Stan Weston seeking G.I Joe toy rights
G.I Joe creator Stan Weston is looking to recover the rights to the multi million action figure franchise from owners Hasbro.
Weston originally sold the rights to his idea for a military toy line with movable parts to Hasbro in 1963 for $100,000.
Hasbro developed Weston's idea and came up with the name 'G.I Joe'. The toy line went on to gross hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide-a small slice of which Weston believes he is entitled to.
Weston is now going to court, claiming current copyright terms will terminate in 2020-though neither Weston nor Hasbro still have a copy of the original 1963 contract.
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