Bootlegging in the designer toy scene doesn’t really come as a surprise, but this series called Dolaso, from GUANGZHOU YIYUAN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY.CO.,LTD. is one of the most brazen rip-offs I’ve seen. Every single facet of this figure is a rip-off. They appear to have pretty much used the platform of the (hardly original) Monskey toy and paired it with Dunny and MAD*L designs by DEPH, Tim Tsui, Mimic and MAD (among others). The concept of the series as vinyl toy-like audio speakers has already been done by Headphonies. Adding insult to injury, Dolaso pilfered bits of the logos for Infectious and Mimoco. Finally, this may be pure conjecture, but the series name “Dolaso” is a total infringement upon Brent Nolasco, and I’m pretty sure Charlie Sheen has a trademark on “Winners”. A shady factory sub-contractor is suspected.
So what can we do? [Thanks to @madtoydesign @spankystokes & @rotocasted for the conversation that lead to this post.]