It appears the likeness of Powered Up's Mega Man had the dubious honor of recently being ripped off for use on a foreign mobile service advertisement:
The spotter, Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano of Dark Diamond writes, "Ah the beauties of living in a country where intellectual property is so rarely enforced. I spotted this little treasure in a mall’s cell phone kiosk earlier this week, this cute little rip-off is calling himself kit-boy and would like to tell you about unlimited data cell phone plans."
I love the addition of the pinstripes and the "call button" to help solidify this character's "originality." Amusing, no?
[via Dark Diamond]
Can you say...lawsuit?ReplyDelete
Wow just... Wow. o_o At least with some other rip-offs, it's not as noticeable, and they change it around a bit more, but this one is basically just a recolor with one or two itty-bitty things added on. -_-ReplyDelete
Wow, that is just ridiculous. They could have at least been a bit more creative with this.ReplyDelete
I hope megaman can rip that little mitchet with a sword or something.ReplyDelete
Report to capcom of usa ? :PReplyDelete
Alcatel....fuck you, its products suck as its creativityReplyDelete
Ah, and Telcel service sucks as wellReplyDelete
Geez, how is it Mega Man keeps getting mimicked and yet the games are somehow less popular than mainstream?ReplyDelete
Someone should report this to Seth Killian perhaps. I mean, maybe if they win this lawsuit they can have more money to create some MegaMan games?...lolReplyDelete
Oh yeah, someone has to report these bastards fuckers!
First, we had "DentistMan.EXE" http://protodudesrockmancorner.blogspot.com/2010/01/phoney-mega-man-promotes-antibiotics.html#moreReplyDelete
Now we have this
Hey look, it's deviantART members in real life! :DReplyDelete
If Kit Boy here were offering a decent deal, maybe this wouldn't be so bad. Instead, if my understanding of the advertisement is correct, this is a pretty nasty rip-off.ReplyDelete
60 conversation minutes
5 text messages
Long Distance to 4 other countries
For a grand total of over $500 a month.
...something in there seems screwy. My Spanish isn't the best, but I'm fairly sure it's something along those lines.
If I'm wrong, please feel free to correct me. ^^;
Anyone else notice the really small Blockbuster Video logo ripoff to the right?ReplyDelete
I saw that too! It;s all over my city with TELCEL propaganda.. But Telcel belongs to the richiest man on earth so i guess Magaman gets a better paycheck..ReplyDelete