Maybe they did well selling this design but it is not really cute or fun or even interesting. So I didn't really give it a second thought.
Then right before I was leaving for NY I ran across this on Flickr.
Two bogus Mr Toasts in less then one month, who would have guessed. This one was for Threadless and it ended up scoring a 2.12 out of 5. The funniest thing was that in the comments section someone wrote "dope illustration, too bad mr. toast already exists."
It is impossible for me to know if either of these is actual plagiarism. The one thing I do know is that Mr Toast is not just one time silly image for a t-shirt. He is a character with a history and story. I am going to keep making real Mr Toast t-shirts and hopefully these weak, fake ones will disappear.....