Harmony Gold is not happy about Hasbro’s recent SDCC 2013 exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover set. The set features a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. as Hound and G.I. Joe Skystriker as Jetfire with booster pack. Apparently Harmony Gold feels the Jetfire toy treads on their intellectual property and has filed a copyright lawsuit in Federal Court. The filing can be viewed by clicking here.
So what does this mean? We are not sure just yet. I will say this though, there is a lot of “talk” being posted about how this set was pulled and so forth. We do not know all the details and we will not speculate on such trivial things. What we will do is reach out to Hasbro for some sort of c;clarification to the situation (if possible). Till then just relax and do not panic. We will see this set at HTS & The Official G.I. JOE club/ Transformers club soon enough. Also if you do some research you will see that Harmony Gold is notorious for this type of litigation and their track record is spotty. This could be over before it really begins.