I occasionally wander into the Chinatown of my city - seems like most North American cities have a Chinatown, or something similar; dunno about Europe or Asia itself - and I find the stores absolutely littered with knockoffs. I GUESS that's no surprise to anyone who wants a premium-looking clothing item at rock-bottom prices, but it seems to me that a lot of parents overlook the potential for knockoff toys. They sometimes come in weird colours, and are occasionally of poor quality, but I've seen some absolutely amazing bootlegs at really low prices. Wouldn't trust these toys to, say, an infant, because who knows what's used to make 'em, but for a Seven, eight, nine-year old? Might not be a bad idea. Anybody bought bootleg before, or even considered it?