Thursday, April 30, 2009

Daily Fail: Street King

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Street King, better known on late-night TV as "King Rikki", is a 2002 film that re-frames Shakespeare's Richard III as an urban gang war. It stars Jon Seda and Mario López. I haven't seen it myself, and even Wikipedia is pretty sparse on details. Still, the poster looks pretty cool.

Street King is also a crappy bootleg from the evil cloners at BRICK.

Aside from the name, what do these two things have in common?

Absolutely nothing.

Still, it's amusing to think of Spider-Bootleg as a mixed up in a Shakespearean rewrite.

This is the bootleg of our discontent
Made hideous plastic by this son of a BRICK;
And all the licensed toys that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the knock-off buried.
The box for Street King is pretty much identical to the others in this latest line of BRICK failure. Check out the review of Speed Racing for all the badly translated slogans and malformed verbiage.

The box art shows that Street King has no need to follow the roads - either that or they captured him in the middle of a bootlegger's reverse.

Street King comes with the same tiny instruction sheet as the others in this line. Notice the similarity of the "jet pack" at the rear of the bike to the on on Speed Racing and the tiny Spidey in step five.

This toy had the same strange smell to it that TERMINATOR had - I suspect it's the "rubber" used in the tires, but I wasn't about to start sniffing the toy to find out.

Speaking of TERMINATOR, here's the bike from that set side-by-side with today's FAIL. Hmmmm. Somewhat similar, aren't they? Pretty much just an inversion of colors and slightly different accessories.

At least Street King here doesn't have the the genetic defect of two right arms. Here we see him easily kicking the ass of the TERMINATOR Spider-Bootleg.

If I had thought about it, I could have shown the LEGO Spider-Man kicking Street King's ass in a final photo.

Oh well. Maybe next time.

As always, many thanks to Joe from The Undiscovered Playthings for sending me this set to review.


Ben said...

next time?
there are more spiderman bootlegs?
that show an even greater lack of imagination than usual on behalf of brick.

bstlm said...

NOW the head is good.