Look into yourself and yuou will understand.
>As someone who owns and has read that Russian Pokemon book, it's definitely less sensationalist than posts on here make it out to be. The plot is about an up-and-coming businessman obsessed with numerology. His girlfriend is a Pokemon otherkin who identifies herself as Meowth and him as Pikachu; but the book doesn't really focus on Pokemon and just namedrops Pikachu as a representation of soulless consumerism (Pokemon was huge here in Russia despite the earlier games never making it here, thus being purely a massive marketing icon). It's not really even remotely fanfiction-tier.
>The cover is supposed to be bootleg-like and post-modernist, but it doesn't represent the contents of the book very well. Most of the novel focuses on the main character talking about numerology and having existential crises. Pelevin is a fairly popular and acclaimed post-modernist writer whose works are rather weird but he's no Chris-Chan, most of his works are about post-Soviet businessmen in their thirties struggling with existential crises, consumerism and lack of identity.
>Admittedly I haven't read it in some years, but I'll make sure to skim through it and report in the next bootleg thread.
>And a book review
>I read about 200 of the 260 pages of this novel and couldn't go on: my shelves have too many unread books to spend more time on it.
>The main character -- a boutique banker who's beyond obsessed with the number 34 -- interested me at first because he was so compulsive. I enjoyed some of the humor. But. Pelevin is Pelevin, so things suddenly got too conceptualist and wacky and crowded and ridiculous for me. Among other things, he tosses in his twist on Eastern philosophy (yawn), a phallic object/lingam with a pen gun inside (holy complicated multiple metaphors, Dr. Freud!), Madonna (again?), a priest disguise (call in the masks), an antipode governed by 43 (snort), a portrait of Putin (*sigh*), and Pokemon (oй!). It's just too much.
A business man with Pokemon fetish meets a girls who shares his fetish. She can only get off if she's dressed up as meowth and he's dressed as pikachu making "pika pika" noises.
I made the greentext, someone combined it with the og picture
Only bootleg I've ever seen is at this chink-owned store down the street. It's one of those holographic cups for kids and it has the Justice League and Incredibles. I might take a picture next time I'm up there
If it's fake, then someone went to some lengths to make it believable
Best picture I could find, but I get my tires from this place.
Might as well choose the real thing
Well it's pretty much on the batman and americans are fucking stupid assholes thing
the CIA decided that Batman should be their primary weapon against communism and is pretty much overwhelmed immediately by the situation.
I'm going to dump those bootlegs that reached the image limit of the previous /co/ bootleg thread.
Cool thread dudes, this is some OC I saw on a flea market (1/9)
They're horrible figures that are mislabeled.
>aka Jack Daniels
Iron Man's best friend, I presume.
I had an old pic on I took and posted like 3 or four years ago was at a firework stand and they had sonic on the cover of the pic holding a rocket
Sadly it seems that pic didn't transfer to my new phone
That doesn't look like a bootleg to me
I don't understand. How are bootlegs like this made? How do people stupid enough to create such things possess the financial means and equipment necessary to produce anything in mass?
>That doesn't look like a bootleg to me
It's an intentional bootleg.
From Google Translating the description.
>What is a novel? Yes, all the same: life and death, love and hate, of loyalty and betrayal, about freedom and unfreedom, of high and low, and most importantly, about the specific danger (spiritual and physical) business life in modern Russia (the main character - Moscow banker). Not a curve lip, dear listener, they say, such a bulk Russian in any criminal or ladies' novel. All and all not so. The "number" that is not important, but how.
"Numbers" - a work that is worth listening to if only for the style of the original language.
They buy up old toy molds from other factories or industrial sales and use whatever shitty plastic they find lying around to melt down and re-cast. The graphics and text are just some garbage they throw together in pirated photoshop; most of the people they're selling to don't speak English anyway so it doesn't make any difference what it says.
Another bootleg of Five Spider-men
I wanna buy one of these. Leave it outside somewhere for a year or so till it's rusted and worn.
Then dump it in some kid's garden in the night, looking up into his bedroom.
That's the kinda shit that follows a man into adulthood.
Now that's just sick and wrong.
My best guess is that's a literal translation of the chinese characters for "rhino." Kinda like how in croatian a platypus is "strange beaked thing."
My grandfather lives in a pretty fair sized town on the border of Mexico--one of the four white people there. You can find shit like this at the dollar tree of any border town. Even mainstream stores are like bazaars.
I used to have a huge deck of bootleg Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from before I started coming here, and fuck if I can find the damned things. The scans would be the stuff of legend.
I made a detour to photo these which took me near some cops that almost grabbed me as witness
I' guessing Evil Clever Dog is the villainous mastermind antagonist.
But anon, this is a bootleg (unauthorized shit) thread.
I read it and I have to say - it (almost) correct.
It's Pelevin work. This autor made his fame by such psychidelic, half-serious and intentonaly crazy books, by warping ideas and characters into nonsensual plots.
Also, that book, "Numbers", was written in early 2000s, when Pokemons was at the peak of popularity in Russia, so it was good-fitting postmodern allusion and joke at the same time.
>these russian books from bazaars in the 90s
Jesus, that brings back memories. I remember buying a "Pokedex" booklet, it used pretty much all the regular Gen 1 pokemon vectors, the funny part were the texts.
Like where these pokemon live (in the real world), how people process their meat and stuff like that.
there is this "nerd/geek" shop on one of the biggest stores in town and they are selling this figure at little less than 10 dollars
of course out of the bag and on a display
i fear people actually buy them
Not exactly bootleg but I work part time in a department store on weekends and during Christmas we kept getting in stuff like this. Which was strange to suddenly get shipments of random rubber figures from a show that aired 15 years ago.
Also got a lot of Gumby figures too, like the entire cast of Gumby. No one bought any of them
IT'S OVER, CONSOLES ARE FINISHED
I sadly didn't snap a picture at the time, but I have seen the Donkey Kone.
I literally just saw this on Youtube and had to share.
remember when superman had to use a gun to shoot colored balls at the sun? Silver age was wack.
we have been into anime for much longer than the USA, so, we have been exposed to this for a very long time non stop. Dragon Ball must be on tv constantly since the mid 90s.
In the early 90s Captain Tsubasa and Saint Seya were the most popular "cartoons" in my country by far, the only western cartoon that was as popular were Fox X-men.
People played and beat imported famicom Captain Tsubasa rpgs without understanding Japanese.
And in the 80s you had all the giant robots anime constantly, although western cartoon were more popular back then, stuff like He-Man or Thundercats.