Wei Jang found guilty - no surprise. If you look at the translation for this it's funny, one of the things they've been found guilty of is copying Hastak moulds and improving them!
[WeiJiang] Credit: Uranus The ′′ Wei General Case ′′ involving infringement of the intellectual property rights of transformers held today in Hongkou District, Shanghai The Hongkou District Prosecutor's Office believes that this case is an infringement of the copyright of the international renowned toy company, involving the protection of copyrights of three-dimensional works, the suspects are concealed by the means of the crime, and the fact of the infringement by including some of their own designed The whole criminal process involves multiple links such as molding, molding, production, storage, transportation and sales, and social impacts are bad. Li a certain Jia, An, and other people have been in the middle of a long time since, without authorization of the intellectual property rights unit, the company ′′ Hornet ′′ and ′′ Optimus ′′ and other "" They carried out counterfeit design, fine-tuning appearance, production, etc. and sold foreign brands such as ′′ Wei Yang ′′ and ′′ Lu Yang ′′ and other brands. The amount involved in the case amounted to more than yuan. The situation was particularly serious, and it was already in violation of Article, the criminal liability shall be held respectively for the offence of copyright infringement. All of the accused pleaded guilty and the court will give an optional sentence. Article of the Criminal Code stipulates that if the proceeds of the offence are larger or other serious circumstances, they shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or a single fine, and if the proceeds of the offence are large or other particularly serious circumstances, they shall be A term of imprisonment for not more than ten years and a fine.
I also don't know what to make of Omegalock's new, 'join our club to get priority preorders' approach. £10 a year to get a day or two's head start on preorders going on general sale on the site. I suppose it's *a* way to tackle the instant sell out problem, but for most Fans Toys stuff that would mean people paying a tenner to join the 'exclusive' club but still risking things selling out anyway. Nothing's guaranteed.
There are, but not many in this country that regularly sell Fans Toys figures. I suppose it would pay for itself, although the discount is 2% on orders, so you'd need to spend £500 a year with them to get the tenner back.