meeotch wrote:Chief wrote:GIR3691 wrote:Since Hasbro is ripping off LEGO's designs, it should be pretty easy for someone to make LEGO versions of these sets. *hint hint*
New community project?
Best. Idea. Ever.
turtle wrote:The design of the sets is very cool, but transformers that don't "transform" are what? That's what made them cool in the first place...
onions wrote:Competition for LEGO can only make LEGO better right? But even if it does do well, I'm not so sure I can actually purchase a clone brand.
Mr. Mandalorian wrote:I think there's a difference between competition and parasitism, onions.
I find the idea of a Transformers building set awesome. I really do. I don't care if it's Hasbro that makes it, and I don't even mind if they borrow one or two basic concepts from LEGO, such as the gripping system.
However, I find what they did appalling- they took a massive shortcut....
If this was an original line, I'd have full support. If they were quality plastic, I'd buy one or two....
Chief wrote:GIR3691 wrote:Since Hasbro is ripping off LEGO's designs, it should be pretty easy for someone to make LEGO versions of these sets. *hint hint*
New community project?
GIR3691 wrote:meeotch wrote:Best. Idea. Ever.
I'd be down for that. Since these models mainly use existing LEGO brick designs anyway, we can use them as a reference point for our own Transformers MOCs. It'll be our interpretation had this been done right (by which I mean official TLG sets, which will never happen). It sort of fits the site, which focuses on licensed themes. This almost qualifies anyway.
LL918 wrote:When someone first put a link to something about this Kre-O in one of the other threads a few days ago I raised the question about some of the newer parts being ripped off, and the possibility of litigation. I wonder if someone has given them legal advice that one open stud and one filled stud will negate a copyright claim on recent piece designs?
LL918 wrote:As for the double standards / hypocrisy of Hasbro stopping LEGO from doing 'action figure' vs Hasbro doing a building toy - the difference is - Hasbro / Kre-O is not doing Star Wars building toys. Unless the LEGO / Lucas film licence is about to end. (No I am not trying to cause panic. Of course a LEGO tie-in will be more profitable for George.)
J30spiff wrote:In regards to Hasbro and their Kre-O line, it makes me laugh that they're making a Transformers toy that doesn't transform. Come on now, they're going to have a mob of angry customers when they realize they spent money on non-transforming Transformers.
monkeyhand wrote:[quote=staff]Will Kre-O be a legitimate threat to Lego's staggering billion dollar US sales or will it disappear as quickly as Built to Rule and countless other clones?
Chief wrote:Now, let's say in an imaginary world, Lego somehow acquired the TF license. Would a 600-piece Optimus set cost $60? Oh heck no. $70 is more likely. But you know for whatever higher price it actually is, you're A) paying the licensing fee and B) getting higher quality pieces. Shoot, maybe Lego could even get them to transform.
ranwanimator wrote:Hasbro [...] You dictate terms (indirectly) to LEGO that results in magnet figures being glued together because you don't want them infringing on your action figure base, yet you release an entire clone product that clearly infringes on parts and building methods developed by LEGO?
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