I find that these third party groups don't have a big hand in how Hasbro will carve out its legacy. Copyright infringement in this way however does cross the line, on an ethical standpoint I have not supported iGear. However, if Hasbro were smart, they would incorporate these moderately successful groups by doing something like eHobby does, where it bears the Takara name but is clearly of the inspiration of other people. Takara's Springer, a production of FansProject. Limitted run Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust a production of iGear, a division of Hasbro. I don't think iGear is a very good company for many reasons already provided. Essentially they took a product which went through several resin molds, which invested in a professional designer as well as assumedly countless hours of research and development; and hijacked that work, modified it stole the design and repackaged it at a cost that justifies the build of a remake of the molds we are familiar with plus minor modifications to it. As tempting as the offer is, sorry iGear.