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Spice Weasel

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« on: 01-01-2003 06:24 »

eBay is pathetic when it come down to This

A total fanart ripoff, If I were the artist, I'd want my cut.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 01-01-2003 06:31 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2003 06:31 »

Who made it?

And I 'm sure that you can also send e-bay and e-mail about it.

Edit. This may be difficult. The characters are copyrighted.

So if the fanartist would want his share, wouldn't Fox also want some of it?
Zed 85

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« Reply #2 on: 01-01-2003 06:41 »

I think it may be Leandro's (it looks very similar to one of his except someone added a background), which would be a sick joke from FOX since they've been having a go at him again with C&Ds about "Copyright Infringments"  no no
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #3 on: 01-01-2003 06:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2003 06:45 »

The item description says shipped from South East Asia.  Just another cheap knockoff.  But just trying to profit from Futurama fanart is plain W E A K.  Someone tell Leandro.  He'd prolly get a kick out of it.
Zed 85

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« Reply #4 on: 01-01-2003 06:54 »

I'll tell him. I'm planning to send him some art soon as well. It'll tie in nicely about the C&Ds with something I hope to send him.  wink
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #5 on: 01-01-2003 06:55 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2003 06:55 »

Thanks Zeddy, I'm sure he'd like to know.
MrMayat

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« Reply #6 on: 01-01-2003 06:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Spice Weasel:
The item description says shipped from South East Asia.  Just another cheap knockoff.  But just trying to profit from Futurama fanart is plain W E A K.  Someone tell Leandro.  He'd prolly get a kick out of it.

Uh oh.
:Turns to employees:
Okay people! Time to pack up and relocate!   tongue
 
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #7 on: 01-01-2003 07:00 »

But the seller is located in Canada.

*Rolls up sleeves and mushes sled team to the nearest outpost to kick some ass*
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 01-01-2003 11:48 »

 
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Clicking that link gives me:
<h4>Invalid Item</h4>
The item you requested ( 750364111 ) is invalid, still pending, or no longer in our database. Please check the number and try again. If this message persists, the item has either not started and is not yet available for viewing, or has expired and is no longer available.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #9 on: 01-01-2003 11:51 »

Man,Those guy's must have been tipped off.

What..?..Uh..This wad of Money..?..*Turns around and shoves it in his mouth*
Whafft wadff..?
Hawk

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 01-01-2003 12:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 
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Clicking that link gives me:
<h4>Invalid Item</h4>
The item you requested ( 750364111 ) is invalid, still pending, or no longer in our database. Please check the number and try again. If this message persists, the item has either not started and is not yet available for viewing, or has expired and is no longer available.

Same as you.


computer says no...
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 01-01-2003 12:26 »

For those who saw it, what exactly was it?

ZombieJesus

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« Reply #12 on: 01-01-2003 12:43 »

It was some kind of picture or painting of Leela in a frame.
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 01-01-2003 13:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
For those who saw it, what exactly was it?


It was one of Leandro's scans on a blue backgroun used on some lighter thingy.

More specific this scan:
Just Chris

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« Reply #14 on: 01-01-2003 13:34 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2003 13:34 »

Whoa, it was actually ripped off from Leandro's? That is really bad. And I've been in a wallpaper community where some dude stole backgrounds from other people and stuck anime characters in them and called it his work. At least he didn't do it for profit.
Impossible

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« Reply #15 on: 01-01-2003 14:42 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2003 14:42 »

That's quite annoying   frown Ripping off someone's artwork, who worked hard to make it.

Did it actually sell or not?

EDIT: I have just been on eBay and I think they may be printing more of these scanned images on T-shirts and selling them. I'm not sure though, so don't tell me off if I'm wrong.
I don't know if this works:
 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15687&item=2801312052

I think I saw this image at TLZ...

There was this one as well. I think I have seen it somewhere before:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15687&item=2801279385
Spice Weasel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #16 on: 01-01-2003 20:52 »

I think eBay realised it was a knockoff and pulled the item.  It was a cigarette case with the above scan on the front with an added purple background.  Those links to t-shirts are fanart rifoffs too. Ugh.   no no
Leandro

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« Reply #17 on: 01-01-2003 21:23 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2003 21:23 »

Hey, long time no read.

Well, as I was telling Doug (who alerted me about this), it doesn't surprise me in the least.  Last year I bought a set of Futurama playing cards whose images where mostly from The Futurama Point (a few mine, too) for a buck in a store here in Argentina. Why would the 'net be any different? The fact that they chose that pic of Leela (which was the first I did by hand and then scanned) makes my ego inflate quite a bit  wink

(edit: though a link to TLZ in the lighter would have been cool!  laff )
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #18 on: 01-01-2003 21:38 »

Here's another link to the cigarette case I found in the completed items list.
Just Chris

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« Reply #19 on: 01-01-2003 22:07 »

You can tell it's a cheap knock-off when the name ends with "Futurama Simpson".
Chump

Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 01-01-2003 22:44 »

So what, they print out a picture and glue it to the front of a cigarette holder? That makes it worth the $7.
Leandro

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« Reply #21 on: 01-02-2003 00:32 »

Hey, I recognize that gradient in the background! It's the one I put on the image to send it as a wallpaper for CGEF... a long, long time ago (the image is still in one of the last pages of Wallpapers at TLZ, dunno if it's still at CGEF). So, the guy didn't even add the background, that's all basic Paint Shop Pro usage!  big grin
Zed 85

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« Reply #22 on: 01-02-2003 03:37 »

Cheers for the e-mail BTW mate.  smile
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #23 on: 01-02-2003 05:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2003 05:28 »

 
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You are bidding on the most beautiful and colorful T-shirt selling in Ebay. The shirt is 100 % cotton with the highest quality you can find. The image is printed on the front of the shirt. Please note that we are using the most advanced transfer process technology so that the image is exactly the same as you see in this listing. It's not the same as any other T-shirts selling in Ebay that use silk screen which give you only maximum of eight colors.
The image is clear and as beautiful as you see in this advertising.
100 % SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!!! Don't hesitate to buy from us. If you don't like the item for any reasons. Simply let us know, we will give your money back within 1 business day.

  laff Sounds like something from engrish.com...

First. Text Sig. EVAR.
aslate

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« Reply #24 on: 01-02-2003 08:52 »

Has anyone e-mailed/contacted the auctioner to tell them? It'd be funny to see their reply.
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