I love LEGO minifigures — especially those under the Super Heroes line and custom prints. I prefer the real deal (even the minifigs I customise are done with original LEGO parts) but I can’t deny how cool some of these LEGO knock-offs are. The quality and detail on some of these so-called bootlegos are actually pretty good. If I had to, I’d recommend Sheng Yuan, Lele and Decool as they’re almost as good as the real thing. Other Chinese brands’ quality are more of a hit-or-miss (like with every knock-off product).
And so, I shamefully yet proudly present the bootlegos I just couldn’t turn away from (so far).
This post is for the toy/minifig collectors out there. You be the judge.
Arrow & Arsenal (TV Series) [Sheng Yuan] Batman Beyond (Duo Le Pin)
Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (DLP) The Collector (Guardians of the Galaxy) [SY]
Daredevil (Decool) & The Punisher (SY) Deadpool (Movie) [Pogo]
Fantastic Four (Classic) [SY] The Flash & Reverse Flash (TV Series) [SY]
Harley Quinn (Movie) [XINH] Hawkeye (Classic) [SY]
Red Robin (Kingdom Come) [SY] Red Tornado (SY)
WWE Rey Mysterio (SY)
Scarecrow (Arkham Asylum) [XINH] Silver Surfer & Galactus (SY) Spider-Woman (XINH)
Ultraman (Jia Li Bo)
I normally don’t condone knock-offs so if you ever come across these bootlegos, do what I do and google if those minifigs are/will be officially available by LEGO first. If not, I say go forth and buy ’em guilt-free! Here in Hong Kong you could get them as low as HKD10 (USD1.30) so they definitely wouldn’t put a dent in your wallet.
CHECK OUT THE REST OF MY LEGO/MINIFIG COLLECTION HERE.