• Qoorl
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    boom! Posted! First! Words!


    Seriously though, Porteous, your videos are the highlight of my week sometimes….





  • likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 935

    Bootlego Zones.

    LEGOs have become extremely cost prohibitive. They used to be the thing you bought your friend’s kid for christmas. They retired the creative buckets, which now go for over $100 online, & leave you only with linear overpriced kits. If I came across a bucket of cheap bootleg LEGOs in a Chinatown, I’d grab that shit in a heartbeat. Or Nanoblocks, but those are easier to lose & harder to find when the pieces scatter.

    LEGO Batman looks like he’s bearing his midriff & his fly is down. & that first gun looked like a hair blowdryer with a telescope.

    Better give Toad ALL of your Christmas presents, or he’s gonna hafta use that buzzsaw.


  • BG-57
    Old Man
    Comments: 1


    Been following you for years but a first time poster.

    As an AFOL (adult fan of Lego) I have to point out that the holes in Batman’s cape are supposed go over his neck, which makes it curve at the back more.  Minor quibble though.  Hilarious video.  I always look forward to seeing your little mini sketches with the toys.

    Went to Brickfest last year and there’s a whole cottage industry for customized Lego minifigures and accessories.  Mostly online Mom & Pop operations, didn’t see any bootlegs.

  • kudofan
    Comments: 7

    Your Luigi voice sounds a little like Skullaweenie. He should be called Skulluigi.

  • Leech
    Comments: 65

    The Mario figures themselves may be slightly original, but some of the accessories they come with (the chainsaw and the buzzaw) are straight-up mold copies of Lego accessories.
    Also, the skit was priceless.

  • Alex C.
    Alex C.
    Comments: 151

    You put Batman’s cape on wrong! And his gun is the exact same mold as the Lego Star Wars blaster pistol. (This is something I would never admit to anywhere else, but I collect the Lego SW microfighters sets.)

  • Ultratech94
    End Of Transmission
    Comments: 381

    say Phelous. if you’re interested, I can make you a custom DVD of Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Edition for a future Bootleg Zones review which you can either have me send to you (provided you send me an email so we can negotiate) or you can always come to Frederick, Maryland so I can hand it to you personally. I’m going to make those 3 dvd’s tonight along with Mr Plinkett’s Star Wars Episode III review. although I haven’t watch the entire films yet, from what I did see, it’s one of the most impressive HD transfers I’ve ever seen for a Star Wars movie.

    for more info & backstory on this amazing fan edit for the original unedited Star Wars Trilogy, check out this link here:




  • LSWSjr
    Comments: 16

    Both of Batman’s guns are from the Lego Star Wars line, the pistol is based on Han Solo’s and the rifle is based on the one used by the Sandtroopers. The cape is also supposed to go over the neck pin, one hole after the other 🙂

    Another awesome episode regardless, any chance you’ll review Extreme Ghostbusters?


  • unknownwarrior33
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    Wait, does Phelous live in Chicago? Either way, there’s some interesting stuff in Chinatown. I think I might actually know where he got these; I’ll have to check it out.

  • Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    Comments: 429

    Lego Mario bootlegs?


    I want’em

    I want’em

    I want’em…especially Wario, his face art looks like something from WarioWare Inc.

  • Dunes
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 188

    How much were they?

    • Phelous
      Comments: 625

      They were something like 5 bucks a piece which honestly isn’t that great for fake lego but they were the only interesting thing I really happened upon that trip to Chinatown, though I still have stuff to cover from the 1st time I went to the Chicago one.

  • Lermont
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 91

    lol, the Russian instructions say “Choking hazard, place the folder in a dangerous place so the kids won’t touch it”.

  • TheTrainerRed97
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    That Toad actually looks to be more closely based on the Toads in little Fungitown from the First Mario and Luigi game, they all had Red heads with stars on so…Points for obscurity I guess?

  • Chompompcharly
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    I love how on the toadsworth card they just used a screenshot of a Mario 3D world level, in fact i know exactly which one.

  • BB Shockwave
    BB Shockwave
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 52

    Hey Phelous, if you can, review this one… a tiny-sized G1 transformers Fortress Maximus, packaged and painted as Robocop! 😀



  • Spike
    I'm on a post!
    Comments: 241

    Hmm… not-so-bad lego knock-offs then, eh?

    Pretty awesome to see that they’re currently the only proper Lego (unofficial of course) Mario figures. Kinda funny how random that stuff that comes with them is.