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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Star Bowl Fantasy Football Miniatures on Indiegogo

7 Jun

Hello there folks, I just saw this on frother’s and thought it’d be worthy of a mention (I just hope it doesn’t grass them up by doing so!) Still, what’s the point of publicising something like this on the net!

As you can see, this project is for a Star Wars inspired set of fantasy football miniatures. A cool idea and well executed too. If only it weren’t for the fact this is not an officially licensed product. This would not stop me from getting some if I wanted them, but I don’t think the Empire of the Mouse would be happy at all with this. Somehow I think that soon this is going to be pulled when someone realises this is a really dumb move.

If people think GW’s legal department is bad, when the IP lawyers get a sniff of this, a C&D might be the least of this guy’s worries….

It is a shame, but the reality is that to officially license the iconology is going to be a lot of cash, and if your launching a project like this on a crowdfunding platform to ask for investment, you probably don’t have the money to get the license in the first place.

I mean, just take a look at the concept pic, and the miniature of the Not Yoda. I really do feel sorry for the guy as he seems a very creative and talented fella, the worst thing about it is, if he doe’s achieve funding, the lawyers will probably sting him for more than he makes in total. Someone needs to tell him at least, before Mickey Rat’s guys get to him.

Star Bowl Fantasy Football Team Miniatures | Indiegogo.

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4 Responses to “Crowdfunding Spotlight: Star Bowl Fantasy Football Miniatures on Indiegogo”

  1. Gavin Syme June 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Without copyright permission this fellow will be torn apart and fed to the lions. Perhaps rightly so as well. Do not take others IP. It tires me in the wargame hobby to watch others copying ideas and getting away with it. But with Star Wars…trouble! Have ideas of your own like the Oggum instead.

    GBS

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    • grimace73 June 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      Aye, it’s true that he’s heading for trouble, it’s a ballsy move trying to infringe on the Disney/Lucasfilm brand, I think he’s possibly not thought of all the complications and the hornets nest he’s going to stir!
      I agree, it’s much an easier path to have something that you can call your own, but that’s sometimes easier said than done when it comes to creating new stuff, especially with sci-fi/fantasy. Hard, yes, impossible, no.
      It does seem a shame as he’s clearly talented and about to face the wrath of the sith! I’ll be interested in how this turns out!

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