Friday, July 15, 2011

Frankenstein Mega Man Peddles Dart Gun

Every once in a while, one of my readers comes across an unlicensed product that cashes-in on the image of the Blue Bomber. More often than not, these knock-offs take the form of toys -- cheap, plastic trinkets that litter the aisles at your run-of-the-mill dollar store. What makes these finds so fun is the crudely traced illustrations that adorn the packaging, usually taking the form of mutilated versions of the series' most popular characters. Today's find is no exception.

You can't go wrong with a good ol' fashion dart gun, but that Mega Man thing wreaks all kinds of wrong. The pistol-wielding hero certainly looks like Mega Man, but he's actually made up of a variety of parts from different characters. From the looks of it, the frame is heavily inspired by elements borrowed from Cyber-Elf X, a pinch of Leviathan, and a dash of other traits predominately found in the Zero series. Oh, and you gotta love that pose. It's so... aloof. He's just resting his right arm on his hip like it's no big deal, shooting at whatever.

My fascination with bootleg merchandise has shown us a lot of crazy things, and while Frankenstein Mega Man here certainly isn't the cream of the crop (that honor goes to Deflox Mega Man), it's a noteworthy addition to the wide and ever-growing world of Mega Man knock-offs. I'm all for sharing more of these oddities and should you ever come across one, please give me a holler!

Thanks for the submission, Matthew.

8 comments:

  1. Very odd, indeed. And it's amazing too the number of unlicensed games that are out there if you check places like TaoBao and other Asian dealers.

    This was humorous though, but not as strange as that cold medicine. X_X

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  2. Haha, was hoping that came from this site:

    http://knockoffbootlegs.tumblr.com/

    Maybe they'll post it??

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  3. I'm not sure what you meant by "Pedals". Maybe you meant "Peddles"?

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  4. Hehe, I was going to point at that typo too.

    I see a couple others as well, but I don't want to be a nazi.

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  5. Think that's bad. Where I lived a dollar store had hundreds of GI Joe rip offs. XD

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  6. Good god... now THAT'S odd! XD

    Don't get me wrong, I'm always amused by these strange items that turn up featuring some sort of a Mega Man likeness. :)

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  7. Urgh... why is Fakey Man wearing BROWN of all colors? There's no brown anywhere on that gun you're advertising, traitor.

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  8. @1st Anonymous

    Ha, I actually have that Rockman & Crystal bootleg game seen on that site. Been meaning to find it and make a little video playthrough somehow. =P

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