SUPER KNOCK OFFS!
So I was walking around 99 Speed Mart when I discovered these ‘Marvel Super Heroes’ and found myself wracking my brain trying to figure out who the dude with the mohawk was as he looked so familiar, like someone from the Marvel comics in the 90’s during all the big epics in space, but I couldn’t remember the name for the life of me.
Thanks to twitter, I got my answer - Gladiator - courtesy of @bansheecreative, @burnlikecinders, @kennleandre, @Eisues & @DickyAD.
Of course, this got me thinking - when was the last time there was a Gladiator figurine? Why, out of all the Marvel characters (and considering the recent Avengers movie) would the company that makes these unlicensed cheap knock offs put Gladiator amongst Wolvie, Cap & Spidey? Where did they originally get the mould from?
Amelia pointed out that this was one of those truly Asian geek things - the cheap knock offs of superhero figurines and other toys - and the brain gears are whirring for a possible continuing segment, be it a video or photo posts.
In the meantime, though, if any of you out there happen to find or have any interesting super knock offs then please, by all means, submit them over to us to pimp out and giggle about at email@example.com
Posted by Khai, who didn’t even have the RM20+ in his pocket to buy these cheap ass knock offs.