Vikings Casting: Reopen or not? need your suggestion.
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Vikings Casting: Reopen or not? need your suggestion.

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Hey guys,

Long time no see. Well, I know that some people have been emailing me when I reopen for casting orders. I apologize for not getting back to you guys. I have been thinking about open the casting shop up again since August, but there are a lot of things in my mind that will effect my decision to reopen or not. These are some examples:
[list]ONE, Marvel Legends have gone bye bye and I don't really foresee more and more people doing Marvel Legends as base. Obviously, less and less people need the casting.[/list] [list]TWO, as you know Disney has bought Marvel. That is really a concern for casters, and I have heard some bad news about that. [/list] [list]THREE, I honestly do this to help all you customizers, and sure I get some money, but most go back to the material. On top of that, I have to deal with some complaints...sighhhhh [/list]

Anyways, your input and suggestion are greatly appreciated. Also, just in case, I close down, you might have to check out the website as there will be some SALES left over for cheap. Thank you so much for all the support.

VIke

Posted by vikings_2007
on Friday, October 16, 2009
User Comments
Patraw -
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Unless you're going to sculpt your own, original 'generic' pieces, and cast those, I wouldn't recommend doing it, as you're potentially setting yourself up for a lawsuit over copyright infringement. The characters, and the actual sculpts themselves, are all copyrighted and/or patented. That said, it might be possible to negotiate a licensing agreement from Disney/Marvel/Hasbro to do the enterprise legally.
undertaker45 -
Sunday, November 22, 2009
totally u can count on me to buy from u
Whiskeytango -
Saturday, November 21, 2009
You would definitely have a customer in me if you re-opened. Its tough finding people who will cast. So if you start up again, I will definitely be buying from you.
sabetoonth -
Monday, November 16, 2009
I agree, do what you think id right for you. if you do reopen, I am in need of a venom or spiderman head, so you might have a new and recurring customer in me
XenoStryker -
Monday, November 2, 2009
I don't see why anybody would stop using Marvel Legends as a base. I know I still plan to use ML figures as the vast majority of my bases. I think you should continue. You're highly respected within the community, and I think it would be a big loss if you stopped casting.
mswi -
Thursday, October 22, 2009
yep, do what you think is best, just got into the ML customs( done mostly 3 3/4" for the last 2 years) so if you decide to reopen, I'll be buying.
pock63 -
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I think people will still be buying the marvel Legends schale heads and weapons for DCUC customs. If you get a cease and desist order just post it on here and well start giving diseny bad plebisity. I heard about some people who got those but nothing ever came of it because the companies that sent them were getting so much bad plebisity.
BurchCustoms -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I was one of those emails....

I was just about to order from you for the first time when you left for vacation. I'd still love to buy from you, but you have to do what is right for you.

just know this. if you do reopen, you will have a recurring customer in me.
atgscl -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I thought they bought the rights to the characters? Whatever the case, since Disney isn't directly involved with the toys, I don't think the Mouse will care too much.
Mighty Tom -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I don't think disney have actually bought the whole of marvel, I think its just the rights to the animation.
Darian Waltenburg -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
"Ok kids, what would Mickie Mouse do? SUE FOR MORE MONEY!"

thats disneys plan....
somebody1 -
Friday, October 16, 2009
They usually get a cease adn desist then probably sued if they don't stop. Disney'll be real SOBs about it I can guarantee.
Green Skin -
Friday, October 16, 2009
Have you heard of casters getting busted?
Top-notch comix -
Friday, October 16, 2009
I would say keep going, but I could/would see Disney sueing you
HeartBreakKid -
Friday, October 16, 2009
Vike do makes you happen whats this new idea your pursuing
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