Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Daily Fail: Terminator

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The second of the newest BRICK bootlegs. The last one, Speed Racing, featured Spider-Man. Today we have.....TERMINATOR.

Terminator also features Spider-Man.

In fact, most of this bootleg is identical to Speed Racing. The box is roughly the size of a pack of playing cards. The front and back are almost identical except for a bit of badly translated text. That badly translated text is the same as on Speed Racing.

The Spider-Man figure shown is identical to the one on Speed Racing.

The toy is a repeat of another BRICK set - CHALLENGER - the only change is the color scheme and the lack of a helmet and pistol for the mini-figure.

The instructions come on the same 4" square scrap of paper that we saw in Speed Racing. The scale on the Spider-Man in step five is better this time, though.

The figure itself, though...well.... he'd be better if BRICK hadn't given him two right arms. And look at all that untrimmed plastic. This is truly a Spider-FAIL.

The cycle looks okay, at least. The colors come across as strangely USA Patriotic. The guns are cast in black plastic, an improvement over CHALLENGER's red versions.

I should mention, though, that the plastic on this set smells really funky. I don't know what sort of chemicals they mixed into the brew, but I'm sure they've taken years off my life.

Here's Spider-Fail trying to drive his bike one-handed.

Maybe he's on the way to the hospital to get that arm looked at.

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


CorneliusMurdock said...

Poor Spider-Fail...

I wonder if there's a way you could do a chemical analysis on the plastic for cheap.

Danny said...

I wouldn't have touched these bricks if that were me

Great escaper said...

Coming soon to a rubbish tip near you:

Right Handed Spiderman A.k.a Arnold Schwarzenegger


Terminator 2.5: Lawsuit Day

Synoposis: In the early part of the 21st century, poorly made bootlegs kill the LEGO franchise, however, one bootleg is reprogrammed and sent back in time to fight for the LEGO cause, ensuring all bootlegs like him are never made.


Ben said...

wow... ripping off their own stuff.
thats just sad. almost as sad as having two right arms.

Brikman McStudz said...

It makes you wonder, doesn't it. How they can screw up a freakin' arm.
Spider-Fail: Ha! You may have two left feet, I have two right arms!

Random LEGO: FAIL!

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Mr. Laufeyson said...

this might sound crazy, but the shape of spider-man's heard there reminds me of those japanese bearbrick figures, but with the ears cut off..

Anonymous said...

I know that it is kind of late to post on this but the windsield is from best lock. I know that you wont like this doyle but I got a best lock set mixed with legos and a bunch of mega blocks in a yard sale. I think best lock and mega blocks are OK. However, they still dont compare to the quality of lego.

Epix toy fail! said...

I had that set once when i found one a a store and they gave it to me for free. The paint reminded me of lead paint since there is this bootleg of smething called pixos dubbed aquadots. The aquadots were panted with lead paint. I am not sure, I cant get a forsenics investigator to do a chemicql analysis.