Hawkeye 72, on 15 May 2012 - 10:36 PM, said:
My only complaint with the reseen is that this:
is not this
While I like the redesign, the Marauder is imprinted in my brain as the first image, and the second one will feel like a cheap knock-off any time I see it. Nothing against the design, as I quite like it (reminds me of a Stone Rhino on slim-fast). But I am partial to the original, regardless of its origins
I actually like that Reseen Marauder better - the original just never looked like it would be able to move correctly, huge lower legs, huge arms pods, spindly upper limbs, torso with hardly any space for an engine to power it all, AC/5 in the side torso in the cneter torso???
The Reseen just looks more substantial, and more impressive to me.
Nav, on 16 May 2012 - 01:56 AM, said:
Anyway... @ Hawkeye 72 - Fully my thoughts about the Re-seen Marauder. I would like to see the Marauder re-born under FD's creative genius, but still resemble that original in spirit. This was posted in another thread while he was talking with the No Guts No Galaxy crew. Gives you a bit of feel for how it could look. The question is, is it different enough to avoid a legal issue of resembling the original too much?
I'm happy for the cockpit to look more like the new Catapult if need be.
Though this ^^^ would also fit the bill quite nicely...
Easy 8, on 16 May 2012 - 06:35 AM, said:
Here's the thing, Harmony Gold USA only has the distribution rights to the mecha from Macross, not all of the "unseen" or intellectual property rights for that matter. This leaves the ones from the Robotech:Defenders comic books published by Marvel and the models cast by Revell to be used; Griffin, Shadow Hawk, Wolverine, Thunderbolt, Battlemaster, Scorpion and Goliath. FASA did get licensing permission from Takatoku Toys to use the likenesses of their products, but then the company tanked and was bought by Bandai. Also Studio Nue, who ACTUALLY owns the intelectual property rights (as do court rulings in Japan) states that Harmony Gold, USA does not own the intellectual property rights to any of the Macross mecha. Soo...Harmony Gold has no real legal basis for its lawsuit and the 1996 decision should be thrown out. Hell, it took them 6 years to get it, that says something right there. If Pirhana does want to use the Macross mecha, then they will have to take that up with Studio Nue, as for the other designs...who ever has the rights to Fang of the Sun Dougram.
Well... Studio Nue owns the intellectual rights, but Harmony Gold got exclusive distribution rights to the art within the US, FASA got rights via a company that had rights to distribute Japanese-produced miniatures based on the series artwork... It's all pretty convoluted, and there isn't a direct route to Studio Nue because of Harmony Gold's exclusivity
Prosperity Park, on 16 May 2012 - 07:55 AM, said:
It seems like most (not all, but most) of the people screaming for Unseen Mechs only want them for their imagery and not for the actual Mechs or their functional abilties.
If you want the actual Mech and the war capacity it can bring to bear on your enemies, then the ReSeen designs should be just fine. However, if all you want is the old images then send Flying Debris Guy a message on his Deviant Art account and he may draw you an old Unseen Mech design, but don't ask for it to be in MW:O because all you care about is looks and prettiness instead of usefulness or function.
If you only want the Mech for its looks, then buy a poster and hang it on a wall and stop complaining about not having your Unseen Mechs.
I actaully like the performance as much as the looks for most of the designs - in some cases (Marauder, Phoenix Hawk) I actually like the performance far better than the original Unseen designs. About the only one that I like the looks of more than the performance is the Shadow Hawk, and I like the Reseen version of that one as much as the original, anyway. About the only Reseen that really sticks in my craw is the Warhammer, which looks way too gangly and has a camel toe...
Edited by Solis Obscuri, 16 May 2012 - 01:14 PM.