freetouch wrote:Still a 3rd party, Go-bots are now illegal to sell. (if you haven't guessed by now, I dont care either way, so deal with it).
Complete fallacy on your part here as those are not what Hasbro were referring to, anyone looking at the announcement with even a shred of common sense can see that.
freetouch wrote:NOOOOOOPE KO's haven't ruined anything.
Really, so you're saying that scammers would still be able to pass off fakes as the real thing if said fakes weren't around to begin with?
freetouch wrote:Look, just because YOU specifically are having a harder time with your toy's doesn't mean everyone else is. you do realize on ebay, you can dispute KO's. If a person sells you one, and says its an original, and it turns out to be a fake, you get you money back. It's not rocket science.
Which ignores the fact that you have to go through the grief of paypal disputes and that it just kills off the joy when it actually happens- not to mention paying international shipping costs on sending the KOs back to the sellers, under Paypal rules with a claim.
freetouch wrote:Look... if hasbro would reissue g1 things more often, like they used to, more people would by them. Bootleggers are not screwing hasbro out of any money, because hasbro isnt making the toys.
Except that they're being deprived of royalties by people selling products that blatantly rip off their designs without paying Hasbro any royalties for said usage.
freetouch wrote:Fun fact, all those vintage things you buy from dealers, were already sold by hasbro, so they arent making another dime on anything. Unless its being released right now, as in PRIME toys, Hasbro already made their money, and aren't going to loose on KO's because they don't have a product out to compete with it.
This is where you condradict yourself- there is a significant difference between something being resold, where Hasbro have already gotten their cut of things, and someone ripping off their designs and cutting Hasbro out of the loop.
freetouch wrote:Cry some more about your hobby. If you aren't having fun anymore, its not the hobby, it you.
And when did I say the hobby overall wasn't fun anymore- I was specifically talking about buying MIB G1 Transformers. And no, when I'm so busy trying to make sure I'm not getting ripped off, that I can't enjoy the moment anymore of a find, then that's not me, it's the scammers and KOs.
freetouch wrote:We are all fans, you are angry, and I get that, but you aren't understanding the whole picture. Instead of going after, C&D and sueing companies making toys based on their ip's that hastak has said they won't do, they should be combating them by producing a product that is better than, or at least tries to compete with, said items. Sure, a company can cry and hold their breath like a child until they pass out, but that won't make them any more money. You make money by making something people want.
Except the Encore Metroplex situation where the KOs initially tried to copy the G1 box and then copied the Encore box, completely disproves your point. As that situation shows, all the scammers and bootleggers will do, is try and copy the reissue packaging, so whichever way you slice it, the blame for KOs lies squarely at the feet of those makng the Kos, not Hasbro.