25 Hilarious Knock Off Brands That Aren't Fooling Anyone

"Looks Just Like the Real Thing!" Said No One, Ever

knock off North Face brand called North Fake

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If there is one universal truth in retail, it's that for every wonderful product on the market there are bound to be several terrible knock off brands attempting to fool people into parting ways with their hard-earned cash. Sometimes these knock off brands are obvious at first glance; other times you won't even notice that you're wearing a cheap imitation until you wear it out and about in public.

Online, people love to mock these badly made knock off brands every chance they get. Reddit has several subreddits where millions of subscribers share and laugh over the best and weirdest knock off brands on the market. Here's a small sampling of the best of the worst.

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Dragons Have Tattoos Now?

knock off book cover: Dragon with Girl Tattoo

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Not to be mistaken for Stieg Larsson's novel "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...." We're definitely intrigued by the concept of a dragon with a girl tattoo, however. Not gonna lie.

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A L A N

knock off tee shirt that says Alan instead of Alien

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Well, you can't really argue with that logic, but what does Alan have to do with anything?

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I'm More of a Nut Novice Myself

knock off Nutella called Nut Master

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It's a chocolate spread made from nuts, okay? Obviously not based on any other chocolate spread made from nuts that rhymes with nut-ella.

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It's Fine as Long as Your Name Is Mike

Knock off glove that says Mike instead of Nike

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Who is this Mike and why do I have his glove?

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It's... Mario?

Australian Koala statue painted to look like Mario

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Australian Mario is having a bit of an identity crisis. Is he a koala or is he a video game icon? The world may never know.

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This Polo Pony Is Showing the Rider Who's Boss

knock off Polo shirt with emblem of horse riding polo player

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The game would be sooo much more interesting if this was actually how it's played.

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What, No "Mooncraft?"

knock off video games

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Wonder if KIKA comes out with a pricey update (that doesn't actually update anything) every single year like FIFA does.

08
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So Close, Yet So Far Away

knock off brand restaurants Adomino Pizza and Pizza Hot

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Adomino? Guess it's better than abominable, though likely less apt.

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THM Doesn't Have the Same Ring as "EMS"

knock off North Face jacket called

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Prediction: You'll realize the THM quality isn't quite up to snuff the second you actually get out on a "huge mountain" and discover you're wearing a glorified garbage bag instead of Gore-Tex.

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Freddy Who?

knock off action figure of Freddy Krueger called Sharp Hand Joe

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You might remember this character from the popular "Bad Dreams on Pine Street" series.

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At Least They're Honest

fake Sony game controller that says FONY

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Yep, these are phonies alright. No doubt about it.

12
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Gimme a Break, Gimme a Break...

knock off Kit Kats called Kat Kot

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Break me off a piece of that KAT KOT bar!

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Picked These Up at the Butcher shop

Knock off Beats By Dre called Meats By Dr. Dre

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Why spend all that money on Beats By Dre when you could have Meats by Dr. Dre?

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Once Again, They're Not Wrong

Knock off Aladdin Costume

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He looks a little bit old to be a lad, but still. We'd still wear this Halloween costume.

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Dear Disney, Please Don't Sue Us

knock off version of UP movie called What's Up

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Hopefully this knock off version is not as depressing as the original "Up."

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Just Keep Swimming... Very Fast in the Other Direction

knock off Finding Nemo boogie board

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No wonder Dory was so difficult to find.... Her family looks terrifying.

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Who Cares What You Think?

knock off butter substitute called

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"Well, I think it tastes like butter, but what do I know? I also enjoy eating knock off chocolate nut spread."

18
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That's Not What They're Called

knock off rolling pin called movable stick

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If only there was a word or common expression for this "movable stick." Seems like something we should have, doesn't it?

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Who Wants Some Yummy pRoNgLeS?

knock off chips called Prongles

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"Once you pop, that's great!" (These jokes just write themselves, folks!)

20
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No Copyright Infringement Here, Officer

knock off soda bottles

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Who wants a nice refreshing Monsoon Dew?

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Suck It, Girl Scouts

knock off thin mints called Thick Mints

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We like our mint cookies thick, thank you very much.

22
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What's a Funny Word for Bending?

Knock off Twister game called Don't Fall Down

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"'Twister?' Nah, that's silly. I know; let's call this game 'Don't Fall Down.'"

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"You Didn't Want a Real Transformer, Did You, Kid?"

knock off transformer called Deformed Car

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Transformers are "more than meets the eye," but this? Not so much.

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Woody, Is That You?

knock off Toy Story action figure

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Might be time to lay off the snacks, buddy.

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My Little Fashion Horse

knock off My Little Pony toy called Fashion Horse

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Even these knock off ponies look concerned about their predicament.

Sometimes there's no substitute for the real deal, folks! You definitely get what you pay for.