Knock Off Toys

Knock Offs: SuperAirMan

For years, I’ve been picking up pieces from an eclectic collection of Knock-Off toys from Europe and the UK but this one is off the beaten path for me. Meet SuperAirMan, a flying toy from Spain made by a company called Juypal. This is one of the most excellent packages I’ve seen for a Knock-Off, […]

1974 AHI Catalog – Azrak Hamway- Super Monsters- Batman

1974 AHI Catalog Azrak-Hamway International was the absolute king of the 1970s licensed Rack Toys. 1974 was a giant leap for the company as it saw them significantly expand their licensed offerings and create iconic collectable toys. AHI chose such heavy hitters as the Universal Monsters, Batman, Spider-Man, the Super Friends, Popeye, the Flinstones and […]

Mego Knock Off Tong Ninja Figures

Mego Knock Off Tong Ninja Figures If there are two things I love it’s Mego Knock Off action figures and Ninjas. So when my friend Rob sent me the eBay link for these awesome 80s Ninja figures I grabbed them with both hands.    They are usually called “Tong Ninjas” due to the body being […]

1985 Multiple Toys Ad- Bugmen of Insecta- Nightmare Warriors

Wonderful mid-1980s trade ad for Multiple Toys, makers of such memorable toys as Blue Thunder, Nightmare Warriors and a personal favourite of mine Bugmen of Insecta. Visit the Multiple Toys Bugmen of Insecta pages at Plaidstallions Action Figure Archive: https://bit.ly/3yyUSe5         Toy-Ventures Magazine Do you miss toy magazines? That’s why we created […]

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #3: Chance Priest

Knock-Offs Artist Spotlight #3: Chance Priest AKA @chances_toy_collection I’m super grateful I met Chance Priest while writing the book, as he is the true “renaissance man” of Knock-offs and bootleg toys. He is truly living the dream of creating not only figures but also a whole comic universe for his characters, then going back and […]

Toy-Ventures: Kung Fu Mystery Knock-Off Box

Toy-Ventures this week is entering the 36 chambers of Knock-Offs as we use our five fingers of death to reveal some incredible martial arts-themed bootleg toys. Meet the Karate Masters, the mysterious Spy Girl and the unbelievable Black Belt Brawlers in this week’s episode. We have a new book out called “Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action […]

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 […]