such as this vintage Superman … [Read more...] about Superman, the man of … cardboard???
This week's assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers was an idea sent in by Poe Ghostal. Poe originally wanted the topic to be "third party toys, yay or nay," but I thought it would be fun to open it up even further, so here goes... – Bootlegs, knockoffs, and third-party products. – REMEMBER!: The League is always open to new members! Got a blog? Write a … [Read more...] about This week’s assignment from the League: Knock it off!
This Calvin & Hobbes comic strip originally graced the pages of the Sunday funnies on November 19, 1986, and now the original artwork for it is up for bid at Heritage Auctions. This is the first strip by Bill Watterson to find its way to the auction block. The only other known example of Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes art to have been sold at auction was a book cover … [Read more...] about Original Calvin & Hobbes Sunday strip artwork up for bid