Lord Onixprime wrote:I don't think Hasbro would ever license out to any of the existing third party manufacturers. You don't stop diamond thieve by giving them a job at Zales.
They don't need to license as such, they just need to contract them.
At the end of the day Hasbro can retain the rights to the molds, but the 3rd party guys will be reimbursed (they won't have to worry about production costs) for their time and can receive some recognition. Perhaps a logo on the packaging?
It would be a win/win solution for all except the lawyers who'd only have to worry about contracts instead of drawn out legal battles. So for that reason alone it would fail.
But for anyone who will be attending the Hasbro Panel at BotCon, rather than attacking them, why not suggest/ask something like that?