Hello, I'm new to this board and hopefully this is not a taboo topic, but Id like to ask a few questions about Hasbro licensing to see if anyone has any experience or info. First, full disclosure, I am not a Transformers collector, I collect multiple toy lines from the 80's/90's that are Hasbro or related companies intellectual property and our collector communities are starting to play with fan produced 3rd party merchandise and related products. I know the Transformers community has a lot more history in this field and I was hoping for some wisdom from your experiences, specifically with the original 80's G1 toy lines and art. 1: Has anyone ever requested licensing for a 3rd party toy or art production? I found Hasbro has a very simple "permissions" form on their website where you can request to use their intellectual properties but I get the impression it has a low success rate, it feels more aimed at media rather than replica or custom 3rd party production toys. 2: Legally speaking it looks like toys fall into a gray space, any patent on the original molds runs out after 14 years and the Bratz doll lawsuits proved that copyright on a generic toy concept (doll, action figure etc.) is very gray, however art is not (Mattel lost the lawsuit against Brats because you cannot copyright the fashion doll concept, but designer Steve Madden won against both Mattel and Bratz for copying art that was similar to their adds). All this said, do 3rd party Transformers producers make any effort to alter sticker or box art so its safer legally? Has anyone produced exact replicas of sticker or box art and if yes, did they seek license or where they given any trouble from Hasbro? All cases of Hasbro legally perusing 3rd party's and customizers that I've found has been for current toy lines, NOT retro based or replica. 3: Hasbro has started playing with retro merchandise a lot and a little with toys (multiple toy lines, transformers, MLP, Jem etc.) 10 years ago replicas or G1 based fakes/customs were no threat to Hasbro's sale or future sale of a related item. Now with the licensed (non fan produced) merchandise is Hasbro paying more attention to 3rd party products and art? Any insight, thoughts or experiences would be greatly appreciated, especially anything on attempts to get licensing and what that was like, success rates, advice etc. Thank you very much!