Voltron Toys Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Shin Densetsu, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. TaurusOxford

    TaurusOxford Well-Known Member

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    Take away the watermarks and that'd be a sick desktop wallpaper.
     
  2. Jdk504

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    Water marks are easily removed if you have time.

    I do agree that is a badass picture!

    Great job Kuma!
     
  3. BlackHawkOmega

    BlackHawkOmega Artist with a Temper

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    Or don't because it's disrespectful to the artist.
     
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    Man, I wish I had room to display that SOC Voltron. Damn, that posability!
     
  5. Mattress

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    Trust me, MAKE room.
     
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  7. Jdk504

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    I just meant for personal use. Not to repost or print and make money. Obviously if you do keep the water mark or if you take out ask for permission/give credit to the artist.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Is it, if all he wants it for is a desktop background?
     
  9. treatment

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    Why not just ask TJ/Kuma directly for a clean version?
     
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  10. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep. If someone wants a pic without a logo they can take it themselves.
     
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  11. SPLIT LIP

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    Are you saying yep you agree with me it's not disrespectful as long as it's just for his own use, or yep it is disrespectful?

    I wouldn't consider it a disrespect. He thinks your pic is so good he basically wants to look at it every day. He just wants one without text so it's even nicer. That's more than anyone's ever said about any pic I've taken.
     
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  12. Jdk504

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    Like I said above for personal use only. Not to make money nor give proper credit. If you don't want others taking your stuff simply don't post it. Bc it will be taken, abused, etc.

    I didn't say I take out watermarks to do those things. I said that you can take them out if you have time and some basic skills. Water marks are useless bc if someone wants it bad enough they'll find a way.

    Again great photo kuma, but beware that others can and will take it and use it however they want to. You don't have control over that other than not to post or put those great works of art out there. Which is sad.
     
  13. Jdk504

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    They could do that. But if he says no? Or never responds? Point is others will do what they want with something once it's out there.

    Only way to control that is not to put it out there, bc water marks are really useless.
     
  14. Kuma Style

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    And that's why my photography also has copyrights embedded. Regardless of that, watermarks are far from pointless as it's a visual signature and can also serve as a sign pf where to go to find more of that person's work.

    I guess it's just weird that you'd (general you and not anyone specific) want to use someone's stuff even for personal use and not have any trace of where the item came from. It's just as odd to me as someone buying a toy and sanding off a company's copyright molding on it. I don't get it bc I don't have any want to ever do it with pictures I download, but at the same time is not something I'd lose sleep over.

    And I can't really answer the disrespect question because I really don't have a feeling one way or another. It's like, yea it rubs me as kind of bogus but knowing the intent I know it's not anything personal.

    But just to close at least my thoughts on the subject out to not derail a thread; I don't plan on putting photography that I do for my own use out there without markings just bc I'm proud of what I do and would like people to come to my sites and check them out.
     
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  15. Jdk504

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    No doubt. I agree with you 100%. I've had my stuff used in the past with and without consent. I've water marked my stuff. Not as a deterrent but as a reference for others to see your work as you mentioned.

    My statement earlier was just a broad generalization that if someone wanted to use your stuff even with your water marks and sig ht could easily be taken out.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  16. Kuma Style

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    Cropping is easy and leaving a badly composed pic with a awkward lack of negatove space is easy. Attempting to do a clean edit; not so much. That's why watermarks are placed strategically, and viewing this conversation makes me understand why many just say screw it and pop markings right over the product.

    Anyways, I'm going back to voltron toy discussion.
     
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  17. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Uh yea holy crap guys, VOLTRON thread not copyright if/and/what/pics/doctrine/ethics thread.

    In my area Voltron toys seem to sell and the combining ones are scarcer. In January the limbs were sporadically around with the black lion usually available. Now all the combining limbs are scarcer.
     
  18. Mattress

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    The basic figures are not moving at all in my area.
     
  19. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    That actually doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that playmates didn't make combining lions in the basic figure assortment. Since there are Robeasts in that line, I think the basics would've sold if they could combine...since there's more incentive to buy them.

    Hell I would buy robeasts if they were fully articulated.
     
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  20. Pharoid

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    Selling in NE as far as I can tell.