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So it seems Mattel have found themselves in a bit of legal trouble, as Mezco Toys is sueing them, claiming that Monster High is stealing an idea of theirs. http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/368979/mattel-hit-with-trademark-...

Who are Mezco Toys, you ask? Well they're the creator of Living Dead Dolls. You know, those creepy as hell baby dolls which seem to clutter up every Hot Topic and goth-style clothing store? Well it seems Living Dead Dolls has it's own subline of dolls based on fairy tales http://www.mezcotoyz.com/ldd-scary-tales-series-4 and they are accusing Mattel of stealing the idea for Monster High.


Seriously Mezco? The last time I checked, the concept of creepy, horror based versions of popular fairy tales isn't exactly an original idea. Several books, comics, cartoons and toys had been doing it long before your dolls were around. The lawsuit just sounds like an obvious desperate grab at Monster High's great success.

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wow the living dead dolls are super creepy!!!!

I'm not sure if Mezco has a case here, as the term "Scary Tales" is used and copyrighted by a LOT of parties.  However, they have to do due diligence and file to try to protect their copyright.

I love the Living Dead Dolls but I think they don't really have a case. Like you said creepy versions of fairy tales isn't something that hasn't been done a million times before in a million different ways, lol. Maybe they feel like some of their thunder is being stolen XD

I think Mezco is just very jealous of Mattel. Mezco is not going to win this case. I think they are hurting themselves by trying to sue Mattel. Mezco will look awful when they lose. XD They need to just realize that they will never be as popular as monster high.  

I wouldn't say that. They are popular with different crowds. MH has little kids to adults collecting as LDD has mostly teenagers and older going for them. With the inclusion of the younger kids it already has more of an edge on popularity. Then if you include Facebook likes as a reliable resource, LDD has almost 30,000 likes while MH has over 1,000,000. I'd personally say MH is more popular. :\

Emily is a Pokemon Master. said:

Oh and Not a Cat, they are more popular than MH.

MH is more popular. XD

♫☮Sadie Wants Snivy☮♫ said:

I wouldn't say that. They are popular with different crowds. MH has little kids to adults collecting as LDD has mostly teenagers and older going for them. With the inclusion of the younger kids it already has more of an edge on popularity. Then if you include Facebook likes as a reliable resource, LDD has almost 30,000 likes while MH has over 1,000,000. I'd personally say MH is more popular. :\

Emily is a Pokemon Master. said:

Oh and Not a Cat, they are more popular than MH.

LDD aren't sold at Hot Topic

Someone wants their time in the spotlight *eyeroll*

They haven't got a case here, it'll likely just get immediately kicked out of court for being stupid. This sounds more like a publicity stunt of "hey kids, you like monsters? We totally made scary dolls first! Come buy our stuff too!"

I picture Mezco jumping up and down crying "look at meee, look at meee!" hahaha.

Silly suit, like most copyright suits.

I don't think parents would want to buy LDD dolls for their kids. 8 year old kids and LDD dolls? Fail. XD

purple_monkfish said:

Someone wants their time in the spotlight *eyeroll*

They haven't got a case here, it'll likely just get immediately kicked out of court for being stupid. This sounds more like a publicity stunt of "hey kids, you like monsters? We totally made scary dolls first! Come buy our stuff too!"

I picture Mezco jumping up and down crying "look at meee, look at meee!" hahaha.

Silly suit, like most copyright suits.

I think this sounds like LDD have been literally looking at MH dolls, wanting to sue them because they know a lot of LDD fans also like MH dolls (and maybe more than LDD's sometimes) found scary tales and went

"WE DID THAT!!! SUE THEM!!!"

I can name one or two doll/toy lines that have done 'scary fairy tale' themes...some even before LDD did it.

This is ridiculous in my opinion.

I agree with this....I'm 16....and they scare me O_O But I still oddly like them a little too xD

not a cat said:

I don't think parents would want to buy LDD dolls for their kids. 8 year old kids and LDD dolls? Fail. XD

purple_monkfish said:

Someone wants their time in the spotlight *eyeroll*

They haven't got a case here, it'll likely just get immediately kicked out of court for being stupid. This sounds more like a publicity stunt of "hey kids, you like monsters? We totally made scary dolls first! Come buy our stuff too!"

I picture Mezco jumping up and down crying "look at meee, look at meee!" hahaha.

Silly suit, like most copyright suits.

To be honest, I think you are a tad bit biased. Seeing your profile picture, posting negative comments on people's posts hating on them, and the your whole post saying "Living Dead Dolls are more popular"

I hate to play the "Team MH or Team LDD" game, but I believe monster high is more popular. Monster High is for all ages, and has millions of fans around the world. When a new doll is out, it gets difficult to find them due to their popularity and scalpers. 
Living Dead Dolls, are more geared towards teens and adults. Also I don't think are so popular that they are difficult to find new ones in stores. If you also look on the ebay scalpers, you see 19,000 lots for monster high and 2k lots on living dead dolls. Now you could just say "Not all of those are scalpers! Some are monster high crafts and what not". Well if living dead dolls were more popular, wouldn't you see all these fanmade crafts and merchandise for them?

Now you can call me biased as well, but I really don't care. I respect your opinions, but let's be honest. You aren't getting very far, considering you are on a monster high FANSITE

Emily is a Pokemon Master. said:

Living Dead Dolls are actually really awesome. http://livingdeaddolls.com/lddsite.html Go to 'archive'. They need to update it though. There is 24 series and more exclusives.

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