brieanna


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PermaBuzzed wrote:Yea the pinata is totally from Viva Pinata...



No. Go google Pinata and look at the first image that gets brought up and compare. Look at the outline.

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ramyb


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eHalcyon wrote:I'm not entirely sure which version is the glowing version. Is it the one where the candy is bright or where it is dim? I'm confused because the shirt comp shows the bright version, but I believe the past glow-in-the-dark shirts showed the non-glowing version on the shirt comp, only showing the glow in the large image.



The one without the glowing candy is the glow-in-the-dark version. First of all, there are 3 ink colors (black and two blues)+the glow, and the one with the visible candy uses halftones. The other has the glow-in-the-dark color that woot uses on their comps and the soft glow around it. This is why I said that it's unfortunate that the candy itself doesn't glow in the dark.

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prateeko wrote:How come whenever I get an x-ray it never comes back as fun as this? It's always organ this and bone that...



X-rays can't show organs, can they?

Edit: my bad. I think they can...

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ramyb wrote:The one without the glowing candy is the glow-in-the-dark version. First of all, there are 3 ink colors (black and two blues)+the glow, and the one with the visible candy uses halftones. The other has the glow-in-the-dark color that woot uses on their comps and the soft glow around it. This is why I said that it's unfortunate that the candy itself doesn't glow in the dark.



That's what I thought. But from a logical perspective, you'd think that the X-Ray version would be the glow-in-the-dark version (i.e. lights off to see the X-Ray, which shows the insides). Instead, we turn the lights off to get the "regular" view, with X-ray being lights on. Counter-intuitive.

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Cute, but a little boring for my tastes.

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eHalcyon


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brieanna wrote:No. Go google Pinata and look at the first image that gets brought up and compare. Look at the outline.



Huh. Yeah, it does look like a trace. Only the head is different.

And I actually thought it WAS a smile. Even looking for it, I can barely see how that line would be outlining the head. I can only see the smile.

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ramyb


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Not to make this into another broccoli issue, but:



The outline matches up perfectly (except for the tail), even down to the placement of the fringes that come off :/

The worst thing about it is that there's even a bump on the back of the leg, where the designer misinterpreted the original (which was supposed to be the tail I assume?) but just traced it as it was anyway

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this is the first woot shirt in a while that i didn't have to mull over before buying. totally booya.

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eHalcyon wrote:X-rays can't show organs, can they?


At's what she said!!!!

eHalcyon


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ramyb wrote:Not to make this into another broccoli issue, but:

(large image snipped)

The outline matches up perfectly (except for the tail), even down to the placement of the fringes that come off :/



Yay Pinata?

To the designer's credit, at least it isn't just a happy face slapped onto the pinata. It's many happy faces on many pieces of candy.

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ramyb wrote:Not to make this into another broccoli issue, but:



The outline matches up perfectly (except for the tail), even down to the placement of the fringes that come off :/



Well then. That just makes this shirt that much more hilarious to me.

It is the first return on google pics, absolutely classic.

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amazing shirt, one of the best i've ever seen on woot. definitely my style!

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eHalcyon wrote:Yay Pinata?

To the designer's credit, at least it isn't just a happy face slapped onto the pinata. It's many happy faces on many pieces of candy.



Thngs will never change around here. Never, this shirt will print and WOOT will make it's money and the world will keep turning . Depressing thing to see really.

brieanna


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ChefRAZ wrote:Thngs will never change around here. Never, this shirt will print and WOOT will make it's money and the world will keep turning . Depressing thing to see really.



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And I really wanted this shirt for my little guy. He really digs the glow in the dark shirts.

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hmm woot's single semester of spanish did not do a very good job of teaching when and where accents go on words...

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Can anyone find the original source of the photo? It's also on the second page and the fourth page of Google Image results. The original owner should be informed.

Then again, the image might be public domain, in which case this is merely a moral issue and not an ethical one.

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Candy Ace! Haha

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at first I was all, "who's dale?"
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eHalcyon wrote:Can anyone find the original source of the photo? It's also on the second page and the fourth page of Google Image results. The original owner should be informed.

Then again, the image might be public domain, in which case this is merely a moral issue and not an ethical one.



Call em up: http://www.rareware.com/

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ramyb wrote:Not to make this into another broccoli issue, but:



The outline matches up perfectly (except for the tail), even down to the placement of the fringes that come off :/

The worst thing about it is that there's even a bump on the back of the leg, where the designer misinterpreted the original (which was supposed to be the tail I assume?) but just traced it as it was anyway



Well, I thought it looked like Horstachio, but why wouldn't it? The character in the game is a horse pinata. The way pinatas are made is pretty much the same with the type of paper glued on the outside and since this is a normal pinata (which Horstachio pretty much is) you'd expect them to look somewhat similar.

In this case it's a guy making a picture of something Microsoft/Rareware also based a game/character on and it's highly unlikely this is a copyright issue.

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you don't need glow sticks when you wear this shirt. it's a rave party on its own!

gone!

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saintnicks wrote:Call em up: http://www.rareware.com/



This isn't from Viva Pinata though, is it? It's a generic pinata photo, not a character from a franchise.

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eHalcyon wrote:This isn't from Viva Pinata though, is it? It's a generic pinata photo, not a character from a franchise.



The character they're talking about (Horstachio) is pretty much a generic pinata. It's a horse pinata, which is pretty much what all pinatas are so of course this and the character are going to look alike, they both are based on normal old pinatas (directly in this case).

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prateeko wrote:The character they're talking about (Horstachio) is pretty much a generic pinata. It's a horse pinata, which is pretty much what all pinatas are so of course this and the character are going to look alike, they both are based on normal old pinatas (directly in this case).



I'm not talking about the character, but rather the image from Google of which this design appears to be a direct trace. The photo is of Horstachio?

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prateeko wrote:The character they're talking about (Horstachio) is pretty much a generic pinata. It's a horse pinata, which is pretty much what all pinatas are so of course this and the character are going to look alike, they both are based on normal old pinatas (directly in this case).



I believe pinatas are generally supposed to be donkeys

eHalcyon


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ramyb wrote:I believe pinatas are generally supposed to be donkeys



I thought they were supposed to be paper mache. Maybe not.

Wiki says:

In the Mexican Catholic celebration of Christmas, the piñata is traditionally shaped like a seven-pointed star which represents the devil and the seven deadly sins, while the contents are the goods or blessings he is withholding.

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i've never actually hit a pinata in real life. i hope i don't have a woot sighting with someone wearing this while i'm carrying a broomstick around. too tempting. (insert evil laugh here)

prateeko


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eHalcyon wrote:I'm not talking about the character, but rather the image from Google of which this design appears to be a direct trace. The photo is of Horstachio?



It might as well be:
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=horstachio&sa=N&tab=wi&um=1

The generic pinata, Horstachio, and the image on this shirt all look like because they're pretty much the same ubiquitous pinata we're used to up here. While a horse and a donkey are different, I doubt the subtleties between the two translate to paper mache.

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Cute design, AND glow in the dark! ::debating purchase for someone::


eHalcyon


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prateeko wrote:It might as well be:
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=horstachio&sa=N&tab=wi&um=1

The generic pinata, Horstachio, and the image on this shirt all look like because they're pretty much the same ubiquitous pinata we're used to up here. While a horse and a donkey are different, I doubt the subtleties between the two translate to paper mache.



The character looks distinct to me. The issue is that the image is a direct trace of a photo - the very first one on Google Images. The shape is an exact match. If someone owns the rights to that photo, then there is a problem - just like there was a problem with Yay Broccoli. In that situation, Woot was forced to purchase the rights to the image. Unless the image is public domain, they may have to again.

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eHalcyon wrote:If someone owns the rights to that photo, then there is a problem - just like there was a problem with Yay Broccoli. In that situation, Woot was forced to purchase the rights to the image. Unless the image is public domain, they may have to again.



Oh, criminy, not again

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eHalcyon wrote:In that situation, Woot was forced to purchase the rights to the image. Unless the image is public domain, they may have to again.



Ammendment: Alternatively, Woot could take a stand to prevent this type of stuff from happening again. Maybe?

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You unfeeling b@stards! Reminding us of the Cerror Grande Wildfire of 2000 that took out 40,000 acres of beautiful wild forest!

As if we care about the Mexicans - they can KEEP their darned flu to themselves for all that I care.


(note: Yes, the fire did occur, yes, it did start on more-or-less that date, yes, Los Alamos and White Rock were completely evacuated while it took out 400 houses; but no, I'm not making fun of the Mexican Independence Day or the medical tragedy that seems to have befallen them.)

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It glows in the dark! I'm tempted, but I have so many t-shirts. I sleep in t-shirts and I have enough to wear a different shirt every night for almost a month and 90% of them are woot shirts.

My brother had to stop me from hitting the I want it now button. i might end up giving into temptation if the shirt is still available in the morning.

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eHalcyon wrote:Ammendment: Alternatively, Woot could take a stand to prevent this type of stuff from happening again. Maybe?



Honestly, I'm sure someone(many someones, even) would gladly volunteer to do this for them if they couldn't do it themselves. Google is such a useful tool and I think most of us artists are more than happy to oblige to prevent things like this from happening..

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eHalcyon wrote:Ammendment: Alternatively, Woot could take a stand to prevent this type of stuff from happening again. Maybe?



(note: the following assumes the designer did, in fact, do something wrong. I'm not saying at this point that he definitely did)

Take a stand? You mean by stopping the printing of the shirt and penalizing the designer in question, all in an open and transparent fashion?

I would really dig such a result, but I won't be staying up through the night holding my breath waiting for it to happen.

eHalcyon


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marzipanapple wrote:Honestly, I'm sure someone(many someones, even) would gladly volunteer to do this for them if they couldn't do it themselves. Google is such a useful tool and I think most of us artists are more than happy to oblige to prevent things like this from happening..



Not much outrage tonight. Maybe everyone is burnt out from the last shirt.

If I was going to trace an image, I would at least have the decency to go to the tenth page of results. Eleventh, even!

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