Sunday, February 10, 2013

Heavy Metal L-Gaim bootleg figures

What: I got these robots from toy vending machines as a kid back in the early '90s, but I had no clue what they were bootlegs of until I became a regular over at the LittleRubberGuys forums a couple years ago. These figures show up in the toy identification threads on the forum very often, and it turns out they're bootleg keshi of a Japanese anime series called Heavy Metal L-Gaim. I haven't seen the anime, but I will say these are nice, hefty mini figures that would hold their own in any micro robot battle. They're made of a firm-but-flexible plastic, and although I believe I only ever had orange and brown ones, I've seen photos of different sculpts and colors beyond the ones listed above. Check out this LRG thread for more.

When: The ones pictured above came from the early 1990s, but it's possible L-Gaim bootlegs were available before or after that as well.

Where: I remember getting these bootlegs out of toy vending machines at my local Toys R Us back then, which would always be full of monster and robot little rubber guys. I remember the display card in one of the machines said "Creatures From the Stars."

Who: N/A


  1. Do you still have these heavy robots?

  2. Those are awesome any chance I can see the back of these particular robots?

  3. These are awesome! I spent days trying to track down a few figs. It wasn't easy but I got some good ones in yellow, blue, green, and red. Love them!

  4. Nice any place I can find some for myself?

  5. I have 2 of these. What would the value be in good condition?