Knock Off Toys

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Barbarian Rage

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #2: Scott Cherry AKA @barbarian_rage Chapter 6 in my book is called “Bootleg Toy Art” and it features profiles of a few of the people in this wonderful art toy movement. Scott Cherry is a Southern California-based artist best known for his original toy art. His work has been featured in gallery shows across […]

Knock-Offs Book Pre-Orders Open

  Hey folks, I’m happy to say that I’m putting the final touches on Knock-Offs after spending the last 24 hours with this glorious press proof. This book and the new printer I’m using have totally exceeded my expectations, I seriously am overjoyed with how things are shaping up. This book is an explosion of […]

Knock-Offs Book sneak preview 5 :Toyfoolery

Chapter Five is entitled “Toyfoolery” and is all about counterfeit Toy properties trying to trick us into spending our pocket money. Expect pages of Sad Skeletors, Bizarre-looking G.I. Joes, bogus ninja turtles and a surprising amount of toys copying unsuccessful toy lines. Chapter 5 is super silly and I hope it brings a smile to […]

New Book! Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures by PlaidStallions Press

Hey folks, if you didn’t catch my Livestream this Saturday,  I’m doing my follow-up to Rack Toys with a book I’ve titled Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures.  This is a piece I’ve been working on since 2012 but stuff got in the way and I had to put it on hold. I’m glad I did […]

AHI Action Apemen Commercial- Planet of the Apes Knock Offs

New to the channel? Subscribe! ►https://bit.ly/3D3zxJK Recently discovered TV commercial for the Action Apeman figure series by Azrak-Hamway International (AHI) a clone of the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, these were shut down very quickly by 20th Century Fox. The Action Apemen are some of the most notorious Knock-Off figures created. See issues […]

1987 Remco Toys Catalog- Karate Kid- AWA Wrestling-

1987 Remco Toys Catalog- By the mid-1980s, Remco had abandoned the name AHI (Azrak-Hamway International) and the business of selling Rack Toys. Their output during this period consisted of licensed items such as the Karate Kid or AWA Wrestling or homegrown toy lines meant to ape the popularity of bigger brands. During the 80s, Remco […]

Ideal S.T.A.R Team Marvel Promo Comic- Knight of Darkness

In 1978, Ideal Toys hobbled together a series of toys using old molds and previously used brands to captilize on the popularity of Star Wars (and its lack of product on the shelves. Yes, lawsuits did happen. In an effort to create a back story kids might enjoy Ideal contacted Marvel comics (Yes, the people […]