Thanks for the heads up, got sent this link (thanks to Zheng Sen) about something that got him quite annoyed. The link is to the Chinese toy company Zecong Toys.. It will all make more sense when you click the link.
A couple of comments I have had from modders, is that they have a hard enough time with some legit Nerf design products as it is, they don't need inferior/cheaper products making things worse - or being a complete waste of time using in mods.
I dont really know what to say.
Woooopeee cheap pinpoints?
Thats terrible I know, but when a company like Hasbro has built up its brand, it seems companies that have "obtained" the moulds have just found some kind of loophole and created their own brand of cheaper knocked off blasters.
I did a bit of research, and I found this: toy copyright simplified.
"Aesthetic aspects of Toys can be protectible by Design Patent or by Copyright. If a Toy becomes well known and its appearance is suggestive of or identifiable with a single source (i.e., the Inventor or Manufacturer), the appearance can also have protection as a Trademark or Trade Dress. (Possibly, the “Magic Eight Ball” could be an example."
Reading this makes it no better to be honest. I can't believe that Hasbro aren't aware of this so they aren't taking action. Nonetheless I have emailed them to make sure they do know about it.
I can see the point that its aesthetic appearance is similar but not exact to the Nerf brand of blasters, and so this is the loophole.
It's a terrible loop that's for sure.
But I guess I will leave you with one thing, that will make you smile.
They even hit Buzzbee :)