Will Hasbro ever take legal action against Third-Party manufacturers?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by rubadubspawn, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. rubadubspawn

    rubadubspawn Rubadubspawn deals @ [email protected]

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    With all the awesome reveals in the last TFCon (specifically fans toys) and the general consensus that transformers collectors are currently enjoying a golden age of selection and quality...does anyone wonder whether Hasbro/Takara are going to continue just letting the 3p scene run rampant over it's characters and property or do you think a big lawsuit is coming...

    Just looking to start a discussion...
     
  2. Scaleface

    Scaleface Well-Known Member

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  3. Buford

    Buford Master Spark

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    I saw the subject line and was like REALLY? and then read the post and was like oh... it's nothing, just that dead horse again.
     
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  4. GeneralLeeSpkng

    GeneralLeeSpkng Purveyor of Futility

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    As long as skyfire and omega hit my shelf first I'll live. Besides, we all know China dgaf
     
  5. zfarsh

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    Title should have been a question, and not a statement. Jesus, you got me scared for nothing. Back to choosing which 3rd party figures i can squeeze in my collection, especially the ones from Fans Toys.

    Long live Fans Toys!!!
     
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  6. Chrisola

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    Weijang's amazing KO toy display at a major toy industry event says... NEWP

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  7. Weezie

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    Imo that title is misleading clickbait. Please change, thanks.
     
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  8. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax You know what happens to Messiahs, don't you?

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    Yeah, the there are hundreds of other threads like this. Same song, same dance.
     
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  9. HandlesIT

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    :wtf:  :gen069:  :deadhorse: :horse: 


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  10. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher When yer featherin' it, brother TFW2005 Supporter

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    Seriously. Was worried the good stuff was about to come to an end. Clickbait title plus a topic that shouldn't be discussed so much.
     
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  11. King Nergil

    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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    Yepp.
     
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  12. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Can a mod please change the title?
     
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    TM2 Dinobot closet otaku

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    Aww, I got all excited.
     
  14. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    Just saw an Interpol notice. It's basically an arrest warrant for rubadubspawn for assisting in the sale of contraband goods. I think he is going to inform on all the 3rd party companies to obtain lighter sentencing .......
     
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  15. MastaBlasta

    MastaBlasta Knight Industries Two Thousand

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    Well their isn't really a reason to. You can copyright transformers, but you cant copyright toy that transform. End of discussion
     
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  16. Megatronus27

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    If Takara/Hasbro was going to, it should have happened by now.
     
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  17. greatcthulu

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    and close this topic forevermore? I mean geez...
     
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  18. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin Banned

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    Hasbro will sue third parties when people stop posting these threads. People have to start this same thread over and over, it keeps the Hasbro appeased.
     
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  19. Cha Chi

    Cha Chi Minimondomayhem

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    Why would hasbro want to sue 3p when 3p helps promote a market/culture in which grown people spend their money on toys? There wouldn't be as many collectors if there wasn't choices.
     
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    Given that pretty much the entirety of the 3P market consists of recognisable characters...I'd say there's still a legal issue there, potentially.
     
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