Despite the country’s phenomenal growth in recent years, the words “Made in China” carry certain negative connotations for some. Ignoring the fact that a vast proportion of our electrical goods–iPhones included–are assembled there, many people are quick to point to the label on their goods whenever a problem occurs.
Rather than focus on the negative, though, we’d like to take a few moments to commend China’s creativity and ingenuity when it comes to copyright restriction and trademarked brands. From Penesamig batteries to Calvim Klaim underwear, China is without a doubt the king of clever imitation.
Surfacing on Japan’s Hamster Sokuhou earlier this week, the following images provide some of the most wonderful examples of imitation goods we’ve ever seen. While we can’t say for certain that every one of these comes from China, they remain special in their own way nevertheless. Let’s begin, shall we?
▼ Kentucky Fried…?
▼Ol’ McMcDonald had a farm…
▼King Burger! With McDonald’s fries, no less!
▼Like your chocolate a little kinkier? How about a bag of S&M’s?
- How about something to wash that down?
▼Crack open a Heimekem!
▼ Or, if you prefer a slightly more Latin flavour, Cerono Extra.
- Getting technical
▼The Wii gets a curvy facelift.
▼The PX-3600, meanwhile, features time-warping controllers.
▼Ten house points to the first reader who can tell us what this thing actually does.
▼Picked from a different tree.
▼We’re not even sure we know how to read this one…
▼ This Nokla comes with an impressive lens.
▼Presumably a different kind of PCP to illegal Class-A drug…
- Fashion show!
▼Winners wear Nire.
▼Or sometimes Nkie.
▼You know how your eyes sometimes play tricks on you?
▼If you walk fast no one will be able to tell.
▼Never play polo in the house, kids.
▼ I was a pant boy on the set of Dirty Deborah 6 when I was a university student…
▼I buy all my popcorn from Cavern Kernel.
▼It’s not a knock-off, it’s Docha and Cabanov.
▼Huan Bsos. Distant cousin to Hugo Boss.
- Everyday essentials
▼ How’s that new shampoo working out for you? Meh, it’s okay…
▼To be fair, why is a hammer any better?
▼ Not for special purposes.
▼ And of course, something for the kids.
Finally, as much as we’d like to believe that China’s delicatessens are such enormous fans of the banned social network Facebook, the number plate on that parked car looks more like a British one than a Chinese. Hong Kong, perhaps?
When your face needs food, there’s only one place to go:
China, you’re the best.