How in the world is Sony not getting sued for using Blanca?

#11AkaneJonesPosted 3/8/2013 10:39:09 PM
That cat has being the long time Japanese Mascot of Sony. He's just been ignored by the Western branch. However it is indeed puzzling if they now have a feature where you can draw his face in like Blanca of Animal Crossing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toro_Inoue

Of note Toro predates Animal Crossing by two years. However the general white cat shape probably isn't copyright-able. Since Blanca has no face it was most definitely not the same.
#12ZeroXravenPosted 3/8/2013 10:43:25 PM
Also, if you look at the style of the other "animals" in Toro's world they look nothing like the Animal Crossing counterparts. Really nothing here either could sue the other over. Besides, Blanca doesn't even have an official face. I can see Blanca being a jab at SONY though, that's for sure. Kind of funny if it is.

http://www.jp.playstation.com/dokodemoissyo/index.html
#13Homie_202(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2013 10:47:41 PM
O guess I didn't remember they had that mascot I totally forgot I live in the states so we hardly ever see the cats. But now that people are mentioning it I remember but they look totally identical.
#14ZeroXravenPosted 3/8/2013 10:49:43 PM
Yeah the first time I heard of them was from the Phantasy Star Portable games on PSP. They where like Japanese DLC that was compatible with US copies if you did a simple hack I think.
#15ssbmrocksPosted 3/8/2013 11:39:14 PM
I didn't even know Toro existed until I got Playstation Allstars.
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#16TinyTim123Posted 3/9/2013 12:31:19 AM
I had a Toro Bento box from a crane game in Japan from 2001. I gave it to a girl. I have known about Toro since the 90s, but I can see why some people would be completely unfamiliar with him.
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#17RoksuPosted 3/9/2013 3:07:38 AM
So why did the western branch ignored it until just recently? Maybe PSBAR gave it the exposure it needs?
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#18monkeypahngPosted 3/9/2013 3:42:47 AM
Roksu posted...
So why did the western branch ignored it until just recently? Maybe PSBAR gave it the exposure it needs?


They also featured in SFxT for the PS3 just so you know.
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#19abbyhitterPosted 3/9/2013 4:47:19 AM
I thought you were talking about Bianca from Pokémon Black and White.
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#20Shadow2790xPosted 3/9/2013 4:54:41 AM
LOL
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