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 because it just made the whole thing better.
Knock-Offs is a celebration of the dimestore bootleg figure, the copyright-infringing silliness meant to fool our grandpeople. The subjects range from toys of the 1960’s to the 2000s and include every popular genre you can think of.
Chapters will include Superheroes, Science Fiction, Horror, TV/Movies and you’d better believe 80s toys. So many discount Darth Vaders and Skid Row Skeletors…
Knock-Offs will also celebrate the amazing bootleg toy art scene and I have to say, the work these folks create is pretty darn infectious.
The book is expected to launch in December, to keep updated, join our mailing list here: https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/subscribe/
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Holy smokes I am so excited for this! I hope to purchase my copy as a Christmas gift so I check my inbox every morning and am a bit bummed if this hasn’t been released yet, but am always hopefull that the next day will say buy it now! Planning to order a copy of Rack Toys too but I want to buy Them together. Just the way I like doing things. Also as a fellow ADHD kid at heart (33 but still am more a kid than a man in mindset if you take my meaning.) Glad to see you didn’t let it beat you on your passions. It won’t me either.
I am so excited too and I feel like I am bothering with the couple emails I’ve sent about this. So eagerly awaiting news to purchase as a surprise gift for my son and me! Hopefully any day now…
Thank you for the amazing work!