Well said, but it's more like 2 decades (I'm counting the Toonami airing). If anyone has a valid grump, its Northrup Grumann who never saw a dime from Macross, Hasbro (through TF and GI Joe), or Harmony Gold (or did they?). Both vehicles are based on the same jet... the Northrup Grumann F-14 "Tomcat". They are also based on the same piloted mecha, imported from a Japanese toy line/anime. Matsushiru, prior to getting absorbed by Bandai, sold Hasbro the rights to the VF-1S Super Valkyrie toy. (That being said, Hasbro had no rights to the VF-1S's brothers, the VF-1J, -1A, and -1D, or the other armor packages.) In spite of this, there were other licensing arrangements made by other (authorized) makers of Macross toys, resulting in about a half dozen "Jetfire"-like toys (The VF-1 family in different sizes, configurations, or materials) being sold by a half-dozen different companies -- some larger and more lasting than others. (This is also why at least one competing toy company had smaller scale versions of Whirl and Roadbuster -- or their Overlon Gazette and Mugen Caliber counterparts -- in their transforming robot toy lines.) Unlike the others, the Transformers was a toy line with accompanying media, and Harmony Gold has the media rights to Macross and its VF-1s. As a result, Jetfire in comics and cartoons was forced to take on a different appearance and/or identity. (That didn't stop a few children's books from using illustrations featuring a Super VF-1S style Jetfire.) In this case, Harmony Gold only stands to lose... BADLY, because the toy being used for this platform is Hasbro's own G.I. Joe Skystriker, which is based on the F-14 (single-seat variant). It doesn't transform, and can only copy... the original double-seat Skystriker. The weapons included belong to the Skystriker. If they wish to get technical about Jetfire's solid fuel (and transport) pack, it is a hybrid of Skyfire/Jetfire's cartoon pack, and the pack shared by toy Jetfire with the VF-1 Valkyrie fighters of Macross. To quote Mama Harper, "Bullpucky." The only legal fight I see brewing is one I haven't heard anything about. The SDCC Jetfire Skystriker uses decals nearly identical to Cobrastickers.com's Jetfire set for the 2011-12 Skystriker. The Cobrastickers set is even pictured on the box, but the SDCC decals have very subtle differences. When I wrote Cobrastickers to ask about a set to replace smudged decals I got from a MISB box, I was told that Hasbro and Cobrastickers never collaborated, and they had only learned from 3rd parties that the SDCC Jetfire label sheets significantly resembled their own product (which had been on their website for 1.5-2 years). It would be the same as if Hasbro re-issuing G1 Metroplex or Trypticon, not with the original decals, but copies made of Reprolabels' "Upgrade sets", which are 100% original and use none of the originals' decal patterns. Too too true.