Can Toho make merch of Stan Winston Godzilla?

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Can Toho make merch of Stan Winston Godzilla?

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Toho seems to be starting to play with more unused monsters like Bagan and Union Mechagodzilla and I was just curious, if they wanted do they own this Godzilla design?
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It's complicated. Toho owns rigths to Bagan design due Super Godzilla and Studio Tour. But any other unused design of Bagan is owned by artis who draw it.
In case of Union Mechagodzilla, name is owned by Toho, but some money propably go to artis.

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Marciosss wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:31 am It's complicated. Toho owns rigths to Bagan design due Super Godzilla and Studio Tour. But any other unused design of Bagan is owned by artis who draw it.
In case of Union Mechagodzilla, name is owned by Toho, but some money propably go to artis.
Not to mention, I'm pretty sure any merchandise for Winstonzilla would require Toho making some sort of deal with Stan Winston's estate.
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