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20th Jun '16 12:49:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheSimpsons''

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* ''TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''



* One episode of ''TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' featured a CorruptCorporateExecutive who sold cheap knockoffs of Felix's magic bag. At first, the only noticeable difference was that the copies were black where the original is yellow and vice-versa. However, they used cheap materials to replace expensive ones because the boss said the customers would never know and to replace materials the spies failed to identify while analyzing the original bag because nobody would care. Despite knowing the knockoffs would be dangerous, they mass-produced the black bags.

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* One episode of ''TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' featured a CorruptCorporateExecutive who sold cheap knockoffs of Felix's magic bag. At first, the only noticeable difference was that the copies were black where the original is yellow and vice-versa. However, they used cheap materials to replace expensive ones because the boss said the customers would never know and to replace materials the spies failed to identify while analyzing the original bag because nobody would care. Despite knowing the knockoffs would be dangerous, they mass-produced the black bags.



* An episode of ''WsternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured a product called Woogles, which you could squeeze, stretch, bounce, and customize. Woogles had a cheap knockoff called Poogles, which looked like a potato and couldn't do anything.

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* An episode of ''WsternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured a product called Woogles, which you could squeeze, stretch, bounce, and customize. Woogles had a cheap knockoff called Poogles, which looked like a potato and couldn't do anything.
6th Jun '16 6:02:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAsylum, makers of [[TheMockbuster Mockbusters]] like ''Transmorphers'' and ''I Am Omega''. Oh, and Sharknado.

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* TheAsylum, Creator/TheAsylum, makers of [[TheMockbuster Mockbusters]] like ''Transmorphers'' and ''I Am Omega''. Oh, and Sharknado.
4th Jun '16 11:42:14 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Other UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable knock-offs include the [=GameStation=], the Funstation, the [=PlayCentral=], the [=RumbleStation=] (includes games from everbody's [[SarcasmMode favorite]] NES producer, Color Dreams) and many oldies compilations put in a Nintendo 64 controller (Powerplayer Super Joy; they got shot down by Nintendo pretty quick).

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* Other UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable knock-offs include the [=GameStation=], the Funstation, the [=PlayCentral=], the [=RumbleStation=] (includes games from everbody's [[SarcasmMode favorite]] NES producer, Color Dreams) and many oldies compilations put in a Nintendo 64 controller (Powerplayer Super Joy; they got shot down by Nintendo pretty quick). The Dingoo A330 is a notable aversion; it's nearly identical to the PSP but has far better build quality than other copycats and runs the Android platform, making it a good choice for emulation.
31st May '16 11:36:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Kmart's Just Kidz Robo Morphers toy line includes a Rodimus knockoff that becomes a Ferrari Enzo lookalike, a [[Film/{{Transformers}} Movie Ratchet]] knockoff, and a [[TransformersCybertron Cybertron Evac]] knockoff.

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** Kmart's Just Kidz Robo Morphers toy line includes a Rodimus knockoff that becomes a Ferrari Enzo lookalike, a [[Film/{{Transformers}} Movie Ratchet]] knockoff, and a [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron Evac]] knockoff.
25th May '16 4:49:00 PM nombretomado
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* In one chapter of ''Alyosha'', Alyosha seemingly wins a PS3 at a carnival game and gives it to her friend Ryunosuke. Upon closer examination, he discovers it's a "[=P53=]", a Chinese knockoff with 53 games built into the console.

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* In one chapter of ''Alyosha'', Alyosha seemingly wins a PS3 [=PS3=] at a carnival game and gives it to her friend Ryunosuke. Upon closer examination, he discovers it's a "[=P53=]", a Chinese knockoff with 53 games built into the console.
20th May '16 6:53:26 AM erforce
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', although it's mentioned that John is a ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' fan, his iconic Green Slime Ghost T-shirt is actually a [[http://www.topatoco.com/graphics/00000002/mspa-ghost-print.jpg Japanese character]] [[BlatantLies totally unrelated to Slimer]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', although it's mentioned that John is a ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' fan, his iconic Green Slime Ghost T-shirt is actually a [[http://www.topatoco.com/graphics/00000002/mspa-ghost-print.jpg Japanese character]] [[BlatantLies totally unrelated to Slimer]].
18th May '16 2:12:20 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''{{CSINY}}'' Stella berates a criminal selling knock-off Rolexes that had Rolex spelled with "two Ls and a Z".

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* In one episode of ''{{CSINY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' Stella berates a criminal selling knock-off Rolexes that had Rolex spelled with "two Ls and a Z".
13th May '16 4:45:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXleDSkB-g POPstation]] (actually spelled that way) a RealLife knockoff of the PlaystationPortable: acts as an extremely good example of this trope--as well as the former TropeNamer--and that's about the only good thing it does. Check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXleDSkB-g this video review]]. There are other products in the [=POPStation=] Watch series which are devices shaped like other consoles but have the same internals.
* Other PlaystationPortable knock-offs include the [=GameStation=], the Funstation, the [=PlayCentral=], the [=RumbleStation=] (includes games from everbody's [[SarcasmMode favorite]] NES producer, Color Dreams) and many oldies compilations put in a Nintendo 64 controller (Powerplayer Super Joy; they got shot down by Nintendo pretty quick).

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXleDSkB-g POPstation]] (actually spelled that way) a RealLife knockoff of the PlaystationPortable: UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable: acts as an extremely good example of this trope--as well as the former TropeNamer--and that's about the only good thing it does. Check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXleDSkB-g this video review]]. There are other products in the [=POPStation=] Watch series which are devices shaped like other consoles but have the same internals.
* Other PlaystationPortable UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable knock-offs include the [=GameStation=], the Funstation, the [=PlayCentral=], the [=RumbleStation=] (includes games from everbody's [[SarcasmMode favorite]] NES producer, Color Dreams) and many oldies compilations put in a Nintendo 64 controller (Powerplayer Super Joy; they got shot down by Nintendo pretty quick).



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBBMnY7mANg The PCP Station]]. A PlayStationPortable lookalike with Xbox buttons that's named after a drug. It comes with "[[StreetFighter Street Overlord]]" and "[[SuperMarioBros Super Mary]]". Also, "Chanticleer Hegemony".

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBBMnY7mANg The PCP Station]]. A PlayStationPortable UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable lookalike with Xbox buttons that's named after a drug. It comes with "[[StreetFighter Street Overlord]]" and "[[SuperMarioBros Super Mary]]". Also, "Chanticleer Hegemony".
1st May '16 5:06:37 AM erforce
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* Many unlicensed / bootleg NES games, especially by ''Thin Chen Enterprise'' (often sold under the Sachen brand name), are shoddy imitations of licensed ones, e.g. ''Silent Assault'' (''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''), ''Rocman X'' (''VideoGame/MegaManX''), ''Challenge of the Dragon'' (''VideoGame/DoubleDragon''), ''Jurassic Boy'' (''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''), ''Mission Cobra'' (''VideoGame/TwinCobra''), ''Street Heroes'' (''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''), ''Q-Boy'' (''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''), ''Raid 2020'' (''VideoGame/{{NARC}}''), and ''Pipes'' (''VideoGame/PipeDream''). There are also several "pirate original" games based on movie franchises, such as ''Deathbots'' (''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''), ''Harry's Legend'' (''Franchise/HarryPotter''), and ''Titenic'' ''(Film/Titanic1997).''

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* Many unlicensed / bootleg NES games, especially by ''Thin Chen Enterprise'' (often sold under the Sachen brand name), are shoddy imitations of licensed ones, e.g. ''Silent Assault'' (''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''), ''Rocman X'' (''VideoGame/MegaManX''), ''Challenge of the Dragon'' (''VideoGame/DoubleDragon''), ''Jurassic Boy'' (''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''), ''Mission Cobra'' (''VideoGame/TwinCobra''), ''Street Heroes'' (''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''), ''Q-Boy'' (''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''), ''Raid 2020'' (''VideoGame/{{NARC}}''), and ''Pipes'' (''VideoGame/PipeDream''). There are also several "pirate original" games based on movie franchises, such as ''Deathbots'' (''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''), ''Harry's Legend'' (''Franchise/HarryPotter''), and ''Titenic'' ''(Film/Titanic1997).''(Film/{{Titanic|1997}}).''



* In ''WorldOfTanks'', there's a Chinese T-54 knockoff, labeled Type 59. It's 1 tier lower and generally worse than the original, except the armor slopes, which make it quite tough.

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* In ''WorldOfTanks'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', there's a Chinese T-54 knockoff, labeled Type 59. It's 1 tier lower and generally worse than the original, except the armor slopes, which make it quite tough.
23rd Apr '16 2:28:24 PM nombretomado
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* British convenience store Poundland stocks "[[MyLittlePony My Lovely Pony]]", "[[ThomasTheTankEngine Tommy the Train]]", "[[DoraTheExplorer Little Explorer]]" and "[[SpiderMan Spider Power]]" merchandise. Amusingly, another MyLittlePony ripoff is available, sold as [[FatherTed My Lovely HORSE]].

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* British convenience store Poundland stocks "[[MyLittlePony My Lovely Pony]]", "[[ThomasTheTankEngine Tommy the Train]]", "[[DoraTheExplorer Little Explorer]]" and "[[SpiderMan Spider Power]]" merchandise. Amusingly, another MyLittlePony ripoff is available, sold as [[FatherTed [[Series/FatherTed My Lovely HORSE]].
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