Like elves in Santa’s workshop, bootleg toy makers around the world are busy cranking action figures and games for all of the world’s children. Only these will be sold by street vendors and dollar stores, at a fraction of the price of official toys.
Of course, to get around copyright laws, these manufacturers in China and elsewhere have to, let’s say, tweak things a bit. So you wind up with…
The 15 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Bootleg Toys
Speaking as a someone who works in the marketing industry, can I just say that I, and my entire demographic of “adult geeks with significant disposable incomes” are feeling a little left out here? Seriously, I normally have a ceiling of about $15 I will pay for a pair of sneakers. I would go up to $75 if they made these shoes in, say, a men’s size 12. In addition, I am even prepared to double that ($150 for those of you who don’t do math) if they would add the skates in. I have looked and looked everywhere, going through all 128 pages of men’s shoes at Zappos.com and come up with nothing. It is a crime, a crime I say that we are continutally discriminated against and forced to wear “conventional footware.”