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28th Nov '16 9:47:17 PM Deathhacker
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* There is a saying among chinese folks about knock-off "brands": They're only using a fake name because they're not a good enough copy to use the actual name.
25th Nov '16 10:47:35 AM nombretomado
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* The "Blockblister" sketch in ''Series/TheAmandaShow''. A video store operated by Italian immigrants who sell poor quality videos being [[TheMockbuster homemade spoofs of Hollywood films]] (''[[AustinPowers Austin Powders]]'', ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wizard of Voz]]'') with them acting in it.

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* The "Blockblister" sketch in ''Series/TheAmandaShow''. A video store operated by Italian immigrants who sell poor quality videos being [[TheMockbuster homemade spoofs of Hollywood films]] (''[[AustinPowers (''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powders]]'', ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wizard of Voz]]'') with them acting in it.
14th Nov '16 11:32:45 AM Midna
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%% Zero Context Examples have been commented out. Please don't uncomment them unless you can explain why it's a Shoddy Knockoff Product. Just listing characters the work ripped off doesn't count.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A Russian comic featured ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', and a T-rex.
* The Hungarian ''Franchise/StarWars'' comic, by Attila Fazekas, adapts ''Film/ANewHope'', and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though the ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' adaptation was ScrewedByTheLawyers.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy lianhuanhua summarizes ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' from a different persective. Chewbacca is a chimpanzee, Darth Vader wears a Skeletor outfit and rides a Triceratops, the Kennedy Space Center is a potential target for the Death Star, Luke wears a Boba Fett outfit and an astronaut uniform, Obi-Wan wears knight armor and rides a motorcycle firing a rocket, Stormtroopers wear Boba Fett outfits, the Tusken Raiders ride mammoths, Uncle Owen wears a cowboy outfit, and there are modern kitchen appliances, J&B whiskey, and an aesthetic combining RaygunGothic, old fashion magazines, and who knows what ever else was traced over.
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%% * A Russian comic featured ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', and a T-rex.
%% * The Hungarian ''Franchise/StarWars'' comic, by Attila Fazekas, adapts ''Film/ANewHope'', and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though the ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' adaptation was ScrewedByTheLawyers.
%% * The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy lianhuanhua summarizes ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' from a different persective. Chewbacca is a chimpanzee, Darth Vader wears a Skeletor outfit and rides a Triceratops, the Kennedy Space Center is a potential target for the Death Star, Luke wears a Boba Fett outfit and an astronaut uniform, Obi-Wan wears knight armor and rides a motorcycle firing a rocket, Stormtroopers wear Boba Fett outfits, the Tusken Raiders ride mammoths, Uncle Owen wears a cowboy outfit, and there are modern kitchen appliances, J&B whiskey, and an aesthetic combining RaygunGothic, old fashion magazines, and who knows what ever else was traced over.
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* ''Harry Potter and Bào Zǒulóng'' includes a dedication to Creator/JKRowling, a first chapter, an introduction to the second chapter introducing Harry the Hobbit, followed by ''Literature/TheHobbit'', with chapter names like "Flying Broom 2000" and most of the character names changed to those from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and a conclusion in Chapter 20, "The Doughnut Turns".

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* ''Harry Potter and Bào Zǒulóng'' (infamously mistranslated in a few instances as ''Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-to-Dragon'') includes a dedication to Creator/JKRowling, a an original first chapter, an introduction to the second chapter introducing Harry the Hobbit, followed by ''Literature/TheHobbit'', almost the entire text of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' with chapter names like "Flying Broom 2000" and most of the character names changed to those from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and a conclusion in Chapter 20, "The Doughnut Turns".''Literature/HarryPotter''.



* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': The 1973 episode "Hot Watch," where Archie buys a designer Omega watch from a street salesman for $25, a great bargain for a watch that might be worth $300. Designer watch? Omega? A bargain? Nope – it's a cheap, poorly made watch that breaks within minutes, but Archie – and Mike, who is concerned that the watch might have been stolen – don't find out the truth until a jeweler points out that the watch is actually an O''n''ega.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': In one episode where Detective Goren is trying (as usual) to force a confession out of a killer, he needs to force him to admit that his father wanted little if anything to do with him. To do this, he exploits his fondness for finely, immaculately detailed scale model cars (for which the suspect had spent a considerable amount). The trope applies when Goren shows him the kit of a car his father did buy as a gift: a cheap dime-store model that was meant more for children and novice model-kit builders. Goren informs the suspect that the gift wasn't given out of the goodness of his father's heart, but to get him to shut up and go away.

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* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': The In the 1973 episode "Hot Watch," where Archie buys a designer Omega watch from a street salesman for $25, a great bargain for a watch that might be worth $300. Designer watch? Omega? A bargain? Nope – it's a cheap, poorly made watch that breaks within minutes, but Archie – and Mike, who is concerned that the watch might have been stolen – don't find out the truth until a jeweler points out that the watch is actually an O''n''ega.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': In one episode where ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', Detective Goren is trying (as usual) to force a confession out of a killer, he killer and needs to force him to admit that his father wanted little if anything to do with him. To do this, he exploits his fondness for finely, immaculately detailed scale model cars (for which the suspect had spent a considerable amount). The trope applies when Goren shows him the kit of a car his father did buy as a gift: a cheap dime-store model that was meant more for children and novice model-kit builders. Goren informs the suspect that the gift wasn't given out of the goodness of his father's heart, but to get him to shut up and go away.



[[folder:Magazines]]
* the success of quirky WorldOfWeirdness publication ''Magazine/ForteanTimes'' led to imitators such as ''Bizarre'', a magazine that was less about intellectual discussion of anomolous phenomena and more about sensationalist aspects of Forteana, notably those to do with sex and violence. Copiously illustrated and exploitative, a typical issue might feature explicit photographs of what was left of a suicide bomber in Israel, a lead article about S&M sexuality, explotative photographs of human oddities and freaks, and a "sealed section" at the back containing sexually explicit oddities. Depressingly, it sold well.
* Magazine/{{Viz}}'' spawned a whole rack of imitators of variable comic quality, none of which were as stellar or as original as the UrExample.
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* the The success of the quirky WorldOfWeirdness publication ''Magazine/ForteanTimes'' led to imitators such as ''Bizarre'', a magazine that was less about intellectual discussion of anomolous anomalous phenomena and more about sensationalist aspects of Forteana, notably those to do with sex and violence. Copiously illustrated and exploitative, a typical issue might feature explicit photographs of what was left of a suicide bomber in Israel, a lead article about S&M sexuality, explotative candid photographs of human oddities and freaks, and a "sealed section" at the back containing sexually explicit oddities. Depressingly, it sold well.
%% * Magazine/{{Viz}}'' ''Magazine/{{Viz}}'' spawned a whole rack of imitators of variable comic quality, none of which were as stellar or as original as the UrExample.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' mocks this, like "Wibsters Dictionary".

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' mocks this, this with ripoff products like "Wibsters Dictionary".



** They did something similar with ''[[Pinball/IronManStern Iron Man]]'' a few months later, selling "Iron Man Classic" tables that removed several components and used a cheaper cabinet for $1,700 less than the original's price.

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** They * Stern did something similar with ''[[Pinball/IronManStern Iron Man]]'' a few months later, selling "Iron Man Classic" tables that removed several components and used a cheaper cabinet for $1,700 less than the original's price.



* For ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', there's ''Alien-Man''. Because he dared to dream, and never stopped believing.
* For ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', there's ''Nightmare Feddy''.
* For ''Series/TheATeam'', there's ''Mighty Car'', featuring a giant Creator/MrT weilding an axe and a machine gun.

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%% * For ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', there's ''Alien-Man''. Because he dared to dream, and never stopped believing.
%% * For ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', there's ''Nightmare Feddy''.
* For ''Series/TheATeam'', there's ''Mighty Car'', featuring a giant Creator/MrT weilding wielding an axe and a machine gun.



* For ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', there's ''Power Mice''.
* The Creator/DCComics ''Super Powers Collection'', by Kenner, had knockoff toylines from South American companies Gulliver Juguetes and Pacipa.
* For ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', there's ''Dragoonball''.
* For ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', there's ''Spook Chasers''.
* For ''[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'', there's ''Guerreros del Espacio'' and ''Heroes del Espacio''.

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%% * For ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', there's ''Power Mice''.
%% * The Creator/DCComics ''Super Powers Collection'', by Kenner, had knockoff toylines from South American companies Gulliver Juguetes and Pacipa.
%% * For ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', there's ''Dragoonball''.
%% * For ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', there's ''Spook Chasers''.
%% * For ''[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'', there's ''Guerreros del Espacio'' and ''Heroes del Espacio''.



* For ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', there's ''Superman Spy Crew''.
* For ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', there's ''Total Justice'', and the reissue ''Hall of Fame''.
* For ''Franchise/KamenRider'', there's ''Black Man''.
* For ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', there's [=SuperMan=].
* For ''Franchise/MickeyMouse'', there's ''Mouse and Friends''.
* For ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', there's ''Angel Invincibility Super Design 3'' and ''Rob-Ots Super Hero''.
* For ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', there's ''[=VeriAble=] Uncanny Embryo [=HoRRiBLE=]''.
* For ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', there's ''Filly Princess'', ''Filly Witchy'', ''Fun Lovely Pony'', ''Fun Neddy Lovely'', ''Lovely Horse'', ''Lovely Pony'', ''Magic Lovely Pony'', ''My Funny'', ''My Funny Pony'', ''My Little Pegasus'', ''My Lovely Horse'', ''My Lovely Horses'', ''My Lovely Merry'', ''My Pony'', ''My Sweet Pony'', ''Playful Pony'', ''Pony Playset'', ''Pony Princess'', ''Pretty Pony'', and ''Set Funny Pony''.
* For ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there's ''Pet’s Little Intelligent Spirit'', ''Pocket Monica Jump-Jupm Chess'', ''Politic Pat'', and ''Prodigy Pet''.
* For ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', there's ''Abaranger'', ''Dual Face Fighter'', ''Dragon Warrior Aba Force'', ''Dragon Gaoranger'', ''Elite Ranger Xtreme'', ''Elite Xtreme'', ''Galaxy Heroes'', ''Gransazers'', ''Imaginary Racer'', ''Magic Evil Ranger'', ''Mega Rangers'', ''Mighty Ranger'', ''Ninja Rangers'', ''Power Force'', ''Power [=RangerO=]: Lost Galaxy'', ''Raptor Storm'', ''Sonic Ranger'', ''Steel Warrior Super Power'', ''Super Change Fierce Beasts Robot'', ''Super Pirate Force'', ''Super Rangers'', ''Super Rangers Magic Force'', ''Super Robotic Rangers'', ''Super Team'', ''Super Warrior Ninja Force'', ''Super X Robot'', and ''X-Treme Super Samurai''.
* For ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', there's ''Robert Cop 3''.
* For ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', there's ''Annie Pretty Sailor'', ''Beauty Fighters'', ''Beauty Soldier Shirley Moore'', ''Beauty Warrior'', ''Fly Dancer'', ''Galaxy Girl'', ''Kapuha'', ''Meteor Girl'', ''Petit Soldier Sailormoon'', ''Planet Girl'', ''Pretty Girl'', ''Sailorbike'', ''Sailor Cute'', ''Sailor Mary'', ''Sailor Sweetie'', ''Super Girl'', and ''Young Beauty Flower Angel''.
* For ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', there's ''Spader-Man'', and ''Spader-Man Unmatched'' featuring SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. ''Flying Ranger'' features winged figures with a Spider-Man pattern. ''Super Heroes'' features a five Spider-Man team. And there's Spider-Man aiming an M4 rifle -- Come on enjoy the pleasure together!
* For ''Franchise/StarWars'', there's ''Galaxy Cop'', ''Galaxy Empire'', ''Galaxy War'', ''Robots Spacebot'', ''Space Defender'', ''Space Power Warrior'', ''Space Warrior'', ''Space Wars'', ''Star Attack'', ''Star Knight'', ''Star Raiders'', ''Starswar'', ''Star Wars Super Bricks Series'', ''Stick Bang'', and ''Universal War''.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' has ''Street Warrior''.
* For ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', there's ''Specialman'', and ''Superheroic Man'' with whip and stallion.
* For ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', there's ''Courageous Righteous'', ''Dancing Turtle'', ''Fighting Action Turtles'', ''Heroes of the World Fighter'', ''Justice Fighters'', ''Karate Turtles Master'', ''Karate Turtles Warriors'', ''Las Fantasticas Tortugas'', ''Las Tortugas Ninja'', ''New Style Ninja Tortoise'', ''Ninja Fighters'', ''Ninja Frog'', ''Ninja Hero Rider'' Galloping Horse, ''Super Dino Force'', ''Super Ninja'', ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Tubtles'', ''TMNT: Back to the Sewer'' featuring [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz and Woody]], ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Tortoise'', ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs Electric Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', ''Turly Gang'' Turly Fighters -- Fighters for Freedom!, ''Turtles Fighters'', ''Turtles: New Collection'', ''Turtle Warrior'' City Hero, ''Tus Heroes en Accion Tortugas Guerreras'', Lego-like ''Ninja Turtle'' and ''Ninja Tortoises'', ''Ninja Reptiles Weapons'' accessories, the ''Turtle Telephone'', the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gun'' with unbeatable recoil action, and the ''Little Pluckies Ninja Protects'' gun.
* For ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'', there's ''Funny Toys''.
* For ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', there's ''Terminate and Destroy''.
* For ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', there's ''Space Boys 3''.
* For ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', there's ''Transmogrifiers'' and ''Knight Rider Becames Robert'' based on ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''.
* For ''Franchise/XMen'', there's ''X-Team''.
* {{CrossOver}}s:
** ''Action Heroes'', featuring CaptainErsatz ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' as Cat Man Gold, Silver, and Black, ''[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'' as Heman and Skeletoon, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' as Power Man Blue, Red, Green, Black, and White, ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'' as Cybercop, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' as Medusa, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' as Snake Man, and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' as Ninja Fighter Red, Violet, Blue, and Orange.
** ''Amicable Herculean'', featuring ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
** ''Clues & Monster'', featuring ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
** ''Gao Ranger Dino Thunder'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** ''Ginni'', featuring CaptainErsatz ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' and ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''.
** ''Gundam S Destiny'' featuring ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and a motorcycle.
** ''Justice Heros League'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** ''Octo-Spidey'', featuring ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
** ''Marvel Heroes'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''ComicBook/IronMan'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', and ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]''.
** ''Mavel Team Up'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** ''Sense of Right Alliance'' featuring ''Franchise/{{Cars}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** ''Special Styles Mystic Hero'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''.
** ''Super Hero'' featuring ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
** ''Super Heroes'' featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/Ben10'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
** ''Super Heroes Justice League'' featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/IronMan'', ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', and ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.
** ''[=SuperMan=] Big Alliance'' featuring ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', and ''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]]''.
** ''Super Special Heroes'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
** ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', featuring ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''.
** ''Universal Hero'', featuring ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', and ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.

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%% * For ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', there's ''Superman Spy Crew''.
%% * For ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', there's ''Total Justice'', and the reissue ''Hall of Fame''.
%% * For ''Franchise/KamenRider'', there's ''Black Man''.
%% * For ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', there's [=SuperMan=].
%% * For ''Franchise/MickeyMouse'', there's ''Mouse and Friends''.
%% * For ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', there's ''Angel Invincibility Super Design 3'' and ''Rob-Ots Super Hero''.
%% * For ''Film/{{Mothra}}'', there's ''[=VeriAble=] Uncanny Embryo [=HoRRiBLE=]''.
%% * For ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', there's ''Filly Princess'', ''Filly Witchy'', ''Fun Lovely Pony'', ''Fun Neddy Lovely'', ''Lovely Horse'', ''Lovely Pony'', ''Magic Lovely Pony'', ''My Funny'', ''My Funny Pony'', ''My Little Pegasus'', ''My Lovely Horse'', ''My Lovely Horses'', ''My Lovely Merry'', ''My Pony'', ''My Sweet Pony'', ''Playful Pony'', ''Pony Playset'', ''Pony Princess'', ''Pretty Pony'', and ''Set Funny Pony''.
%% * For ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', there's ''Pet’s Little Intelligent Spirit'', ''Pocket Monica Jump-Jupm Chess'', ''Politic Pat'', and ''Prodigy Pet''.
%% * For ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', there's ''Abaranger'', ''Dual Face Fighter'', ''Dragon Warrior Aba Force'', ''Dragon Gaoranger'', ''Elite Ranger Xtreme'', ''Elite Xtreme'', ''Galaxy Heroes'', ''Gransazers'', ''Imaginary Racer'', ''Magic Evil Ranger'', ''Mega Rangers'', ''Mighty Ranger'', ''Ninja Rangers'', ''Power Force'', ''Power [=RangerO=]: Lost Galaxy'', ''Raptor Storm'', ''Sonic Ranger'', ''Steel Warrior Super Power'', ''Super Change Fierce Beasts Robot'', ''Super Pirate Force'', ''Super Rangers'', ''Super Rangers Magic Force'', ''Super Robotic Rangers'', ''Super Team'', ''Super Warrior Ninja Force'', ''Super X Robot'', and ''X-Treme Super Samurai''.
%% * For ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', there's ''Robert Cop 3''.
%% * For ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', there's ''Annie Pretty Sailor'', ''Beauty Fighters'', ''Beauty Soldier Shirley Moore'', ''Beauty Warrior'', ''Fly Dancer'', ''Galaxy Girl'', ''Kapuha'', ''Meteor Girl'', ''Petit Soldier Sailormoon'', ''Planet Girl'', ''Pretty Girl'', ''Sailorbike'', ''Sailor Cute'', ''Sailor Mary'', ''Sailor Sweetie'', ''Super Girl'', and ''Young Beauty Flower Angel''.
%% * For ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', there's ''Spader-Man'', and ''Spader-Man Unmatched'' featuring SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. ''Flying Ranger'' features winged figures with a Spider-Man pattern. ''Super Heroes'' features a five Spider-Man team. And there's Spider-Man aiming an M4 rifle -- Come on enjoy the pleasure together!
%% * For ''Franchise/StarWars'', there's ''Galaxy Cop'', ''Galaxy Empire'', ''Galaxy War'', ''Robots Spacebot'', ''Space Defender'', ''Space Power Warrior'', ''Space Warrior'', ''Space Wars'', ''Star Attack'', ''Star Knight'', ''Star Raiders'', ''Starswar'', ''Star Wars Super Bricks Series'', ''Stick Bang'', and ''Universal War''.
%% * ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' has ''Street Warrior''.
%% * For ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', there's ''Specialman'', and ''Superheroic Man'' with whip and stallion.
%% * For ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', there's ''Courageous Righteous'', ''Dancing Turtle'', ''Fighting Action Turtles'', ''Heroes of the World Fighter'', ''Justice Fighters'', ''Karate Turtles Master'', ''Karate Turtles Warriors'', ''Las Fantasticas Tortugas'', ''Las Tortugas Ninja'', ''New Style Ninja Tortoise'', ''Ninja Fighters'', ''Ninja Frog'', ''Ninja Hero Rider'' Galloping Horse, ''Super Dino Force'', ''Super Ninja'', ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Tubtles'', ''TMNT: Back to the Sewer'' featuring [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz and Woody]], ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Tortoise'', ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs Electric Franchise/{{Robocop}}'', ''Turly Gang'' Turly Fighters -- Fighters for Freedom!, ''Turtles Fighters'', ''Turtles: New Collection'', ''Turtle Warrior'' City Hero, ''Tus Heroes en Accion Tortugas Guerreras'', Lego-like ''Ninja Turtle'' and ''Ninja Tortoises'', ''Ninja Reptiles Weapons'' accessories, the ''Turtle Telephone'', the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gun'' with unbeatable recoil action, and the ''Little Pluckies Ninja Protects'' gun.
%% * For ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'', there's ''Funny Toys''.
%% * For ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', there's ''Terminate and Destroy''.
%% * For ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', there's ''Space Boys 3''.
%% * For ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', there's ''Transmogrifiers'' and ''Knight Rider Becames Robert'' based on ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''.
%% * For ''Franchise/XMen'', there's ''X-Team''.
%% * {{CrossOver}}s:
%% ** ''Action Heroes'', featuring CaptainErsatz ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' as Cat Man Gold, Silver, and Black, ''[[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]]'' as Heman and Skeletoon, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' as Power Man Blue, Red, Green, Black, and White, ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'' as Cybercop, ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' as Medusa, ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' as Snake Man, and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' as Ninja Fighter Red, Violet, Blue, and Orange.
%% ** ''Amicable Herculean'', featuring ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
%% ** ''Clues & Monster'', featuring ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
%% ** ''Gao Ranger Dino Thunder'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
%% ** ''Ginni'', featuring CaptainErsatz ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' and ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''.
%% ** ''Gundam S Destiny'' featuring ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and a motorcycle.
%% ** ''Justice Heros League'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
%% ** ''Octo-Spidey'', featuring ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
%% ** ''Marvel Heroes'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''ComicBook/IronMan'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', and ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]''.
%% ** ''Mavel Team Up'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
%% ** ''Sense of Right Alliance'' featuring ''Franchise/{{Cars}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
%% ** ''Special Styles Mystic Hero'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''.
%% ** ''Super Hero'' featuring ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''.
%% ** ''Super Heroes'' featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/Ben10'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
%% ** ''Super Heroes Justice League'' featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/IronMan'', ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', and ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.
%% ** ''[=SuperMan=] Big Alliance'' featuring ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', and ''[[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]]''.
%% ** ''Super Special Heroes'', featuring ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
%% ** ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', featuring ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots''.
%% ** ''Universal Hero'', featuring ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', and ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.



* The Power Player Super Joy: A Famicom clone shaped like an N64 controller and the second controller is a Sega Genesis controller.

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* The Power Player Super Joy: A Famicom clone Joy is a Famiclone shaped like an N64 controller and the controller. The second controller is a Sega Genesis controller.



* This Chinese rip off of MarioKart Wii, found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZdrSUo-Tms here]]. It's quite literally a texture hack of Mario Kart Wii being sold on the app store, complete with the exact same tracks (with minor texture edits to remove Mario references), the exact same items and likely everything else being the same as well.

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* This Chinese rip off of MarioKart Wii, found ''Mole Kart'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZdrSUo-Tms here]]. a Chinese ripoff of]] ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii''. It's quite literally a texture hack of Mario ''Mario Kart Wii Wii'' being sold on the app store, complete with the exact same tracks (with minor texture edits to remove Mario references), the exact same items and likely everything else being the same as well.



* A VideoGame/PumpItUp knockoff has recently been spotted going under the name ''[[WordSaladTitle King of Dancer]]''. It is most probably also made by the same company who brought us ''e-Magic'' and ''Magic Box''.

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* A VideoGame/PumpItUp A'' VideoGame/PumpItUp'' knockoff has recently been spotted going under the name ''[[WordSaladTitle King of Dancer]]''. It is most probably also made by the same company who brought us ''e-Magic'' and ''Magic Box''.



** In XIV, he finds a Gunhalberd, that looks like the BigBad weapon of 1.0's Legacy story line, Nael Van Darnus' ''Bradamante''. A weapon which for those familiar with Nael Van Darnus, was used to launch WaveMotionGun attacks on the party in battle. In true Gilgamesh fashion, it turns out that this weapon is rather ''Pradamante'', which is simply a replica (as in, completely ordinary, and possessing no special features outside of the fact that it is a Gunhalberd). Gilgamesh is of course not pleased to discover this fact.

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** In XIV, he finds a Gunhalberd, that Gunhalberd which looks like Bradamente, the weapon used by the BigBad weapon of 1.0's Legacy story line, Nael Van Darnus' ''Bradamante''. A weapon which for those familiar with Nael Van Darnus, Darnus. It was used to launch WaveMotionGun attacks on the party in battle. In true Gilgamesh fashion, it turns out that this weapon is rather ''Pradamante'', which is simply a replica (as in, completely ordinary, and possessing no special features outside of the fact that it is a Gunhalberd). Gilgamesh is of course not pleased to discover this fact.



*** ROM hacks loaded onto cartridges are another issue. Whilst some hack cartridges are poorly-made hacks of other games to include Pokémon characters, there are also high-quality hacks made by fans that are meant to be distributed online for free which have been loaded onto cartridges by bootleggers. It's gotten to the point where fan hacks have started inserting disclaimers to explain that the game should be for free, and that if you paid for a cartridge you are being ripped off.

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*** ROM hacks loaded onto cartridges are another issue. Whilst some hack cartridges are poorly-made hacks of other games to include Pokémon characters, there are also high-quality hacks made by fans that are meant to be distributed online for free which have been loaded onto cartridges by bootleggers. It's gotten to the point where fan hacks have started inserting disclaimers to explain that the game should be released for free, and that if you paid for a cartridge you are being ripped off.



* "''Sepia Go!''" is a Chinese mobile port of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. It looks exactly like a low-poly version of ''Splatoon'', reuses music from the game, and has official art from it.
* VideoGame/PokemonGo practically begged for this to occur, especially after Niantic/Nintendo made a (since withdrawn) announcement that the game will not be launched in China and is being very secretive regarding their launch schedule. As the total result of their actions, [[https://www.techinasia.com/pokemon-go-clone-china ripoffs have flooded the chinese iOS store, as well as the various unofficial android appstores in the country]].
* [[MemeticMutation 7 Grand Dad]], which became a meme after Joel from VineSauce Played it without knowing it (his reaction is hilarious, watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-xdiL7Nr0 here]]).
* In-universe example from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the Bluemoon Greatsword is a knockoff trying to pass itself as the Moonlight Greatsword forged from the tail of Seath the Scaleless which the Chosen Undead cut off many ages ago in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''. It is the family heirloom of Benhart of Jugo, and he couldn't be prouder of being the current owner, as his family thinks it's the real thing. Magerold of Lanafir mentions meeting him once, and says he could tell the sword was fake right away, but couldn't bring himself to tell Benhart because it would break the poor man's heart. It's worth noting though, that the Bluemoon Greatsword is still [[{{BFS}} a big sword that hurts a lot when you hit something with it]], and with no stat scaling it is a perfect candidate for Raw infusion. It just lacks the magical properties of the real thing.

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* "''Sepia Go!''" is a Chinese mobile port of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. It looks exactly like a low-poly version of ''Splatoon'', reuses music from the game, and has official art from it.
it. Early versions even stole character models from the game.
* VideoGame/PokemonGo ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' practically begged for this to occur, especially after Niantic/Nintendo made a (since withdrawn) announcement that the game will would not be launched in China and is being were very secretive regarding their launch schedule. As the total result of their actions, [[https://www.techinasia.com/pokemon-go-clone-china ripoffs have flooded the chinese Chinese iOS store, as well as the various unofficial android appstores in the country]].
%% * [[MemeticMutation 7 Grand Dad]], which became a meme after Joel from VineSauce Played it without knowing it (his reaction is hilarious, watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-xdiL7Nr0 here]]).
* In-universe example from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': The Bluemoon Greatsword is a knockoff trying to pass itself as the Moonlight Greatsword forged from the tail of Seath the Scaleless Scaleless, which the Chosen Undead cut off many ages ago in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''. It is the family heirloom of Benhart of Jugo, and he couldn't be prouder of being the current owner, as his family thinks it's the real thing. Magerold of Lanafir mentions meeting him once, and says he could tell the sword was fake right away, but couldn't bring himself to tell Benhart because it would break the poor man's heart. It's worth noting though, that the Bluemoon Greatsword is still [[{{BFS}} a big sword that hurts a lot when you hit something with it]], and with no stat scaling it is a perfect candidate for Raw infusion. It just lacks the magical properties of the real thing.



* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Mocked in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail190.html this email]] toon from Strong Bad, in which he has ''officially'' unlicensed Strong Bad merchandise, and objects to Bubs selling legit-looking "unlicensed unlicensed" merchandise.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Mocked ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' mocked this in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail190.html this email]] toon from Strong Bad, in which he has ''officially'' unlicensed Strong Bad merchandise, and objects to Bubs selling legit-looking "unlicensed unlicensed" merchandise.




* "''Tell me more about this'' ''[[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Apparitions Inebriated]]''".

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\n%% * "''Tell me more about this'' ''[[WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated Apparitions Inebriated]]''".



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The Lego/Mega Bloks example is referenced:

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' references the Lego/Mega Bloks example is referenced:example:
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* The Hungarian ''Franchise/StarWars'' comic, by Attila Fazekas, adapts ''Film/ANewHope'', and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though the ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' adaptation was ScrewedByTheLawyers.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy lianhuanhua summarizes ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' from a different persective. Chewbacca is a chimpanzee, Darth Vader wears a Skeletor outfit and rides a Triceratops, the Kennedy Space Center is a potential target for the Death Star, Luke wears a Boba Fett outfit and an astronaut uniform, Obi-Wan wears knight armor and rides a motorcycle firing a rocket, Stormtroopers wear Boba Fett outfits, the Tusken Raiders ride mammoths, Uncle Owen wears a cowboy outfit, and there are modern kitchen appliances, J&B whiskey, and an aesthetic combining RaygunGothic, old fashion magazines, and who knows what ever else was traced over.
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* ''Harry Potter in Calcutta'', by Uttam Ghosh, is about Harry Potter meeting several characters from Bengali literature.
* ''Tanya Grotter'' is a series of Russian fantasy novels by Dmitri Yemets. The first book has a similar plot to ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone The Philosopher's Stone]]'', until the series goes OffTheRails.
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* ''Harry Potter and Bào Zǒulóng'' includes a dedication to Creator/JKRowling, a first chapter, an introduction to the second chapter introducing Harry the Hobbit, followed by ''Literature/TheHobbit'', with chapter names like "Flying Broom 2000" and most of the character names changed to those from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and a conclusion in Chapter 20, "The Doughnut Turns".
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* One episode of ''KeroroGunsou'' had Keroro hoping to get his hands on an old knock-off Gundam model kit called "Dangale". Dangale is actually based on a real-life line of Gundam knock-offs called ''G''angale, or Gungal. As with Dangale in the show, Gungal models are actually sought after collector's items because they're so rare.

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* One episode of ''KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' had Keroro hoping to get his hands on an old knock-off Gundam model kit called "Dangale". Dangale is actually based on a real-life line of Gundam knock-offs called ''G''angale, or Gungal. As with Dangale in the show, Gungal models are actually sought after collector's items because they're so rare.
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* In-universe example from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the Bluemoon Greatsword is a knockoff trying to pass itself as the Moonlight Greatsword forged from the tail of Seath the Scaleless which the Chosen Undead cut off many ages ago in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''. It is the family heirloom of Benhart of Jugo, and he couldn't be prouder of being the current owner, as his family thinks it's the real thing. Magerold of Lanafir mentions meeting him once, and says he could tell the sword was fake right away, but couldn't bring himself to tell Benhart because it would break the poor man's heart. It's worth noting though, that the Bluemoon Greatsword is still a damn strong weapon and a perfect candidate for Raw infusion. It just lacks the magical properties of the real thing.

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* In-universe example from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the Bluemoon Greatsword is a knockoff trying to pass itself as the Moonlight Greatsword forged from the tail of Seath the Scaleless which the Chosen Undead cut off many ages ago in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''. It is the family heirloom of Benhart of Jugo, and he couldn't be prouder of being the current owner, as his family thinks it's the real thing. Magerold of Lanafir mentions meeting him once, and says he could tell the sword was fake right away, but couldn't bring himself to tell Benhart because it would break the poor man's heart. It's worth noting though, that the Bluemoon Greatsword is still [[{{BFS}} a damn strong weapon big sword that hurts a lot when you hit something with it]], and with no stat scaling it is a perfect candidate for Raw infusion. It just lacks the magical properties of the real thing.
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* The Creator/DCComics ''Super Powers Collection'', by Kenner, had knockoff toylines from South American companies Gulliver Juguetes and Pacipa.
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* In-universe example from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the Bluemoon Greatsword is a knockoff trying to pass itself as the Moonlight Greatsword forged from the tail of Seath the Scaleless which the Chosen Undead cut off many ages ago in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''. It is the family heirloom of Benhart of Jugo, and he couldn't be prouder of being the current owner, as his family thinks it's the real thing. Magerold of Lanafir mentions meeting him once, and says he could tell the sword was fake right away, but couldn't bring himself to tell Benhart because it would break the poor man's heart. It's worth noting though, that the Bluemoon Greatsword is still a damn strong weapon and a perfect candidate for Raw infusion. It just lacks the magical properties of the real thing.
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