Bootleg toys and
unlicensed products are fact of life for many popular (or even
unpopular) toys line especially in the Third World nations where
copyright law is often ignore. The bootleg toys are the products
of economic necessity. These toys are cheaply produced and sold at
flea market or along the sidewalk. The bootleg toys are
often very interesting in their own right and often came in amusing
colors and size. Here are some samples of bootleg Mange Power
Microman toys produced in Asia. Magne Power was not
the first Microman toys to be bootleg, the original line and Micro
Change series were heavily bootlegs in the early 80's when the price of
Japanese toys were very high and became unaffordable to most other
countries in the region.
Note: These toys are
being shown for informational purpose only. Microman Forever web site do
not support or condone the used of other people copyright property for
** Special Thanks to
my friend Jay P. for these "Super Size" fake Magne Power
These fake Magne Powers are
about 8" tall. While only two (Arthur and Odin) are being shown
here, this fake line also included the rest of the Magne members (Izam,
Edison & Walt)
While the previous fake Magne Power
toys were about the same size as the real things, these fake Magne Power
toys however came in extra large size. The first large size fake Magne
toys were about 8" tall (interestingly about the same size as Timanic
figure). These figures came in the same color assortment as the
real Magne Power Microman figures. They even came on a bootleg
packaging that look almost like Takara Magne Power Microman package.
These figure came with magnetic parts and clear plastic weapons.
If the other Magne Power
figures were not big enough, try these giant size Magne Power figure.
These guys stand in at about 12" in height. The figure even came
in special gold plate color!
The second fake Magne Power
Microman toys were even bigger. These figures stand about 12" tall
(which made them very interesting standing next to the Henshin
Cyborg). These figures only came with Arthur style head. The
first one came in Odin color scheme while the second one came in gold plated
with green legs and arms. These figures had no magnetic feature