Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Art Rip-Offs




Some paper company has been ripping off the art style of the Winx Club to make a pretty penny. I took these pictures in September 2007. Found them while shopping at the Plaza du dollar. You can now find these in most French bookstores like Librarie Boyer or Reynaud-Bray.

Winx Ripoff 5
Winx Ripoff 4
Winx Ripoff 3
Winx Ripoff 2
Winx Ripoff 1
Alas, taken with my phone again...

16 comments:

  1. Bloom looks nothing like Bloom!! That is a rip off!!

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  2. Well, the idea was to advertise this as its own name called 'California Girls' so they could avoid copyright issues with Rainbow. It's not supposed to be the Winx Club in those pictures but for younger audiences, they wouldn't know the difference and just buy it anyways.

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  3. Yeah, it's pretty close. They copied a pose, too - in the first picture, the brown-haired girl is doing one of Flora's. And the pink-haired girl looks exactly like Tecna! For shame!

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  4. Um, I think only in Canada because the fine print for the copyrught in the back was in French.

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  5. Well, that's odd. They have look-a-likes for them all!

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  6. At least it's a better and prettier rip-off than we have in the Netherlands... Though I must say, only the basic style is copied, not the poses (except one). Yes, you can see who is who (more or less), but I think they drew this themselves (and copied the style)/didn't trace it.
    And you can't copyright a style; otherwise I would have been able to sue Rainbow XP (people often say my art looks like I ripped it off from Winx Club, but my style was developped about 10 years ago; before Winx Club was created/online/on tv/whatever)... and then Elfquest would have been able to sue me, because I was inspired a lot by that series. It would be one big sue-world...

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  7. MAN WHY CANT THEY SELL THEM "IN THE LAND OF THE FREE" or "THE HOME OF THE BRAVE, Wow some country we r...

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  8. Agreeing with above commenterSeptember 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    I TOTALLY AGREE 100% AMERICA SUCKS WINX WISE!

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  9. Well I just read someone said that America sucks Winx wise! It is a rip off! But I live in America!!!!! So I say to the person they could just say:
    AMERICA SUCK SELLING WINX COPYRIGHTED STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Seriously, I'm not very happy reading that!
    My comments is something I'mm gonna say now!
    I don't feel like typing it again but it is such a rip off!!!!!

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  10. Well I think they look alot like the winx.

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  11. the do look like winx plus they used winx clothes and broke it down to make " new " clothes. For example in that last picture the girl with the brown hair has the outfit that looks like Bloom's normal outfit in Gardenia in season 4 i'm gonna guess this company will be shut down by rainbow

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  12. Whoa, I've seen these notebooks! One of my old school friends had one of them! Though lately, I haven't seen them being sold here in S'pore. Maybe Rainbow did shut it down.

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  13. No, they can't shut them down. They can buy them but Rainbow hardly needs to.

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  14. LOOK AT BLOOMS LOOK ALIKE IN ONE PIC! ITS THE SAME AS HER BELIEVIX ONLY DIFFERENT COLORS!!!!!!

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