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Submitted by Kydawg 467d ago | news

Square Enix Puts 3D-Printed Final Fantasy Figures Out of Business

Square Enix consistently protects its trademarks and copyrights. And still people consistently use them without permission. So it's perhaps not a surprise that an artist selling a Final Fantasy action figure series was shut down when Square's lawyers told his 3D printer to cease and, yes, desist. (Culture, Final Fantasy, Square Enix)

Snookies12  +   467d ago
Oh BS! I really wanted some of those too... Man I hate Square Enix at times.....
-Foxtrot  +   467d ago
at times....

More like the majority of the time
Foxgod  +   467d ago
Dude, thats major copyright infringement..
I am not fond of SE either, but SE is 100% right here, you cant go and earn money on selling other people's IP's.
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jerethdagryphon  +   467d ago
there a loads of small styalized things that escape ip problems cause there differetn if he listed them as 3d prints of animie style chars without names hed probobly get away
Inception  +   467d ago
I knew it's sucks because i want some of the figures too. But you can't blame SE this time. Those people break the law by use copyright material and sell it without permission from SE. It more or less the same with pirates.
admiralvic  +   467d ago
Pirates? No.
Bootleggers? Yes.

The main difference is that no one is really making a profit off the pirates, where as bootleggers are stealing money that Square could have made off selling similar figures.

Think of it like this... bootlegging would be selling an illegally made copy of a DVD and making like $3 dollars on it. Not only are the companies losing the purchase, but someone else is directly profiting off their work for minimal / no effort.
NeXXXuS  +   467d ago
Now Squeenix is going to make lots of money making these figures now.
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hay  +   467d ago
One can use this service to print them without the need of Square's approval. Just extract models from the game and convert if necessary.
3-4-5  +   467d ago
Why? What if you had made a game and then realized somebody was making figures of YOUR characters that YOU created, and making money off of it, and it wasn't even their idea, nor their IP to do anything with in the first place.

You'd be kind of mad too.
DynDasE  +   467d ago
I do not know much about this litigiousness, but I think the store is exploiting SQEX's FFVII license; therefore, I believe it is a right thing to ban the store. : P
KonsoruMasuta  +   467d ago
If SE was smart they would would have just asked for a fraction of every sale. That would have been the smarter move.
Baka-akaB  +   467d ago
That would be dumb . They can just make those themselves . Hell maybe they already had plans to . And they already sell various FF7 figures
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KonsoruMasuta  +   467d ago
It would still have been more money in their pockets and less work. Even if they could make them.
Baka-akaB  +   467d ago
Having a middleman is not a good idea at all , when they can do it themselves on a bigger scale and without charges .

Again they already produce toys and figures themselves

Only thing they could do is kick themselves for not thinking of it first .
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segamon  +   467d ago
fuck you article writer, you and your squirt-penis. now we can no longer obtain these beautiful things.
darkpower  +   467d ago
What in the hell did you just say?
segamon  +   466d ago
I fought with my fiancé so i'm in negative-mode, want a piece of that pie?
e-p-ayeaH  +   467d ago
Those low poly character figures actually looked quite cool and nostalgic...
ZeroX9876  +   467d ago
when 3D printers comes more and more popular, those 3d plastic figurine will become cheaper. Until then, I'm not buying any at SE price, like that sephiroth figurine they're selling for 120$. 30$ is a good price for something that will be sitting on your desk forever. not 120$.
Baka-akaB  +   467d ago
Those arent even comparable . The 120$ ones are much bigger and detilled . Those are purposely low poly with low details , as shown within the original game .

I get your point and dont disagree with it , but those are just too radically different figurines
rataranian  +   467d ago
Ebay.
RE_L_MAYER  +   467d ago
Sqare enix your game accessories are a bunch of lies anyway what you post on website and what you really get is a complete ripoff
Kydawg  +   467d ago
It shouldn't be too hard to make those yourself if you have access to a 3d printer
Skate-AK  +   467d ago
They should have entered into a partnership with him. These would sell so quick.

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