WASHINGTON: A plethora of fake Power Rangers, en route from China to North Carolina, were seized last month in Charleston by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The action figures from the long-running children’s action series were counterfeits, created without the permission of the rights-holder Saban Brands, according to a CBP press release. They were part of a seizure of $121,442 worth of fake children’s toys that arrived in Charleston in late June. Along with the Power Rangers, CBP also seized items with trademarks and copyrights to Cartoon Network, Apple and Danjaq, the rights-holder for “James Bond” characters and materials. The counterfeit toys were part of a larger shipment, which constituted 284 cartons of toys. Twenty-seven of those cartons contained a total of 34,690 counterfeit toys.