I saw these bootlegged Transformers movie figures as I was passing by a flea market at my old neighborhood on the weekend. They call themselves Super Change.
Look at the card packaging. Do you notice the plastic seal packaging? It was just like NECA and Mcfarlanes card figures? If bootleg with their pricing which is half of the real toy can manage to factor into the cost in their quality packaging, why not Hasbros?. The card design was done professionally too and they had given the figures lots of accessories! That is what consumers want!
At the same stall, I saw Thomas the Talk Engine train as a transformers and combiner.
It comes with two packaging for consumers to choose from. The card design was not as good as "Super Change" but it uses the theme of Thomas. It comes with chrome parts too! Here's the photo and news from Neatorama.
Now consider what bootlegging has put in for their products. They not only copy but upgrade their products for their consumers. So what if the they use cheap plastic? At least they put solid thoughts on details. That is what counts. Stop those repaint stuff and for goodness sake please. Apply the "Do things right the first time" and stop milking us!!
Come on toy collector. Speak up what you think.
Updates: Dennis has a full review on Thomas the Transformers Combiners.