Looked real to me. It feels, looks and squeaks like th real Sophie. The box and packaging that came with it looked very real as well. Also I looked the item all over, I saw no "made in China" stamp anywhere on it. I was worried as well that it may have been a knock off.
I agree with the previous posters. It looks, feels, and squeaks like it should. Seems like the real deal to me. My son loves it! He's teething right now and this is one of the few "teething toys" that he actually uses.
Amazon has fakes! I bought one at a big name store after buying one on amazon. After my amazon purchase, i was worried that i bought a fake one so i ordered one from land of nod to compare the two. On comparison there are huge differences in the giraffes. The real one has imprinted serial number while the serial number on fake one is raised. Also, real one has slightly bigger body, rougher feel to the rubber and the spots are more brown than the orange-brown of the fake one. You cannot go by squeaking determine authenticity because both the real and the fake one squeak alike and both boxes are the same too.