Figure News: Code Geass resin kit green lighted for Wonder Festival, Bandai figure monopoly cracks

Unlike doujin events where the burden of copyright enforcement falls on the copyright holder, events such as Wonder Festival and World Hobby Festival operate under a “one day limited license system” where as part of the application process the event organizer contacts the copyright holders directly to secure permission on behalf of the applying circle.
Bandai is notorious for routinely declining such requests, especially those relating to the Gundam franchise, as it infringes on their business model. It was naturally assumed that requests for Geass permission would be declined as well, but this news changes things entirely – if one C.C. is allowed, why not more? And why not PVCs from makers such as Goodsmile? I’m sure I’m not the only one who would welcome relaxed restrictions from Bandai in this department, and I look forward to the possibility of a profusion of Geass kits at Wanfesu in a few weeks. :3

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0 Responses to Figure News: Code Geass resin kit green lighted for Wonder Festival, Bandai figure monopoly cracks

  1. Shingo July 23, 2007 at 12:29 pm #

    It looks like this circle will be putting out a C.C. figure as well… Bwahaha! I’m starting to have a very good feeling about this summer’s Wanfesu.

  2. Deibi Manabu July 23, 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    If we can get either GSC or Max to create a C.C. figure, then her ass is mine! ^—^

  3. Rah-Rah July 23, 2007 at 8:57 pm #

    …Who are you and where did you put the bandai I used to know?! Kidding aside, I think this is a positive step, and may mean we will see more kits for the rest of the cast in the near future (I’d definitly like to get my hands on a Zero kit). I wonder if the same will apply to the Knightmare Frames. And I also wonder if they will allow Gundam 00 kits to be made once the show starts airing in the fall.

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