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Is he plugging it for extra money?
10,000 votes in the bag!!!Now comes the interesting part. Honestly think a lot of voters are unlikely to be buyers, so could understand if they don't give it the go ahead, but fingers crossed. This will be my first Cuusoo
Lets remeber this people, if the parents don't want their kids playing with this set, nobody will force them to buy it for their children. I don't get what all the fuss is about. No child has the 200+ dollars to buy it themselves and if they do, shame on the parents.
And that was how long ago? Times have changed and things are different. I'm sure the founder knew that adults would be buying toys for themselves, right?
This logic is like saying that kids shouldn't dress up as Jason or Michael Myers for halloween.
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“Since Shaun of the Dead is a comedy, and you present your work in a humorous fashion, we believe this is within the realm of the LEGO company brand standards on violence. Note that the zombie theme does put this project at the edge of what we produce, however we recognize that the LEGO Group produces other products where themes of violence and death play a significant role.”
The plagiarism bit ... haven't there been MOCs of Shaun of the Dead online on flickr and other sites like that for years? Brickarms already sell their Shaun figure (I don't know if that is related to this cuusoo model / designer or not). Would this model have passed the plagiarism test if someone else had already MOC'ed up a Shaun minifig and placed a photo online?
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