Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by foxracing, Jul 22, 2019.
Copyright Claimed by Hasbro.
On mobile so had to forward it to see the title
yup it’s a zeta vid of unicron
Zeta Unicron video copyright infringement claimed by Hasbro. Think this says all it needs to.
FYI, that YouTube video is still linked on their weibo. Clearly the link dies... but, their other links to non YouTube videos are still live
Now I'm already interested in this one but I am hopeful Zeta are not done, because there is someone else I think we all want to see, particularly seeing how well they did the transformation of a planet, a Zeta Toys version of PRIMUS
Link dying aside, hasbro clearly took action on it. This link didn’t just end, it was taken down.
I think the idea that they want zeta to keep quiet about their unicron in the US until the crowdfund ends might have some validity...
Interesting. Was there footage or music from the movie in that video or did they just straight up claim copyright based on the character design. If it's the latter, that could prove interesting going forward. I seriously doubt they'll be able to shut down Zeta completely but we may find that we can only order from Chinese retailers instead of US sellers.
Hasbro should release some long-lost 'rediscovered extended footage' from the animated movie, (totally not created recently) that shows Unicron's true ultimate final form, where he reveals a giant backpack and added leg armor. Hey look, everyone! Our Unicron was cartoon accurate all along.
That should help get more backers..
I think your avatar is Unicron's true ultimate final form. Can you imagine the moon base scene with an insanely loud/deep Kirby "vacuum" sound? Fucking terrifying...
Probably would have been fine had Habro managed to get the damn thing backed in the original time frame.
going strictly on feelings here with no evidence what so ever, i feel like it will still be made but that info in the u.s. will be hard to get. I'll keep checking my pre order status with showz to make sure it's still available to buy
Hmmm.. well, hopefully this still comes out next year. I wasn't getting the Hasbro one anyway.
Whoa, whoa... Hasbro made a copyright strike against Empire of the Sun's video of the Zeta testshot being transformed? Am I getting that right? The same video we've all seen?!
EDIT: They did! Okay, maybe now really is the time to start worrying. Maybe they are going after 3rd party in some fashion, now... Whoa.
Seems so. I can’t find his vid anymore so I’m assuming that link is his video.
EDIT: Looked back through the thread, it indeed is sun's video that has been taken down.
Fuck you, Hasbro.
blah blah video removed blah blah blah....at least this video is still up. So...enjoy!
A company doing the right thing to protect it's IP is bad? Hmmm....ok.
I couldn't care less if NA retailers get blocked from selling 3p, I haven't bought 3p from any of them in years anyway. Their markup is a ripoff.
Notice how thats the video he made earlier but reversed. The original one that wasn't reversed has indeed been taken down.
Give it time...
I can appreciate this design a lot more. Cleaner looking, less kibble, more accurate, these guys hit it out of the park.
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