Because of the overwhelming popularity of Shopkins, other companies have decided to cash in on their success and have produced fake Shopkins. Some are quite clearly not Shopkins, but others look almost identical to Shopkins. Moose Toys, the company that produces Shopkins, has even created a YouTube video about how to spot fake Shopkins merchandise. These products are commonly found on Ebay or Amazon, and can be found at some dollar stores, too.
The quality of these toys is typically worse than that of Shopkins. They tend to be made of a cheaper plastic that sometimes has a rubbery feel to it, and have cheaper paint jobs. Some of the packaging says "Shopkins" on it, while others have made up names that are some variant of the word "shopping." Some blind baskets in fake 12 packs actually can be seen through the package or have the Shopkins visible and not individually wrapped as soon as you open the package. On the back of some packs, most of the categories are "Funny Sweet" and have random Shopkins in the categories. Many packages have the toys inserted sideways or backwards, a flaw that isn't common in real Shopkins packages.
These may look similar to Shopkins, but there are no variants like this produced.
"Shopkinsins" is clearly misleading
An official Shopkins Season One pack would say "12-Pack" at the bottom and have Yo-Chi on it, not Apple Blossom.
Back of a fake Shopkin package
Fake Shopkins with dolls that look nothing like the official Shoppies
Very noticeably fake because the Shopkins are flipped around, dull packaging, a random surprise egg, and completely blue, green, and yellow
Higher quality Shopkinsins picture
"Shopkinsins" Season Two 5 "Packcks" in the style of 2-packs. The pack on the right even shows Season One shopkins instead.
Peculiar Season Two 12 pack with no Special Edition, mostly Season One Shopkins, and only blue, green, white, and yellow Shopkins. Also, notice how there is no basket and how the packaging looks drastically different from the normal packaging of a 12 pack.
Fake Season Five pack that has a Season Four pet carrier as well as Season Three shopping bags
This pack includes Shopkins that aren't part of Season Five
This pack includes a Season Four pet carrier as well as two extra Petkins backpacks
Some more fake Shopkins two packs
Fake Season Five Shopkins
A peculiar Season Two Twelve Pack with no Special Edition which does not have the Shopkins slogan, contains clear bags instead of blind bags, mostly Season One Shopkins, the word "SHOP" written on the shopping bags, the bags and Shopkins having different colors, and the packaging not looking like that of an official season Two package.
This Pretz-Elle is clearly fake.
Fake Super Shopper Pack, along with another pack that includes fake Shoppies
A random lot of fake Season Five Shopkins
More fake Shoppies which look nothing like the original Shoppies
Another random lot of fake Season Five Shopkins
A fake Season Two blind basket which looks almost identical to the original pack except for the plastic packaging
A fake Shoppin' Cart playset which includes a packaging for a Season One five pack and comes with 2 fake exclusive Shopkins that aren't included in the real playset
More fake Shopkins
A fake Shopkins pack with a fake Shoppie
A fake Season Three Twelve pack
Another fake Shopkins pack with upside down and backwards packaged characters. There are also different colored bags that don't seem to have writing on them, a basket, and a blue shopping cart.
A group of fake Season Four Shopkins with colors that do not match the original toys
A fake and authentic Season Two pack side by side. These two packs are the same, and this photo compares them.
A fake Shopkins So-Cool Fridge playset that looks nothing like the original. This set also seems to be a knock-off of another fridge playset. The image of the Shoppie on the second dark pink cabinet is also fake.
A fake case of Season Four Shopkins. There are a handful of fake Shopkins in front of it.
A fake case of Season Five Shopkins
Fake packs with fake Lil' Shoppies
Fake Shopkinsins playset with fake Small Mart and fake Shoppies.
A fake Shopkins season 3 12 pack, similar to the one that's above but with different Shopkins.