Years ago on a trip to Los Angeles my friend bought a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure for three bucks on the street. It was Michaelangelo, and you knew this because the package included nun chucks, his weapon of choice. The problem was that he was wearing Raphael's signature red mask and arm bands. This was my first experience in in bootleg action figures. The "Fighting Action Turtles" logo on the really crappy packaging should have tipped us off.

Today BoingBoing shows us a whole website dedicated the phenomenon - Why buy those crappy Batman Begins action figures when you could buy the crappy American Hero Batman Bootleg?
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