Known as the Oscars of the toy industry, each year experts take time out of their busy schedules while attending the International Toy Fair in New York to review top toys, games, and properties of the year. And while 2020 saw a temporary end to large public gatherings, the TOTY board was able to digitally convene to go over the nominations they revealed on October 29, 2020.
Making its mark in Construction Toy of the Year is 75292 The Razor Crest, the ill-fated gunship used by the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin in the first two seasons of the titular TV series.
Whether by fate or fortune, the long-running lawsuit concerning the German trademark ownership of “Razor Crest” has been resolved in favor of Lucasfilm, reports Stonewars.de, in a private agreement with ModBrix.
For a few months now there has been interesting news about the word mark “Razor Crest”, which we would like to bring to you for the sake of completeness: The word mark has now been transferred to Lucasfilm and no longer belongs to the owner of Modbrix, but to Disney. Their self-registered word mark in many other Nice classes has now been confirmed at the EUIPO in Alicante, so that Lucasfilm LDT now has two word marks with the designation “Razor Crest” ( this and this ).
How exactly the transition took place is unfortunately not publicly documented. However, there are publicly available documents in which the transferor makes some assurances. Among other things, it is assured that the transferor (ie the former trademark owner) undertakes “ not to register or use any similar trademarks or to induce third parties to do so. In particular, he will refrain from claiming ‘Razor Crest’ in the manner mentioned “.
There was no response from any of the parties involved to our queries on the subject. The model of the Razor Crest by Modbrix has not been on sale for a few months and, according to the agreement, is unlikely to appear again.Source: Stonewars.de
Traditionally occurring in parallel with the International Toy Fair in New York, which has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the winner’s announcement has been conducted digitally instead of the gala event the association normally makes shares their revelations at.
Joining LEGO on the podium are fellow Star Wars licensees Hasbro (who won Innovative Toy of the Year for their anamatronic The Child plush) and Mattel (whose 11″ plush The Child captured the Plush Toy of the Year). Lucasfilm was also awarded the License of the Year for The Mandalorian franchise.
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