The Comic-Con exclusive reissue of Hasbro's 1984 "Jetfire" toy has landed the company in trouble, with another company claiming to have been damaged by its release.
The Macross license for the US (as well as other markets outside of Japan) is owned by another company called Harmony Gold, which has launched legal action against Hasbro over the Comic-Con toy, claiming that the release has caused, and continues to cause damage to the company. In its lawsuit, Harmony Gold has motioned for an injunction against any further sale, a freeze on all remaining inventory, that they recall of any Jetfire toys in the marketplace and any profits Hasbro made from the sale of the toy in addition to other (unspecified) damages.
Hasbro has yet to respond to the lawsuit. We can but hope that its legal team issues a statement explaining that there is more than meets the eye to this situation (that was a terrible pun I know, I know).
This is a recent legal scrap Hasbro have been dragged into - Hasbro, Paramount, MGM in line for a Smackdown.