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 two Mexican-made G.I.Joe bootlegs. These figures have been seen both unpainted and painted, and a few of them have been found in the United States.
Note that they've remolded pieces such as the head from the 1993 Duke and the recolored torso of the figure on the left is from Windmill. However, they may have been "frankensteined" together with legitimate Joes - the head of the figure on the left is clearly from the 1991 version of Zap and the torso of the figure on the right is from the 1985 version of Crankcase. They could very well have been frankensteined together from bootlegs and original Joes.
From the collection of: Jody Hewitt
Special Thanks to: pgrubb