20 Knock-off Kids’ Products That Are So Bad They’re Awesome

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Who do these guys think they’re kidding? Okay, so you’ve created a bootleg product, and it’s a terrifying incarnation of a loveable kids’ character – childhood ruined – so at least give it the right name. Here’s a prime example: Buzz Lightyear was not and never will be an Avenger. You’ve still got to love it, though.

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Marge, what are you doing there? Have those cheeky Minions kidnapped you? Probably not. That said, this terrible Despicable Me franchise rip-off might just be a stroke of genius. If this image is anything to go by, Marge Simpson could well be a Minion in disguise.

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Oh come on, what do you expect for $2? To be honest, the best thing about this toy is the packaging. That alone would convince us to part with our hard-earned cash. Frans Tromers, Borots in disguise!

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You know, we’d never looked at Spongebob and thought, “That looks just like a sandwich,” but now that you mention it… As well as his name, though – Sandwich Boy, ha – he’s lost his dignity, too. Where are those famous square pants?

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Sense of Right Alliance: sounds honorable, don’t you think? But what the heck is Shrek doing in there? Sure, he saved a princess, but he’s no way a superhero. And don’t even get us started on the whole Cars thing, either – unless it’s the team bus.

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Teenage Mutant New Style Ninja Tortoise: it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? But this weird bootleg offering has picked up a bit of a following. Want one for yourself? Well, prepare to part with $30 on eBay for the privilege.

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Imagine turning up to the doctor’s surgery with this problem. You’d need a planet-sized tube of ointment to fix it. This is fakery at its finest. We love it. George Lucas, take note: this could be a Star Wars medical spin-off in the making.

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Poor Buzz, covered in cellophane and made to pose in a box promoting Toy Special 3. No wonder he looks so confused – and slightly creepy. We’re just going to hazard a guess that this merchandise wasn’t endorsed by Disney.

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Harry Montana or Hannah Potter? Those might at least be understandable mistakes. But Hannah Montana and the young wizard’s face below it? No. Just no. All the same, this is so awfully off the mark that we kind of want one for ourselves.

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Comedy gold. Watch out criminals, Robert Cop is out to get you – though he’s definitely not as intimidating as the cyborg law enforcement officer this action figure’s copying. Artist Brad McGinty was so inspired by this fake that he created his own parody line of toys in its honor.

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Um, this is probably a Pokémon rip-off. All the signs are there, and Pikachu’s a big giveaway. But there is absolutely no way that we can explain the name of this ridiculous toy: Clues and Monster, seriously?

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Donkey Brains. They actually called it Donkey Brains. We found this on the blog of a lady who’d received this unbelievable Toy Story bootleg as a present for her newborn daughter. Gee, thanks.

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There is so much hilarity going on with this bootleg that it’s hard to know where to start. First, the jumper’s the wrong color. Second, where’s his hat? Third, and this is quite important, it’s called Nightmare Feddy. Case closed.

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Too much. You can kind of see where they were going with this, but it soon descended into an epic fail. This would not have made for a great Christmas present circa 1990. Cue disappointed kids’ faces and playground bullying.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s… oh wait hang on, it’s just Special Man. Ignore him. But really, you can’t help but fall in love a little bit with Special Man. He’s just got that underdog appeal. Yeah, and it’s probably because of the long hair and crappy packaging.

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Cop: “Are you trying to sell a counterfeit He-Man product, sir?” Dude: “Oh no officer, you are mistaken, this is Thunder Prince from the Treasures of the Temple Warriors.” It’s an easy mistake to make, though.

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Who needs the BFG when you’ve got the Amicable Herculean? Oh no, wait: bring back the friendly giant; this guy is a crazy martial arts specialist with the head of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Help!

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This bears about as much resemblance to a PSP as an X-Box does. What games do you think you can play on it? Mortal Kumquat? We’re sure the top dogs at Sony would rather not see this horror on the market.

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Well, that’s years of childhood innocence blown. All this time your My Little Pony doll was really a donkey. And not just any donkey but a demon donkey. This thing will haunt your dreams.

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“Spider-Man, help! Oh, sorry to bother you, Powerman, you just look so much like…” This probably happens a lot to poor Powerman. As if the scorpion on his chest and the yellow outfit isn’t enough to distinguish him from his red and blue doppelganger.

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