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BotCon Threatens Legal Action Over Stolen Toys

FunProductions Brian Savage is going on a rampage trying to stop people from selling and buying BotCon items not distributed through them. He posted a letter on Asian forums threatening legal action if the "stolen" BotCon toys are not returned. Check out the letter posted on the HK news group Talk.Transformers:
    This is going out to each Ebay seller who has recently tried to auction BotCon toys. All of they [sic] toys you are selling are stolen. You know this when you buy them out of the package.

    As you see, I have the power to cancel your auctions and I have each of your personal information provided by Ebay.

    If you do not want us to continue prosecuting you through the police and Ebay (who will cancel your account), you need to return the stolen property to me or to Hasbro in China.

    If I don't here [sic] back from you that you have shipped our items back in 48 hours, I will press forward with both Ebay and the police. Consider this your only warning.

    You can send the items to me at:

    Brian Savage
    Fun Publications, Inc.
    225 Cattle Baron Parc Dr
    Fort Worth Texas 76108

    or

    Antony Bao
    Hasbro
    $)AIn[Z;*GH3G6+2?9$R5Gx6~:E3'7?NeB%/ Antony Bao/ 0755-26901222-693

    Thanks for your attention in this matter. Even if YOU didn't steal it.

    Selling stolen property is a punishable offense.

    Do not ever purchase ANY Transformers from Chinese auctions or vendors as Hasbro is also looking to prosecute.

    Regards,

    Brian Savage
Check out the original post in-language here.

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Helghast 2008-04-28 @ 2:12 am
Easy there Satan's pawn. No reason to get worked up. Have a coke and a smile. I sure did after reading that you bought into bush being killed on April 1st :tftongue

sorry, bad mood and all that.

No harm, were good. Sorry if I got a little assy about it too. :thumb

Pascal 2008-04-24 @ 6:56 pm
Given the number of amazing non-Hasbro transformable mechas coming out of Japan, I guess I could survive that idea for a while. A very little while, considering how great the Animated figures are.

Probably also made in China, though.

I checked a few boxes: SOC figures are either made in Japan or Hong Kong.

Stormtrooper53 2008-04-24 @ 6:37 pm
wow. This is just a bunch of arguing.

:tflaugh

Welcome to TFans! You must be new here.

deceptikhan 2008-04-24 @ 6:35 pm

wow. This is just a bunch of arguing.

Hobbes-timus Prime 2008-04-21 @ 2:52 pm
Given the number of amazing non-Hasbro transformable mechas coming out of Japan, I guess I could survive that idea for a while. A very little while, considering how great the Animated figures are.

Probably also made in China, though.

Pascal 2008-04-21 @ 2:23 pm

Given the number of amazing non-Hasbro transformable mechas coming out of Japan, I guess I could survive that idea for a while. A very little while, considering how great the Animated figures are.

Stormtrooper53 2008-04-21 @ 1:11 pm
we all talk about stealing as a crime, but you know what is the real crime? Paying factory workers in china to work in sometimes dangerous situations losing life & limb to make these products for American markets, meanwhile working 25 hours a day and making 3 cents a month!! (I'm exaggerating, but you get my point). I was watching this special on tv where factory workers made books for Disney, & were showing us the injuries of what happened during production of these books, anyone see this tv special?

Then I expect you will do your part to help and stop buying the things produced in those factories...such as every Transformer ever...to send the message to the companies that use them that the suffering needs to stop?

Yes. I agree 100%. I URGE every Transformers fan ever born, EVAR, to immediately cease and desist buying any Transformers products.

...at least until AFTER I get all the Animated figures I want.

Hobbes-timus Prime 2008-04-20 @ 5:02 pm
we all talk about stealing as a crime, but you know what is the real crime? Paying factory workers in china to work in sometimes dangerous situations losing life & limb to make these products for American markets, meanwhile working 25 hours a day and making 3 cents a month!! (I'm exaggerating, but you get my point). I was watching this special on tv where factory workers made books for Disney, & were showing us the injuries of what happened during production of these books, anyone see this tv special?

Then I expect you will do your part to help and stop buying the things produced in those factories...such as every Transformer ever...to send the message to the companies that use them that the suffering needs to stop?

Buddykiller 2008-04-20 @ 1:11 pm
we all talk about stealing as a crime, but you know what is the real crime? Paying factory workers in china to work in sometimes dangerous situations losing life & limb to make these products for American markets, meanwhile working 25 hours a day and making 3 cents a month!! (I'm exaggerating, but you get my point). I was watching this special on tv where factory workers made books for Disney, & were showing us the injuries of what happened during production of these books, anyone see this tv special?

i'm pretty damned sure those workers over there in china have a different opinion than you do.

Galvatron1 2008-04-20 @ 10:40 am
A little off-base, but it might answer some questions. I worked for Sears in their Automotive department back in 1993. At that time, they were getting out of the accessories business. Several of us were asked to 'junk' their accessories. When I say 'junk', I mean we had to physically destroy the product. So several of us were out in the back lot, juggling headlights and doing Shadoe Stevens sledgehammer tricks to stereos. It was good times.

Unfortunately, one of the mechanics decided to take a couple of stereos home with him. This landed him in some hot water. Even though the merchandise was written off and of no monetary worth to Sears, they still prosecuted him for stealing. This was because the units were to be destroyed, and instead he took them off property with intent to use without payment. Ironic thing is... 3yrs later they rehired him.

Back on track, even though the figures may be rejects, test shots or otherwise of no worth to Hasbro, they still can sue if someone else uses it for personal or monetary gain.

I was at the Earth Day fair yesterday, & this is exactly one of the biggest environmental threats they were talking about!! Especially with car parts & electronics, this stuff is environmental nightmares!! I think we have to do better as a nation to really turn this planet around from the environmental catastrophes we are causing to ourselves!!

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