Im too lazy to find the specific post where my comments were brought up but I will respond on a new post...
I think it is great that China doesnt give a crap about "intellectual property". The term alone is like something right out of SOPA legislation. If I decide to patent a turd and 25 years later somebody decides to sell bigger turds, I can sue the s**t out of him literally. Thats the problem in the USA these days, nobody respects good old fashioned competition. Imagine in the 50's if Chevy sued Ford or Oldsmobile for putting fins on the back of their cars claiming intellectual property ? What has happened to this god damn country ? People are so greedy these days and use cheap legal tatics to destroy the competition. What ever happened to stepping up your game ???
As far as the 3rd party question at Botcon, if it is asked in a respectful fashion, the only people that will be ticked off are the a**holes in the back row who are mad because I dont live in a little Hasbro world with lego men and my little ponies bouncing around all over the place. The question was asked before at Botcon 2010 I believe, in a respectful fashion and it was answered respectfully by the Hasbro team. They refferred to the Jizai Toys Cyclonus as an example of a 3rd party figure put out when nobody even knew Universe Cyclonus was in it's design stages. A few in the crowd were pissed that someone had the balls to ask about 3rd parties. What a bunch of suck ups. Im a paying customer so I suck up to no one. If they put out something good, Ill buy it. If their competition is blowing them away, Im not afraid to respectfully ask them to step up their game.
If the Snoop Dogg was directed towards me, Im flattered. He was one of my idols back in the early 90's. A pimp, a music legend, and an icon.