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12th Mar '17 2:15:13 PM kablammin45
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* WebVideo/{{Chadtronic}} has made several videos about knock-off toys and objects. These have featured everything from bootleg ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' toys (many of which are very OffModel and do nothing but light up), bootleg Toys/{{Furby}} toys, fake/bootleg ''Pokémon'' cards (which, Chad notes, seemed to experience a resurgence in the wake of ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', as this is what many of the ones in that particular video were themed after), and even a small unofficial bumper car toy with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] in it.
5th Mar '17 5:35:59 PM kazokuhouou
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* A rather unusual version of this trope happens in ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': [[spoiler: Canadian Guy is this to CommanderBadass, a bootleg or 'unsanctioned regional variant'. It helps that they're {{Artificial Human}}s.]]

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* A rather unusual version of this trope happens in ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': [[spoiler: Canadian Guy is this to CommanderBadass, a bootleg or 'unsanctioned regional variant'.variant' clone of CommanderBadass. It helps that they're {{Artificial Human}}s.]]
5th Mar '17 11:28:00 AM kazokuhouou
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* A rather unusual version of this trope happens in ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': [[spoiler: Canadian Guy is this to CommanderBadass, a bootleg or 'unsanctioned regional variant'. It helps that they're {{Artificial Human}}s.]]
1st Mar '17 7:15:44 AM Crocket_Lawnchair
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%% * [[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]]).

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%% * [[MemeticMutation 7 The infamous ''7 Grand Dad]], Dad'', which became is Videogame/TheFlintstonesTheRescueOfDinoAndHoppy, but Mario's head is pasted on Fred's body. The only other difference is the title screen. The game wouldn't be very noteworthy if not for both [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Joel]] and Music/Giivasunner, the former reacting to it during a meme after Joel Chinese bootleg stream, and the latter basing his entire channel around doing BaitAndSwitch videos, usually with the "Fleenstones" theme from VineSauce Played it without knowing it (his the title screen. Watch Joel's reaction is hilarious, watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-xdiL7Nr0 here]]).
27th Feb '17 7:03:50 PM Pinokio
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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 wielding an axe and a machine gun.
* For ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', there's ''Bat Hero Companion'', and ''Batichica''. ''Power Mans Invincible Troop Warfare'' features ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' on the packaging, but it's about five Franchise/{{Batman}}s. ''Power Rangers in Space'' features an all-neon Batman team.
%% * 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 ''Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk'', there's ''Power'', the superior powered thunderbolt overlord top king.
%% * 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 ''Petís 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''.
15th Feb '17 2:37:43 AM jormis29
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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Another'' (a sequel series to the original ''FMP!''), the Soviet Union produces a scaled-back export version of the Shadow [[HumongousMecha Arm Slave]], dubbed the "Monkey Model" (see Military below).

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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Another'' (a sequel series to the original ''FMP!''), ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanicAnother'', the Soviet Union produces a scaled-back export version of the Shadow [[HumongousMecha [[AMechByAnyOtherName Arm Slave]], dubbed the "Monkey Model" (see Military below).
10th Feb '17 11:31:42 AM kyojikasshu
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** Some of the bootlegs are fairly impressive for bootlegging things that existed 20 years ago using modern molds. The ''Classics'' Sideswipe and Sunstreaker mold, for instance, is getting a ''lot'' of use producing, among other things, bootlegs of G2 Sideswipe, Japanese-exclusive Tigertrack, and Generation 2 Streetwise, who so far as is known never had a released toy.

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** Some of the bootlegs are fairly impressive for bootlegging things that existed 20 years ago using modern molds. The ''Classics'' Sideswipe and Sunstreaker Sideswipe/Sunstreaker/Red Alert mold, for instance, is getting a ''lot'' of use producing, among other things, bootlegs of G2 Sideswipe, Japanese-exclusive Tigertrack, and Generation 2 Streetwise, who so far as is known never had a whose only officially released toy.toy was a Botcon-exclusive redeco of ''Universe'' Prowl.
7th Feb '17 8:51:40 AM Lirodon
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the movies being sold by a vendor are labeled "pre-theatrical release", "completely authentic", and "non-infringing entertainment".

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the movies being sold by a vendor are labeled "pre-theatrical release", "completely authentic", and "non-infringing entertainment". [[BitingTheHandHumor Not to mention they're all references to Disney movies in the first place.]]
6th Feb '17 7:16:58 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Miracle Star'' is an infamous Chinese bootleg of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' made to sell a brand of goat's milk (hence why the show's Watterson family equivalent is a family of goats). It's notable for its poor lip-syncing and such blatant copycat characters as a Bobert who looks more like [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]].
** Ben Bocquelet, the creator of ''Gumball'', has finally caught on to the existence of ''Miracle Star'' and is making an episode about it called "The Copycats".
* On a similar note to the ''Miracle Star'' example mentioned above, 'Animation/TheLegendOfLuckyPie'' is basically just Chinese ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.

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* ''Miracle Star'' is an infamous Chinese bootleg of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' made to sell a brand of goat's milk (hence why the show's Watterson family equivalent is a family of goats). It's notable for its It goes beyond a typical [[TheMockbuster mockbuster]] by copying not only art-style and several character, but duplicating entire scenes with (slightly different) new characters traced over. It also has poor lip-syncing and such blatant copycat characters as a Bobert who looks more like [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]].
** Ben Bocquelet,
Bender]]. While the original show's creator of ''Gumball'', has finally caught on to found this quite amusing, the existence show eventually made a rather [[TakeThat searing parody]] of ''Miracle Star'' and is making in an episode about it called "The Copycats".
* On a similar note to the ''Miracle Star'' example mentioned above, 'Animation/TheLegendOfLuckyPie'' is basically just Chinese ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
Copycats".
5th Feb '17 5:37:53 AM Andyroid
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* ''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.

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