Thursday, December 31, 2009
Not being avid (not by a long shot) bootleg/knockoff consumers, we found this particular set to be very close to the original. And since we can´t find that one anywhere, both reasons brought this set here today.
Usually, the bootleg toys boxes are filled of blurry graphics amongst other flaws. Not this one. Even the box could pass as an original.
Until you open it. Distributed by the spanish company "Rama Tritton" and with a retail price of US$19 (!!!) it had to have some muscle.
Another detail on this stone-breaking vehicle. The paint job is amazingly similar in detail.
According to pictures found, this one is a slightly lighter cyan and the gray parts here substitute the original metalized ones. The original metal bordeaux is here replaced by a golden shade.
Cockpit/cabin detail. Bottom RIGHT picture showing the front wheel inside the cockpit. I believe this is also present in the original vehicle. Maybe to "Flintstone" their way out of there. Who knows why they didn´t cover it...
Figures: "Anubis" and "Captain Sandy Storm"... the local Indiana Jones. Very nice copies. You can even take their garment accessories off.
The big mummy: "Evil Oba". Another proof of this bootleg´s quality. Near imperceptible next to the original.
Also electronic, it lights up when pressing the button on top of its head. It would, if any batteries were included. Since this comes from China "black market", you buy everything separated.
Overall 5 stars as a bootleg.