Re-Issued Sixshot in-hand photos and.....fan art used on official package???

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  1. Tekmen

    Tekmen Well-Known Member

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    See all his glory in this post on ACtoys

    It comes with a bonus metal plate just like every other "Asian Exclusives".

    [​IMG]

    This time, it's a police batch thingy?

    And wait,
    that handsome Sixshot on the left looks familiar to me, although it's been heavily photoshoped:

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    SixShot by ~Blitz-Wing on deviantART

    So, did our fellow fan-artist Blitz-Wing get commissioned or stolen?
     

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  2. opt1musaber

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    Interesting.
     
  3. Ribieconvoy

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    As soon as I saw that silhouette I knew it was a work of Blitz's. Hopefully Blitz can chime in and let us know if this work is stolen or not.
     
  4. Scourge_151

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    Is it stolen when it's their IP?
     
  5. MechaV

    MechaV Not as bad as you think.

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    wat.
     
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    Anytime someone's work is directly stolen without compensation it is technically theft, regardless of IP.

    There's no need to freak out or get paranoid just yet. Wait for the artist/user to chime in before going "THEFT!".
     
  7. PrimusVsUnicron

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    original fan image next to the package version plz
     
  8. harrismonkey

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    That would be best. At least unless Blitz-wing comes through first and says it is his and he was compensated.
     
  9. opt1musaber

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    Lol, this is a very gd point. This has definitely crossed into legal matters.
     
  10. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    So are you saying Blitz stole it originally so too bad or are you suggesting Takara is in the wrong? I couldn't tell based on the wording.
     
  11. Soundwinder

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    I'm pretty sure his point is that it could be official, that Blitz gave them permission to use it.
     
  12. Blitz.

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    So yeah... guess I should say something

    the first I heard of this was about 10 mins ago when Little Iron dropped me a note on Deviant art.

    TakTom have not been in contact with me about any official use of my art.

    I have reached out to someone I know who might know the right channels to deal with this as I'd like to stay on good terms with people who I'd actually like to get paid work from.

    On a personal note.... i'm a shocked as you guys. On the one hand I feel kinda cheated that as an artist who's stuck in a dead end retail job I've been ripped off. On the other ZOMG my art on official TF products how freakin cool is that?
     
  13. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Hasbro's condemning IP infringment and Takara's commiting it.

    Wow.
     
  14. Chris McFeely

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    That's some dodgy shit right there.
     
  15. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Didn't somethingime this happen to a starwars fan in the past? Im sure I remember this happening and the guy ended up with a ton of swag. Please keep us updated!
     
  16. Grimlock_13

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    BIG time horse shit right there. Hopefully you'll get compensated for your work Blitz.
     
  17. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    If I were you, I'd keep frendly discourse with Takara/Tomy, but try to find out who "did the art concept" for the packaging, and have some words with that person about artistic integrity, and how they have none.

    I had a few designs on Cafe Press that weren't really doing anything, but when Cafe Press changed their agreement, saying they could take my designs and try to sell them on their own without compensating me, I pulled those designs as fast as I could, before the new agreement went into effect.

    My point is this: Do you know if Devient Arts has any sort of clause in their rules that says "if you draw something that is the property of another company, that company can use your art"?
     
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    I want to avoid the vicious cyclical path this conversation usually brings up when saying this, but I'm referring to Blitz's hard work (aka the art) being stolen.

    It is not Takara. Asian Exclusives are for territories such as China, Malaysia, etc. and are not handled by Hasbro US or Takara, but by Hasbro Asia.
     
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  19. Blitz.

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    I'm not interested in burning bridges with any company that seems to be as cool as TakTom or/and Hasbro.

    As for this artist I'm not going to seek out some guy to tell him what he did was wrong.... I'm sure some hasbro legal eagle will do that for me

    As for DA it actually seems to be ran really well its very much about supporting the artist in the hopes they use the print service they offer rather then taking everything. And you can find a ton of big names if you just look up their names
     
  20. MECHADOOM

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    I wasn't suggesting you burn bridges with the company... it's just that someone, somewhere out there, was told to produce art for this toy. And instead of doing their job, they went to google and did an image search for Sixshot, and selected the coolest pic they could find (yours) to pass off as their own work. They likely got paid for it, too. That's the person I'd take issue with.
     
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