Iron Man Design Submission Rejected

I just got an e-mail from Threadless, saying that my submission for the Iron Man contest was rejected. The reason cited was this: Gundam is not a Marvel product - Marvel.

So apparently, the decision came from Marvel. In the description of the design, I mentioned that it was inspired by Gundam model kits. However, there is no explicit reference made to Gundam in the actual design. I'm wondering if I never mentioned GD Gundam in the first place would the design have been accepted?

Here's the design. I think it has some merit.

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The design may look too similar to the model kits (especially the Marvel logo mimicking the Bandai logo) meaning that Marvel is afraid of copyright infrinement. A stupid fear I know, but one that may scare Marvel into outright rejecting the design. It is a rather interesting concept, just make it look less like the actual Bandai models and maybe it will get accepted into the running.


I agree with dabbspb. I think it would be a better design if it only was the picture and not all the words.

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Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately, the deadline for submissions has passed.


It's a pretty nice illustration. However, like dabbspb said, the bandai logos, even though modified are too similar to the originals. I think all the info in between the IM-40 and 1/1 scale is pretty good and could've been left in. Would have worked as just a blueprint idea.

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