Every now and then, Reasonably Clever showcases a real failure of a toy.
And by "Failure" I mean "a cheap, crappy knockoff toy that should be destroyed
before it infects humanity with some sort of degenerative disease".
But first: A reminder of some basic info. These posts are meant to showcase FAILURE,
not to act as a catalog. I'm not selling these bootlegs, nor should you go out and look
for them on your own. These are posts about what to AVOID buying. Go spend your
money on real LEGO parts. You'll be glad you did.
Once upon a time I spent my time cataloging and reviewing bootleg knock-offs of popular toys.
(You can read those old web pages here, if you want.) Then I moved, things went into storage,
and the rotting plastic was stored away.
Then, one day, a friend sent me some knock-offs of my current obsession: LEGO. And I knew
that it was time to dust off the old reviewer-hat and once again warn the internet about the crappy
toys in their midst.
Thus was born the Toybox of FAIL - a frequent review of one nightmarish carbon copy toy after another.
As I state at the begriming of each review, these toys are NOT FOR SALE. The only reason I'm
showing you them is so that you know what to stay far, far away from. They are not "collectible".
They are not "cute." What they are is dangerous. Brittle plastic, lead paint, sharp edges, and no
concern for the safety of you and yours.
I review these things so that you don't have to.
Don't waste your money on bootleg toys. Seriously. Go buy some LEGO. You'll be much happier,
and much less likely to find a deformed mini-figure holding a knife to your throat at two AM.
Right now, each FAIL publishes directly to the blog. You can also use the tag function to bring
up all the reviews to date.
Occasionally, I'll also remember to update these pages with links to the individual reviews.
But that will usually lag at least a week or two behind, so be sure to use the other links first...
For more "classic" reviews, select the theme of Bootleg to view!
Also check out the Toybox of FAIL group on FLICKR
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