Chinese Knock-Offs Amuse Japanese Netizens

It’s common knowledge that facsimiles of well known brands can be found being sold in various parts of the world; they can be found in the corners of almost any major city. In Asia, brand replicas can be found in Bangkok’s Khao San Street, Seoul’s Itaewon, Ho Chi Minh’s Ben Thanh Market. Shanghai has multiple locations.

Even celebrities can be copied. For example China’s AKB48 clone ‘AK98‘ and Japan’s ‘Bikyakujidai‘, a copy of the Korean group Girl’s Generation. Still, counterfeit goods themselves are now relatively difficult to come by in Japan, which might explain why a recent thread on Hamusoku became popular with netizens, capturing their reactions to some knock-offs of well-known brands.

From Hamusoku:

Chinese Knock-Off Goods Are The Greatessstttttt!!

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Number 2 is so bad, Steve Jobs must be crying in the afterlife. ww

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Skill Level: Copymaster

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As opposed to me coming here to laugh, the laughs came to me www

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I lost it at Jobs wwwww

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His face grosses me out.

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For a moment, I didn’t understand what was off about #3…

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Korea also enters the fray wwwww

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Obama!?

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#6 Obama Fried Chicken…?

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I laughed so hard at Obama Fried Chicken that snot shot out my nose…

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It may be true that brand name products yield high profit so some knock-offs can really be deceiving but no one would be fooled by #6 www

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#6 OBAMAwwwFANwwwCLUBwwwwwww

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That looks way too much like Heineken wwwwww For a moment I had no idea it was a fake wwwwww

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Johnny Worker www

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Ahh! ‘Tuna’ is hilarious

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I actually kinda want the Tuna shirt.

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#13 is alright in my book www

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What do I do? I want the Tuna one

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#15 Woah, a mountain of knock-offs.

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Yeah, but how is the quality?

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wwwwwADIDOSw

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Dolce & Banana got me! wwwwww

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DoruBana instead of DoruGaba. w What do Chinese people themselves think about this?

[Note: Japanese often shorten long names or phrases to about 4 syllables. ‘Dolce & Gabbana’]

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What do you do with a knock-off system? Do you play copied games with it?

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Can’t they use those abilities to make something else?

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On the other hand, if you’re copied by China is gives the impression that you’ve truly arrived.

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More than half of these are gag gifts, right? w

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If they can make knock-offs of this caliber can’t they maybe they’re own quality products? wwww

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They have things like Chinese Kenpo, Drunken Boxing and Cheongsam, why are those going out of style…

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Chinese knock-offs aren’t even complete knock-offs, so I’d just throw them away.

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[Note: The system’s name translates approximately to ‘Power Pole’]

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The Power Pole has awesome powers of destruction

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Power Pole wwww I’ll let this one slide because of the name wwww

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This has got to be a joke. They are only trying to get laughs, right?

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This isn’t a ‘gag gift’. This is the quality of goods sold in China.

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  • Butsu

    Even amongst all of the Chinese students in my school (like 95% of all the students) this is like a bad joke for them too.

  • Mr. Ed

    You people think this stuff is a hoax or photo-shopped. I thought so too until I went to Beijing one summer and saw a Toyota Mustang driving down the street.

  • http://twitter.com/dahentaiwoody Pマン

    Don’t forgot the part where they could possibly explode.

  • Kate

    I would be way to embarassed to use any of that stuff.

    • Jahar

      What I can’t understand is how the buyers, sellers and makers don’t lose face.

  • flytothesky

    theres a high demand for this shit, or it wont be made, usually all goes overseas

  • rollin wit 9’s

    So very true. I personally have eaten KLG chicken. Wasn’t till mid way through my meal i noticed it was KLG and not KFC and there was a bird on the bucket instead of good ol’ Kernel Sanders. I’ve also got pics of ‘TeaBucks’ and some other crazy stuff, like the NKIE’s. China is no-fckn-infamously-torious for this stuff. Copy there stuff though and they go ape sh!t. I still believe half the citizens walking around in China are copies (or clones). They are perfecting their technique for something heinously dubious I suspect.

    • G$

      Legitimately. Was anyone else in China when “Kung Fu Panda” came out? Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many people and news reports going on about how they don’t know whether they should like it or be mad about foreigners making money off of Chinese culture.

  • Eidolon

    Knock offs are a novelty and a way to get quick attention for your product from the less discerning. They are effectively cash outs for companies that are not looking to make it in the long term – a get rich fast scam, so to speak, and mitigate legal risk by changing their brands in subtle ways – ie KLC instead of KFC.

    This goes in the US, too, but on a smaller scale. Look up mockbusters for an example. The difference is that in the US, the threat of a lawsuit is always there, while in China, because the products they’re ripping off are not Chinese, the risk is minimal.

  • Ami

    Well I want to respect intellectual property and copy right laws but… I want a Dolce & Banana bag!

  • YourSupremeCommander

    I have: Sam Sung Garlicy 3, iPot Mini, New Pork Nicks hat, Dr. Tre Beets headphone, Tommy Hill Finger shirt, and Guy Ko car insurance, all bought in China.

    • Stacy

      Yeah, I like my Mont Blank pen, the Economy magazine, MadBook Pro, and Christine Lobotans.

      • Thor

        “MadbookPro”, brilliant ! I wonder how bad would it work ?

    • HaakonKL

      It’s Dr Dr, actually.
      They’re the same quality, sans the brand name.
      (ie, they’re shit.)

    • maybeabanana

      Lol ♥♡♥♡♥♡

  • Web_of_Lies

    Could sure eat some Obama Fried Chicken right about now.

  • Elf Queen

    Lol.I gotta admit the Tuna one is great.Once I saw one Punk instead of Puma.I want that shirt so badly.

  • http://twitter.com/Caaaal Callum

    The Dolce & Banana got me too. lol

  • dim mak

    Well, least they’re cheap

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003224583672 Mike Anderson

    OFC: I would pay triple the menu prices for the privilege to eat there… Anyone know where that is?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyoko.sakata.524 Kyoko Sakata

    These are nuts!

  • price to pay

    chinese copy everybody products its items worthless .they will never lead as a country there always will be behind.if you cant afford original save for one .which will last longer and worth something.also make you look worthy of it.

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