Knock-Offs: Totally Unauthorized Action Figures is the latest book from Brian Heiler, the creator of PlaidStallions and author of “Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings”. It’s a love letter to bootleg toys and action figures.
132 Pages printed in Canada. Each copy ordered through this store will be signed.
Knock-Offs is a celebration of the dimestore bootleg figure, the copyright-infringing silliness meant to fool our grand people. The subjects range from toys of the 1960s 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 is a celebration of the dime store bootleg figure; the copyright-infringing silliness meant to fool our grand people. The subjects range from toys of the 1960s to the 2000s and include every popular genre.
1) Crime Fighting Copy Cats-
This chapter details the numerous superhero-inspired knock-offs from Captain Action clones to Mego Superhero copies to the multitude of Batman the Animated Series clones.
2) Discount Draculas-
We look at the many attempts to copy the Horror genre with memorable items like the Sungold monsters, Krazy Kreeps, Nightmare Feddy and the fabulous Amigos Del Terror.
3) Space Madness-
This chapter explores the crazy world of bootleg Star Wars, Star Trek with such notable weirdness as Lincoln’s Mr. Rock and Robert Cop.
4) Celebrity Impersonators-
The cavalcade of cheap toys meant to look like our favourite 80s action stars like Rambo or Mr. T, WWF wrestlers and of course, James Bond.
The fantastic amount of toys meant to copy other toy lines, taking from the best like GI Joe, MOTU, Sectaurs and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With such unique names as Supper Warrior, Amicable Herculean, Galaxy Warriors and Insect Man.
6) Bootleg Art-
Chapter six talks about the bootleg toy-art scene and profiles some of the giants in the field, including Sucklord, Killer Bootlegs, Chance Priest, BKC Toys, Mr. Dan and many more.
132 Pages- 8.5 by 11
2021 PlaidStallions Press
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.
Sungold, Galaxy Warriors, Robert Cop, Lincoln International, Big Fella, Supper Warrior, Mexican Blow Molds, bootleg toys, the sucklord, BKC toys, Distinctive Dummies, Mr Dan, Nightmare Warriors, Killer Bootlegs, Toys on Tap, YoYodyne Toys, Barbarian Rage, Punk & Pop Toys, Healy Made, 80s toys, Fighting Russ, Amicable Herculean, Galaxy Adventure Girl, Starroid Warriors, Tomland, SpaceWar, Airgam Boys, Space Flyman, Super Powers, MOTU, MOTU bootlegs, Star Wars bootlegs, Shindana Slade, Mego Superheroes, Astro Apes, Planet of the Apes, V, Star Trek, Knight of Darkness, Space Trek, Fighting Yank, Defenders, Mr Action, Atomic Man, Dracula, Amigos Del Terror, Captain Action, Action Man, Power Rangers, Superman, Justice League, Incredible Hulk, Avengers, Captain America, Knock-Offs toys, Knock-Offs Book, Brian Heiler, Plaid Stallions, Brick Mantooth, Rack Toys, Imperial Toys, Bravestarr,