Stan Weston seeking G.I Joe toy rights



2015-09-29 15:03:19

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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