JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
If that really is the case, TakaraTomy could arguably sue the factory for breach of contract through overproduction and not destroying the excess.
They can't sue the factory cause Takara TOMY first have to find this dummy company , which more or less will fold up once the stocks are sold out.The factory owner will just say he's innocent, it was ko'ed by somebody else and give them a blank stare.
And the thing about chinese ripping off car designs and other stuffs is all true. Heck, they don't fear nobody. Wasn't it recently their government managed to hack and steal US military aircraft designs? Bandai China also sued TT Homgli for ripping off their gundam model kits. What did TT Hongli do? Just renamed their company. >_<
Pretty much. China's basically a black hole when it comes to intellectual property, and it's no secret that the Chinese government takes care of its own.
DreadstarCybph wrote:Skywarped_128 - I don't think tigertrack was not selling well. More likely the tiger track run was over produced for the limited no. of pcs. required by TakaraTomy. Let's say - Takara ordered 2,000 pcs and the factory actually produced 3,000 pcs under the noses of the Takara reps at the plant. They present Takara the 2000 pcs, takara reps retrieve the moulding plates, returns to HQ to store them in their vaults. Factory boss barks "okay boys and girls, repaint them yellows as reds" Items gets re painted and shipped to a dummy company that sells the stuff.
And also, the china release mp 12 is no special run. Most likely , it was percentage set aside from the initial run . Why the late release I don't know (could be a trade dispute or the senkaku island dispute) and why there is no report on the well known fan site, I dunno either.
Like I said before - meaning of words usually gets loss in translation especially if you''re not a local to that language of that area and, if you are using an online translator.
I'm no expert on Chinese factories, but schemes like these are not unheard of. I wouldn't be surprised if that was indeed what took place.