Monday, September 17, 2012
Super Sentai vending machine bootleg figures
What: Here are a couple vending machine bootlegs I've had for a couple decades, but until recently, I never knew where the characters came from. All I knew is that they were pretty awesome monsters. I mean, they've got extra monster faces attached to their arms, for cryin' out loud. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet (specifically this upload from Flickr member Toy Satori), I learned these creatures come from Super Sentai, which is apparently the Japanese series that Power Rangers was sourced from. I'm not sure what or how many other figures went along with these.
When: Early 1990s.
Where: Out of a toy vending machine (probably one of those generic robot/alien-themed ones with the header card that said "Creatures From the Stars."