The Bootleg Action Figures Blog
Here's some Friday silliness for you. There's a whole blog devoted to chronicling bootleg action figures, from their bizarre (often misspelled) packaging to their awfully ill-conceived concepts. Pictured above: at left, Bat on a Board which features a shirtless gun-toting Batman on a comically oversized skateboard; at right, Super Bat, which features "non-fall action" preventing him from falling off of tabletops as he scoots around. Note also that "Super Bat" doesn't have Batman's ears; they've been replaced by antennae for some sort of bat-contraption. The package boldly proclaims:
THIS JUSTICE MAN ON SKATEBOARD HASA AMAZING "NON-FALL" ACTION GO FORWARD & TURN RIGHT AUTOMATICALLY AS SOON AS HE COMES TO AN "EDGE".
The biggest surprise? Apparently the "non-fall action" works. The site's author (who goes by "Joe Bootleg," apparently) says: "You'll laugh. You'll cry. You may want to tear your eyes out after looking through the toys displayed on this site." Check out The Undiscovered Playthings for zillions more. (Best bets: Tricycle With B. Rider, Terrifying Simpsons Action Figures, and Darth Vader: Biker Cop.)