When Chap Mei made its debut in the action figure market, many collectors, if not most all of them, simply looked at it as a means of getting some cheap vehicle force for their "3 3/4 scale" action figure ranks. It was looked (and at some point an understandable consideration) as 2nd class. With years passing by and Chap Mei toys selling, some REAL 2nd class unnamed companies started to make some bootleg versions of the now famous "soldier force" and "police force" lines.
Here, today, we have some of those. I have no idea how they get the molds, and I´m sure a lot of you question that issue as well. What´s even more disturbing is that some major toy retailers can´t see the difference and buy these by the cases and sell them as true CM. True story, I have seen it with my own eyes. And go and try to convince them otherwise...
Included accessories. These bootlegs are actually sought after, since many of the original CM sets are not around, these (for some) do until they get their hands on the real thing, the real deal. Anyway... I´ll have to tell you... I have seen some good bootleg versions of rare CM items. The witchcraft line, for one.
The good thing about this set. This silver barricade. Looked stranger inside the MOC. Its actually pretty nice.
I wouldn't mind to get some of those helmets for my customs. And I can say that I'm always looking for some bootlegs, since sometimes you can get real nice acessories or custom fodders.ReplyDelete