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Knock-Off - "Power Commando"



Bootleg toys are usually counterfeit, lower quality knock-offs of popular toys. At the height of its popularity, G.I.Joe action figures were often imitated by foreign toy companies, trying to cash in on G.I.Joe's popularity. The results were interesting, to say the least.

Pictured above are the "Power Commandos". Similarly articulated to G.I.Joe figures, they were produced by "Lucky Bell" and are dated 1992.

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Note that the cover art has a G.I.Joe-like "explosion" behind the characters. In addition, the filecards include the exact text from the back of G.I.Joe figures - "Clip and Save for your... Files".

While the cardbacks pictured above were purchased in South America, the figures were produced in China. It's likely that these figures were sold in the United States at some point, because the card text is all in English. Bad English, however - "Those Guys From the Other Galaxy"????.


From the collection of: John Mortensen

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