I think custom figs are fine, they are purchasing legitimate LEGO items, and then using their own ability to make the figures more valuable. I applaud these folks. Even custom parts I am fine with, such as BrickArms. These folks are using good business sense to capitalize on the success of LEGO. I support them whenever I can. Custom instructions, custom printed parts, all great. Fun, and clever folks who work hard to provide some additional choices.But I have ZERO tolerance for the thieves and scum who steal a companies property, to cheaply knock it off and then resell it. In fact if I knew of a dealer selling these knowingly I would not purchase ANYTHING from them, legitimate LEGO or not.
I'm curious if the knockoff parts have LEGO stamped on them.
will give special trademark protection to Walt Disney Co as the iconic
U.S. firm prepares to open its first theme park in mainland China next
year, a regulator said on Thursday.
will carry out a year-long campaign to crack down on Disney
counterfeits, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)
said, underlining wider concerns that fake products are damaging the
will promote the development of a fair and competitive market, and
protect China's international image for safeguarding intellectual
property rights," the statement said, adding the "special operation" would run until October 2016.
There is no confusing the two brands, they are clearly not trying to pass themselves off as Lego.
Saw these for sale in Smyths. When this sort of blatant rip-off is allowed to be sold in 'proper' toy shops it's not surprising that fake 'lego' continues to be prevalent in less reputable shops (the campers even have the cmf geek tank top torso design).My friend told me he saw a stall in the city centre selling all fake Lego figs (superheroes etc). This is in a major UK city, not some random market in China or elsewhere.
The interesting thing for me is not that they are sold, but sold in a store that also offers lego. I have nothing against Oxford brand. To me, they aren't very good and I wouldn't buy them. There is no confusing the two brands, they are clearly not trying to pass themselves off as Lego. I often see them in small independents or local chains. But when a store like Smyths does them then it is clear that they cater for both ends of the market.
At least in my experience, not so many sell Lego alongside brands like Oxford, Best Lock (even though this is also Cobi), Jubilux, etc.
I asked earlier about counterfeits in America. I did so because I've never seen them. One reason for that is that it would be difficult to import them into the UK in any quantity. Counterfeits aren't allowed, but clones are, although a clone manufacturer that produces sets that are too similar to TLG's would be skating on thin ice - so they don't!
I think you have to be British to consider the Chrysler 300 design to be "a blatant rip off of Bentley".Some will argue that the 300 is inspired by the Rover P5B offering a "coupe" option which brought a low roof-line and shallow windows, but retained the four door saloon body.
I think you have to be British to consider the Chrysler 300 design to be "a blatant rip off of Bentley".
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