Lucasfilm seized my Master Replica props

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Ketzer.com, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Ketzer.com

    Ketzer.com Sr Member

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    This is good.

    I am expecting two original Master Replicas .45 scale Star Wars lightsabers for my son's first birthday in the mail.

    Today, I receive a letter in the mail, from customs: They confiscated the lightsabers on behalf of Lucasfilm Germany, since they believe the items are unlicensed.

    So I called them and asked them what was going to happen next.
    Lucasfilm's attorney here in Germany will inspect the Lightsabers, and if they find they are real, I will receive them. If they are counterfeit, they will destroy them.
    Either way, I should be receiving a letter from Lucasfilm's German attorney soon.

    They must be bored or something.

    I'll keep you guys posted.

    Oh, I may need somebody here to send me a new one in case teh first two get destroyed...

    Tim
     
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  2. Darth Domain

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    Wow. looks like they are really clamping down, i assume they are licensed?
    This is all AA's fault, he's brought the un licensed bashers out.
     
  3. Ketzer.com

    Ketzer.com Sr Member

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    Yes, These are .45 scale MR lightsabers. New in box. (I will edit my post up there)

    Tim
     
  4. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    Blame AA, Blame AA

    Burn the Witch.

    :lol
     
  5. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    :lol
     
  6. nash

    nash Well-Known Member

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    Thats pretty Lame, how stupid of Lucasfilm for wasting time on small fish. Why would you go after two .45 minis worth about $50? thats just retarded to me. lol. Im sorry to hear about the delay in your sabers, i hope you will get them faster than MR does their QC inspections :)
     
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  8. Ketzer.com

    Ketzer.com Sr Member

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    Regarding the "delay": these left the US on March 1, by priority mail. Customs waited three weeks before contacting me.

    Tim
     
  9. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    wow :confused Lucasfilm Germany should work in airports nothing gets past them. :lol
     
  10. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    But wouldn't that put the airports out of business, since none are allowed through to or from the planes? :lol

    That's really crazy... original licenced props held back for scrutiny... and for so long. what's next?
     
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  12. SithLord

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    I think it may be just LFL Germany following the law by the letter....likely an anomaly and not represenative of a world-wide crackdown...or it might just be directed to sales of SW items between the USA and Europe? It should be interesting if someone in another EU country experiences the same thing...but it is reasonable to assume that it is a result of the LFL action against AA. It's really LFL's decision, blaming AA is like blaming any other unlicensed producer. I'm sure there was the same fear after GF got stuck by LFL...was he blamed as well? I don't know....

    T
     
  13. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    WOW..., that sucks mate, I hope it's resolved soon :(

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  14. Star Wars Helmets

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    I very much doubt this is part of a LFL clampdown, more likely a local mis-undertstanding

    If Lucas wanted to stop the trade in unlicensed replicas then step one would be simply to close down each and every unlicensed Ebay sale via the VERO programme. A team of just a few people could effectively wipe out a huge slice of all non-licensed trading.

    Cheers

    Jez
     
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