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crashmann
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Ripley and Hicks would be very impressed! Reply with quote

Jim's Famous!

Well, at least he's been quoted down in Australia for his work on creating a magnificent replica Aliens Pulse Rifle:



http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2007/06/m41a_pulse_uber_rifle_recreate.html

And the link to Jim's page detailing the construction:
http://www.tk560.com/m41a.html

Nice work Jim!

Charlie
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well deserved, congrats!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

I saw where http://www.hollywood-collectibles.com/ was going to start selling replicas. Funny thing, they are using a cropped version of my pic for one of their Pulse Rifle teaser images. Shocked

http://www.hollywood-collectibles.com/teaser3.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha-ha! Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery?!?

My friend Mike and I have encountered a similar situation with Hasbros upcoming Sandtrooper action figure release. RebelScum has intercepted a purported cardback:



Which just happens to be the same picture I took of Mike's fantastic armor at Sandy Point State Park:



After much discussion and debate on our local board, we decided to not make a stink. Yes, we could jump up and down and claim copyright violation and demand lots of money, but then Hasbro would just change to an officially approved and licensed image from LucasFilm. Besides, this probably isn't even the real cardback - You can't trust those rebels! Furthermore, wouldn't it be cool to see your armor hanging on a peg in the toy store?!?

Charlie
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might have missed this one Charlie;


What is up though with companies stealing images to use as a "prototype" of a product they are selling? MR has done it dozens of times and it seems to be fairly pervasive especially with movie replicas.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I've seen several 'absconded' images mined from the web, that end up being used for product. Talk about cheap photography sources for a product line. I guess great fan photography is a weird way has become imortalized. Great photography by the way.
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