Knockoffs (also known as fakes, counterfeits or bootlegs) are unofficial, unauthorized reproductions of items usually found in thrift stores or the listings of Chinese and Hong Kong-based sellers on eBay.
Knockoffs' appearances can vary between being visibly poor to vaguely comparable in quality to authentic products. Counterfeits are usually packaged in simple bags and are frequently accompanied by (false) claims that the product is genuine. Licensing information is rare, though when present it is false.
Common defects indicative of a knockoff item include visibly poor paint quality, excess plastic on wheels, chipped wood, incorrect livery, a malformed or incorrect face, crooked or misprinted detailing, and incorrect proportions.