Even The Avengers aren’t immune to lawsuits!
Last Updated on Thursday, 6 September 2012 05:45 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 6 September 2012 05:45
Time is counting down to the September 25th bonanza that is the Avenger’s on DVD and Blu-ray. The anticipation became a fervor when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced the end all be all Collector’s Edition Blu-ray sets – the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled edition. The high-powered box set includes 10 discs featuring every Marvel Universe movie that ties into, and includes, the Avengers. Besides the movies, there is also a ton of swag, choice piece being a replica of the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube) tucked inside a replica of the briefcase from said movies. That briefcase has ended up undoing the super sweet set.
It seems that Rimowa BhmbH, maker of fine German luggage, has delivered a Hulk sized punch in the form of a lawsuit over the planned use of the briefcase replica. According to Rimowa:
“Marvel did not obtain any license or authorization from Rimowa to make replica copies of the case for any purpose. … The plastic ‘replica case’ [is] a close copy of Rimowa’s Topas attaché case in every respect, but quality — from the proportions and coloring, to the style of the handle and latches, and, of course, in the use of the trademarked parallel ridges around the body of the case”
Certainly Disney\Marvel thought they could use a replica from their movie. It does seem right, doesn’t it?
The set was up for pre-order on Amazon for the sweet price of $159.99, instead of the meaty $219, but now the site has pulled down the pre-order option. Interested geeks can sign up for notification when it becomes available again. Word is Disney is telling retailers that the set has been postponed to spring 2013 at the earliest.
Hopefully this can get all sorted out soon, that set was a killer for the die-hard fans!
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