Since getting my hands on a bootleg LEGO Batgirl, I became curious as to what other bootleg LEGO superheroes are out there floating across the sea from China.
And what did I discover? The short answer: There are a lot of them. There are bootleg Superheroes and bootleg Simpsons (in sets with Lord of the Rings builds - those are pretty surreal!) and bootleg Ninjago and bootleg Chima and bootleg characters LEGO hasn't even made (like Punisher, Stargirl, Winter Soldier...the list goes on and on).
What's more, they can be found for incredibly cheap. Like, less than a buck each cheap. With free shipping. From China! (Don't ask me how you can ship from China for free when it costs nine bucks to send something across town! But it involves some sort of agreement with China and the USPS to encourage more eCommerce. And, apparently, copyright infringement.)
Another thing I discovered is that their quality varies from
almost-as-good-as-the-real-thing to...well...this atrocity right here:
Not sure if these large head pieces are 'helmets' of sorts, that go over a regular sized LEGO minifigure style head (ala the official Iron-Man LEGO minifigures which the pictured Iron-Men are clear ripoffs).
And honestly, I'm not sure I want to know.